Hey que uele?,
Notes for future missionaries and just good advice in general: 1. although at times you might not have any money don´t buy the cheap milk that is past its due date, 2. although it may be tempting to ride in a sweet sports car with a random person, don´t do it you´ll end up in the middle of nowhere, 3. when climbing a mountain that is commonly climbed look for the common path, not just something that looks like a path as you might just end up climbing a water run off trail, 4. the secretaries have time to make some pretty sweet looking shirts! Well anyways this week was pretty solid, we had a bunch of interesting experiences, and found a super awesome investigator!
Well let´s start with the first point of advice, when you have a zone activity and the cheapest missionaries are put in charge of the food, you aren´t going to have a fun life 2-3 hours after the food. On Monday we had a big zone activity where we all came to the stake center and watched Singles Ward while we cooked pancakes and had chocolate milk. It was pretty fun to mess around with everyone before the changes. However the entire zone learned that something was up when everyone was running to the bathroom after about 2 hours. We later learned that the missionaries that were in charge of the milk tried to save a buck or two and bought the milk that had expired a week before and the store was just trying to get rid of it for real cheap. I would not recommend that experience for anyone, I drank about half a gallon and paid the price for the next 2-3 days! Hahahaha
Secondly, when a doctor offers you a ride in his Camaro to his house to pick up medicine, don’t take the offer, or at least ask where his house is and if you get a return trip… On Tuesday the president’s wife called us up and asked us to go pick up some medicine for a missionary so we ended up going. However when we got there the doctor told us that the medicine was in his house and that he would give us a ride in his new Camaro. Well there was no way we were passing up an opportunity to get to ride in a new sports car so we hopped in, my companion in front, and I in back (the person who invented Camaros was either really short, or just doesn´t like tall people in the back of his cars). It ended up being really sweet, we felt like we were in the bat mobile or something, super cool. Anyways we finally got to his house and he gave us the medicine and said “well it was good see y´all” and hops back in his car and leaves us in the middle of a gated community in the middle of nowhere. You may remember that I commented that we always use Uber to go to places, but the thing is that Uber can´t enter into gated communities, so that was out of the plan. So we ended up walking for about 2-3 hours looking for the exit to this massive gated community. So yep, don´t trust doctors with sport cars unless they live close, or are going to give you a ride back to the clinic.
Saturday, we went to a hill called Cerro De La Cruz with a member who told us that he climbed the hill about 5 years before and led us the start of the trail (wasn´t actually the correct trail). We started climbing the hill and it ended up being sheer cliffs that we were climbing, about a ¼ of the way up the member gave up and returned home. About 1/3 of the way up my companion gave up and returned with the member. The assistants and I continued up the now very steep hill and after about an hour and a half we finally made it (the hike should only last about 30 minutes). When we finally made it to the tope we all took a nice break and took a bunch of photos and we thought of ourselves as champions. It was about at this time when we looked over and saw a 6 year old and her grandpa up there with us! We were super shocked until we looked over the other side of the hill and saw a road half way up the hill and then a nice little dirt path leading all the way up! We thought it was pretty funny and then we raced each other down the side of the hill (not the brightest idea but luckily no one fell and died!).
In terms of the shirts, well… I´ll just send some photos, they ended up really cool. Maybe I’ll consider a career in fashion for college hahaha, nah, but they did end up cool and now the other zones that did shirts are jealous of ours and shameful of theirs. What a great secretary gift I have to spend hours designing a shirt while my companion is locked up in the offices closing the financial cycle!
A cool moment this week was on Tuesday with one of our investigators. We both arrived at the offices at 8:00 in the night, it was an appointment that we has scheduled. We didn´t think he would come so we took him on a tour of the church and showed him the sacramental room and he started crying and said that this was the place that he needed to be. We then showed him a bit more of the church and ended up at the baptism fount and asked him if he would like to be baptized in a month. He told us quickly that yes he wanted to be baptized. But then he got really worried, and we asked him what happened, and he told us he didn´t know where they sold white clothes hahaha. We told him we provided all that. He was super excited and then told us the only thing we have to do now is to convince his family to be baptized with him! And to add to the story it was even better that he came to church with us today, and had a great time as well!
And that was our last week of this cycle, guess we´ll see what happens this next cycle!
México Chihuahua Misión