|Santa Prisca Cathedral|
The Catholic Church in Taxco, Mexico
Evidently Taxco became quite a large, thriving town because they found silver there a very long time ago. You can still buy some "really cool" silver things there, according to Elder Nils.
|Taxco de Alarcon, the Silver city|
Elder Nils has been in his new area for a few weeks now. He is now in Iguala, not too far from Acapulco, where he was previously serving.
|Elder Gordon and Elder Nils with Alberto|
Every year in October, one Sunday is set aside as the Primary Children's Sacrament meeting service - pretty much all over the world. My Whittier ward's Children's Program will be on the 21st. Elder Nils writes that he is playing the violin in a primary program in a few weeks. (Which sounds like that same Sunday! Small world when you are LDS!) "I've got an old Chinese-made $100 violin with an A-string that is about to snap. Surprisingly it doesn't sound all that bad."
Anyway, his companion will be singing, and someone else is accompanying them on the piano. Nils is a fine violinist, and I've heard his companion has a wonderful voice. I wish I could be there to hear this! Don't you?
His letter notes, as all his letters do, that the "missionary work is going well here.... we've got some really cool investigatores." To all you gringos out there, I think he means Investigators - as in folks who are investigating the doctrines of our Church.. Sometimes he slips into Spanish. It will be interesting to talk to him when he gets home in a few months to see how well he remembers to speak English!