Monday, January 11, 2016

Mexicans love to party.

Hola again!  This week went by really fast.  Elder Silvestre and I are really trying to work hard to find new people to teach and to help the investigators we have to progress.  We are improving a lot I think!  We found a good amount of people this week who seem interested in learning more, so we're excited!

One of the people that we found is named Juan Silva.  He's a really cool guy, he's about 50 years old and is a Catholic.  And he's completely blind.  We knocked on his door and he was happy to let us in to hear about our message.  Unlike many of the people here, he was open and ready to hear about our religion.  I'm certain that God prepared him to hear our message, because of how receptive he has been!  We had 2 lessons with him this week.  It is a little difficult to teach him, because he is blind, and can't read the book of mormon on his own.  So we read out loud to him, and he seems to like it.  But we are very excited that we found him, and have high hopes for his future.

We are working a lot more with the members of the branch here in Miahuatlan, and I think that is going to help a lot in finding new people to teach.  It is really cool to see the work progressing here!  

So we got a new district leader this week, his name is Elder Weaver.  He is from Utah as well.  He's really cool, and helpful!  He and Elder Silvestre were in a district in the past, so they're good friends.

So, yeah.  Mexicans love to party.  I thought the festivals and stuff would end after new years, but apparently not, haha...  They have another big holiday on the 6th, called el dia de reyes.  It is a day where they celebrate the 3 wise men who brought gifts to Jesus.  Its a pretty cool holiday.  They eat a special kind of bread on that day, called rosca de reyes.  They hide little dolls inside, and whoever gets one of the dolls in their bread has to make tamales for everyone else.  Or something like that.  It is definitely different, but cool!

But yeah, even after dia de reyes, the parties don't stop.  I don't even know what they're celebrating anymore.  But eh.  Whatever floats their boat!

Well thats about it for this week!  Adios!
This is Rosca de Reyes!  It has peppers on top of it!

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