I couldn't leave without giving it a try! So, my soul is officially rejuvenated ;)
We headed home in a bus and got home just in time for our zone meeting. We had an ugliest skirt competition for the Hermanas and an ugliest tie competition for the Elders. It was pretty fun.
Culture note: Electricity. You don't know power lines until you've visited Mexico City. Here they string the power lines like in the states, from one telephone pole to another, but rather than having a few wires, there are at least 30 running in every direction. If you need some extra electricity, well, you just tap into one of the 50 wires outside your house. It isn't uncommon to see live electric wires on the street or hanging down in your path. There are stories of people walking through puddles on rainy days and getting electrocuted... And do they fix it? No!! They leave it there for up months or even years! Watch your step!
Wednesday we were knocking doors and we found a family of members who had just moved in from another part of Mexico...and they have a daughter that isn't baptized yet. What are the chances of finding them the day they moved in?!
As a missionary it is amazing to see how protected I am. Almost every person I have met here has been assaulted multiple times. Whether it be on the street, in a convi, or on a micro. It has happened many times to them. There are full grown men that get robbed and assaulted in the middle of the day! And me?! I'm a white, tall, blond, blue-eyed, American for crying out loud! Every time I tell anyone that I've never been assaulted they can't believe it. We are told that we're invisible to them...that they don't even realize that we're there. There are stories of missionaries on convis, robbers get on, and rob everyone there except the missionaries...invisible. God really does protect us here.
These past few weeks I've really grown to see some of our converts really progress. There is nothing better than watching them learn. And they have such a desire to progress! We've been focusing a lot on preparing them to enter the temple someday and having that be their goal and they love it. I can't quite explain the happiness you feel to help them truly progress in the gospel. I'm sure going to miss this area when I leave! I've seen so many miracles here! Success really does come with hard work and obedience. It all depends on how much you really want it!