Tuesday, June 24, 2014

If you want to know what craziness is... go to Mexico during the World Cup

Well family, I'd be lying if I told you we didn't dominate this week, because we did.  We missionaried so hard.  The life of the mission is awesome.  I am so happy to be here in the Mission Mexico Xalapa!  This week we raised the bar and we found a ton of new people to teach!  It is awesome!  We have been working really hard to find new people to prove to all the doubters that 2 gringas together in Mexico can do work! We can!  It really is so much fun to be with Hermana Menlove, she is great.  We have a blast and our district is super fun too.

This week we made an interesting discovery. There are these flowers here called florryfundios, and they are super cool flowers that hang from trees and are all sorts of different colors.  They smell SO good.  Like magic, in a flower. La verdad. And every time we passed by one of these trees we would pluck a flower and take it with us, joyfully sniffing along the way.  Well lo and behold, we went to eat with one of the members in the ward and she told us that the flowers are toxic. These flowers are intoxicating! They make you high! So we had been marching around Xalapa getting high off of flowers. I thought it was a spiritual high but apparently not. We learned our lesson.  Now we are a little less crazily happy going from lesson to lesson. 

That is only one of the great things that have gone down here in Xalapa.  This place is really cool, there is definitely a spirit of unity during the World Cup.  I think everyone and their dog, and their dog's dog, are wearing their Mexico jersey today!  Mexico, during the World Cup is the coolest thing ever.  For real. I don't even like futbol pero tengo ganas a verlo.  It is so funny seeing everyone going crazy.  It makes missionary work hard because no one wants to open the door.  (knock knock) "ESTAMOS OCUPADOS!!"  Okay.. geez.  

Also, this week, I had something happen to me that has never happened in my life.  I was serenaded in the street.  Yes. It is true.  This old man came and chatted with us for a bit.  He seemed really concerned that two gringas were roaming around Mexico.  So he starts singing this song that some man wrote about his Norte Americana.  It was great.  And then to top it off he gave us both pocket bibles, white pocket bibles. If we didn't look like testigos de jehova (Jehovah's Witnesses) we sure do now! People always think that we are Testigos de Jehova.... I think it is the umbrellas.  Speaking of Jehovah's Witness, we made a friend that is a JW, we chatted for a while and then he told us that if any one ever tried to mess with us he would mess them up.  That's right.  We are making all sorts of friends of faith.  It is so funny.  He is a great guy.  He would be such a good Mormon. He just needs to see that.  We have a couple of investigators like that.  They would seriously be such good Mormons... but they are Catholic... Always.  But whatever I guess.  

I just want to say I just think you are all swell and that you should all invite someone over to listen to the missionaries.  Missionaries are kind of cool sometimes. I love you all and I hope this week is so awesome. Tambien escritura de la semana.  Moroni 8:3 (read it) 

Hermana Chandler 


i'll send pictures next week.. this computer is weird. 

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