Wow, I'm already heading into my 4th week here in barrio Villada with Elder Choc. Only 3 more weeks until he goes home and I get a new comp!!! I feel like we just started all this craziness. But...that's just how the mission works.
So this week was another full week of divisions. I feel like all I do is run around and I'm hardly in my area but, I only have a little bit of time to get to know everything before changes. I spent all day Wednesday with Elder Preciado (we all call him 'Precious' which he just loves) from Guadalajara. He was actually in the same district as me when I came here in the mission. He knows quite a bit of english and is just a super funny, friendly guy. At a time when I barely spoke spanish and was a nervous wreck, he helped me feel a lot better. For that, he'll always be an awesome friend. So, the divisions went amazingly. The only bad, but actually super fun thing was that we got completely soaked in the street. It was raining so hard and we couldn't really avoid it so we just accepted it. People looked at us so wierd laughing and smiling in the pouring rain. It was awesome.
Saturday we did divisions again but started them after a quick, delicious breakfast together. One of the elders is from the north and taught us how to make flour tortillas by hand! We even rolled them and everything. Plus, we made homemade salsa, guacamole, and all the fixings for delicious breakfast burritos. They were the best breakfast burritos I've ever had and I ate like 4 of them. It was a great day.
The last interesting thing that happened this week was that I renewed my visa! Yep, I'm legal for one more year!!! It was awesome to get together with Elder Gardner and Elder Lynch from my generation. We also went with an awesome Elder from Puerto Rico who will be going home with us as well. It was a cramped taxi ride to Immagration, but it was super fun. Afterwards we made a stop at a store run by Jews that sell a lot of American foods. I got some cream soda and enjoyed every delicious drop of it.
The cream soda and burritos were definitely the food highlights for the week. Well, the good ones. Friday night we went to the store to buy some things before heading home for the night and a guy was there shucking oysters on the sidewalk. A bunch of other guys were hanging out there and one of them told me to try one. I politely said no and kind of tried to ignore them as we bought our stuff. I was waiting for my change when I see the guy offer my comp one. Choc asked where they were from and if they were fresh and the guy assured us that they were. He kind of looked scared but at it anyway!! Then, they handed me one. And guess what...I ate it. I don't even like oysters and never ate them at home in nice, authorized establishments but I'm here in Mexico eating them in the street by some random guy. It was 100% peer pressure and it 100% worked. Luckily, I haven't felt too many side effects yet. We'll see..........
Well, obviously I'm still working on my decision making skills but at least it makes for interesting experiences. Hopefully we guys have an awesome week and study1Nephi:18 in the Book of Mormon for your homework. Next week I will post a spiritual thought because I haven't done that in FOREVER and I feel terrible. I mean, everyday I have amazing spiritual experiences and learn new things about the gospel. BUT! It's more important to share the experiences we have and help others learn as well. Okay? Okay.
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