|Elder Nils and his companion share a meal|
The 10th of November marked Elder Nils' 22nd birthday. He was lucky in that he got what looks like a truly delicious cake (above). It's hit or miss in the mission field. They don't always eat very well, but Nils reports that he loves Mexican food.
He writes, "This last week has been really good. We've had a lot of fun in our area, and we've eaten a lot of good food. I mean, what more can you ask for?
"Anyway, so life is going awesome here. I completely forgot about Thanksgiving. I think I ate mole (pronounced mole-ay) that night. Mmm I love mole, that's something that's been interesting to me. My companion hates most Mexican food, but I love it, yet he's the Latino. I guess everyone's got their tastes."
|Our Elder Nils posing for the camera|
Walking through the streets of this town, Elder Nils saw a traditional wedding party.
|Mexican Wedding Serving Platter|
by Gorky Gonzales
I would have loved seeing photos of that!
It's not all fun and games, though. He writes, "I've been attacked by so many dogs in the streets that I dunno if I can look at a dog the same.."
In spite of the dog problem, it sounds like Nils is having an incredible cultural experience, in addition to the spiritual experiences he writes of. There will be another baptism this coming weekend. He has baptized many good people in the course of his missionary experiences in Mexico.
I can't believe he's coming home after the first of the year. Those 2 years have really zoomed by.
Just a month or so to go!