Monday, August 8, 2016

Dearest EVERYONE! (#1)

So.  It´s been another exciting week, and 7 VERY fast days!  

Starting the day with adventure:
these are "tunas" (cactus fruit)
and this was my breakfast 
on Friday :) 

When one is on the mission, one must go on adventures.  So.  Each day, we look for adventures.  Sometimes we eat weird things.  Sometimes we see weird things. And sometimes we do weird things, but we ALWAYS do something!

We got soaked

This week we preached the gospel!  We spent a lot of time looking for new people to teach, and we saw a few fruits from that.  Right now, we´re working a LOT with the branch and the less-active members because we need to grow from the roots and the branches as well.  It´s really cool to see that some of the strongest members right now (Relief Society President, Ward Mission Leader) are recent converts, and even though they don´t know everything, their conversion is strong enough to help them overcome their dificulties and dedicate their time and talents to serving the Lord in their callings.  They are an example of the "wild branches" grafted into the tress (see Jacob 5!).  Other than that, we´ve been having a LOT of schedule/habit/culture changes in the mission due to the new President, and those have been exciting/stressful (only occasionally stressful) to put into practice.  We have seen a lot of interesting changes in the spirit of the work since he got here, and it´s really cool to see how the power of revelation REALLY works!

Our adventure
at the Basilica de Guadalupe
Also, today we went on an adventure to the "Basilica de la Virgen de Guadalupe"!  It was an adventure, and a good cultural experience!  The Basilica plays a BIG part in the culture of Mexico City, and the Catholic Church in general in Mexico  Also, it´s about 20 minutes away from our house walking, so we thought we should probably visit.  I think it was the most touristy place I´ve been since getting here :)
At the Basilica
Amazing Basilica Architecture
Other part of the Basilica

Thankyou SO much for your prayers, emails, and thoughts!  I love you all and hope you have wonderful experiences this week!

Lots of love,
Hermana Houghton

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