holiday commemorates September 16, 1810, when a parish priest named Miguel Hidalgo, in the town of Dolores in the State of Guanajuato, rang the church bells and called his parishioners to fight to restore the true religion and protect their natural rights as Mexicans, not as subjects of distant Spain.
The 16 de Septiembre is Mexico's Independence day much like the 4th of July in the U.S. (but not to be confused with Cinco de Mayo which celebrates a battle against French invaders in 1862; however, both holidays do celebrate Mexico's independence).
Now that you've had a quick history lesson, the reason Keeg's letter was late is that all the places where they access computers were closed due to the holiday. As many missionary families know, any deviation from the email routine makes one wonder what's going on to interrupt their schedules and we're no different. We know he's where he should be and he's trying hard to serve the Lord during this consecrated time but we do look forward to a little view into his weekly activities. So, on to Keegan's letter...
So this is going to be the shortest letter ever, sorry!
The work is slow right now. We don't have many investigators and ninguno está progresando. We are looking for more but it's been slow. I am loving my time here with Elder Hernandez. He is a very good guy and we are having fun every single day. He's super spiritual and he's a good cook. He is teaching me how to cook a lot of different foods. Its way, way fun! We made flour tortillas the other night and they were super, super good!
It definitely rained a lot this week. We were soaking wet every single day of the week. One day we were walking from one side of Tepa to the other. I told Elder Hernandez that I would carry him over some mud if there was any water if we could go through my favorite field (due to the fact he has two huge holes
in his shoes). I thought the water would've dried up by the time we walked through my favorite field but turns out I was wrong. So Elder Hernandez hopped on my back and I carried him across the water. It was so funny. We almost fell like 7 times and it was kind of tough trying to balance myself and try to choose
which steps to take plus he has about 50 pounds on me so it was quite a challenge. It was sooo funny and I was soaked and muddy after and he was all fine. It was funny. We laugh so much... he's so chistoso.
Well loving my time here. Its good to hear that everyone is doing well at home. Glad to hear that my dad of the mission (Elder Tucker) got home in safety and you all got to meet him. He's a really good and cool guy!
Love you all... sorry no pictures this week... computer isn't working!
Love you all,
Definitely bought a hammock this last week and it's up in the house. It's pretty cool!