I get eaten alive here. I wake up just about every night because there are so many mosquitos around. I end up breathing them in during my sleep.
I slept at another missionary’s house last preparation day. They have a hammock outside. It was crazy hot so I went to sleep in the hammock. It was way comfortable and there was a little breeze but I was getting eaten alive by the mosquitos. I went back to the mattress in the middle of the night. Later, I felt something on my arm and I thought it was a mosquito. When I swatted it, it was something huge. I got up and opened my blanket and I had cockroaches all over me! I didn’t sleep the rest of the night. It really bothered me.
My legs and arms look just like chicken pox. In our house we play a game where we see who can kill the most mosquitos at night. Last night I killed twelve.
We have one fan in our house and because my bed is in the middle of the room I am lucky. I have the fan blowing on me all night but mosquitos still bite me.
I haven’t seen bug spray at all. Someone told us that you can buy a thing to stick on the wall to keep the bugs out but I haven’t seen it anywhere. I asked around about where to buy mosquito nets but no one knows of a store here.
In turns out my companion didn’t have dengue fever. He is just fine now.
We received a lot of references from the members this week, which has been a blessing. We see progress with our investigator’s testimonies but getting them to church is still a battle.