holy cow. ANOTHER great week in merida. i love it here!
to start off with some interesting news... i finally got sick from the food... and that food was dominos pizza at mission conference. im not kidding! out of ALL the food that ive had here... which is basically everything the travel clinic said to not have... i get sick from pizza -___-
also, mexicans here are crazy! this week was the start to a mexican holiday that is apparently bigger than christmas to some people. people decorate huge shrines of mary with flowers, candles and lights and then set up rows and rows of chairs to worship. and then they have a huge party. the first night of the holiday there were fireworks and music the entire night. luckily its died down but apparently some people celebrate the holiday until christmas. so crazy.
also, im not only a missionary but a house hunter. we received a call TWO DAYS ago saying that we have until today at 6 to find a new apartment. holy cow it has been so hard. mom i wish i had your house hunting skills.... or maybe just the internet. yesterday after sunday lunch and a few lessons we had a few hours to go and visit all of the apartments that we found. every apartment was terrible... tiny. scary. dirty. community bathroom. you name it. we got to the last apartment at 8:30 and it looked even worse than some of the others. we knocked on the door and no one came and then we saw a sign that said info aqui so we went and knocked on the door and a cute old lady came out. when she went in to grab the key to the apartment we prayed and prayed and prayed and basically said "HELP" well the lady came outside and started slowly walking in the wrong direction of the apartment. hermana infante and i looked at each other and we were both trying our hardest not to laugh because we thought she didnt know where she was going... well it turns out she did know where she was going and i am so grateful she did because the apartment was PERFECT... clean. spacious. oh and BEAUTIFUL. heavenly father answers prayers. this week has been so great.
our investigators our so great! our newest investigator is azael and his wife lady. we found azael in our old area book. he had taken a few lessons from the missionaries and had followed through with all of his commitments but stopped because his wife was very against it. we decided to visit their house the other night and met their niece that lives with them. she is so sweet! as we were leaving lady was just getting home. we were kind of nervous but introduced ourselves and talked with her and met her cute two month old baby. we talked with her more and then gave her a small message about the plan of salvation. surprisingly, she really liked it! she invited us to come back over next week. we teach her tomorrow! i am so excited. i will update you all on their progress next week.
oh mi familia! i love you and miss you all so much. the other night hermana infante showed me a picture of the salt lake temple decorated for christmas and she asked me what it was like. i couldnt even explan how beautful the temple is during christmas time. i am so lucky to live in salt lake, but right now i am so lucky to live in merida! i love it so much.
my christmas is on the 23rd! all of the missionaries in the merida mission are having a christmas dinner, devotional and a gift exchange. i am so excited! oh and i bought my christmas present so thank you all very very much for the christmas money! i bought beautiful hand stitched cases for my book of mormon and bible! i will show you all on skype. holy cow! we get to skype so soon! i am so excited. i love you all so much.
have a great week!
oh my gosh. i almost forgot! today is my two month mark. time flies when you're having fun!
oh and also... the other day that gangman style song was playing in santiago park and i didnt even realize it was a popular song until the end hahaha, i thought it was just some random mexican song lol.