¡VIVA MEXICO! Right now I am in Ixtepec Centro, and yesterday was Mexico’s Independence Day. On this day everyone eats a soup called Pozole – it’s pretty good. All the celebrating happens at night; the town throws one big party in el centro (downtown) and the people drink and dance until 5 am. We walked by where they were going to have the party yesterday and there were piles of beer and a lot of fireworks. We had to be in our houses at 7 pm because it was too dangerous to leave.
Right now I am studying some topics in the scriptures. One thing I have learned is that I have much better study sessions if I study by topic. The topics I am interested in and have been studying are Justice, Mercy, and Grace. I don’t know if the articles in the Liahona are the same as the articles in the Ensign, but there is a talk by Elder Holland on Justice and Mercy that is amazing; I have read it multiple times. And there’s another article by Brad Wilcox on grace, i love that talk by him! I am so grateful that God is just and that through repentance we can receive forgiveness (mercy) and power (grace) to help us change and become more obedient. Through studying this I have come to know more of my Savior and Heavenly Father, and the sacrifice they have made for me.