DOS MESES EN LA MISION!!
TWO MONTHS IN THE MISSION!!
It feels like a decent accomplishment.
On Saturday we drove past a park downtown and there was a huge celebration thing going on. We decided to stop and check it out. It was Plano's yearly International Festival, or something like that. It was so cool! This place is really diverse. We heard so many different languages, not to mention accents.
Speaking of diversity here, I have encountered a slight problem when knocking doors. Every once in a while, a woman from India (I am guessing) opens the door. For some reason, my mind is unable to accept that they don't speak Spanish. I start speaking in Spanish and they just stare and I just stare until Hermana Enriquez speaks in English and gives them the card and we all leave feeling awkward.
Two requests for all people in the world, or at least in this area.
1. Please stop eating at restaurants and shopping on Sunday. Our investigators can't come to church when you do.
2. Please wear clothes when you answer the door. This shouldn't need to be said. You can just not answer the door. Really. It's ok.
I can't decide if every encounter we have with people is awkward because of us, or because of them.
When we were running on Wednesday morning, Hermana Enriquez messed up her leg somehow. Entonces, we have been spending most of our morning exercise time inside, where I lay on the ground and think about doing sit ups and try not to fall asleep again. Also, last week when we were cleaning, Hna Enriquez found a Zumba DVD on our bookshelf. So that had to happen on Tuesday morning. I am opposed to the idea of it, but it makes me laugh.
We got a call yesterday morning from whoever plays piano in the branch, saying she was sick. So I played piano rather poorly for Sacrament meeting. I hope she comes back next week so we all don't have to experience that again.
I tried elote (the corn with mayonnaise I think and chili powder like on Nacho Libre). I have decided not to have it again.
On Wednesday was the Fashion Show of Modesty that we (as in the other missionaries) have been planning for the youth for a while. It was more successful than I was expecting. The kids who were modeling showed up, parents showed up, and dessert showed up. There was some confusion about an hour before it started when we didn't have a projector that worked to use to create backdrops. But things worked out, as the usually do.
I like when we eat at members' houses. Not because of the food, although I enjoy that, but because I like when people are nice to us.
We had a good training meeting thing on Tuesday or Wednesday (I forgot which). One question that the guy posed was "If you had to choose between two things, truth and religion, which would you choose?" I really like that question. We don't claim to convince people to join some religion. We claim to present the truth, and they are free to do whatever they want with it. No more, no less. I can't convince anyone of anything. All I can do is invite them to ask God what is true. I know other people may disagree, but I believe there is only one truth. It doesn't change for different people, that is called perception. Truth is an eternal principle.
Anyway, I encourage you all to never stop searching for more truth.
Have a great week!