Happy Mexico Day! Well.. I guess not too happy because our president is making us stay in our houses today! We can't even go out to work. Triste Xalapa.
Well this week, just like every other week, had its ups and its downs. But I am still loving it. So don't worry. I realized that the problems that I have to face aren't really my problems. I just have to help other people with their problems. It is kind of cool. I don't know what I am going to do when I come home and I have to worry about
my problems. Geez.
Anyway so this week I did divisions with the sister training leader and she got me sick. Thanks. So I have been fighting with a wicked cold all week long. And it is hard because I am losing this fight. Why? Because it is always raining. ALWAYS. Let me tell ya. The cows don't even stand up here! Apart from that it has been great!
I had my first Noche Mexicana... which was very Mexican. One of the members gave me this necklace so that I could look more festive. There are a few members here that I just adore! They are my favorite. We have this hermana that we eat with almost every day, at least two or three times a week. And she just takes such good care of us! Her name is Hermana Galmiche and her sister's name is Blanca. We just love visiting them. (okay, I know you are all sick of hearing about Gilberto..) This week Gilberto got the priesthood!!! Wow!!! And this weekend he is going to the temple to do baptisms. I am so happy!!!!! I am so happy to see my conversos taking these steps in the gospel!!! It is amazing!
Something amazing about Mexico is that it is really old. And because it is really old it has millions of stories!!! Supposedly, Merida, Yucatan is where Jesus Christ appeared to the Nephites! There are a ton of ruins of temples there and there are legends that talk about how a loooong time ago a white god appeared to the people at the temple. But in this culture they called him Quetzalcoatl (ket-sa-kua-tel). But how cool is that?!?!?! Seriously! I am living on set! I am living on the set of the Libro de Mormon!! In a museum they have a painting of the tree of life!
Here in Xalapa the people are very superstitious. They believe in leprechauns! Also my favorite is, you know how in the US we tell the kids to put their teeth under pillows and a little fairy will come and give you money? Well here it is a little different. They believe in something called Ratón Perez.... they say that a rat comes and leaves you money.... que asco. But Mexico is pretty legit. I am enjoying learning about this culture because it is really interesting!
This week I did receive some sad news. My missionary daughter, Hermana Daza, got sent home for her health. I am so sad! But I know that she will be okay there and that she will come back soon! But anyway. I love you all to bits and hope you enjoy your P-DAY!! I love you!