A lot happened this week ahhh!!!!! (stressed typing because a lot happened)
First of all, we went to Hitler's house!!! (yaaaayyy......) There's a house here in Chiapas, in Santo Domingo, where a lot of generals of the German army would come and relax. But in the beginning of WWII, they all got kicked out by the Mexicans. But now it's a museum, and we went with both zones in Tapachula with Presidente George!!! It was fun, and pretty nice to relax.
|Zona Tapachula México!|
|I took some photos of the exhibits in the museum because they made me laugh....|
in mexico you can touch the exhibits! and they're on the floor sometimes!
And they are even labeled by handwritten pieces of paper sometimes :D
We also had a baptism in the ward (of a member, an 8-year-old) but we arrived and the font was EMPTY. Completely empty. But then one of the counselors arrived, and said that they had filled it, but they must have forgotten to put a stop in, so they lost all the water. But then they started it again, and in about fifteen minutes it was ready! It was a miracle that it filled so quickly. I was REALLY grateful.
This morning I was reading in the November Conference Liahona [Church magazine], and wow. First, I was reading "Is it I?" (for some reason that doesn´t sound like correct English but I think it is), from Pres Uchtdorf, and it was really powerful, that I have to humble myself and really consider how I have to change. I really liked "If our weaknesses and shortcomings remain obscured in the shadows, then the redeeming power of the Savior cannot heal them and make them strengths. Ironically, our blindness toward our human weaknesses will also make us blind to the divine potential that our father yearns to nurture within each of us." It's a really powerful talk that makes you want to change.
But then after was the talk from Pres Eyring, "the Preparatory Priesthood." And this was powerful in a completely different way. He didn't really say anything in it really new or striking; it was about having trust and showing it in the people that you teach. But it was less what he said, but just reading it, I could just FEEL love. I'm not even sure why it touched me so much, I don't think I've been looking for an answer that I discovered in this talk or something. But I just really felt the love of God for me, and that He really has this trust for us.
Reading these talks made me SUPER excited for conference this weekend. After spending so much time here talking about prophets, and who they are, and what they do, and just talking about EVERYTHING about them, I've gained a lot more appreciation for Conference.
[Tess also answered a few of my questions.] Do a lot of people have dogs there?
Yes. Mostly Chihuahuas.
Did you get to see Women’s Conference? [The choir that sang in Conference was the same choir that Tess participated in her freshman year at BYU.]
I knew, like, half the choir! Maybe that´s a bit of an exaggeration, but I knew a LOT of people. There was a part of me that thought, "Wow. If I was at home, I could be singing in CONFERENCE right now." And maybe a little part was like "noooo" but well I'm a representative of Jesus Christ and I can sing anytime I want. 😀 Seriously, it was just kind of surreal.
But it´s also Mango season! We have two bags filled with mangos that some people have given us, and mango JAM homemade that is super delicious and would be really good as mango cobbler.