Monday, 31 October 2011

Well well well... Need Greating in Mexico

So let me see, where do I start...

Less than a week and I think we really like it here. The field is good. Although totally different from the African field, I like it because even having 12 bible studies can be monotonous (I know what you're thinking,"oh boo hoo!!" but you should try it first).

So what we do is go to door to door asking if anyone speaks English and if they say yes, we'll leave a tract or a magazine with the person. If they say no, we'll just thank them and leave. Reminds me a bit of a research type of field. But we like it.
So anyway, the brothers here are really like a family. We've been invited already 4 times in less than a week and apparently it's always like this here.
At the field service meetings, we have an average attendance of 12. Out of less than 30 publishers, we're 16 pioneers from California, Kentucky, Japan, Canada and us. And everyone wants to stay here long term. The kingdom all is beautiful with 2 halls and 5 congregations sharing them.

The town center is absolutely beautiful. Reminds us of Italy in the 50's. And we're in a valley surrounded by rocky hills which were old silver mines. There is also a typical roman aqueduct (although I'm not sure the Romans have anything to do with the original design) and an old bull fight ring, arena-style, which has been turned into an amazing (and expensive) hotel.
The people is really friendly. Sometimes we can't believe how much friendly they are. Do you know the saying: "Mi casa es su casa"?. Well we're realizing how true that is for the Mexican culture.

And the food? Well don't get me started on that... Quesadillas, Tacos, Tapas, Gorditas, Fajitas, Enchiladas... We're going to have problem not putting on weight while we're here. At the same time we're still adjusting at the altitude (more than 8000ft) so we generally feel breathless going up a easy hill. The temperature is perfect as well. Hot and dry during the day and chilly and cool when the sun goes down. The sky is always clear blue without clouds.

We'll start looking for a car this week and for a house in a couple of weeks. Who knows... if Jehovah directs us like he always does, we might end up here long term as well.

While we wait for his direction, we'll keep you updated on any development.

Ta ta for now

Hasta luego

1 comment:

  1. I'm so very excited for the two of you (and the 14 other pioneers in your congregation). I'm glad you had a safe trip from Uganda and that you are enjoying the food and the ministry. In case you have no idea who I am, I live in Florida, and corresponded quite a bit with Trevor through his blog and his Flickr account when he was in Uganda with you. So, from seeing your pictures and hearing his experiences, I feel that I know you. May Jehovah richly bless your efforts on his behalf in your new assignment. Deborah