et another cycle has come and passed in the Mission Mexico Pachuca even faster than all the last. I have no clue what to do with the time passing so quickly. I suppose that's the mission life, though. Mothers' Day is right around the corner, and Christmas will be here in no time at all! But I'm not trunky!
As the cycles pass, so do the changes... but this time I wasn't changed! Elder Morales is officially my first companion apart from my trainer and children that I've had for more than 1 cycle. It's gonna be a fun second cycle together. We have so much planned for the zone! :D
Together with the changes we also had our entire ward split yesterday (sunday). We're still part of the Mixquiahuala ward, but our area just got much bigger, and our sunday meetings are now at 8 in the morning. That's not so bad for us personally, but it means that it'll be even harder to get our investigators to wake up in the morning to go to church. That's how it was in my first area, and yes, it was quite difficult to get people to come to church. We'll see how things go here.
In terms of investigators, the entire Familia San Juan came to church! I don't remember if I already explained about them, but the grandparents of said family are members as of quite some time ago. Three of their four children are also members, but the wives of their children and their grandchildren have never been to church before or even really heard about the gospel. We found them out of what some might call luck, but we call the Lord working in mysterious ways. We were totally lost looking for a reference in the middle of nowhere in our area. I saw a small little street leading off the main-ish road and thought, "maybe it's down that way..." We headed down, passed a couple of houses, and almost to the end we heard someone say, "Hermanos! What are you looking for?" I thought, "is it that obvious that we're lost...?" After giving their best effort to help us, Hermano Nasario said, "Hey... can you guys come in and bless our house?" You can imagine what happened next. We started teaching them a lot more regularly, and this Sunday they showed up to church. Five new baptismal dates set right there. It is for that reason specifically that I certainly did NOT want to be changed. This time, President decided to comply with my wishes.
And that's about everything that's happening out here at this point. My studies of the scriptures have gotten far more intense seeing as it has taken me about a week to read the first 3 verses of 1 Nephi 1. Yeah, there are that many of God's mysteries contained in every verse. My scriptures are going to be so full of notes and colors when I finish with them! I'll probably take a picture for next week. Until then, iré y haré.
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