Monday, January 26, 2015

Week 31 in Mexico, Week 1 in Zihuatanejo

Hi everyone!  How did the week go?  This week was pretty good here.  I got to my new area, and its sort of a tourist town that lots of people visit.  Its way hot here.  I think it gets to 85, 90 degrees, with almost 100 percent humidity.  There are lots of hills so walking around is really fun.  Usually we end up sweating a lot.  My companion brings a towel with him at all times to wipe his face.  Also, because its so hot, water boilers don´t exist here.  Its always a cold shower, which is harder in the mornings, even though it ends up feeling quite nice at the end.  The people here are really nice, we were able to find a couple of new people to teach this week, most of them accepted baptismals dates, but most of them fell when none of them came to church.  It is a really interesting area.  I got to try real piña coladas that they sell in the street, and we drink one almost every day.  Also they sell coconuts in the street for like 12 pesos.  My companion said he saw an iguana outside of the house the other day, but I´m going to try to get a picture of one here soon.  Tomorrow I´m going to go in divisions to San Jeronimito, and the Elders from there tell us that there are lots of animals and all sorts of crazy stuff, so it should be fun.  
The area in general is good.  The ward is nice, they have family home evenings every thursday that we can go to.  Actually, this past Sunday, I got to give a talk, as my welcome to the ward.  Some tourists from the United States came to our sacrament meeting, and it turns out that they are good friends with my Aunt and Uncle.  It was a cool experience to get to talk with people in English for a change.
Hope everyone has a great week!
Elder Carey

Monday, January 19, 2015

Week 30 in Mexico, Week 12 in Cruz del Sur

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone had a great week!  This week was pretty good here.  We were able to find an old couple to teach this last Saturday.  They seemed very interested, but the sister doesn´t want to change from her religion.  Its really weird, because she says she knows its true, but she has her own faith, and she doesn`t want to change.  We had another English class, This time, not very many people showed up either, but everyone says they learned a lot.  Today is the day of transfers.  I got transfered to an area called Zihuatenejo 1 B.  It is just about the farthest part from the mission offices.  Right now, I am waiting for another bus to come to take me the rest of the way there.  It has been an interesting journey, we didn´t get to bed last night till 2:30 in the morning.  We had some other elders that were going home come stay in our house for their last day.  Some of them had to leave at 2 in the morning, and we were busy packing, so we didn´t get to bed until way late.  Its alright because all day today, I´m going to be on a bus, and I will be able to sleep some.  We just finished traveling for 4 and a half hours, and now, I`m going another 4 to get to Lazaro Cardenas, and from there, another hour and a half to my new area.  From what I`ve heard, its like a pretty big famous beach resort.  It also gets really hot.  Like in the hundreds or around there.  I won`t actually know for sure until I get there, but this is what I have heard from other elders who have been there.  We´ll see what happens when I get there.  Hope everyone has a great week!
Elder Carey

Monday, January 12, 2015

Week 29 in Mexico, Week 11 in Cruz del Sur

Hi everyone!  Hope everything went good this past week.  Everything went pretty good here.  So we started our first english class this past weekend.  We gave an English and family history class Saturday.  Not that many people showed up, but those that came liked it a lot, and we hope to have more people come this next week.  Not much else happened this week.  Friday this past week, we went to visit a less active family, they are a really nice family, and we are working with them so that they will come to church again.  They ended up giving us some pizza from Costco, and it was really good.  It has been a while since I have had pizza like that.  It was really nice of them.  Recently we have been looking for more of the less active members on the list we have, not all of them still live here, but we have found some families that haven´t come to church for a while.  Now we just want them to come to church.
Hope everyone has a great week!
Elder Carey

Monday, January 5, 2015

Week 28 in Mexico, Week 10 in Cruz del Sur

How is everyone doing?  So far this week has been good.  I got to go on exchanges for new years.  I stayed in my area and my companion got to go to their area.  It was an interesting experience, my first new years here in Mexico.  People get pretty crazy here.  We had to get to the house at 7 before it got too dark and people got too drunk.  Also here, there is a tradition, for the new year people shoot off 12 bullets in the sky, and there have been lots of accidents in the past.  I was asleep when that happened, but for a large part of the night, we were kept awake because the kids next door have an inflatable toy that they use, starting at like 9 o clock at night.  Usually it not too often they do it so its alright, but also during the night people lit off fireworks outside our house, and they just blow up making a loud sound.  It was a pretty good new years over all.  Then today we had a zone activity, and we played frisbee, and volleyball.  Then we ate lonches, or sandwhiches and this type of bread for a holiday, Día de los Magos Reyes.  It was bread with sugar, and this fruit leather on top.  The holiday is tomorrow, the 6th of January.  Also this week we decided to start an English and family history class to find more people to teach.  The first class will be this Saturday, but I think it will be pretty interesting teaching English, I´m not even sure if I can remember all of it, but we´ll see how it goes.
Have a great week everyone!
Elder Carey