It was semana Santa this week. Or in English Holy Week. It was big and crazy here. People were marching in the streets throwing water and chanting weird things on Friday. Friday is the worst day because its the day they act out the final days of Jesus´s life. It was crazy. This week and the past week its also vacations here. So no-body is here! We searched for 9 people in 30 mins and did not make contact with any! It has been a pretty boring last few days. Now on to some excitment.
On Friday in the morning we were doing our studies. I felt the ground shaking and I honestly thought I was going crazy. I look over at my companion and she has huge, wide eyes as well and she says "Do you feel that!?" "Yep.. I feel that. You feel that too?" "Hermana, its an earthquake!!" we did not know what to do, and it was pretty strong! It is a feeling I can not describe, but we were moving! It was only like a minute, but it felt like forever. We ran outside because we did not know what to do and we felt more safe out there. The water tank we use to wash our garments was moving and the piliars to our house were moving. It was scary. It turns out it was a 7.2 earthquake in Guerreo. But we felt it. I can now say, I have been in an earthquake, and I do not think it will be my last.
We have had a little more success this week. We have two new investigators with baptismal dates. Don Ramon and Hector. Don Ramon has a huge problem with drinking so please pray for him. Hector runs a AA group here in San Marcos. If all goes well, we will have 5 people get baptized on the 18th of May. Maricela, Don Ramon, Hector, Jacobo, and Katia. Please pray for Andres and Octavio as well. They still do not want to make a date for baptism, but they like the church and they like the feelings they get when they go. I just do not understand it.
I think that is all that I have for this week. I hope you have an excellent week!
con amor- Hna. Turek