Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Los Últimos Días!

This week has convinced me it is the last days! We had granizo y temblor! Which means a hail storm and an earth quake. It was pretty crazy! We were leaving an appointment and it started to sprinkle and the investigator offered us umbrellas, we said no its fine, but luckily she insisted! About 5 minutes later it was raining really hard that we waited under this meat tent? Then it started hailing! People were a little freaked out, because that is not normal for here. After maybe 2 hours it stopped, but it looked like snow everywhere! I loved it, it was fun and crazy! The streets were like ragging rivers. How fun is that?? Two days later, while we were studying, we felt the house shaking and I had no idea what to do! My companion said orar orar! (pray) I said okay, wait I dont know how to say earthquake in spanish! I am not sure why I just didnt think to pray in english... but it stopped in about 5 minutes. Our house was completely fine but we are on the 2nd story so it wa scary. I didnt see other problems execpt for one store had this metal ver porch fall down. So in conclusion, the world is coming to an end! or God wants Tepoztlan to repent ;) 

So my catch phrase here is ¨"no entiendo, pero esta bien!" which means, I dont understand, but its all good. I say it quite often and my companion loves it and finds it hilarious. But here is one story to explain that I never really know what is happening... We were planning for the next day and my companion wrote "yoguth" in our agenda. She said a member had a friend he wanted to introduce to us. I thought okay coo, yogurth is an interesting name. So for maybe 2 days, I was praying for yogurth to understand what we had to share and for us to know how to help her. We met with the member and went to see yogurth. She works across from the member on the street and we gave her a book or mormon and set up an appointment with her for another day. She then gave us yogurt and the member asked what her name was again. Thats when I realized that she sells yogurt and that is not her name! I felt s dumb, but its all good! Luckily I never called her yogurth. haha 

Marco, the investigator who came to church on his own, is amazing! He understands things so well and loves learning. We gave him a pamphlet and in the back are more scriptures and questions to answer. We never told him to do them and I have never seen anyone even fill it out. But at the next appointment he came and showed us that he completed it! When I was looking at his answers, I got a little teary eyed knowing that he is a child of God and is completely ready for the gospel! He accepted a baptism date for 2 weeks from now. I am so excited for him!! I love learning with him:) 

Oh and Happy Easter!! Here, you would of never known it was Easter! They call it Semana Santa (Holy Week). But from what I could see was it ment big parties and lots of alcohol! They have this tradition to dress up like spanish conquistadors and dance in the street. I guess it is making fun of them, I dont know why exactly though. But in church, they didnt mention the resurrection of Christ once! It was very different. It just is not a big deal here. But I guess the United States has it messed up to because its not about bunnies and eggs either. I hope that you were able to remember the sacrifice that Christ paid for all of us and that He lives! 

Que tenga lindo dia! (have a beautiful day) and know someone in Mexico loves you:)

Amor siempre,
Hermana Peterson 

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