I haven't much time (we had to trek to Pachuca today 2 hours both ways), so I'll keep it short and simple. This week we simply had a lot of people lie to us. Very obviously as well. We received a reference from the trip to Hawaii activity that we were told was golden, so we went to contact her Saturday night. Her mother answered the door and said she wasn't home, but accepted to listen to our message. In the middle of our quick message, her daughter opened the door (from the inside) and said, "hi, Elderes!" Well... that was incredibly awkward. For her, anyway. They also said they would come to church, and despite the resistance of her mother, we told her we would come by so we could walk together. Upon arriving at their door Sunday morning, her mother answered the door and said, "she's not ready yet. We'll see you there."
"We can wait for you guys."
"No! We'll see you there." Yes, it was that blunt.
Upon leaving the door, we both pretty much knew her mother wasn't going to let her leave the house, and big surprise, they never showed up to church. We weren't able to swing by in the afternoon, but she will surely have some PG-rated dialogue coming her way the next time we see her. Seriously, her daughter is awesome; she accepted a baptismal date within like 2 minutes of knowing her. We'll see how that one goes.
We also had quite a few people simply flat out reject us. I went on interchanges with Elder Bigler, a new missionary with about 2 months in the mission, this week. We knocked on a door, presented ourselves, and the older gentleman at the door said, "I thank you, but we're ahora si que Catholic," and promptly closed the door. Just so you know, "ahora si que" is a saying that so many people down here say and it literally makes no sense whatsoever (in English or Spanish). "now if that". What!? It bugs the heck out of me when people say it. I usually make a little bit of fun of them and start to stick it in wherever I want in my speech as well when I talk to them. They don't notice, but Elder Barrios and I have a good laugh about it afterwards.
That's all I have time for this week!
Iré y haré,
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