Monday, April 21, 2014

Week Thirty: Museo Cao

A couple of Marinera dancers from the talent show
Last monday, after I emailed yall, we went to a really cool museum called the Museo Cao. Its the remnants of a really ancient civilization that lived here in the Chicama valley. They found all kinds of really cool stuff like walls with detailed paintings that still have color, a temple, and even the mummy of their queen, "Le Señora de Cao."
Me in front of a really old wall. Like really old.

For those of you who arent familiar with the Book of Mormon, it takes place in South America between 600 BC and 421 AD. As we were going through this museum, the woman kept mentioning things or phrases that are found in the Book of Mormon. She would say, "this line here represents the veil between this earthly life and what the ancient people of Cao called the 'Celestial Kingdom,'" or, "This mural is based around a tree that was referred to as the 'tree of life.'" Since we are all missionaries, we were all mormon geeking out and the guide had no clue why.
The site where Jabba the Hutt tried to throw Luke Skywalker into the Sarlacc pit. Just kidding.

Yesterday was changes night. Turns out that I am staying here at least another change. The next changes night is June 1st. I really really really wanted to stay here at least one more change. Im never going to want to leave Cartavio but in the last week or so we have had more success than Ive ever had. Im so excited to be able to see through some of the work that I have been doing these last six months here.

I hope that everyone had a great Easter. Love you all,
Elder Gonzalez
Me being worshiped like I should be

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