This past weekend, Cesar’ met us early Saturday morning to take us to climb the Cerro Grande.
The first part of the climb was along a winding gravel road that snaked up to a cross outlined in white rock. Cesar’ took us to this spot so that we could get some good pictures.
However, we wanted to climb all the way to the top, so we veered off the gravel path onto a winding, very steep, single file path and proceeded up the mountain. It was a hard climb, but not extremely hard, and the views from the top were so beautiful. At the top, we shared some American granola bars with Cesar’ and some water and then ventured down, which went much quicker than the climb! 🙂
On Sunday we tried a few new Mexican dishes, Descada, and Chile Colorado,both homemade by our host family and their extended family. Everyone here has been so friendly and welcoming, and so interested in helping us learn Spanish. We are beginning to start taking notes on cultural norms that we have observed, different customs within families and daily life, and trying to pick up what Spanish we can in these first 10 days in Mexico. In about 2 weeks we will begin our Spanish classes at the Mission Office once a week, and working with language helpers. Right now we don’t know all the details of that, but will let you all know when we do.
The Lord has been so faithful in providing us with a great starting situation here, and we are so grateful. Thank you for your prayers and faithfulness in encouraging us and loving us from miles away! Email us or contact us on the blog anytime, we love to hear from you all!