Buenos Dias everyone!
This first week has been pretty crazy. We got to the Centro de Capacitatión Misional Mexico (That’s what they call the MTC in Spanish) at about 5 pm. We didn’t do much the first day, we got all of our schedules and books, then went to a devotional, then we went to our houses and unpacked. It’s almost fall her so it really hasn’t been that hot. I am staying in a house with 4 other missionaries. My companions name is Elder Barron and he is from Thatcher, Arizona. The other companionship in our house is Elder Hatfield and Elder Torgerson. We have all become really good friends this past week. Me and Ellis are in the same district so we get to hang out all day long. It has been so nice having him down here with me see as he is the only familiar face that I see in the whole MTC. If you haven’t figured it out my P-day is Wednesday. This past week was pretty crazy. It was pretty tough the first couple days but throughout the week it got easier and easier as time went by. Pretty much all we do is go around classes all day and have various study hours. The Spanish language has come a lot easier than I thought it was going to. The third day here we had to start teaching our first practice investigator only using Spanish. From the time we first got here all the leaders have been telling us to seek out the gift of tongues, and I know that when we went to teach that day I was definitely blessed by it. We don’t do much else besides sit in class all day. On Sunday we don’t have any classes which is nice, but church is definitely a little different. It’s all in Spanish and they tell everyone the topic of speaking a few days before. Then in sacrament meeting the person conducting stands up at the beginning and calls out the 5 speakers for that day right there. We only have to give five minute talks so that makes it a little better. This first P-day they are taking us to the temple! I am so pumped to go and see it. I think we only get to go twice while we are here so I am definitely looking forward to going today! My testimony has grown so much just this past week and already I feel so much closer to my Heavenly Father. There is no doubt that this gospel is true and I can’t wait to go out and preach it. I miss all of you guys so much! It’s been kind of hard sometimes. Another missionary told me about this website called missionarypackagemx.com. The way he said it works is you put my email, and possibly my address in which I will post on the bottom, in and send your email to that website and the post office here will print it off and put it in my box like it’s a letter. I think it would be so awesome to get a few letters throughout the week from you guys! I hope you can figure out how to use it. We are only allowed to take pics on P-day so I took some this morning. Well that’s all I have right now so I will give you an update next P-day!
Your missionaries mailing address is:
August 30, district 8-d
Carretera Tenayuca-Chalmita #828
Colonia Zona Escolar, Gustavo A. Madero
07230 Mexico, Distrito Federal
If you send a letter by mail it will take at least 3 weeks to arrive, that’s if it ever does arrive
Elder Merrill at the CCM