Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Benton City!

Hellloooooooo everybody!  Last week I promised a schedule of day to day life so here you go:

6:30 – 8:00 AM: wake up, exercise (and by that I mean pushups and sit ups), shower, get ready, eat breakfast (yay cereal!)

8:00 – 9:00 AM: Personal study. We generally focus on the lessons we are going to teach and things like that. 

9:00 – 10:00 AM: Comp [companionship] study. We go over plans for the day and then do something called 42 Principles. It takes each principle from the lessons in Preach My Gospel and goes a little bit more in depth. It’s really cool. 

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Language study. We will either read the Spanish Scriptures or watch some of the DVDs we have in Spanish. 

11:00 AM -12:00 PM: Lunch!

12:00 – 1:00 PM: 12 Week Program. This is the program to help new missionaries ease into missionary life and understand what’s going on. 

1:00 – 5:00 PM: Missionary work. We go around and visit members, teach lessons, find people to teach, knock some doors. All that fun stuff. 

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Dinner. Usually we have dinner with the members here. Every night someone will invite us over so we go have dinner then share a scriptural thought. 

6:00 – 9:00 PM: More missionary work!!! 

6:00 – 9:30 PM: Planning for the next day. 

9:30 – 10:30PM: Various things getting ready for bed. 

10:30 PM: Lights out. 

Now for some cool stuff: 

Since I am a Spanish [speaking] missionary, we have a car to drive around the great BC [Benton City]. It’s awesome. We have to be careful though because we only have a limited number of miles a month. We usually are pretty good about it though. 

Also here in Benton City there are lots of pets and animals. It’s really enjoyable seeing so many dogs and cats everywhere. Always makings knocking doors interesting...

So even though I’m in the US doesn’t mean I've missed my share of interesting foods. So far the only terribly interesting food I’ve had (frozen pizza and lasagna I’m sure are pretty commonplace) is anticucho. It’s a Peruvian dish and is barbecued cow heart. 

Not as disgusting as people might think. The texture was a little off but the flavor was really good. 

That’s all for this week. Take Awesome everyone!

Elder Kupferer

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