Monday, December 16, 2013

A Week of the Virgin

 Mis adnornos de navidad
(Christmas decorations)

 Nuestro actividad de navidena
(Our Christmas Activity)

 Mas fotos de nuestro actividad de navidena
(Our Zone and the piñata competition)

La arana en la pila bautismal, 
(the spider in the baptismal font (doesn’t do it justice) 

 Mas fotos de la bautismo de Rodolfo.
(Him and his family, and with Elder Hernandez)

Elder Hernandez y yo con Rodolfo a su bautismo.
 (me and Elder H at Rodolfo’s baptism)

Hola Dearest Family,

So it has been another crazy week! It was a bit different, we had divisions for 3 whole days of this week. But this week was like a Day of the Virgin on Wednesday I think. It is the anniversary of when supposedly the virgin appeared in a cathedral close by my area. It was nuts. All of the people in pretty much all of Mexico walk to the cathedral all day and night to celebrate I guess. Our street of Martin Carrera was one of the main highways of people since it is so close to our area. It was a constant river of people for like 2 days all day and night. Wednesday we had to leave our area because it is too dangerous for us Mormones to be with all the virgin worshipers. So we went to Morelos (the area of my dl and Elder Welch) for the day.

So cambios tomorrow! yay! I'm good and pregnant and gonna have my kid tomorrow. Speaking of. . CONGRATS Brandi and Brandon! A BOY! I knew it. But yes tomorrow I will get my trainee and I am staying here in Martin Carrera. We have a new missionary from Bolivia right now for the night until cambios tomorrow. I am a little bit nervous but I'm excited! Tomorrow I will also see Elder Farnsworth, and the first white sisters ever will be here!

So no second Christmas package yet. . I'm sure it will be here soon though. On the good side we will be calling from the Eldas on Christmas! AND they have the stuff for skype so we can do that as well!! I figure we should plan on skyping and calling so if the connection is bad we can still talk. Loved the first Christmas package, I'm excited for Christmas now! I have my little tree and presents on my desk and my stocking on my clothes rack. ha I will send pics. The only thing I have ate from the package is the chocolate stars. ha Mother! where in the world did you find them? haha. I did get some letters this week though which were good!

So we had our Christmas activity this week and that was a lot of fun, a bit crazy though. It was for the whole stake so there was a lot of people there. Our play went good, as well as my flawless piano playing of our angels we have heard on high. haha jkjk So a church Christmas party here goes like this, a nativity by some of the youth, our play, every ward makes a piñata and there is a contest, then lots of food (mostly cakes and gelatins), loud music, and dancing. haha. All of us in the zone were wearing angel wings from our play, I will send pics. We were pretty late back to the house that night to say the least. haha.

We had another Christmas party on Saturday for the Morelos ward. Our ward is lame and they don't do anything. It was good, more cakes and gelatins. haha.

Yesterday was really good and busy. So a lady died in our ward Saturday which was sad. We had given her a blessing just a few weeks ago. She was really old though. So we went to her funeral yesterday, which was just depressing, I hate seeing sad people. We also had a training for all the missionaries who are going to be training. There are 5 out of the 20 that came with me to Mexico that are training. Also yesterday. . we had a baptism!! It was planned for next week but Elder Hernandez wanted to do it yesterday so he could be here. It was really good! His name is Rodolfo, he was a reference from a member who contacted us in the street. His family is members and he had a great desire to change is life for the good. I conducted the service, and Elder Hernandez baptized him. We had the other Elders fill the font for us during the day and when we got there there was an enormous spider in the font. The size of my hand. I thought it was alive, but it was dead so it was all good, so we just scooted it to the side and had the service. haha. I will send a pic. Rodolfo's family is awesome, his baby mama (they will get married this week) came from about an hour away where she lives to bring us food today. A really good mole chicken, pasta, and beans.

All the other food was good this week. I had the best thing so far, and the worst. haha. The best was called lambre. It was chunks of lamb, peppers, bacon, covered in this melty cheese goodness. mmm. Also with it a broccoli spaghetti with Parmesan and ice cream. yes oh yes. Bien Rico (very delicious). The worst was from the Bishops wife, Hermana Lucy. They were mole enchiladas, and I HATE the enchiladas here. All of them. Very different. Then you make them mole and they are even worse. It was like a plate full of sandy, soggy, poop covered tortillas. blah.

We didn't have a ton of success this week due to lack of time from divisions,  Christmas parties, and trainings. But nonetheless it was still a great week. Tomorrow I will be done with my training, and I'll be in charge. muh ha ha.

Loved the letters and pictures from home this week! Congrats Brand and Brand, there are lots of Spanish names I could suggest, but nothing with an X. haha. The gingerbread houses looked like a blast, ah I miss those kids so much. Seeing the house all Christmasy makes me miss home, haha but its all good. Sounds really cold home, and I miss it. haha. I guess you always want what you don't have ya? Well I will send some pics now!

Con MUCHO amor,

Elder Elgan

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