I CAN NOT believe that I´ve been in Mexico for two months! I´m 1/9 done! Only 8/9 left! I have so much more to do! AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
Hermana A was not baptized this week because she couldn’t get an interview until today. However, she is SUPER ready, and I´m SOOOOOOOO excited!!!!! Hermana A is the most awesome person ever.
We went to the Women´s General Conference [twice yearly meeting for women broadcast from Salt Lake City] with Citla this weekend, which was really awesome. I translated some of the lines of the songs into very interesting español for Citla, which was fun. I didn´t get too much from the conference since I listened in Spanish (Hna González mentioned figuring out a way I can listen in English this weekend, so I can get a little more out of it), but what I got I really liked. I really liked the talk about charity, and how they were all centered on the Atonement, and the Plan of Salvation. That´s all we need!! Citla took notes during the session, and every time I looked over and saw her scribbling something down I felt SO HAPPY.
According to Hna González, Zika makes your whole body ache. You can´t go to the bathroom because it hurts to sit on the toilet. But you get over it pretty quick, and it´s not lasting. It just kind of stinks.
I have three favorite things here: the people, when they pray, and when they share scriptures. We were talking with Miguel, a recent convert, and he´s been working on reading the BofM. He shared a scripture, and it was one of the coolest things ever. It was in 1 Nephi, and I can´t remember what it was exactly, but it talked about how we will never thirst nor hunger, because we follow the light or something. And I´d never noticed it! I went home and marked it, along with his name. I love these people. Converts have such powerful testimonies, because it´s all just simple truth. It´s pretty incredible. And then when people pray!!!! The things they express gratitude for, and everything. I love it.
It was Hermana González´ birthday this week!!! She´s now 27. It was probably one of the best days ever, but also, I thought I was going to die at the end of it. Because every single appointment we had, we ate. Our first (because we had weekly planning) was with Hermana Alba, and we had lunch with her. Which was delicious. Then, when we went with Hermana Chabelita, we thought we were going to an appointment with her daughter, but then we ended up at a surprise party!
There was a RIDICULOUS amount of food, and you have to eat otherwise you´ll just offend everyone. And then we went to an appointment with Rosario and Isaí, and they found out it was her birthday, so they ordered a pizza. Then, to top it all off, we had cake with Hermana Paty. I honestly am proud of myself for never throwing up. It was hard, but I managed to survive the day :)
Renato and Estefania are kids of a less active member, and they´re awesome. I tried to get a picture of Victoria, the other daughter, but she was kind of shy and the only one I got with her was really blurry :( But they are AWESOME. I actually got quite a bit of what they said! Renato kind of reminds me of an older, Mexican Caulder [Tess’s nephew]. He really likes to talk, and he´s very animated.
Renato and us.
Estefania and us.
Hermana A (future member!) and us and Hermana Paty.
Sometimes, when it gets really hot, I remember that it´s almost October, and that the first snow, or at least the first literally freezing day will occur in just a few days (or already has). I feel like it´s going to be REALLY weird when it´s January and I´m basking in 80 degree weather. Or dying.
Well, got to go! The work is beckoning!