Aug 13, 2014

Hola familia! I’m setting records here at the MTC!  No one has been to the hospital twice!  Just trying to leave my mark ;D.  Ya it was crazy the salmonella got me super dehydrated and that caused a chemical imbalance in my body and I was moving around uncontrollably like a crazy person!  I had so much energy I felt like I could sprint for days!  But I’m ok now.  This week flew by!  It’s cray cray!  I’m halfway done already!  I’m so excited for the field its ridiculous, but I still have a ton to learn. I’m learning so much.

Yesterday I learned how to introduce someone to the Book of Mormon by using the introduction. I never knew how awesome the introduction is!  It explains so clearly what the Book of Mormon is about, who wrote it and how we can gain a testimony of it. It also explains that by gaining a testimony of the Book of Mormon we can also come to know that Jesus is our Savior, that Joseph Smith was truly a prophet, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is truly Christ´s restored church.

I’m getting pretty good at teaching in Spanish and having basic conversations but I’m still having a really hard time understanding Latinos, their Spanish is so fast! But I know ill get it.  I’m honestly really happy here and I’m really enjoying all the awesome things I’m learning.

Last night was awesome cuz a lot of people in my district have been kinda distracted this week and haven’t been working as hard as they should, so we had a meeting and we all recommitted to work as hard as we can and do our best to be exactly obedient. We´re gunnu accomplish some EPIC things! I’m so excited cuz I’ve been praying so hard for my district this week.  Last night was a miracle!

Well I’m glad everything’s going well there! It sounds like the bridal shower was fun!  And way to go for giving a Book of Mormon to someone Mama!  Tell me the deets when you get a chance! I love you all so much and I miss you all a TON. Eat some watermelon for me!

Interesting Week 3 comments from www.eldercolesantana@blogspot.com :

After class one day we had a Spanish rap battle, it was pretty good. Elder Eisenhut got sick again, so we walk into the classroom and Elder Baum wrote on the whiteboard, “Elder Eisenhut is dead so Elder Baum needs a new companion (we are at the apartment)”. And it was the start of the new plague that is going around here, so we can’t shake hands anymore and we wash our hands constantly. And guess who went to the hospital again? Elder Eisenhut, poor guy. But I think he is the current record holder here for the most hospital trips!

We love the time when we are doing laundry, they got new couches for the laundry room and they are very comfortable! We think we are all going slowly insane though, today we had a conversation about how graceful dress shirts look when they are going through the dryer, it was pretty funny.