Monday, December 28, 2015

Week 79 in Mexico, Week 2 in Sahuayo

Okay, so here are the pictures from Christmas, check the date on the ring puzzle picture ha ha.  I also have some pictures from what we did for Christmas eve, we bought pizza and ice cream. It was pretty good!  Here the big day for presents is January 6th, the day of the wise men.  In this part of Mexico, Santa doesn´t bring presents, but the wise men do.  It's a little different.
The next picture is the new suit, I tried it on the first time yesterday, and I think its alright.  Next is a weird new fruit I tried today.  I think its called a Chinese pomegranate, its sort of like a pomegranate, but the seeds have a texture more like boogers, or slimy, but it tastes pretty good.  The member also gave us some to take home.

On Christmas we visited some people.  We visited one of the branch presidents counselors, he gave us lunch, and then we had to go home.

They celebrate Christmas, but not a lot, actually, the 24th is a bigger holiday, and basically everyone has lots of parties until really late.  It also depends on what part of Mexico, because in Guadalajara I think the 25th is a bigger holiday.  Sometimes baby Jesus brings gifts instead of Santa.  

I hope you have a great week.
Elder Carey

Monday, December 21, 2015

Week 78 in Mexico, Week 1 in Sahuayo

Hi everyone!  So far everything has been going pretty good!  Yesterday was the big Christmas party.  It was really fun.  We started off with a zone conference with both of the zones that lasted about 3 hours, after that we had about 1 hour in a zone conference with just our zone, and the other zone was practicing for the Christmas program that we had, then after that we changed, and we practiced for the Christmas program.  After that we had some activities outside, like piƱatas and stuff like that.  It was way fun.  After the activities we had the dinner.  There was tons off food, turkey and mashed potatoes and stuff.  Then at the end, we had flan, and I got super full.  Then after that we had the Christmas program, we sang and stuff. 
So here in my new area, there is a lot of work to do.  The members are pretty nice, I really like the area because it´s a very nice little town.  We do have to do a lot of travelling to get to district and zone meetings and stuff.  We were able to find a member who will let us use his computer, Christmas day.

Oh, also, today, some sister here gave us lunch, and afterwards she let us try out some dried fruits that she made.  She also gave us a pomegranate jam, and some dried rose petals covered in sugar, which was interesting, but pretty good.

Elder Carey

Monday, December 14, 2015

Week 77 in Mexico, Week 17 in Del Valle

HI Everyone, so to start off,I got transferred from Del Valle to a branch called Sahuayo. So far it seems like a pretty nice place.  Its like a little town, and my companion and I are the only ones here.  My new companion, Elder Ruiz says that its very calm here, and that its sort of like farm.  I still haven´t met anyone, but its a pretty nice place.  It was about a three and a half hour bus ride, mostly because we were in Guadalajara.  So I´m going to be here for Christmas. From what I´ve heard, we are going to be able to use the camera in the house of prayer.  Oh also, there isn´t a church building here, and its not a stake, just a district.  Tomorrow, we have to travel 3 hours to get to the district meeting.  I´ll still be the district leader, but there are only 2 companionship here in the district.

It was very sad to leave Del Valley, actually when we told a family that I was going to leave, they bought me a cake, and I got a picture of it.  It was pretty sad, and my companion was a little sad, but mostly nervous because he is going to train now as well.  I hope that all goes well, and that they can have success.  My companion so far seems like a good guy.  I´m sure we are going to get along.  He also told me that we do have some investigators, and that if we work hard, then we should have lots of success.  The area is pretty big, we also are going to work in some of the little towns that are close.  It does seem like it is a nice place, and I´m excited to work here.
Elder Carey

Monday, December 7, 2015

Week 76 in Mexico, Week 16 in Del Valle

Hi so this week has been pretty good!!  It went by super fast because we had splits, the zone meeting, and some other stuff.  We just barely got back from buying suits.  I don´t have a picture yet, but its dark navy blue with pinstripes.  I also bought 2 ties that look pretty sweet.  Its a pretty nice store.  I´ll get some pictures maybe next week.  Oh, also, transfers are this coming week.  I might end up going but who knows.  Christmas is coming up.  There will be a huge 3 zone activity, and Christmas dinner on the 23 if I stay here, we also talked with a family for the night of the 24th to go have dinner at their house, which is very nice.  

This upcoming week is also the dedication of the Tijuana temple, and they are going to broadcast it to all of Mexico, so we are going to be able to go.  Besides that, we were also able to find some new people.  Yesterday we found someone who is super prepared.  His wife is a member, and he is very excited to learn more, he even took a picture of us so that he could remember the first day he received us for when he gets baptized, so he is super excited.  Also, I bought a fried ice cream this week, it costed 12 pesos, almost nothing!  It was pretty good, we might need to go get more soon.  

I also have a picture of a cool graffiti, and the zone meeting we had.  There is also a picture of an elder in my district and I putting on glasses, it was funny because it wasn´t planned this way, we just sort of ended up that way with the timer.  I hope everyone has a great week.
Elder Carey