|Mexico City Temple Dedication|
To my pleasant surprise, I am NOT training right now!! My mission president is an interesting man. He doesn´t worry about who he´s going to transfer literally until the week (and sometimes just a few days) before they need to transfer or train. So, and we don´t find out about transfers until the night before we need to leave (atwhen we have to go to bed), so it´s kind of exciting! This last 6-week cycle, President said he wouldn´t be pulling any of the Visistor´s center missionaries out to train the 4 new American Hermanas, but I guess he changed his mind, because Hermana Chavez and I got off the hook for training, and instead he did pull 2 Latina Hermanas out to train the Americans in the field. So I get to be with Hermana Chavez here in Bosques for another 6 weeks!
Also, the Mexico City temple (2nd largest in the world) was re-dedicated(Elder Holland and President Eyring came), and this morning we got to go do a temple session with the other missionaries in our zone, and a bunch of CCM missionaries too! Also, morning we were at the temple/stake center for a meeting and we got to sing to Bishop Cosé (of the presiding bishopric I think) in the Visitor´s Center with the Hermanas there--it was really random! Anyway, the temple is gorgeous, and it was a wonderful opportunity to visit this morning :)
In other news, today is Mexican Independence day! So everything is closed! Also, Cinco de Mayo is a popular American myth--Mexicans don´t celebrate it at all. However, they celebrate the 16th of September, starting the day before, with a LOT of food (last night I ate posole and bombasos), fireworks, music (salsa, mariachi, rock, you name it), a big special shout at (Viva México!), and a truly remarkable amount of alcohol (or so I´m told). It´s actually the biggest holiday of the year, according to my sources. We slept with earplugs in last night (fortunately).
Anyway, the work is going pretty well here in Mexico! We´re teaching lots of people, and we´re always busy! I hope you´re all surviving life and enjoying your September adventures!
P.S. Spiritual thought: KEEP A JOURNAL. It is incredibly important for future generations, and can also be a great blessing for you in the future. Think of it as a spiritual/emotional savings account :)
Sooo... This is my apartment. It´s actually one of the biggest, nicest, most expensive in the mission! We have hot water, an oven, and no cockroaches or bed-bugs!