- This week my life was turned upside down! Tapachula is like the opposite of Comitan.
- It’s SUPER humid and gross out even though were not in the hot season and it rains a lot. I’m jumping ahead, before getting to Tapachula, I had to leave Comitan and that was a complicated task. We left at 8:30 am on Tuesday and 10 minutes later came back because the 3 highways to leave Comitan were all blocked by farmers and field laborers because they were boycotting something. They told us we could leave at 6:30 pm but the time came and went. It started to rain though so the farmers dispersed and we got out of there at 7:30 pm. We traveled to Tuxtla and got there around 10:30 pm. We stayed in Tuxtla for the night with the Sister Training Leaders in Terrazas. . . I slept in my old house! It was weird.
- We left for Tapachula at noon and passed the bus stations in Tonala and Mapastepec . . . memories! We got to Tapachula around 6:30 pm with lots of traveling. When we got to the house, it turned out that we didn’t have any water. NO! It was the worst! Water is literally life—you can’t do anything without water! I learned that the hard way. On Thursday we ended up calling for help and the zone leaders kind of fixed the problem . . . basically they carried up the stairs like 6 buckets of water into our house to use until we could find a real solution. We had some interesting days and experiences living by bucket water.
- It rains A LOT here and when it rains, it pours! The lightning and thunder was so strong that the lights went out like 3 times.
- My companion, Hermana Maldonado, is from Bolivia! She’s 19 and is in her 3rd transfer in the mission. She’s great though, super obedient and is willing to work. We are hoping to see lots of miracles here! We are talking with everyone!
- On Sunday after church Hermana Maldonado had to leave for Tuxtla to fix some stuff with her green card, so I am staying with the Sister Training Leaders. It was actually pretty fun and we had an awesome Family Home Evening! We were thinking about what we wanted to teach and I remembered an object lesson that my mom did for a baptism one time. We had a jar and put a peso in and shook it around and it was pretty loud – and it represented the Holy Ghost when we’re worthy of His presence. Then we started piling some dirt in . . . representing our sins, doubts, fears, worldly ideas . . . until we could no longer hear the still small voice of the spirit, or in this case, the peso. So we started removing the dirt little by little – repenting, praying, reading the scriptures, going to church, keeping the commandments . . . but we still couldn’t get all of the dirt completely out. We had to wash it with water! Repentance is not complete until we are baptized by immersion for the remission of sins. The lesson went really well and there were a lot of tears and the spirit was super strong. Thanks for the idea Mom! I hope you all have a great week!
Con mucho amor, Hermana Dangl
Welcome sign to Hermana Dangl's new area - Tapachula!
Family Home Evening with the Bishop's family my last night in COMITAN