I´m glad to hear that you guys had a great thanksgiving. I did eat an extra bowl of cereal before bed to celebrate but it´s nothing compared to chocolate pie. I´m glad to hear you got to play some games, and
I´m really sad that I had to miss that.
I´m getting pretty excited for Christmas, there are lights popping up all over hear. It´s kinda neat that everyone here believes in Christ, even if they aren't members of the church. Most people just have a
ton of lights centered around the Virgin Guadalupe (The virgin Mary, but the Mexican version that the Conquistadors used to convince all of the Lamanites to convert to Catholicism, a few months ago the Pope
said that it´s not Guadalupe, but the people don´t really care).
Honestly, this week really stunk. We lost all of our investigators, except for like 3. They all decided to stay Catholic or their spouse told them to stay Catholic, or they decided they don´t have time to meet with us any more. It really stinks. We also contacted a whole bunch of people trying to find new investigators. We found that everyone that lives in our area is not interested in listening to us, but everyone else would love to get baptized. Pretty much it got to the point that if the person was interested and involved in questions (both answering and asking) then we knew that they lived in Victoria, Tampico, Altamira, Veracruz, or any number of other cities. We sent in about 20 great references this week and the Secretary of References told us that we caused plenty of work for him this week. But with all of this work we only found 2 people to teach, and one of them already told us that he´s not interested. So that was pretty fun.
My companion also got a little sick this week so that cut out a little bit of efficiency and energy. But we´re both feeling great and we´re ready to give it all this week.
I hope that you've heard about Ilumina el Mundo, or Light the World (?). The Christmas initiative that the Church has put together. It´s pretty cool. It has one main video about service and how we are here in the place of Christ, and then there are 25 short videos, one for each day of December for how we can serve. It´s pretty cool and I hope that you all get a chance to do it.
It´s going great here. I love the food, almost everyday. I haven´t really gone hungry yet, but only two meals a day is a bit of a struggle. I hear in December that we get fed in almost every house and I really hope that it´s true. I love the Pan Dulce or sweet bread that they have here, it´s really good. I also love that I can just
buy bread from people on bicycles for really cheap and it´s really good. Bread is so good and so cheap.
Keep doing the things that you should. I hope you can all find someone to share the Gospel with, at school at home, in the neighborhood or in the street even. Just talk to people and try to share the gospel. It is part of the covenant you made to get baptized. And the missionaries will love you more for this than for ice cream.
I love you and hope you can start having a Great Start to December.