HAPPY GRINGO DAY EVERYBODY!!!!!! I know that everyone is just lovin their day in the sun, eating BBQ, hanging with the family and enjoying some awesome fireworks. Definitely miss all of craziness back home. BUT! Don't worry too much. We've celebrate the 4th here in Mexico in our own way. We planned a 2 zone activity at the stake center and spent the day playing volleyball and basketball. YEP, I FINALLY PLAYED VOLLEYBALL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE MTC!!!! It was amazing. I also shared all my American snacks from my package my parents gave me. After all that we had a wonderful feast of McDonalds and Dominos...GOD BLESS AMERICA! Haha, it was an awesome 4th of July.
Now, about the week. Interesting (probably my favorite word, right?). So I got a very bad cold this week which did not make things too fun. Especially since one of the worst days was during divisions. I'm trying to get to know the zone a little bit better since I only have a month left until I'm left all alone here. So, Wednesday I was in a different area. It was terrible. I was such a distraction in every lesson mainly because I looked like I was dying. I was trying to hide it too which probably made it look even more pathetic. Also, I was trying to focus on helping out this elder in his area but I felt absolutely horrible. So I'm struggling to stay alive when the assistants call me to tell me some elders in our zone have special changes (we were on divisions with one companionship affected by the change) and they are going to close an area as well. Also, it was happening tomorrow. Well, that ended divisions. It wasn't really stressful or difficult for me but we did have to run home in the pouring rain so that one of the elders we were with could pack. During all this craziness, I somehow managed to lose my phone on the bus in my rush to get back. Really? I was so mad at myself. I frantically called and called, praying that someone would answer. THEN, SOMEONE DID!!! AND THEY LIVED ONLY A COUPLE CALLES AWAY!!!! So, still sick, still raining, we sprinted to this wonderful saint of a man. I could not stop thanking him and ended up giving him a hug (definitely regretted being a good person after that). What an incredible answer to my prayers. I realized after that, the day wasn't that bad. When we finally got home, I popped some pills, drank hot chocolate and slipped into a magical coma.
So, Thursday was still a pretty rough day but I felt a lot better by Friday. Just in time for the next divisions. Elder Butler from Arizona (who's an amazing and ssuuuuuppper tall person) came to my area and we had a great time.
Well, today was great but it hasn't ended and I still have to direct a zone meeting tonight. I hope everything is going well back in the States and you all enjoy your 4th of July. I know everything down here in Mexico is just incredible. I love the people I meet and teach, the other missionaries I work with, my amazing companion Elder Choc, all the wonderful friends I've made...the food and so much more! It's crazy/sad to think that probably this time next year I've be saying goodbye to it all. SO! Enjoy life and love the people around. There's really no other way to be happy. I love you all! BYE!!
con mucho amor,
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