So this week has not been so crazy. I mean I did get a new comp and a bunch of new elders in the zone, but it has been pretty chill. Obviously there`s still plenty of work to do, though.
SO! Guess who`s my new comp?! Elder Onofre, my beautiful friend from Ecuador! Yep, the same Elder Onofre who lived with us in Arboleda for about 6 weeks. It`s kinda nice not to have to go through that whole ¨getting to know each other¨phase. Hopefully it gives us more time to focus on getting to work and seeing success in the zone.
I also have another ghost from Arboleda back to haunt me...Mi hijo, Johnson! Yep, only one cycle apart and now we`re in the same zone. His comp is a district leader too, so I see him a lot...great...He told me it would happen some day. Just another example of how the Lord tests us.
This week I also found some awesome ideas for my wedding. Not like it`s happening soon or anything, but ideas like these take years of careful planning. So, the family of one of our converts is from Oaxaca (southern part of Mexico) and they truly know how to throw a party. Basically a wedding party there lasts for 2 weeks. The whole town or village is invited and participates and they have some awesome traditions. My favorite by far is this type of parade they do. Basically there`s a big ole band that plays music throughout the entire town and people slowly start to join and party with them. They also parade around with a bunch of animals too. Cows, chickens, pigs, etc. Basically that`s the food. Yep, they parade what they`re going to eat throughout the streets. Literally a living menu. But! The best part of this whole parade by far is...The Turkey. Yes, a real life turkey. So, a very special person is given the honor of carrying the turkey on its shoulders while parading through the streets. Wait, that`s not all! They are also making the turkey drink taquila in order to get it drunk. A DRUNK TURKEY!! THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT EVERY WEDDING NEEDS!!! I`m sure this isn`t as exciting for many of you as it is for me, but just know that from this point on I refuse to have a drunken turkey-less wedding (sorry/not sorry mom and dad).
Well, I`m sure you are all glad to hear that Mexico is inspiring me with such wonderful ideas. It truly is a magical land. I love it so much.
Have an amazing week, love you all!!!
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