Tuesday, January 21, 2014

First Day in Mexico!

I’m going to start writing right now because you are probably going to ask me how I’m doing. 

I’m doing amazing. This mission is amazing. My companion is amazing. my house is amazing. 

Currently I’m in the shop of a partially inactive member on one of their computers. We got here and were given forms we had to fill on the plane to get through customs and to get through the immigration office. i was a bit worried because the instructions we were given were outdated. But fortunately we did everything right and we got into Mexico and I met President Call. President call is amazing. he is the nicest guy, as is his wife. We are allowed to email for an hour AND A HALF on p day, which is today, since today we were told to treat like a normal p day. So I get to email you! Then we went to the mission president’s house and had dinner. It was delicious. We had red rice and beans and enchiladas. Then the president interviewed me and I think I left the best impression possible. Afterwards we were escorted to the mission office. During said escort I learned one thing: Everyone here drives crazy. Like really crazy.  And the funny thing is they don’t have as many accidents as us. Fortunately, we don’t drive ourselves, we take taxis. 

So we got to the mission office, (I had already split from my companions in the MTC) and I acted as a translator for the Elders I was with and the Mexican Elders. I was practically the only bridge over the language barrier. We talked and joked and filled out of ton of paperwork, but we slept real nice. In the morning we went over to the chapel that was nearest, and we had an orientation type thing. While we were waiting for that we all decided just to sing hymns in the middle of the chapel and Hermana Call took a video of it. We were told what address you guys need to send stuff to me, (I don’t have it on me though) and also we learned about how the money works and stuff and we also learned about the presidents a bit. Then I was assigned to my new companion, Elder Lopez. He doesn’t speak almost any English. Fortunately, I speak enough Spanish. He’s only been in the field for 3 months, but he is real awesome. We went to our house and lemme tell you, I got lucky. It’s got an awesome kitchen and its own washing machine and everything. It’s great. We then went to a member’s house to have dinner and we had lentil soup and potato patties and rice and sprite. It was delicious. Then we went to the bishop’s house and I got to meet him. The funny thing is he was sick and my companion and I blessed him with oil. So now I can say I blessed my bishop on my second day. And now we are here in this shop where I am writing you letters. From what I understand the weather is perfect 24/7. It’s beautiful here ( at least compared to Utah.) It’s also really safe in my area, so you don’t have to worry about that.  My P Days are Mondays, but President Call said since we missed yesterday, we could treat today like a P Day.  Also, I have a shower!

God sends his prepared servants to his prepared people. he also sends his prepared servants to his other prepared servants. I know that all these perfect things I’ve gotten and my companion were all given to me for a reason. 'Trust in the lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths' proverbs 3:5-6

This is where I’m supposed to be. I know it. 

I love you!!

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous! You sound so happy and ready to serve Max.