Monday, August 1, 2016


Why yes.  We do have matching rain jackets!
Wow.  That was a fast month!  Soooooo... Welcome to August! It´s been an exciting little week, indeed, and life continues to be a really interesting roller-coaster of events!  Here´s a brief run-down of our recent efforts to serve the good people of the Hidalgo area:

Service Adventures:
1) This week, we tried to help a man in a wheel chair navigate the uneven pavement of our area.  We pushed him for about 10 seconds, and then he decided he was better off on his own.. and left us in the dust... But we tried! 
2) We were just about to send the Hermanas who came for divisions off on their bus, when a taxi stopped working in front of us.  So the 4 of us helped push the taxi across the intersection and a ways down the street.  We got a LOT of weird looks, and then the couple felt bad and told us that they were going to take it the rest of the way home :(  But we tried!
3) We visited an elderly couple in our ward, who are both in wheel chairs.  A nurse attends them every day, but it´s hard for her to help one of them get up to practice walking each day, because it´s a 2-person job.  So we went by to help out, but the patient was really tired, so instead of helping him walk, they gave us a ton of food and we took shelter in their house while it poured rain for about 20 minutes!  We tried!

The moral of the story is:  Always serve (see Mosiah 2:17).  Even if it doesn´t work out just the way you planned it, it´s a good and important part of being disciples and representatives of Jesus Christ.  And you get to see a lot of special little miracles as you do it!

Anyway, we continue to search actively for people prepared by God to receive the gospel, and we´ve had a lot of fun doing it.  We have eaten a LOT of pastries and other bread-type sweets in the process, and that is what keeps us going (along with a LOT of prayers, faith, and blessings)!  I love you all and hope you have fantastic service advntures (and then write to me about them) this week!

Lots of love,
Hermana Houghton

We went to a fancy Brasilian barbeque restaraunt today and ate...
A TON!  (but not nearly as much as the Elders!)

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