Monday, September 28, 2015

Weeeelllll. . .

aAAAnnndd Sarapes.  Nope.  I didn´t get one... :(

Okay Familia.  

So, this week´s been exciting (as usual), filled with laughter, grease, sickness, and strangers.  Here´s a run-down of what has occurred:

Tuesday was normalish, and we had district class in the morning and talked about the nature of our Heavenly Father and how that is SO important in the gospel.  

Wednesday: We had exchanges (because my companion is a Sister Training Leader we will have them every week) and I got to be with Hermana Mortensen (an American with 1.5 weeks in the field under her belt) for a day.  It was a tough day for proselyting because it was really hot, and almost every single appointment or plan fell through, but it was a great experience nonetheless, and it was good to chat with her about mission life.  

 Chiles en Nogadas.  De.  Lish.  But seriously. 
They´re amazing and very traditional Mexican food
(but only for special occasions).--this is not what made
Hermana Houghton sick.
. .
Thursday: In the morning before we finished up our exchanges, I got an answer to prayer when we contacted a random stranger on the way to our meet-up, and he turned out to be really interested in learning about the gospel.  He doesn´t live in our area, but when we saw him yesterday, he said he had read about the Restoration in the pamphlet we left him, and he loved it!  Woohoo!  Of course, after Hermana Chavez came back, we went to comida and I started feeling sick, but then we needed to go with the Elders to give a blessing to a friend of a recent convert, who has cancer.  They ended up blessing the woman with cancer, her husband, their two daughters, and two of their grandchildren, and it was a very powerful spiritual experience.  We taught a quick lesson, and as soon as they find time we´re going to start teaching them.  Of course, after that, we went home and I became ill and then slept until noon the next day :D  

Friday...  Being sick when you´re on a mission isn´t fun, which is why I was very grateful when I basically slept off my fever and other issues, and by 4:30 we were able to go out and walk A (one of our investigators) to the chapel receive her Baptismal interview, etc.  

Our (now old) zone. The two elders in the front
 on the right are the "Elders" to which
I am usually referring, who share our ward.

Saturday: We had a somewhat terrifying contacting activity with our zone on the Metro in the morning.  The goal of the activity wasn´t so much to find people to teach as it was to help us newbies overcome our fears of talking to strangers.  So we spent an hour talking to strangers on the metro about the gospel, and then we had comida, visited people, etc.  It was a pretty busy day, and we finished it off with tacos (my first tacos in Mexico) with the Elders.  For the record, the difference between an authentic Mexican taco, and an American taco is almost laughable.  Anywho, they were tasty, and hot, and the Elders warned me to take some Pepto Bismol so I didn´t get sick from them.

Sometimes were crazy.  And we match.

What Mexico City looks like on dreary rainy, cold days
like today (I LOVE them)

Sunday:  My companion has been having a LOT of backpain, but don´t worry, most of the ward gave her suggestions of exercises, diets, and offered medicine, gel, and pain-killers!  Anywho, because of that we didn´t get much done, but church was good, and a lot of Less-Active and Recent-converts showed up, so we were HAPPY missionaries :)

Okay.  So that´s life for me.  Today we´re not doing many fun things except buying and eating chocolate.  We´re foregoing our usual P-Day ice cream in favor of cake (for Hermana Chavez´s birthday) and chocolate.
BTW We didn´t get to watch Women´s Conference on Saturday night, but we are looking forward BIG TIME to General Conference this weekend!  My challenge to you all is to write a question in your journal or on a piece of paper each night this week, and then watch carefully for an answer during General Conference.  Also, Pray always, because truly Heavenly Father answers our prayers ALL the time!

Love you all bunches and bunches!  Be safe and happy!

Hermana Houghton

 This one´s a bit old, but last transfer, this was ALL of the
 Hermanas in the mission!  Aren´t we adorable!

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