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Hello my friends and family! Still here in Mexico, just saying hello!
|Our Easter Baskets|
Wednesday. We were on day changes with a member in the ward, so Elder Insaurralde was in one village and Elder Garrido and I were together in another village. We were walking down the street, casually...then BOOM...I TRIPPED. My face just smacked the concrete, haha! Came out of nowhere. After my companion laughed a good 20 minutes, wiped away his tears, I started breathing again, and we got back to work.... Sometimes random things happen on the mission, and your companion just makes fun of you. That happened to me, haha!
Friday. I had a district leader meeting in the center of Puebla at the offices. It took about an hour and a half to get there. But President talked about our roles as district leaders and taught us about temples. Very interesting talk! Then, in the afternoon, the churches down here started throwing water on everyone as a tradition of the church. Something to do with the "Sacred Week" before Easter Sunday.... of course the white boy and his two friends in white shirts and ties with name tags on, from a different church, became the targets. We got in Army mode, sprinting through fields and orchards to dodge the cars driving by with buckets of water, ready to soak us. Surprisingly...we are good soldiers and made it the whole day DRY. :)
Saturday. As missionaries we regularly/daily are talking to random people in the street or in buses about the gospel. I started talking to one man who lives in the Mexican state of Coahuila (Northern Mexico and different mission). I explained to him we have missionaries in that state and they could visit him. Then he pulls out his Canon (big zoom camera) from his fancy bag, and takes a picture of me as I am talking to him and writing down his information, haha. WHAT??! He is a tourism reporter and thought it would a good story... About the white boy that invited him to talk about religion, haha! Good guy, but awkward.
Sunday. My Birthday and Easter! SWEET!!!
I testify that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the ONLY true church on the face of the earth. With the restored priesthood keys essential, in fact crucial, for the saving ordinances of the gospel. And that through the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord restored His church.
I love you all so very much. I hope you ALL have a killer week, and enjoy the gospel everyday.
Elder Brian Burgess
Glasses (April 14, 2014)
Changes and....Another Trip to the Hospital (April 28, 2014)
|McDonald's in Spanish|