My old zone. :(
Hello everyone and welcome to week 13 in Mexico. Today we are going to start off with a quick game of question and answer. This week you guys asked me:
Are you still in Nuevas Casas Grandes with Elder Moya?
Answer: Yes. We have a whole nother month and a half together!
Do you know yet when and where you will be calling home on Christmas Day from?
Answer: Christmas day sometime in the morning!
Did you get the package I sent you a few weeks ago with all the supplies and treats?
Answer: An Elder in my zone said that I have a package wating for me in the church, so I think it's a yes!
Do you have enough gas to get through the month with hot water and cooking?
Answer: I have no idea, so I'm relying on faith. But I think we might.
Are you getting along well with your companion and your district leaders and zone leaders?
Answer: Yes I love everyone here!
Your green card looks like it expires in September of 2015, do you need to renew it every year?
Answer: My temporary citizenship does expire in 2015, so I will get it renewed for another year, and it will expire in July of 2016, so my mission is actually a month shorter than 2 years. It's really sad actually.
What is your favorite authentic Mexican food now that you’ve been out for a few months?
Answer: I really like Gorditas, tacos, Chilie Colorado, and we have this thing here called chorizo and it's like a tube of meet that you cook with anything you want. I usually cook it with eggs and it is super delicious.
Are you having a special Mission Christmas Conference this year?
Answer: Yes but it's only for the people in the Juarez area so I'm not invited to the confrence or to dinner with the President Christmas Eve. :(
So now that all the questions are answered:
This week was fairly average. Monday was the last day our zone had together because others got transferred. And all the days blend together after that.. so this week also I went to some weird Young Women's award ceremony with 3 of my investigators because we thought we were going to have a normal day of mutual.. but it was especially weird because its was kind of a girls only thing and Elder Moya and I went with these two young guys and their mom... (our investigators) but we had tamales and hot chocolate so it was worth it.
This sunday was our big choir performance and it was awesome! We sang in an old train station which was super cool and there were like 200 people there. We played Church movies like "He is the Gift" and others, so even though I thought all we were going to do was sing, we also preached. And at the end of the concert, we handed out copies of the Book of Mormon and that was awesome, also free cupcakes and hot chocolate so we scored big time.
Umm my spiritual experience this week is a short quote that I can't remember who said it.. but the quote is, "Find someone who is having a hard time and do something for them." So that's what I want for Christmas. I want you all to find someone having a hard time and do something for them and tell me about it. Because I really want to hear it!
That's all for this week! Love you all and hope you have a great week!
Elder St John
Me with a big picture of the Virgin Guadalupe. It was her birthday this Friday. It's too bad that the people here don't know commandments numbers 1 and 2 because they have parties and stuff for her.. It's really weird; they worship her.. But Friday we saw a dance for her, and the dance is super bizarre because everyone dresses up as devils and dance for Guadalupe...