Monday, September 15, 2014

Independence Day in Mexico

whats happening everyone?! 
haha for me im in a rainstorm right now, and when i say rainstorm i mean rainstorm, because here when it rains its a flood or its nothing. there are two types of weather hot and rainy. haha its fun though. but yeah the rain is crazy the streets flood and cars will drive through like 5 inches of water.  its super fun haha, kinda a funny story me and elder flores were crossing this highway thing with a mediator (i think thats what it is called) in the middle and we were on the mediator and we were trying to cross and it was raining and the street was flooded and everything, so we found a spot were the pavement was higher and more dry, and now we just had to wait for a gap in the cars, and crossing here isnt like the USA haha cars dont stop for pedestrians. Pedestrians stop for cars and if you dont your getting railed haha these cars are flying haha, like i was standing in the road once and was waiting and i start getting a head start on the car thats about to pass me so i can cross faster and like i thought they would move over a lil but didnt and legitly skimmed me haha pretty sure i peed a lil, but anyways thats just a fun fact thats not the funny story, so we are on the mediator, and we see a gap and we start to cross, but we run into a problem, we get about 8 feet from the sidewalk and its just flooded i mean like 7 inches haha deep and were in the middle of the road and we see this pimped out low riding blue chevy turn the corner and head our way, and me and my comp both know this guys gonna hit the puddle going 60 and drench us so we start panicking and we cant decide to either go back to the mediator or tip toe through the water, my comp hurry and runs back to the mediator but i had already going through the puddle so the cars like 100 feet away now, and i jump for the side walk make it and run up a lil ways and as i do the chevy hits the puddle and the water barely misses me haha i looked in the window as the guy pased and he was laughing with his buddies so i just through my hands up in the air like "what up son" haha and so thats that me and my comp were both laughing way hard. something else i see here is there are a ton of motorcycles haha, and the best thing is they latino families will cram people on them, cuz its the only transportatoin they have haha. like the other day i saw 4 people on a dirtbike like we have haha i tried so hard not to laugh when i saw them drive by haha best thing ever, but they also have these inverted trikes that people sell food from, a lot of people have that as an occupation, they drive around on their bikes and sell tortillas, doughnuts, ice cream and its pretty cool. a member bought us a doughnut the other day and it was pretty good! haha the people here are super funny like the other day we were talking with this guy and he was im pretty sure telling me about how he crossed the board and used tunnels and all this stuff and how he got the crap beat out of him by boarder patrol and he talked about how great the US is and how we make so much money haha, and then he talked abuut chinesse people and it was just a weird funny experience haha. speaking of the US i cant believe this week was 9/11 thats pretty cool i tried explaining it to my comp and he didnt really care and then we went to the house of investigators and they noticed i was american and talked about 9/11 and they basically think US is messed up and we staged it. i had to pretend like it didnt bother me but inside i was freaking out. the weird thing is people love to come here to work, but i guess it makes sense because they really do get payed way good in the US, like what i make in a day or two at triple t is what they would make in a week, but they are super humble and nice people and love to have fun with everyone, we have given a lot of blessings for the sick in just these two weeks that ive been here we have given like 8 or 9 i think but its defiatly cool, becasue the peoples faith in them, and it definatly pays off because they work for sure. one downside here are the flipping cockroachs man those things are big and they are disgusting!!! ahhh flip i hate them. i was in the shower and i open my eyes after washing my hair and their is a big honken one on the wall ahhh i hate them and then i was laying my bed and i look up and there is one above my head on the wall and me and my comp were running around the rooom trying to kill it because flip they are fast and they are scary, but yeah all is good. haha the bus rides here are always fun, because the drivers are crazy and the buses are always cramed and your basically bus surfing the whole time and trying not to knock other people over! also i got to play basket ball at mutual the other day and that was fun haha latinos play a lil diferent but it was still ball! our invstigator hermano  Victor is doing good but we went to his house yesterday to walk to church with him but there was a note on his door saying he couldnt make it kinda sucked but we are hoping for a baptism on sept 28 i think so lets hope for the best he knows its true and has made a lot of changes in his life!!! Love you all so much and thanks for your support and prayers they are definatly felt!! I love you all so much.
Love Elder Tanner 

P.S. stay strong and know the church is true, every member a missionary 

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