Sunday, July 10, 2016


From 4 July 2016

It rained a lot this week, and we got caught in it... a few times :)
Dearest Everybody,

It has been a wild week, with many fun surprises and changes, and a little bit too much meat.  But before I talk about all of that, 


That´s right, even when we´re in Mexico, we are allowed to be patriotic.  In fact, Hermana Woodard and I dressed up in our (only) red-white-and-blue outfits today and bought root beer just for the occasion (you have to go pretty far out of your way to find root beer when you´re in Ecatapec, Mexico).  Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming amount of meat we have eaten in this week, we decided to go for salads instead of the more traditional hamburgers.  But don´t worry, we made it to MickyD´s for dessert (ice cream) so all is well in the world.  Anyway, I wish you all a happy Independence Day, and hope you got to see some fireworks and eat dinner outside with people you love!  

President and Sister Naumann
In the meantime, we've been preaching the gospel up and down our favorite street (Sanchez Colin), and we also had the opportunity to welcome our new mission President this week!  (President Naumann--he was born in Chile but lived most of his life in the U.S. Hermana Naumann is from Finland and they met when they were both serving missions in Florida).  It´s really amazing to see how Heavenly Father sends and guides his chosen servants so perfectly!  We met President Naumann this last week, and he and his wife and just wonderful, and also THEY'RE TALL!!  It´s amazing.  Most important of all, they are both prepared to lead and guide all of us crazy missionaries, and keep us on-track and working!  It looks like the mission is in for some exciting changes in the next few months, but we're all pretty excited to see what´s coming!

Unicorns in Olivos.
Ok.  All things are good and happy in Olivos, and I hope with all my might that things are good for you all too!  Be safe and happy, and do wonderful things like read the scriptures this week!

Lots of love,
Hermana Houghton

In other news, this week a really nice family in our ward took us to eat sea food!  We ate oysters, and I ordered fish filled with octopus, squid, shrimp, etc and covered with cheese!  Dad, you would have been so proud! 

 We were shopping in Mexico, in an American-like store,
and we found... a snow globe of the leaning tower of Pisa.  What!?

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