I have been feeling really weird lately because everything feels...normal? Life here, in Mexico, feels normal? Well, there's still moments where I'm like, 'Ok, what's happening.' Like when I'm hugging a toothless hobo or someone's showing me their dismembered baby doll and witch collection (I'll be sure to have pictures next week). Yet, I haven't been as shocked at the thought that I'm in Mexico just livin life like normal. I feel like the main reason for this is that I've gotten a lot closer with the people and more comfortable in the work.
The ward is amazing and there are so many members who are so willing to help us out. We've been having a lot of awesome ward activities that focus on missionary work and inviting people to church. Last night we watched Conozca a los Mormones and ate some delicious movie snacks(con mucho chile, claro). The members' willingness to fulfill their responsiblities as missionaries definitely encourages us to work as hard as we can, too. This week we found a ton of new investigators and they all seem really excited and ready to learn more about the gospel! With all these new, amazing, prepared people and an awesome ward to help out, great things are bound to come!
I'm also pretty excited for Dia de los Muertos!! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays and Mexico goes above and beyond!!! It's basically 3 solid days of craziness. Decorations have been up for weeks, I've already eaten un buen de Pan Muerto, and I am so excited for this weekend (even thought I'll probably be inside). I'll make sure to document my experiences in detail and have photos for next week.
Well, just some final thoughts on the week: Deep fried ice cream is amazing (especially free). For your own well-being please find some immediately. Also, people here just love taking selfies with gueros and I don't think I'll ever be able to return to life in the states where I'm just 'normal'.
Homework this week is to read Romans chapter 8. Literally blows my mind at how much doctrine, peace and power is packed into one small chapter. Definitely worth the read.
Anyway, love you all and hope you have an awesome week! If you have any questions about my mission or Mexico, I would LOVE to talk to you about it!
paz y bendiciones,
Here is Carson's update on the hurricane.
" I forgot to mention the whole hurricane thing in my blog post, but it didnt do anything here. We haven't even gotten rain! I was a little bummed because I love all the chaos of it, but I figure it's a great blessing!"
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