Sunday, November 15, 2015

Nov 9 Don't let the Bed bugs bite!

Here's the update of the ridiculous things that happened this week...
I got super sick on Tuesday, threw up all night, so we didn't get a ton done on Wednesday. Then on Thursday morning we found CHINCHES(bed bugs) in my companion's bed. Ugh so we had to take everything out of our house, wash everything, spray this toxic stuff all over, and move all our stuff out into another little room in la casa de la dueña. Just a huge mess, and today we are going to clean super good and start moving stuff back in. We won't be able to move in and sleep in our cuarto until next week, for the fumes and all that but that was the drama of this week. I'll never forget it!  I finally understand the phrase "don't let the bedbugs bite."  
Last night at about 2 am I killed my first scorpion. I was super scared actually, but I destroyed it.  I had to put on my adventure boots, and then it was easy!

We had changes, and I'm staying in Ixtapan AGAIN! wooohooo I was happy to be able to stay and take care of all the conversos  and members that we are working with here. but a little sad because I'm the only one who is staying in our district. It's always weird to say goodbye when you get used to a certain companion. 
But mi nueva compañera se llama Hermana Reyna (sister queen).
She seems GREAT I think we will get along super well. She was a cheerleader before too, and she loves sports and seems really happy and like a hard worker.  I feel like we will get a lot done this change :) 

 Hermana Schneider
the last zone pic of LAS TORRES!!!!!
Las Chicas

Monday, November 2, 2015

Nov. 2 Dia de los Muertos

This week was pretty normal, all the kids went trick or treating here too on 31st but here it's more focused on Dia de los Muertos(day of the dead).  Everyone puts an ofrenda altar up in their house, a table with lots of food, flowers and things that their dead relatives liked when they were alive because the believe that on these days all the spirits come out and visit.  So its kinda a waste of money, all that food that no one is going to eat, but that's the tradition. 
And then if you had a relative pass away in the last year, you put up a HUGE altar and have to make a TON of food, because anyone who comes by your house and leaves a candle you have to feed them.  So that was kinda interesting.
ofrendas, not the coolest ones but you get the idea

But it was fun, sunday night we did a little noche de hogar with one of my favorite families and some people from the ward, and drank mexican hot chocolate and ate pan de muertos. It's super tasty, has an orange flavor with cinnamon. yummmm :)

We had a really good Sunday, lots of people went to church, and the rama felt full. The best feeling when you go visiting a bunch of menos activos and they all come back, and we brought a cool family for the first time all together. 
Plus my favorite part of the week is taking the sacrament. When you really take time during the sacrament to think about the sacrifice that Christ made for us, and repent of the little things that you can change, you feel the spirit in a totally different way.
So sunday was probably the best part of the week :)
I love you lots!
Mormon adventure boot 3rd edition..
great for ward campouts and all mission activity, 
durable and water resistant ;)

October 26 Two Baptisms

Our new friend who lives in our bathroom. Actually now he's dead and his corpse is a perfect halloween decoration.