Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Well both Anna and Mom asked about the hurrican but everything here is fine. In fact I hardly even knew about it. The coast is like 5 hours to the west and like 7 to the east and we are extremely elevated so we´re fine. Its actually been really nice because its been cloudy all week and it only rained alittle bit today. Arturo and Erika arent anything. They are two seperate people, Erika had a boyfriend when she was younger that was LDS but I dont think he was a very good example because they lived together, shes had a really hard life, she had her daughter when she was 16, married and divoriced in her 20s and now shes 35 and her daughter who is 19 has 2 kids. How crazy is that? 35 and shes a grandma. Shes an extremely good person and works in the billing office of a hospital like grandma haha. She is also a dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymos? AA. i dont think she was ever an alcoholic but she likes to help people so she goes to do service. Arturo is 24, a univeristy student and works for a Taxi company as the radio guy that coordinates who goes where. His girlfriend is a member and preparing for a mission and his girlfriends brother is on a mission in Argentina. 
Tell Lana I said hi and thanks for the support and for saying that my letters are good haha. Its hard to write. I loved the videos of Jace wrestling! He did good and I also loved moms voice in the background! ¨go Jace´ and ¨did he just win?...Oh!!! Whooo Jace!¨ haha so good. Thats crazy youre so busy! Its also super great that you are inviting everyone to the party! Thats cool someone finally bought Grandpas house and shes a nice neighboor. Does Anna know her son? I was thinking maybe I know him but then I remembered that Im 19 and he would have been in Middle School when I was in high school. I cant believe Anna is going to be 17!!! They dont really celebrate Halloween here because they have their own holiday the first and second of November that is a combination of Memorial day and Halloween when they honor their ancestors but everything is all spooky and halloweenish...I still dont really understand but Ill tell you more about it when Ive lived through it. Its called Day of the Dead.... 
Yep Kevin left and Im sad haha...Im going to miss him alot because he like my best friend in Mexico and my companions were always a little different but it was great because Kevin was always with us haha. Ill send you his address. He left yesterday morning and he´ll be in the CCM until next week I think. I forgot to tell you like 3 weeks ago that I got to ordain him as an Elder so that was cool...he wanted his line of authority but Im not sure how to get that...? We also got to go when they set him apart as a missionary. It was nice. 
Thats so awesome that you had a general authority come to the ward...its weird he only went to 11th ward. The missionaries had investigadors at church? Its weird because I was thinking about it and I dont ever remember a single investigator expect for Saige...speaking of Saige and Jessie how are they? 
Thats cool you get to talk in stake conference. The primary is great. We had our primary program on sunday and it was really great! The primary here is really big for Mexico (still small for the US but..) there are like 25 active kids which is really cool. All their kids did their parts and even some of the older kids gave talks. An 8 year old girl that got baptised on saturday even gave the closing prayer. The songs were really great and it was fantastic for our investigators and converts, simple and sincere. They all want their kids to be part of it. Luna (Eduardo and Andreas daughter) went went to primary for the first time on sunday after being to scared to go every week before.
Speaking of Eduardo and Andrea we are hoping they get married this week and baptised the next (again)...and Josafat and Evelyn and also going to get married this week and baptised on the 5th Josafats birthday. 
My new companion is Elder Castro from Bogota, Colombia. Hes alright, I still dont know him very well but it seems like he works hard and knows how to teach well. 
Today we went to Zocalo and walked around and visited some of the free museums. It was alright but you get what you pay for is more than true in Mexico because they were all kind of boring. One of the museums was about the huge earthquake of 1985 that 20,000 people died in and kind of changed everything in the city. It also caused a ton of fear in everyone that survived it because now whenever there is an earthquake or even if its just a drill, people flip out. Like crazy crying, screaming, and praying in the streets, people will like pass out or throw up theyre that freaked out. I still havent felt an earthquake but theres been some small ones when the alarm has gone off. The crazy thing is the earthquakes dont even have to be that strong and they do a lot of damage here because the spanish filled in a lake to build the city so the ground is spongy. That is also why all the big buildings sink. We also went to an art museum and went behind the cathedral to see the pyramids that the spanish built the cathedral on top of to get rid of the Aztec culture. 
In Muzquiz we didnt have a laundry machine but here we do. Im just so glad that we have one and I never want to wash garments by hand ever again. My shirts are fine because we always took them to the laundry mat and paid the lady to wash them. In Mexico they dont have laundry mats that you wash your own using their machine. 
im not sure about the camera. How nice is it? I do want a new one but I dont want to spend any money either haha. I dont really need anything here but Im goin got need so much after...
I dont know if this was a very good letter but I dont feel like it was...lots of random stuff. sorry. Good news is is that monday will come quicker so we´ll talk again soon. Remember Andrea, Eduard, Evelyn, Josafat and everyone in your prayers.
Love you lots and thanks for everything!
Hasta luego
Elder Inskeep

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