Saturday, August 31, 2013

Week Two in Mexico

Hello Everyone!

Mexico has been great thus far. The schedule is pretty much the same as last week but now in the afternoon we only teach our 'investigator' for an hour. We then have classes with our second teacher for the rest of the day. We also have another investigator in the morning for an hour followed by more classes until gym time. That’s the same.

The teachers here are great. Our morning teacher is Hermano Valdez (“Hermano” is Spanish for brother; for the sake of time my parents can explain why that is). He is from Mexico and is quite hilarious. He is a great guy and it is a lot of fun having him as our teacher.

Our other teacher is Hermana Haws (“Hermana” is Spanish for sister). She is from the great and wonderful land of Utah but she served a mission in Chicago which is why her Spanish is good enough to have her be a teacher down here. She is an absolutely amazing teacher. She is like a female Elder Holland. Every lesson the Spirit is unbelievably strong and she makes you want to be a better person. It is amazing having her as a teacher and I am so blessed and lucky I get to have here for my teacher.

Here is a fun fact for you all. Every Tuesday we have a devotional or meeting with a church authority, either from an Area Authority or someone visiting in Mexico or broadcast live from Provo. This week was a live broadcast with Elder Neil L. Anderson from the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. What was really cool was that it was broadcast to over 4000 people across 3 or 4 MTCs around the world. That is the most people ever to receive an MTC devotional and it was really cool to be a part of.

Believe it or not the food here has actually managed to kind of grow on me. It isn’t ever Mexican food unfortunately but it actually has started to get a bit better. Breakfast is still usually the worst with dry waffles and occasionally some questionable eggs but lunch is usually the best meal of the day. Once you kind of accept that there really aren’t many other food choices the food actually gets kind of good. Having said that, I can’t wait to come back to the states and have some nice quality fast food.

One cool thing about Mexico is that they have different candy than we do. While the store here still has Nerds and Snickers and such, they also have this stuff called Bubu Lubu. It is a marshmallow with a layer of strawberry filling, covered in chocolate. Google it if you want to see for yourself. It is amazing.

I wish I could include more pictures but none of the computers here have an SD card reader so most pics will have to wait until I get back to Washington and can buy an SD card reader. Sorry!

That’s all for now folks. Talk to you all next week. Adios!

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