I am so thankful to be back home in Mexico City! We arrived home on Monday evening, November 1. We had a chance to see Josue's parents, who were very excited to see Natanya and Santiago. As we were running some errands yesterday, I was thinking about how at home I feel here in Mexico. Several people have asked me how I have adjusted to the culture. God has been so good in preparing me for a life here. I came to Mexico at least once a year starting in 2007. I majored in Spanish Education in college, and am fluent in Spanish, which I am so thankful for. I have been learning the culture since coming here for the first time. I truly feel that I do not have any culture shock. This means I can get to work here and help my husband by not being dependent on him for language or culture needs.
I love so many things about living in Mexico. A few minutes ago, I heard a honking sound outside. The tortilla man riding by on his bike. How many of you can walk outside your house and buy fresh tortillas every day? I love the weather! We have no need for air conditioning or heaters. It is in the 70s during the day and may go down to 45-50 at night on a "cold" night. The food!!! You can't beat authentic Mexican food...especially tacos. The people. Many here are so willing to talk to us and receive an invitation to church. Catholicism is not filling the void in their hearts. Please pray that many will be saved! Since we got here on Monday, we have had the chance to invite the gas attendant, cashier and bag boy at the grocery store, parking attendant, and several more. We are thankful for those we have the opportunity to speak to. We are so happy to be home and right where God wants us. Thank you for helping us get here through your prayers and support. We hope to see many of you here in Mexico City someday. We know you will love it too!
A quick note regarding the citizenship process. Josue got denied because of some technicalities regarding how long we had been residing in Connecticut when he applied. He recently re-applied so will have to go through the process again. We know more now than we did the first time, so we feel that it will go smoothly this time. Please pray that all goes well. The process will probably take at least six months. Thank you for your prayers!