Howdy Everyone! All is muy bien at the CCM. My spanish is really starting to take off here. I’m still far from fluent but I am definitely learning quickly. I was the only person in my district with absolutely no experience with Spanish, and yet people are starting to ask me grammar questions. However, going to the Mexican Consulate was a truly humbling experience as I thought “Yeah, I can do all this in Español” until the lady behind the desk started rapid firing questions to me in full speed spanish. I got “How are you doing” one second and in the next second she had already asked me where I was going in Mexico and what my business there was, and some other words that I assume were less important in between those ones. Thankfully, she gave me the stamp of approval and I should be able to enter the country when the time comes.
An interesting experience I had there was that I did try to talk to people a little bit as they were coming inside until I was speaking to one Hispanic guy and came to realize that he actually didn’t speak any Spanish. That kind of made me feel dumb.
It’s been a good week though, it has just flown by. On Tuesday we had Elder Renlund come and speak to us and we actually got the opportunity to shake his hand and that was pretty cool. We had our first “real’ investigator this week and as usual I spoke the entire time because my companion has yet to apply himself to learning the language. It is honestly very frustrating to see him over there doodling when he should be studying the language. It was still an awesome experience though, she’s actually from Mexico and she is the nicest lady I have ever met. I know not everyone down there is like that, but gosh I gotta love her and she makes me so excited to get to Mexico!
We got a new companion this week and wow was that an adjustment. Just as Elder Wilson and I had started to get along we got a new companion, Elder Johnson. He has not been the easiest person to get along with. He has plenty of complaints and he has plenty to say about what everyone is doing wrong. We had to have a talk with him about that, and since then it has been a little better. But it is still an adjustment.
Anyway! Things around here don’t change all that much. It’s mostly just studying and destroying the new elders and sisters in kickball. That’s always a blast! So yeah, hope everyone is doing well, I know I am. Love you all!
My selfie game is slowly but surely improving, I have still yet to learn how to smile though
This is me and Elder Burnett. He is seriously one of the funniest guys I’ve ever met. I love this kid. He’s gonna be awesome