Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Free Stuff in Mexico!

From 1 February 2016

We randomly received these two lovely items throughout the week from strangers.  Anyone need some hair dye?
Dearest Family,

I`M ALIVE!  I know you were all pretty concerned about that point, so I thought I`d clarify it straight off!  We are working HARD here in Olivos, and we are seeing MIRACLES!  This week has blown by pretty quickly , inspite of the usual challenges to over-come (people not being at appointments, walking all over our giant area, eating "Chicharron en Salsa Roja", etc.), and I`m very excited to announce the wedding of our investigators!  Woohoo!  One of our investigators isn`t married to his wife, so he has to legalize everything before he can get baptized!  Fortunately, his wife decided that she`s okay with the idea, and they`ll probably be finalizing everything this week, and we`ve got his baptism scheduled for the 11th!  Also, this Sunday was really awesome because we had Stake Conference (a big meeting for all 11 of the congregations or "wards" that are in this area)  It was especially exciting because my old area, Bosques, is in the same stake so I got to say hello to Hermana Bracamonte, and a bunch of ward members (AND SOME INVESTIGATORS!!!!) from my old-area.  It was a crazy couple of hours, but it was wonderful!  

Well, that`s just about all for now folks.  I`ll just finish up with this spiritual thought: It`s really EASY to listen to feedback and instruction when we are already living the laws and commandments that Heavenly Father has given us.  However, the moment we fall away and start to mess up, it gets significantly harder to listen to that feedback, and we have to be careful that we KEEP listening, and we don`t try to justify our actions that may actually be hurting us.  It`s a lesson that the Nephites in the Book of Mormon kind-of had a hard time learning, but really if we humble ourselves and listen to Heavenly Father and His servants, we are going to be so much better off.

I love you all and hope you`re having fantasmical weeks doing wonderful things!

Lots of love,
Hermana Houghton

My new district is crazy, and almost entirely new (only
Hermana Saylor and one other Elder were here in this district last cycle),
but we`re working HARD here in zone "Anàhuac".  (and some of us
got special stickers because we remembered to bring Preach My Gospel to class...)

This is our hot-plate... Isn`t it beautiful? 
The spoon helps it to sit slightly more evenly on the melted table :D

And this is Gordito.  Our neighbor`s puppy.  He`s adorable :)

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