Monday, September 30, 2013

Whats Up In Heujot

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September 30, 2013

Soooo not much news this week guys. We have been working really hard with not a terrible amount of success. Buttttttt its okay because the Lord continues to bless us in different ways. Like when the zone leaders lost our number this week. That was a good time. But he really has been blessing us in a lot of ways! So yah, the big news this week isnt very missionary-work related soooo hopefully I can pull it all back in with the spiritual thought at the end.....we'll see.
       So the craziness that happened this week all has to do with the entire city celebrating a catholic saint known as San Miguel. Sooo to accompany all this celebrating we have been going deaf from all the fireworks, enjoyed getting about 2 hours a sleep a night cause we live near the center of the city where there are concerts everynight and where they have set up a fair type deal with rides and snacks and all kinds of cheap clothing and sick stuff. But we have been pretty much trying to avoid all that stuff since its all surroundedddd by drunk people. Its been pretty hectic. Then Sunday was the biggest day of all and they had a continuous strand of fireworks (not the cool colorful kind, just loud) that lasted 3 hours. Continuously......seriously i dont think you understand. 3 HOURS OF ABSOLUTE TORTURE! It was pretty rediculoussss. But then that passed and today we got to go check it all out. We may or may not have also ridden one of the roller coasters they have set up. Mom and Dad, i tried to tell Elder G that my parents forbid me from riding fair rides but he wouldnt take no for an answer. Something about being a man and only living once...i cant remember exactly but it was very convincing. Then we also got to go to check out the rest of the fair and some concert from an absoluetly terrible group, but its cool cause we're in Mexico.

The pyramid ruins
More pyramid ruins
The Altar where they performed
       So today we actually got to go and check out something awesome this morning. Sooo there happen to be pyramids here in Puebla in the city of Cholula which is only like 20 minutes from here. So we went, and it was SICK. First off, it is under a hugeeee spanish church that was built up on the hill above the pyramid like a bagillion years ago....okay not that long, but it was built by the spanards and it was pretty cool too. So we got to hike up this hill that is like walking up Y mount but steeper -_- not the best time but we finally made it to the top and I only went into cardiac arrest like twice so i count that as a win. Then we took pictures up there. But thennnnnn we got to go into the tunnels under the pyramid that were dug by the indians (p.s. Those are the lamanites). They were soo cooooool! And we even got to go to a special area that isnt exactly open to the public....but there werent any restrictions, and all you needed was a boost up! Scarry stuff though. Then we got to walk around the ruins of the pyramid and we read about how there was one location where the Indians (remember....these are the lamanites) performed marriages. The tour guide said that the indians actually believed that if they performed the marriages in a special place on an alter they had, that they would be married for "time and all eternity" (his words, not mine) And we are all like hmmmmmmmm.......interesting....... haha soo cool. And then we got to buy a couple little souveniers from the pyramids and I got a special bracelet made with the missions new favorite phrase. I kid you not, i hear people trying to use this ALL the time now haha but it was soo cool! Oh, and then we were walking around and a tonnn of American girls were calling out Guerros.....oh i see you girl, but im married to the GAME right now. #MissionProblems

Pyramid Tunnels!
More pyramid tunnels!

My new bracelet hahaha  yessss
       So the spiritual thought today will be kinda short cause after all the pyramids and everything, we have like 20 minutes before six o clock haha butttttt the spiritual thought comes from the book of Enos, which isnt terribly long luckily ;) but in the very last verse of the very last chapter (see what i did there?) Enos is writing the conclusion to his book and he says in verse 27: "And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. AndI I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen." When I read this my heart was filled with the spirit and then a little bit of....aprehension. That day is coming. The day when we shall stand before our maker and our Savior and they shall decide our eternal fate. I know that I want to have this type of moment.....but if i dont live worthy here on Earth, that moment will be very diferent. As we strive to be good and keep the commandments, may we continually remember this moment, and exhort ourselves to reach this type of happiness and find that rest in the mansions of our Father. I hope that we can all live worthy of that moment. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

Me and my new BOI "Da Pyramid"

Elder Josh Hamm
Oh, and here's Me and Popo

Oh, and here's us on a roller coaster haha

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