Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Last Week of Training

From 19 October 2015

Dear Family, Friends, and Random Internet Browsers,
I hope you´re having a gorgeous day, and it´s not too hot or cold where you live!  One thing I´ve learned since coming to Mexico is that people complain about the weather EVERYWHERE.  Not just in Mexico.  It doesn´t matter where you live, how beautiful or temperate or awful the climate is, people will ALWAYS comment if it´s hot, if it´s cold, or if it´s rainy.  Lately, here in Mexico, it´s been a bit like Fall, and everyone has pulled out their jackets and sweaters for the special occasion.  But that´s enough about the weather.
This is my last week of training, and it is sure to be exciting!  We are hoping to get in a few baptisms before the month is out, but we don´t have a ton of control over whether those baptisms happen or not, so we WILL see!  Right now we´re teaching a family of a mother and her two daughters, an 8-year old girl whose parents aren´t members (but she wants to get baptized like her older sister), a golden investigator who works at a buffet in our area, and several others who are newbies and I don´t really know yet .  We´re also still teaching a bunch of recent converts (about ten).  AAnndd then we´re also talking with some less-active families (ten plus), and of course all of the active members in the ward, who we try to keep up with!  It´s very exciting, and really these people are awesome, and I love talking with and teaching them! 
We didn´t do much for P Day except laundry, clean the house, buy food, and take naps, but Hermana Chavez and I are looking forward to making our last week in Bosques together count! 
Thanks for all those who are sending me mail (snail and email) and keeping me updated on life back in the states--I love to hear from you!
Ok, spiritual thought for the week:  KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS!  LIke the prophet Thomas S. Monson said in this last conference!  It´s incredibly important that we remember these commandments that we have, so we can continue on the correct path to happiness in this life and in the next.  I have a testimony that obedience to these commandments truly brings blessings, and I know we can do it! 
I send my love back to you all--be safe and happy, and don´t forget to pray!
Lots of love,
Hermana Houghton

P.S.  P Day next week isn´t until Wednesday

P.S.S. This is Armando, one of our Recent Converts, who fed us this entire pizza last night!  (BTW, fun fact: The worst thing you can do to offend a Hispanic person is to not eat their food!)  Fortunately, it was delicious, because he´s an awesome cook!

P.S.S.  This is Princessa.  Don´t show Belly (our cat at home), or she might be jealous, okay? 

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