Mexico Vera Cruz Mission

Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013

Dear Family,
The first week has been interesting! MOSTLY cause I understand probably...I don't know...10% haha. It's very difficult. They speak super fast! But some people are easier to understand or even if they just talk really slow! But I'm not too worried! I've understood more each day! SO  I should understand everything in a month! well I hope haha. I don't know... but that's what I want.

My companion is a native from Mexico City! But luckily he knows quite a bit of English. 

This week we've been meeting more with members trying to find people. Plus this week we had probably 3 or 4 full days of work....but this next week should be a lot better! 

I'm loving the food and the agua (AKA juice). They call juice agua? not really sure why?

Something I love is that they have juice for every meal. Jamaica juice is the most common and it's made from a flower. Then my favorite is this orange stuff. Its' like a Tampico but orange. It's very good!!! The food is great! The salsa is spicy.

I've seen more dogs than I have in my whole life.....except these ones are super ugly. 

The members here are super great! They are very humble and hard working! They provide lunch for us every day! Its kinda weird...we eat breakfast at like 7:30 and then lunch is at 2 and then we go back to our apartment at 9 and eat at about 9:30. It's a little weird.... but that's just how the schedule is here! 

Today we had a zone activity and we played softball and then it started raining.  It was so much fun! Everyone was running around and slipping and sliding in the wet grass. Oh speaking of is sooooo humid! I've never sweat soooo much in my life!

Something weird here is that most of the girls don't shave their legs. It was very weird the first couple days....haha. BUT I'm over it now.

Oh ya....I'm in a smaller town called Carlos a Carrillo just a ways outside of Tuxtepec. The weather is humid like I've never felt before. Its so crazy! The people drive crazy here too. I'm in a part where there are lots of toads too. Sadly it isn't mango season  :(   so I wont have one for a long time...I guess they are best in like April?  I'm doing great the people are great! Spanish will come! Anyways gotta go!

Elder Hakes

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