Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Black Sapote is a species of persimmon that is native to eastern Mexico and Central America south to Colombia. Other names include Chocolate Pudding Fruit and (in Spanish) Zapote Prieto. In south Florida it is also sometimes confused with the Coco Fruit, a toxic relative that can cause insanity[citation needed]. It is unrelated to the mamey sapote (Sapotaceae), and the white sapote (Rutaceae). Mature trees can grow to over 25 m (82 ft) in height and are evergreen. It is frost sensitive. The leaves are elliptic-oblong, tapered at both ends, glossy, and 10–30 cm (3.9–12 in) long.

Black Sapote fruit are tomato-like and measure 5–10 cm (2.0–3.9 in) in diameter, with an inedible skin that turns from olive to a deep yellow-green when ripe and an edible pulp that turns from white when unripe to a flavor, color and texture often likened to chocolate pudding when ripe.



It's been a good week. Working with Elder Luque is a lot different than with Elder Staples, but so far the differences have been mostly good ones. I feel like we're focused a lot more on the people rather than on the work. I'm enjoying the mission a lot more. We have no shortage of people to teach, for sure. We already have half of this week filled with appointments. Its a lot better than having nobody to teach, but we're having trouble meeting with all of them, and I wonder if we're spreading ourselves too thin.

I'm realizing that we really only have a short time in each area. There are transfers every 6 weeks and sometimes extra transfers in the middle of regular transfers. 6 weeks goes by fast. I hope I stay here for at least another transfer. I like Sabanalarga, and my companion as well.

This week I made jugo de zapote. I don't know how to describe it. It was a little it like melon. Also, an investigator made us lemonade, which doesn't sound that exciting maybe but it had been a while and it was good lemonade.

President Gaviria made a surprise visit to the house-chapel yesterday. I had to teach the priesthood lesson with 0 preparation and with him was stressful. I don't know why the elder in charge here can't give me more than 2 minutes notice when he assigns me to do something. We're still not really sure why he visited, but it went well all things considered. Sorry if the spelling is terrible here, but I don't have time to fix it.

Elder Coffman

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