Sunday, December 21, 2014

14 December 2014

First of please enjoy this lovely joke of my companion
Knock knock
who's there?
nobody
nobody who?
nobody who cares!
feel free to use that at you pleasure. 

I passed some graffiti this week that said "creo en un mundo mejor" which means i believe in a better world. But the thing is, they had put an x through en so it read "creo un mundo mejor" which means i create a better world. The message here is pretty clear but i though it was pretty awesome nonetheless.
Also i'm officially legal here in mexico. we went to the immigration office and I gave them some gorgeous photos of myself and my fingerprints and ya, i'm a legal immigrant now so sorry, i'm officially here for the next while. I tried guayaba this week which is a delicious fruit here. I think its a quince but not sure. It looks like a small potato has the texture of an apple mixed with a pear and i don't know how to describe the flavor but its great. 
I can't even begin to explain how awesome being here is. All the people are great. We're talking with several different families that are super fun. There's always something good to look at too. I woke up a couple mornings ago feeling dead as could be but when i went outside it was breezy and the sky was full of puffy toy story clouds and it was awesome. There's always something good about every single day. Remember that.
In my morning study i'm reading the book of Mormon in Spanish to help with the language and all and I was reading in 1 Nephi 16:18-33. So basically they're traveling in the wilderness and Nephi´s bow breaks. And then his brothers bows lose their spring so basically they couldn't get food. Most people would be a little put out at this point but here's where we learn a great lesson in being awesome cause Nephi decides hey well its not going to magically get better, might as well do something. So he goes and makes a bow and an arrow. Then throws in a dash of faith and goes hunting. He's rocking it with a single arrow and manages to come back with multiple animals. So here's the deal. There's always something you can do. Give every effort you've got and when you do that throw in that faith and God helps with the rest. I see that everyday. We were walking around and had no more energy. We forgot to load money onto our bus cards so we couldn't take the bus. We started sluggishly walking though and suddenly we hear a whistle and look and its a church member that's stopped and basically says where are you headed? Hop in! So we do and then he says well i'm hungry, i'm going to get a couple hot dogs. How many do you want? It was just well wow. We were pooped in all ways and just before the end of our capability, a small miracle occurred. Keep being awesome. Have an adventure this week and remember that no matter what, there are at least two people that love you and would do anything for you. One being me and the other, more importantly, being Christ. In this holiday season take a moment and think about why millions upon millions of people celebrate Christmas, or the birth of Christ. Take a moment and discover that gift God gave us (John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."). christmas.mormon.org has a great 2:30 video. Love you all and be awesome!

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