Hola todos, sorry for not writing last week, we didn't have much time. But these past two weeks have been pretty great.
We have been finding and teaching a lot of new people. The Lord really does help us out so much. Just this past week we found 4 people that speak perfect english and want us to teaching them in English. One of them, named Daniel, came to church on his own and asked us to teach him. He is from Minnesota or something, but he has sincere desires to learn about the church and we are really excited about him. The other 3 are a family that lived in Chicago for 8 years and they are really funny. We found them because when we were walking down the street one day, I said to my companion "I'm thirsty, lets go to this tienda and by some water." (that is also another bonus about mexico city, they have tiendas like every 10 feet so you never have to travel far for food.) I asked the guy if he had any water and said he didn't, so we were about to go on our way. Then he offered us just a glass of water because the tienda was also his house. We accepted and got talking with them. His wife came out and was super excited to see us and speak english. It turns out that they are all baptists and believe almost everything that we believe. They invited us to their church on Saturday and said if we go to theirs, they will come with us to our church on Sunday. We have to see if it is allowed to go to other churches first, but it sounds like a fun trade. They are an awesome family.
Apart from that, it has been a little slower this last week with el Dia de los Reyes (day of the kings). It is like an extension to Christmas. The kids just get all their presents on the 6th of january. One lady we teach told her kids that neither Santa or the Reyes were going to bring them presents because Santa got in an accident in his workshop and died, and that the Reyes also had an accident and are in a coma. Her daughters were pretty upset.
The work is still going along though. This is the last week of the transfer, so it is possible that I finally get transferred out of Hidalgo. I really hope that doesn't happen though, this has to be the best area in the mission.
Have a great week!
We took a "family photo" with Fernanda and Naomi. Their family is basically like our family. The mom calls us her Hijos