I'm doing great! Love the Gospel! Not sick anymore! and learning more Spanish Every Day!
Okay so first of all I am feeling way better. I don't think it was exactly something specific I ate... just not eating the healthiest and eating a lot of chile peppers with everything. But Elder Hernandez was sick this week and at the same time. Perhaps it was the chile we ate with Hermana Camacho... ¿quien sabe?
This last week was kind of crazy but in a good way. It started off as a normal week... you know the Gigante Espiritual y yo predicando el Evangelio. (the Spiritual Giant and I preaching the Gospel) We met with an investigadora antigua (old investigator) who I have met with before but we stopped teaching her. Earlier in my reign here in Tepatitlan we met with Hermana B. (antigua) She liked to listen to our message but wouldn't come to church because we wouldn't buy her a skirt... yeah... she got really angry at us one time and wouldn't stop yelling. Anyways we met with her again this last week and she was really excited to talk to us. She really wants to get baptized... aww yeah! She continued to tell us about her experience with the church in California. She told us she went to church there a few times and told us that she loves the Mormons. She also told us that she received a blessing from a woman priest back in the Mormon church in California... great right? We are pretty sure she was attending a different type of Mormon Church... pretty sure ;) We are definitely going to have to clear a few things up with her about the Priesthood. In all honesty, Ella está loca, but it's all good, the Gospel is for everyone! Not just the sane children of our Heavenly Father... we are all children of God and we all need the Gospel in our lives. Yeah so hopefully everything works out with Hermana B. and we can help save her soul... it might be easier this time now that she bought herself a skirt. ;)
Also, we definitely made German Pancakes this last week. Kind of cool I could teach Elder Hernandez how to cook something too! They were way good!
things were going so well with Gigante Espiritual y yo. But turns out Elder
Ramirez is a really cool guy. Lecciones are a little strange with 3 missionaries
trying to take turns preaching.. but its good. Elder Ramirez also has hair
clippers so that's pretty sweet. Free hair cuts! I feel like I'm back getting my hair cut at Gramma's house... minus the fact I'm in Mexico and Elder Ramirez is definitely Colombian and not Gramma, but they are about the same height. Anyways things are going well and I'm excited to work in the trio! We have changes next week so I'm not really sure how long this trio is going to last and I've got the feeling I might be getting changed. But we'll just have to see what happens.
Also, General conference was really cool. We went to all of the sessions and it was really neat being on the mission side of all the talks being directed towards missionaries. It was way cool. I especially liked the Priesthood Session this year. It was very uplifting and I felt like it was pretty direct. I really
liked President Monson's talk during priesthood session. We arrived late to the capilla (chapel or church)for priesthood session so we missed the first hymn. During the last hymn I remembered that Xander was going to sing in it. So I was frantically looking for him the whole time but sadly I didn't see him... I saw a number of people including Derick Sanders, Hunter Tischner (I think), Nate Rose, Josh Ogden (smiling super big), some cousins of the Klingler's, and a few others but not Xander. But I could hear his voice leading everyone in the last song. ;) General conference was good! We watched it in the capilla with internet that kept cutting out, lots of kids running around, people being loud not paying attention, and all of the meeting was translated into Spanish. But surprisingly I felt the spirit really strong and understood things that are going to help me through out my mission and my life. The power of the spirit is pretty sweet.
For me the mission is going by pretty fast. I'm just getting caught up in the work and its going. Yeah it seems like a long time more that I still need to "endure"... but really I'm just taking week by week. Its going really good and it feels like I was at home yesterday but at the same time it feels like I've been
in the mission for a while. I think you know the feeling.
Mom asked me if there was anything that I needed/wanted for Christmas. Really I am doing fine on having the things I need but on the want side I have thought of a couple things.
- Mapeline: I really want to make my own Maple syrup but I cant find Mapeline anywhere.
- Recipes: We have been cooking a lot and I would like to cook for the rest of my mission and was wondering if you could put something together like a little book or something. Like recipes from the
family or things that we like to eat at home... or easy stuff or what ever. I was hoping it could include Ritz Chicken.
Other than these two things I cant think of anything I would like. Oh well Nutella is always good too ;) But I am doing well with all of my supplies and everything.
There was one thing that I remember you telling me about your mission that I can relate with. The buses. It's crazy how many people use the bus and even on the big buses people just wave down the bus and the driver stops for them. I thought it was a crazy concept when you told me before the misión but now its
just part of my everyday life.
Love you all. It'll be good to hear about all of your adventures next week too!