Monday July 3rd, 2017
Dad, that story is awesome! Thanks for sharing that with me. (See story at the end of this post.)
This week was pretty good. We're able to work pretty normal now, but it feels kinda weird getting back in the swing of things. Well, first things first, we didn't get transferred. But my companion is from Mexico City, and they're known for being able to eat a lot of spicy food, and he likes to brag about that. This week we went to eat with a member whose salsa was almost pure chiles. After just about 2 or 3 bites, my companion was freaking out, sucking in air, and putting salt directly on his tongue ha ha! I hadn't even started to sweat yet! It was awesome! Then one of the members challenged us to eat a spoonful of the salsa, but I made him go first. Nothing happened to him, my companion ate his spoonful, freaked out and started sucking air again, then I ate 2 spoonfuls and was totally fine. It was awesome!
We also got permission to go on a jeep ride with this member which was really cool. He said he would send me the videos, but he hasn't yet so I´ll have to talk to him.
The other day we made a really cool contact. It´s a husband and wife, and we just started talking to them. He was raised Catholic, and she was raised Christian. At one point I felt prompted to bring up that with just us four there, there were three different churches. And if there is only one God, why are there so many different churches. They said it was a good question, and that they didn't know the answer. So we taught them about how Christ established His church, the apostasy, and the Restoration. It was awesome! The only problem is the he's a cop, so his day off rotates, and they live with her parents, so they didn't feel comfortable giving us the address, but we have their phone number. Hopefully we can find them again!
On Friday night before we went home, we went to buy some Quesadillas al Pastor, which are really good! Each one costs 20 pesos, and we ordered 8. While we were waiting, we noticed a guy that kept eyeing us while he was eating with his friends. After a few minutes our order was ready and we went to pay. When we went to give the lady our money, she told us that that guy paid for us. It was a really cool experience.
I'm not sure what's going on with this computer, but I can't send pics, so you'll just have a bunch next week.
Have an awesome week!
Dad: No, even they get sick from it. (Do the locals drink the water form the tap, and is that ever talked about?)
Mom: Mosiah 28:3 (What scriptures have inspired you this week?)
Holly: I liked the talk by Elder Rasband about recognizing the Holy Ghost. (What was your favorite conference talk and why?)
Sam: The food is really good in this area. Better than in Culiacán. (What is the coolest thing in this area?)
Dylan: lots of fruit trees (What are some trees you have there, that we don't have here?)
Elder Holland's story as mentioned above:
Talk given June 27th, 2017 to new mission presidents at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, UT