I officially respect anyone who has ever served a mission. There are so many things that one needs to adjust to. Always being with someone, learning a new language, being in a completely different culture, ect. It´s definitely not easy, but I wouldn´t be anywhere else.
This week ate dinner with a really weathly family here in Mexico and by wealthy I mean they have a car and a successful business. There are so many things I took for granted at home and now I´m super grateful for everything I had at home. Anyways, they offered to make 5 turkey dinners for our most humble families for Christmas. This family really knows what Christmas is about and we have some many family we´re teaching that literally have nothing so I couldn´t help it, I just started to cry right at the dinner table...how embarrassing. But anyways, I can´t wait to see the faces of these families when they receive their Christmas dinner.
One of these families will be the family of a little boy Cristofer. We are teaching him and one day we went to his house to teach him a lesson and he was working on some homework so we decided to help him out a bit. He needed to make a food pyramid but didn´thave any of the tools to do it...he had a dirty piece of paper, three colored pencils (two without tips) and the smallest eraser...so my companion and I went to the papeleria and bought him some decent colored pencils, a pencil sharpener, erasers, ect so he could actually do his assignment. It was such a humbling experience to be able to help him out a little bit.
Side note...I had a little scary experience with a mexican man the other day. He came up to us and started talking to us, but we were a little late for an appointment so I told him we had to go...we shook hands out of courtesy and he wouldn´t let my hand go! I yanked it away and sort of trotted away...fast. It was an interesting experience. The men here are a little disrespectful sometimes too...it´s sort of sad, but there are a lot of really nice people too, so I guess you can´t win them all!
Until next week!
Our humble tree! In U.S dollars comes to about 3 bucks...lol
This bread is amazing...it´s in the shape of a turtle and it´s best with honey.
So this is me wearing one of the costumes that the people wear when there´s a parade here! It´s pretty cool to see!
This is me in one of the bed´s of an inactive lady. She´s awesome! He name is Concepcion.