Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
WEEK 4.... Lose yourself in the service of God, for it is when you are lost, you find out where you are going"
WHAT’S UP EVERYONE?!!!
It has been a freaking good week actually! First things first, my ANGRY comp got
sent home this week. hahaha It turns out he had some things that he needed to
clear up. He left on Tuesday so I got put into a trio with my DL and his comp.
One of them, Elder Herron, is so dope. He’s from Reno and we are
pretty similar so it’s a fiesta. My other comp is a little stiff, but what can you do,
right! hahaha. So since we got put in a trio we had to move from the dorms to a
casa. We had to pack everything and I realized that I don't know if I can pack
everything up again. hahahah Somehow Mom worked a miracle and shoved
everything in there! Might have to drop some stuff before I leave for the field.
Last Friday we had the opportunity to hear from Elder Bednar and it was soooo
sick! The main topic was asking and acting in faith. Then he did a question and
answer thing for about 45 minutes! He said something that I really liked and it is
going to push me through the next two years. He said "Lose yourself in the
service of God, for it is when you are lost you find out where you are going" It’s
important to know that I´m not here for me.
So this last week we started doing something called Promix when we get traded
with latino companions every other day and it has actually been awesome for
me! My guy is named Elder Pinedo and he’s this little tiny guy from Bolivia! He is
so dope! I freaking love him! hahaha He’s just like the nicest guy in the world to
be honest. I can’t understand everything that he says but it has been really
helpful for my Spanish.
Ok, it was so funny, so we had this devotional with the CCM President and he
was talking about standing up against the enemy and holding your ground and
this kid stood up and started going off about the movie 300 hahahahaha Elder
Stew and I started to die! porque That is like the bloodiest movie ever! hahaha.
That’s the story! I just thought it was hilarious.
I can’t tell you how much I needed this p-day. hahaha We just took a nap and
went for a run and stuff but it has been awesome! It has been dope though. We
got a bunch of guys and did a tie swap and I got some good looking ties I think.
There are a few ties that I won’t trade but other than those I’m up for trading
anything! hahahaha. I seriously can’t believe I’m going into my last week at the
CCM and I can’t wait to go to my area. It’s been a good week. The church is true
Love you Guys!
This week has actually been dope! My comp is still a little weeny but what can you do hahaha. Apparently, he is on his last strike with President Bennett here at the ccm, so we'll have to see what happens with him. I really have never met a more lazy person in my whole life hahaha. Yesterday he was trying to argue with me about how track wasn't a sport and how it's stupid that I got a scholarship for running. I've never been so mad here at the ccm so I just told him I don't care what he says I'm getting payed to run in circles! Hahahaha. I mean I've been nice to him and help him out but he really gives me absolutely nothing to work with. You should see our lessons with "investigators", I'll pull a 30 minute lesson in straight Spanish out of my butt and he'll say like 6 words the whole time! I guess that's his fault he's not putting in any effort but who cares I'm so ready to get out into the field already! I'm not a super genius with Spanish but I could get by hahaha.
Other than my comp it has been an awesome week! My bud, Elder Stewart and I got these caps from the big water jugs and it has been so fun running around the ccm throwing them around. I'm pretty sure everyone thinks we're nuts but what can I do, right! Everyone at home thinks I’m a little crazy too hahahah.
We went to the temple today and it was so awesome!! The session was in english but it was so cool going to the temple down here. It is actually huge! hahaha They have escalators, it's dope! The bus ride there we almost died hahaha another bus cut us off and we almost rammed it. Then on the way back we saw the Mexico Disneyland!!hahaha It was almost as big as the real thing too hahaha It made me feel like a school boy again. Hahaha
We have Elder Bednar coming tomorrow to speak to the ccm so that is gonna be awesome. He gave us some talks to read before so I’m pretty sure it's gonna be on meaningful prayer and stuff but who knows. I'm so excited for this devotional and not just because I don't have to sit in a tiny class all day hahaha.
I can't believe another week has gone by the ccm is flying! Before I know it I’m gonna be on a plane to Villahermosa! I found out today that there's like a 95% chance I’ll sleep in a hammock so that is gonna be dope hahaha. The Church is True!!
Thanks for everything you guys do for me. Have fun this week! I love getting pics so keep them coming!!!!! hahahah
Love you guys!
It's been a pretty crazy week I’m not gonna lie. First off, I’m finally not sick anymore but I've lost about 13 pounds since I got to the CCM hahaha. Other than that it's been pretty normal! Well not quite so normal hahaha my comp is a freaking weenie it sucks. This week he was complaining more than I've ever heard anyone in my life and he got so mad during class that he started yelling at our teacher and told her that he hated her! She started crying and went home a couple hours early. Because of that he had to go see the CCM President Bennett which started a bad relationship between them hahaha. Then that night at the devotional my comp was being super annoying and disruptive so Pres Bennett came to our dorm to talk to him and I've never seen someone flip out so hard! After Elder McCallson got back in our room he started yelling the F word like a million times and started punching the wall! This guy is freaking insane!!! I can't believe I have another 3 1/2 weeks with him but honestly I'm really surprised he hasn't gone home yet. At least he's not going to my mission though. Pretty much the rest of my district is going to Villahermosa with me and they're all dope! I've gotten way tight with this one guy Elder Stewart and he's a vaquero from Alamo, Nevada and is the funniest guy hahaha he's told me some of his stories and I think he would've fit just fine in the Tropics hahahah.
Other than my comp losing his freaking mind it's been pretty good! Everyone thinks I'm a beast at basketball because I dunked in one of the games and everyone went crazy hahaha It's so fun playing ball here cause there are only a couple people who actually know what they're doing and everyone else has like a mental disability.
The Spanish has actually been pretty decent though because I had a lot of time to study when i was sick (which was just a virus that spread like wildfire, like 350 missionaries got sick!) and I had even more time to practice my teaching because my comp knows like 6 words in Spanish so I have to teach the entire thing and I'm not gonna lie, I feel like a native bean. It's been good but I still have a ton to learn. When we went to the Immigration place today for our IDs they were trying to speak Spanish to all of us and it was like I had forgotten everything I had ever learned hahaha I know my Spanish is weak but I'm already ready to get out of this place hahaha!!! The CCM is so boring! Just gotta keep my head up though. AND THROUGH THE LORD I CAN DO ALL THINGS.
Thanks so much for the packages guys! That really has been saving my life this week! Haha. Also, thanks for the quote mom that is a freaking good one! Pres. Hinckley was a dope guy. Hope you have have a good week! Sorry I couldn't email yesterday our p-day was switched to Friday this week but it's back to Thursday next week!
Love and miss you guys!
It's been a crazy week I'm not gonna lie. The CCM has been awesome so far but I can't believe I still have 5 weeks left in here! The food is alright but I already could use some nice brisket. So, something I ate from yesterday gave me food poisoning so I've just been it bed and in the bathroom all day! hahaha. There are a bunch of us that are sick. I have officially gotten my first double headed dragon and it blowwws!!! My district went to the temple today but I wasn't able to go and I haven't been able to take any pictures yet because you can only take them on p-day and I’ve been dead all day lol. These beans really did it this time! We should just build a wall around the comedor (cafeteria)
Other than that I've loved it! My district (3A by the way if you want to send me a nice snack lol) is actually super dope! One of the guys is named Elder Stewart and he reminds me of Cam Hogan but with about an extra 100 pounds hahaha. He's a cowboy form Nevada and is hilarious. I knew I would be tight with him when he made a Step Brothers quote first day hahaha.
My Spanish has actually gotten pretty dang good I'm not gonna lie! We've had to teach a bunch of 20 minute lessons in Spanish to our "investigator" Erika but unfortunately I don't think she can understand anything I say. I don't think she likes me very much because every other companionship baptized her except for us hahaha. I've had to teach the whole thing because my comp, Elder McCallson, doesn't know a dang thing hahaha! He's from Kansas and is kind of a wein! hahaha He's like the fat kid on the movie Barnyard who says "that's called cow tipping" lol. It's been quite the adventure I’m not gonna lie.
I'm so pumped for this opportunity to be out here! It sucks being away from everyone but I see all my buds quite often! Only 103 weeks to go hahaha I can't wait to spread the gospel once I can speak to these Mexicans. Wish me luck hahaha.
"You hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can ever imagine."
Letters From Mexico