Life is good in Bosques. I survived my week-long chocolate fast as well as Fast--no food for 24 hours--(BTW, I think I´m hungrier, and I have to eat more on the mission than at any other point in my life) and now, we are fasting from English. For a week! Strangely, it´s harder for my companion, who speaks fluent Spanish, than it is for me. But she also helps me a lot, and I´m hoping to polish things up because I will be training in two weeks. (It´s official because President Anaya told us that we will both be training.) Anyway, it´s been a crazy week, and we´ve worked HARD.
We´re currently teaching 8-10 investigators, keeping up with 10ish recent converts, and also reaching out to contact people, find new investigators, and visit Less-Actives in the ward here. So we´re very busy, but having a lot of fun too, because people are awesome and wonderful and occasionally crazy. This week we got to go to the Visitor´s Center at the Temple for the first time with some investigators, and that was really cool.
One important spiritual realization from the week: When we are on consecrated ground or in sacred places, it´s easier to feel the Spirit and the love of our Heavenly Father. That´s why we´re always commanded to "Stand in Holy Places". I feel so blessed to have the Mexico City temple so close-by, and to be able to visit the grounds and the visitor´s center as a missionary. Also, scriptures are awesome, especially the Book of Mormon. I LOVE it, which is why I´m on a mission preaching about it in Spanish, in Mexico!
Okay, now for the funnies: today we went to buy tacos in "Shakira´s tacos" which is owned and run by some members of the church who live a ways up the metro line. We came across about 12 Elders who had a similar idea today, consumed a large amount of meat and grease and hot-sauce, and breathed fire for a bit. (see tacos pictured below).
Also, we have a cat that lives in our apartment building, and we call her Princesa--she reminds me a LOT of Belly.
AAaaannnnddd. That´s all I´ve got. I hope you´re all having fantasmical weeks, and you´re finding time to get in your prayers, scripture study, and all the other important things in life.
Lots of love,