Well I will start off with the highlight of our week....
on Saturday Carlos and Adriana got married! That was a huge miracle. Carlos has been preparing for a baptism for a long time and the marriage was the last test of faith. He also had his interview today and passed so he should be good to go to have his baptism this saturday. He has changed so much. I will share the whole story of their family in next week's letter after the baptism. The wedding was pretty crazy but we got it done. First off, it took us forever to get there. It was about 2 hours in the metro system to get there and back. We were exhausted. Secondly, it was only supposed to cost about 700 pesos but I've learned something about mexico city.... Prices for things just change all the time for no reason and nobody tells anybody. So it ended up costing them 1000 pesos. We felt really bad and offered to help pay the difference but they refused. They were still really happy about the marriage though and were taking all kinds of pictures and having a great time.
Yesterday we had a lesson with them and they gave us dinner as well. I felt bad because they gave us some pechugas rellenas. (chicken with ham and cheese, super tasty) but after that they had nothing else left for food and had 0 pesos for anything. They had spent all of their savings on the wedding. It was kind of awkward but they were happy and willing to feed us. They also don't take no for an answer. Carlos used to work as a taxi driver and in construction but had an accident about a month ago and got hurt so he hasn't been working. The only money they earn is from Adriana and she works by selling quesadillas and gorditas 3 days a week. She makes a weekly profit of about 200 pesos. ($10). So I was feeling pretty worried for them and the whole night you could tell that they were worried about it too. But... Miracles! While we were with them, they got a text from somebody that owed them money and they were able to receive it and now have money again. It was a cool little blessing for all of us to see. They have been paying their tithing lately so that was a testimony to them I am sure about paying tithing.
I will hopefully have more pictures of Carlos's baptism next week. I am pretty sure I will also be transferred too so I am finally leaving good old Hidalgo. I might cry but that is okay.
|pictures of the wedding|
|the contreras zone|