"Si no pica, no es rica"
get the chile out orale!!
also a taco isnt a taco unless the tortilla is dipped in oil before tossing it in the pan.
thats all we get down here haha.
also another little Hidalgo update is we were in walmart today and bachata just started playing through out the store. haha thats a regular thing. and yes it was Aventura. nothing like some bachata while shopping.
Elder Ortega is my new comp, he's originally from Puebla Mexico but came from vegas, its kinda funny to see everyone's reactions whenever he tells them he is from vegas, everybody is in awh about it haha. he's the only member in his family and actually is a convert of 2 years.
we had a pretty great week, had some awesome miracle lessons with people who used to be very rude to us. we had one lesson where the guy said no and that he didnt have time and then all of a sudden he said you know what i have like 5 minutes. we sit down and by the end he is laughing and just having a great time and invited us over again to teach all his family. we stopped by on saturday for like 5 minutes cause i had to use the bathroom.. while im in the bathroom i hear a bunch of yelling and im like what the heck is going on, so i run out and the father and son are fighting and arguing and the father was like defending us about being missionaries and how we deserve to sit inside, it was crazy but they rushed us out and told us monday would be better so we'll see how it goes today. also the son is like 32 but it was quite the experience. one day during this week our cell phone service went out in Hidalgo so it was pretty hard to get a hold of people so we decide to go out in the morning ot try and find people. we finally got service when we were in mcallen and we got a phone call from pedro, so we got a text from his wife a week ago saying that they were being seperated. pedro really felt that god was leaving him so he went to reynosa and we had no contact with him. but then finally he just called us it was a miralce and we visited him later that night and he realized that he needed to come closer to god now that he is going through some hard things. Ether 6:5-12 what did they do in verse 7 when they were encompassed about many waters? they cried unto the lord as we should cry unto him always but especially when things are hard and your head is barely out of water. what a great experience it was to have that lesson. im so thankful for the spirit and the power that comes as we read the scriptures and like it to us. God Lives!! and he knows our hearts. the mission is the greatest experience of my life!!! there is also this breakout of a skin eating bug called mites lol pretty exciting oh and Zika. we also knocked on a door of a part member family we have been trying to meet. the wife opened the door and explained to us how excited she is to have us over to learn about her husbands religion. what a great thing to hear right??:) Elder Ortega and i decided to fast for a miralce for the month. we had some great visits the spirit was strong and we rolled up to our only set appointment and there was the miracle. this part member family. we go inside and they were very happy it was our first visit with them and we taught the restoration and the wife was the one we were teaching and she had great questions and she is excited to read and the husband is very supportive. It was awesome and then later we got a couple phone calls of some baptismal interviews needing to be done this week. the zone is bumping. also the sisters in our ward had a church tour with this small family, its great to see peoples success. its pretty cool how everyone has a story of just things theyve gone through and where they are going. i feel that my compa and i are pretty similar. man so many cool things went on this week. later today we are going to swing by this place that sells peruvian food. should be pretty exciting. also just wanted to say a little something something about how great my father Martin Gonzalez is and how great of a father he is. i remember this one time we were at scout camp and he brought the good ol astro van we had. R.I.P. but we were on our way to the camp after we were fishing and we noticed that another scout leader in a truck was on his way back as well so we started racing him in our van and we won!!! lol my dad is so awesome!! not to mention we were on a dirt trail the whole time haha also all the many times he made potatoe salad or macaroni salad and barely had any of it cause all of his kids ate it.. lol or even whenever he would make egg salad and it was all gone in 10 minutes. he's the best and he deserves all the neccos and peeps he could ever want. happy later fathers day but i just wanted to let everyone know how much i love my dad!! he's a stud and is a random trivia master. give him un abrazo for me.
Half of the Hidalgo Zone last transfer
Elder Hodgson and I before he went home, i was compas with him and Moser in Sinton while gunderson was in the hospital. what a stud.
Elder Hawkins, he was in my first district in Laredo, so sad seeing all these homies go finish their mission. best pal.