March 17, 2014
I need to get better email titles, but I don’t really have anytime to think of them because I only have an hour to email. Well this week was very busy, but not a lot of teaching. Here in Mexico EVERYONE lives together without being married because in Mexico religions don’t have the authority to marry and so they need to go pay a judge. Of course to be baptized you need to be living the Law of Chastity and so we always struggle needing to marry. This week we married 5 couples from the big family we are teaching. My companion and I had to go outside of the mission about 4 hours to go get them all married and then 4 hours back. After this we interviewed 15 people for baptism this week which took forever but we only have 5 more to go.
A few more crazy stories:
1. I now know the true meaning of "Mexi Packing" My companion and I got on to a bus to go home, that was so full literally only my feet were in the bus and I was holding onto the inside of the bus rail hanging out of the bus, holding on for dear life.
2. I had some more crazy food this week. We eat some crazy things here in Mexico. Number one, I hate cows foot, which is absolutely disgusting. Next I had Taco al Pastor which was really, really, really good, probably the best taco I have ever had in my life, but the meat pastor, is dog... Who knew Bailey could taste so good? ;)
3. While my companion was using the payphone someone drove by in a truck and looked over at me. He pulled out his pistol and kind of laid it on the side of his window and started looking at me, then back at the pistol then at me and so on. He ended up just driving off after nodding his head like he was all cool, but it was probably one of the scariest moments of my life. Mexico is crazy!!!
Lastly this Saturday we went to the temple visitor’s center with 16 investigators from that big family. We are planning on baptizing 18 from them this week and the visitor’s center was so amazing! They all loved it so much and it was such a cool experience. Speaking of which, I have lots of pictures and I uploaded them all on dropbox.
I miss you all and love you all tons! I love hearing from you all and I hope you all know how much I love you!!