Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sept. 5- Smiles and Sombreros

Dear Family,
it was a great week! We just keep chugging along here and having a wonderful time:) Hermana Dent and I are really having fun together and finding lots of great people to teach. Who knows maybe this Branch will get switched into a ward while we are here;)

One day we were looking for a direction and we passed by a tortilleria (where they make and sell tortillas) and we decided to have a mini-field trip to see how they make them! It was pretty cool. The people thought we were cute thinking it was interesting, haha. They just take corn and shred up into tiny tiny bits with some water and then with the maza the machine flattens it and cuts it into perfect little tortillas that are then baked and sent down the conveyor belt:) It is way harder making them by hand, haha.
They even gave us free tortillas as part of our spur-of-the-moment tour;) I love how open and kind Mexican people are. They are always willing to share what they have, especially information and help:) They sure do love tortillas here, though. They even have men on motorcycles that carry around tortillas all around all day honking their horns up and down the street for everyone to buy. 
We had a cool separate meeting this week with the other sister training leaders of the mission, it was good and I learned a lot. This is us 6 with Hermana Avila:) That big green thing at my foot is the worlds largest lime, a woman on the street gave it to us and we carried it around all day, haha. 
Me and my happy companion:) I love being with her but sometimes her bright blue eyes and long curly blonde hair attracts so much attention, haha. This week a man asked to take a picture of her. ''um, no.'' 
So, we are really good at having fun together whatever the circumstances, and we have been having a lot of fun lately with our sombreros and the shadow they make, haha. Mine looks like one of those circle head bathroom stick people, and hermana Dent's looks like Darth Vader or a doll with plastic hair, haha. 
Its been a little rainy lately, and we've been really happy about the break from the hot, haha:) 
This is one of the awesome families in our ward, Jazmanny and his wife Cecilia:) And their son Aiman Helaman. They use a lot of book of mormon names here in Mexico, I know lots of Nefis, Moronis, Helamans.. but not too many Laman or lemuels;) This family is ALWAYS willing to give us food and help us in what we need, we are definitely so blessed:) 
I hope that you all have a wonderful week, I certainly love you so much! Thank you for all of your prayers for safety and support- please keep them coming! They definitely work and are answered here for me:) I LOVE YOU!

Hermana Swallow 

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