Sorry I didnt put it last week, but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MOM AND DAD!!! I miss you guys a ton but hope you had a good one now that I am finally out of the house and couldn't steal the spotlight ;) hahahahaha but my birthday was flippin awesome, not gonna lie! To be honest it didn't feel like it was my birthday, because the day went normally, better than usual but still normal. I woke and the first thing I prayed for was that we could get more people and the day could be good. That day we got 4 new investigators, put two new baptismal dates down and everything went smoothly!! We didnt party or anything and the food was good! I am still the youngest guy in our district but I am getting older everyday!!
The first thing that happened that was like "its your birthday" was when I was washing the dishes from breakfast and Elder Lujan came up and hugged me!! It freaked me out because I wasn't expecting it and he told me happy birthday. I told him to let go of me. Throughout the day members wished me happy birthday and I dropped off a box of choclates for Sister Zenaida, the neighbor because it is her birthday too! When we got home and started to plan, the neighbors knocked on the door and asked us if we wanted to eat cake together and sing happy birthday. That was an easy yes. They put up the candles, first the sang in english to me, stumbled as usual when it got to my name, but it was super sweet of them, and way off key, pretty hilarious. Then, as the tradition goes in mexico, you must take the biggest bite you can from the cake, thus getting chocolate all over your face. I enjoyed that part! They also gave me a legit tie and yeah! That is the story, of how I turned 19.
The rest of the week was good, Elder Lujan and I have figured each other out at this point, so all is good there mostly. We gave service to the president of elders quoroum, who raises fighting chickens for a living!! He learned how to train them in the US (illegally) and now runs his buisness and sells them to other people (which is 100% legal here in Mexico). That was pretty dang fun, and the baby chicks were super cute too! Bad news about Antonio and Laura, the investigators with a date for this saturday, will probably be pushed back a week or so because they have been struggling in their relationship, and don't know if they want to get married this Thursday. We are going to visit them today and hopefully it all works out. If they really need to wait a week, I am ok with that. I would rather have someone truly converted to the gospel than a baptism. So we will see. That is pretty much my week in a nutshell :) none of the new investigators are seriously invested yet, so I'll hold off on that. But love you and miss you always!!
Elder Alex Chadwick Eaton
aka, the son who stole your anniversary day <3
1)Mexican fighting chickens!!!
2)group picture for the bday
3)wore my seattle socks all day. pretty sure it is not missionary attire but its my birthday
4)altogether for my birthday with the Roque family.
5)she told us to take as much cake as we wanted. I took exactly a quarter of the cake. Slept like a rock that night. Before going to sleep, I lit up all my candles and ate the rest of my companions cake too because he said he didnt want it. AMERICANS!!!! He also took a picture to show me in the morning.
6)Successfully rationed all the candy and finished it off the morning of the BDAY. Worth it!!