Thursday, January 5, 2017

Christmas and Bolut

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a merry Christmas this year!
On Christmas Eve my comp and I were able to go to the Paez's (member in Richmond Hill) for breakfast. Then we went to a party with the Wilsons (Don Valley) where we had a 3 course meal, acted out the nativity, and sing Chirstmas carols until about 8 o'clock. Then we went back up to Richmond Hill for another party at the Macdonalds house! At the Macdonalds I was able to try some Kangaroo meat (@ElderSimons) and some homemade Hot Apple Cider.

Then on Christmas day we had our Christmas Sunday service combined with the Chinese ward and we had a lot of our people there! Lots of less actives, recent converts, and investigators came, it was awesome. After church we went to the Rollins home where I was able to skype the Fam! It is super weird seeing your family for the first time while still on the mission, but I loved it! The Rollins then gave us enough food to feed an army.

Later in the week we went to a new investigators home to help her out because she told us her house is haunted. She didn't answer her phone or her buzzer when we called. So to get into the building we said a quick prayer and called a random number on the buzzer list, Mrs.Turner. She answered and we told her that we have a gift for her, so she let us in and told us to come up to her pent house. When we got up there we gave her a Book of Mormon and told her a little about what we do. She then unloaded her whole life story on us and what she's been through and even the dream she had of her father comforting her. We gave her a couple scriptures to read and told her about the plan that God has for all of us and she told us to come back next time we were visiting someone in the building.
Our Investigator wasn't home but it was still worth going just to meet Mrs. Turner.
After that experience we took the member we were with home. On the way he told us about his Christmas and what they ate for dinner. He is Filipino so he tells us about this "Snack" they have called Bolut. For whoever doesn't know what this is, It's a chicken or duck egg that has been incubated or matured for around half a month. So he brings us in to try this with his family! Elder Casdorph had a duck and he went first. I had a chicken egg and that was something like 16 days old. what you do is you cook it, crack the top open, drink the juice, then peel the rest of the egg. As I peeled mine I saw that the top had a small chicken forming in it. I asked if that was normal and they assured me it was and said I was lucky it didn't have feathers yet. This thing had a full head formed with eyes and beak. Goodness. That was nuts.
Apparently they love feeding white people Bolut because they think it is the funniest thing ever.

Happy new year everyone!

ارشد باکر

Elder Bakker

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