So i will first answer or talk about a few of the questions you sent me. Here the weather is definitely cooling down a whole bunch. Its like 60 out and maybe 55 at night. I am still just fine wearing tshirt but everone else needs to have their sweaters. Ok so speaking of sweaters... I remember in the movie 3 Amigos (older movie, with those 3 funny guys who acters in the movie but the little town thinks that all their movies are real and so they think that they can save them from that one dude) well in the movie the bad guy has is given a big ugly sweater for his birthday from some of his friends. Well i used to think it was funny because, well why would you wear a sweater in mexico! its crazy hot in mexico! Well now i think its funny because they actually use sweaters here... all year around. Even when i think its super hot out i will still find a few people wearing a sweater or jacket. Ok.. now back on track... you asked about Thanksgiving, here in Tijuana there are still people who celebrate thanksgiving. Just about all the members atleast. I believe my ward has had thanksgiving pot-lucks in past years. Idk about this year though.
OH yeah i did get the packege a little while ago, muchísimos gracias! i forgot to inform u of that the week i got it.
In this ward, yeah there are members that do family home evening regularly but not too many. I had more FHEs with the members in my last ward.
The elders in my District are: Hernandez, Toledo (LD), Bowers from NJ,USA, Judd from San Jose Cali (he went to Leigh High), and some other Elder (forgot his name, hes from Panama)
Now to talk about the borritos here. Ok so rarely ever do i eat a real burritos here. I guess here is more of a Taco place. When people do sell burritos they are usually pretty small, there are some places that sell really big burritos too, but not as many. And the burritos are not a whole lot like chipotle and nothing like tacobell. Generally if i want burritos i have to make my own. When eating at a persons house they usually put all the stuff seperatly on our plates (beans, chicken, carne, rice,.. ect) and then have the tortillas off to the side. The right way too eat this kind of a meal is roll up your tortilla and then us it to push the food onto the fork and then eat the food and then take a bite out of your tortilla. Its not all that common to put the food into your tortilla and then eat it like a taco or barrito. I personally think its tastier when you but the food in the tortilla like a burrito. Oh and speaking of tortillas, people eat there tortillas like crazy here. When we arrive at someones house to eat and they dont have tortillas the first appologise to us for not having tortillas and then they send there kid to go get some.
We will see how this holiday season goes here, its wierd, this will be the first one where i wont be home for. But i am sure i will have a good time.
So today we had a ward activity that we actually just got back from. (thats why i am writing late) It was really fun. We played a whole lot of soccer (by the way, i am not that bad at the sport, i remember i was horrible before the mision), then we played basketball and then volleyball. I remember in burnsville that just about all the young men played basketball (maybe not in a league but for fun atleast) here its pretty different. I dont think a single one of them plays much at all, and they all thought that because i am american i am really good at basketball. Not true! They were surprised when i told that i hardly ever played before the mission, and hardly know the rules haha. Well not only did we play sports but we were also served lunch there. Hamburgers! there were delicious. Oh yeah and i have really come to love putting jalapeño chilis and avacato in my burgers allong with the normal stuff. Its really good, i cant remember anyone at home doing it but you should all try it.
So i feel that this email was very food centered...well i hope it gets you all hunger for thanksgiving!
Now i will share with you my favorite escritura:
2 Nephi 31:19-20
In 19 it talks about a strait and narrow path and at the end of that path, where we all want to get to, is Eternal Life living with our Father in Heaven. Well now to back track a little bit, before one can fallow down the path and gain Eternal Life, one first needs to find the path or get on the path. Earlier in this chapter it talks about just how we can do that. First we need faith, repentence, baptism, and recieve the Holy Ghost and then we find our selves on the path.
I love teaching about this stuff, the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Ok well i got to go
Love you all
|eating (possibly working the grill) at a P-day/ward activity|
|He still gets hamburgers in Mexico|