Last Monday we were invited to come over to a members family in the ward. They announced that they had a surprise for us for dinner. My companion and I were suspicious when we drove up to their house. We sat down at the table and the grandfather( who was the one who had cooked the meal) announced to us that we were about to feast on "Pork Brains". Yup, pork brains. They passed them around and we all took some. My mind was already prepared for the worst, so it didn't seem so bad. The brains were mixed in with some eggs, so I sprinkled some salt and pepper on it and ate it. To be honest it didn't taste that bad! I actually took some more. Apparently it's an older dish that people used to eat here. It basically tasted like sausage and scrambled eggs. That is one meal I will always remember.
This week has gone by better. I guess the first week is the toughest because that's when your adjusting from being a normal social person to a missionary. The changes take a bit to get used to. My companion( Elder Peine, pronounced Piney) taught a few great lessons and have a few people interested in our message. We have a few investigators and they are progressing, some faster than others, but they are still progressing. The members here are great to work with. There aren't many, but they are of great quality. They help us and are greatly appreciated when we teach a lesson.
Hope everyone is well and safe. Serving a mission is great. It's great to be a Mormon.
Elder Eric Kochenderfer