This week was pretty neat. Lots of people to teach, changes coming up, time moving too quickly, etc. You know, mission stuff. As far as investigators go, there hasn't been anything too interesting happening lately. We're just (as always) trying to get people to come to church.
Second best thing from this week: Our shopping spree. I had about $600 pesos left for the month this morning (the month ends tomorrow), so we decided to head down to the best of the best in stores down here: Wal-Mart. We just started throwing a ton of food in the basket, still being smart about our spending to get as much as possible, and we bought food for what looks like the next 2 weeks. We're gonna have some good eats in these coming days. I also stopped by Suburbia and bought some pretty neat ties for super cheap; about $16 (US) for both of them. Sometimes I absolutely love Mexico :D
Best part of this week: Stake Conference. I don't know if I mentioned this in my emails in the past few weeks, but we've been looking forward to stake conference for quite some time now. We were told it would be held in the chapel next to the temple in Mexico City, and we were absolutely ecstatic when President Egbert gave us permission to go. We wouldn't be allowed to go into the temple, but just being near it was good enough for us. We went to take some pictures up close by the front door, but the guard was all like, "WOAH! You can't go past this clearly opened gate to take photos!" and then proceeded to close the gate behind us as we walked down. If you don't want people up there, close the gate and save us all the awkwardness. We still got some pretty good photos from a bit further away, though.
It was rather interesting as we drove closer and closer to the temple in our bus; I continued anxiously looking for the Angel Moroni to peek through the tops of the buildings... and then I saw him; bright, golden, and absolutely beautiful. It had been far too long since I had seen that angel, and I was filled with a rather familiar peace that I had only really ever felt inside the temple. It made me think of the story in Mosiah, when King Benjamin constructed a tower on top of the temple to speak to all of the people in the city. Everyone came near with their families and planted their tents with the door facing the temple. I've always loved the way we can apply that story into our own lives, pointing ourselves and our families towards the temple and the sacred ordinances that lie within. We'll be filled with an everlasting and eternal peace as we make the constant effort to attend the temple and always live true to the principles we learn there. I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity I had to even be outside the temple. Don't take for granted the priviledge of having a temple close and not entering inside. There are plenty of people who would gladly trade places with you for even the opportunity to be outside the temple and just feel its atmosphere.
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