Monday, April 20, 2015

Week 71 My sister got her mission call! April 20, 2014

The view from Zocalo
Early Monday morning, with the help of the Santa Cruz family, we went to the "Mercado Sonora" which is a HUGE market just outside of Center. They sell just about everything...and for WAY cheap. So we went to buy a few things we want to take home with us. We also went with them to Zocalo for breakfast on the balcony looking out over the main cathedral. I sure am going to miss this place!
We ate from a molcajete. It was delicious!
Hermana Taylor and I have been finding a bunch of new and AWESOME investigators. It's amazing being a missionary. We are teaching people who have past lives that you wouldn't believe...ex prostitutes, drug dealers, murderers, etc. And it's not even scary! We sit with them and help them change! Sometimes I sit in a lesson in awe and think, "Here I the middle of Mexico...teaching someone who spent the last 10 years in prison! And he wants to change!" There is nothing quite like it! What an amazing experience it is to be able to help these people turn their lives around!
I am really going to miss doing my laundry like this (I'm serious!)

Friday: At about 8:00PM I got a call from President sister had her mission call! From his house he face-timed my family and then held his phone to the face-time call so that I could listen in. It was awesome! I got to listen in on the whole mission call opening. I think I was more nervous than anyone! I was practically shaking and I was trying not to cry! Then my sister started to read the call..."Dear Sister Ingram, you are hereby called to serve in...PERU!!!" My sister is going to Peru everyone! It was tough to hear much through all the screams and cheers but I got the gist of it. I couldn't help but tear up...I knew exactly what and how she was feeling. I said bye and so did my sister and we hung up. So, she's going to Peru and she leaves on August 12th which means we'll have 2 months together before she's off for a year and a half....that part makes me kind of sad...but I'm really proud of her decision and I know it will be life changing for her. I'm proud of you Hannah! You're in for an adventure of a lifetime!

Hermana Taylor and I are seeing lots of blessings here in Polanco! We have about a month and a half left to give it our all and to make a lasting difference...and that's exactly what we're going to do!
Grinding cocao with Piedad and her husband
Once it's ground she makes it into chocolate pucks and sells them in the tianguis

He shines old rusty metal pieces for a living

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