I really don´t have time to write but we went to the ruins of Izapa where there´s this rock that has an image of the tree of life. There are a bunch of plaques with information about them so I took pictures of them, too, but I think I´ll show them after the mission. We went with a family from the ward, so they are the kids in the photos :D
[Some information I looked up in Wikipedia: Izapa is a very large pre-Columbian archaeological site located in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The settlement at Izapa extended over 1.4 miles, making it the largest site in Chiapas. The site reached its apogee between 850 BCE and 100 BCE; several archaeologists have theorized that Izapa may have been settled as early as 1500 BCE. Izapa remained occupied until approximately 1200 CE.]
I have received some letters! Actually, Sister Perryman, Aunt Kaylene, and Aunt Karen sent me some that arrived this week from Christmas....I don´t know what happened with Sister Perryman´s card, but there are some holes in it... [Only 5 months after Christmas! I'm guessing we need to send cards right about now to have them arrive by this coming Christmas -- if they arrive at all!]
Oh, I also had a really cool realization this week in my study! I was reading when Abinadi is teaching, and he talks about the commandments, and it hit me that the commandment is "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain," and we always think about that meaning that we can´t swear, but we also promise that we will take upon ourselves the name of Christ in baptism, so it also means that we can´t be baptized in vain! Like, when we make this covenant, we´re promising to represent him, and so we have to always work to keep that covenant! It was cool. ☺ Now I´m trying to read all the commandments according to the higher law of the gospel, not the law of Moses, and I guess anything that you think of....
But it was a really awesome week!
Love you lots!
|"Anything the light touches..."|
|Walking up the ruins|
|Muy serias [very serious]|
|Missionaries! And future missionary. All with our backpacks :D|