Monday, July 31, 2017

Semana 72 - Making Pozol, Singing in the choir, & the Holy Spirit

Hola, hola everyone!

  • To start, thank you to all my friends, family and ward family who sent me things for my birthday.  I finally got the package (note from mom: I used DHL and sent it on a Friday and it arrived at the district office in Tuxtla on Tuesday, but the missionaries have to wait for them to bring it to their area, hence the wait.  I also put some astronaut ice cream inside the care package for her birthday, and this was her last package as a missionary.)

  • This week we had an awesome Monday!  The 3 sister companionships in Comitan all went to Hermana Basual’s hosue and she taught us how to make pozol.  It’s a chocolate corn drink that is very typical in Chiapas.  It has a loooong process because you have to boil the corn for 2 hours and then grind it.  Meanwhile, you have to toast the cocoa seeds, take off their outer layer and then grind it many times as well.  In the end we put it all together with water and sugar and it turned out AMAZING!  She also taught us how to make chocolate. It’s so much better when it’s homemade than store bought.

  • English classes and afterwards we ate cake for the Ward Mission Leader’s Birthday.  We smashed his face in of course! :o)

  • We sang in the church choir for an event about religious freedom.  After we sang, Elder Martinez, an Area Seventy talked for like an hour.  It reminded me a lot of Article of Faith #11 that says, “We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.”  We ALL deserve the right to worship as we please.  Afterwards they asked us to sing again but we weren’t prepared . . . but we sang anyway! 

  • We focused a lot on visiting the less active members this week – especially focusing on the Armor of God!  In Ephesians it says “Of all the things we have to protect us, we only have ONE weapon, the Holy Spirit.”  When we are baptized and then every Sunday after that we worthily partake of the sacrament.  So when we don’t go to church, it is harder to have the spirit with us as a constant companion and we can’t fight against Satan’s fiery darts. 

  • On Sunday a member sister gave us chicken that she cooked in Coke. . . it turned out to be pretty good!  Who would’ve thought?

  • We are already in the last week of the transfer, craziness!  Times flies when you’re at the service of God.  Love you all! 

Con amor, Hermana Dangl 

 My name written in the pozol!

Making pozol! 

 Boiling the corn

 Shelling the toasted cacao

 Grinding the chocolate.

 Grinding the corn.

The finished product! POZOL

 Happy sisters making chocolate! 

 Chocolate!! It's soft and with time hardens up. 

 Hermana Dangl and Hermana Diaz with soft chocolate = D2

 The chocolate making group.

 Hermana Diaz and Hermana Dangl with the Lorena Family.

  Cake with our Ward Mission Leader

The choir in the Multi Religious event. (2nd from the left) 

 It rained super hard and even hailed for a little bit on Sunday! 

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