Monday, January 18, 2010

Wild Dogs Everywhere

Ok so a lot of people are asking why my E-mails are so short so here is my attempt at a long one:

Our days usually start off going to a colony really far away called los Magueys. Then we go to lunch wherever it is in our area and then we go to another colony called los Rincones which is a lot closer to our house. We live in a huge apartment on the ground floor with two other elders who work in the same area as us. Because the ward boundaries are so big, we have two pairs of elders working here.

When we go to eat, the meal usually contains rice and beans with a kilo of tortillas in the middle of the table. And water that they usually blend with a fruit. Here in Mexico when we go grocery shopping we go to a place called Bodega which is like Wal-Mart’s version of Food City. Or just a Mexican Wal-Mart. One thing that I have really been missing from home is blueberry muffins. But I can wait on those until I get home. I

t takes us about 40 minutes walking to get to Los Magueys. Along the way we see a bunch of dogs. Really everywhere in Mexico you see dogs. They just run wild here. Mostly because they don’t neuter them here.

In our house as I have mentioned we live with two other Elders. Elder Delgado and Elder Garcia from Mexico City and Guadalajara. They both have a huge desire to learn English and are both learning very fast with me and my companion. My companion is starting to remind me of my companion in the MTC Elder Russell. Maybe it’s just because he is white,

The other day was Elder Garcias birthday. I gave him five pesos to go buy a candy bar. But he just paid it back to me when I paid the taxi to our interviews with the president. At our interviews with the president we all got new cell phones! But with more rules. Now we can only call president or our zone and district leaders with them. We can’t use them anymore for calling the bishop or the members for help anymore.

It was pouring the other day and we used the rain to get into peoples houses. Because most of the time they wont let us in.

My Ecco shoes are working out quite nice. Haven’t busted yet wearing them everyday.

We still haven’t had a preparation day since October.

My and my companion almost got attacked by the virgin worshipers club yesterday.

Yesterday the attendance of our ward went down from 130 to 60 people. I don’t know what happened there but we had brought 17 investigators to church.

I learned a new joke this week: What are the two oldest animals? The Zebra and the cow! Because their black and white! Hahaha!

But anyway, that’s about what’s happening or what its like here. Everyone who lives here really likes Obama. I don’t know why, but the fact is, I really don’t know what’s happening in the states right now. Could you include like a little something from the news every week or something the country is debating about like if the year is called Twenty ten or two thousand ten? That’s one of the debates here.

Well that’s about it. Be safe and Enjoy life!

Elder Whetten

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