This week we had a really cool experience. We talked to a muchacho (young man? there's not really a single word for this in English) while waiting for a bus the other day. The bus took forever to come by so we had a whole bunch of time to talk. I listened to all of Ricardo's (the muchacho) plans for his life and he accepted a visit by us. We went to his house and he wasn't there but we talked and shared a message with his older brother Pépe. Pépe was super excited about the restauración [restoration] and is super excited about the Book of Mormon. He also accepted a date to be baptized in the first lesson. Super cool experience and I have really learned that the Lord seems to work through others to get to his chosen people. I love talking to people and hearing about their lives every day. People are very interesting and it's just cool that the gospel really can and does bless everyone's lives in whatever circumstance they are in.
So this week we found a box in our house that was full of ties. Super ugly ties. Well I decided that it'd be a good idea to stop wearing my ties for a little while and just put on a new ugly tie every day (there are about 50 ties). All of the Elders are harassing me everytime they see me about my ugly ties... it's super funny. But it's even more funny because I have gotten more compliments about my "style" in these last few days than in my whole mission... have gotten harassed more in these few days from the other missionaries than I have in my whole mission... it's a trade off but I love it.
Elder Francisco baptized a girl with 8 years this Sunday. It was really a good experience and he was super nervous but did a great job! I love this picture because these hermanas just barely complimented me on my super ugly tie and I just explained to them that I took it out from the Ugly Tie Box. Super funny. I love this family.
I really have just learned that I love this area. I love the people here. I love just talking to all of these people about their lives and really just getting to know them. I love so many members of the church here. We just laugh so much and I just absolutely love them. I will miss this area so much. These people are amazing... this may not be the most beautiful area in the mission... it is actually kind of ugly and full of drugs.... but I absolutely love it and love the people here and will miss them terribly.
This week was awesome and I really am just enjoying my time and know that the Lord is blessing me so much every single day. I love this place, Mexico is crazy but it is so awesome and I really am just used to this kind of life. Love you all, keep strong in the Church. Ill see you in about a year.