To start I`d like to update everyone on the Lopez Mendoza Family, who are learning and changing more every time we pass by to visit them. They didn't make it to church this week, due to problems getting to bed on time, but they are excited to try again next week and we won`t give up on them! We taught them about the Atonement and Baptism this week and showed them a video called Recovery, which talks about a garbage dump in Idaho that was converted into an Airport and a community park. It`s given to relate to our sins, which can be cleansed through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, but often those sins come back to haunt us and make us feel weak and unworthy. We shouldn't let our past sins cause us to feel unworthy when we've truly repented. That`s Satan's influence discouraging us. They loved the idea, especially the father, Roberto, since he has made many deep mistakes and sins against his own family, but has the desire to turn his life around. I have faith this family will one day be made whole again thanks to the Atonement and will be happy as ever :)
Also this week my companion and I went to a dermatologist to have him checked. It was a clinic called Skin Group which specializes in skin and is found in San Pedro, close to where President Maucotel lives, in the other Mission. Wow that part of Monterrey is super fancy and modern!! The doctor examined my companion`s rashes and came to the conclusion that he has what`s called "Scabies", an infestation of the human itch mite. Luckily it`s fairly easy to treat, but does require a little bit of work. We had to go home and clean everything, especially our mattresses, sheets, and clothes and he has to apply various creams and a pair of medications as well. He has already improved greatly these past few days and is now able to sleep better and focus more during the day, not that he doesn't have the itching anymore. It took a while for us to figure out what he had after seeking medical help from several doctors, so it was a blessing to be given permission to go to a real skin professional who quickly discovered the culprit. Good story for him to tell his family :P.
|Cleaning out the house of the "Scabies" infection, fun :D|
Other than that, soon we will have our Zone Conference and also, I don`t know if I mentioned this, but this transfer was shortened a week due to Christmas and so it will be only 5 weeks and the next transfer will we 7 weeks and end on January 30. In my last interview, I talked with President Maucotel about my going away date and asked if I could have it extended 2 weeks, since I would be two weeks short of 2 years. He loved the idea, but has to confirm with Salt Lake. I`ll let you all know when I have more details. Don`t worry about it too much, either way it`s coming quick! Love you all and thanks for the Love and Support:)
|A neighbor gave us "carne asada"! So I made a yummy|
steak, hot dog, egg, and corn blend, yum!!