i dont have a lot of time, so i am going to send out one big email and then hopefully have time to answer you guys individually :) Thank you so much for the emails, it was great to hear from you on my first p-day! and sorry i cant figure out how to capitalize on this keyboard..there are a lot of keys that are different than our english ones
so..where to begin?? it has been such an eventful week! haha
mi compenera is hermana fifita. she is number 6 out of 14 kids in her family!! she is half samoan and half tongan! hopefully i spelt those right! anyway she is amazing and such a hard worker! i am soo grateful for her! she keeps me on task and we have learned so much together! and she is also going to the washington everett mission!!
We had the opportunity to teach our first investigator this past week! her name is Andrea! it was soo scary teaching her the first time cause it was only our second day! but by the third visit she committed to baptism and i just love the feeling we would get during and after a good lesson! and i cant wait to teach more! yes, it is hard because we dont know that much vocab, but we are getting better and we are able to bare testimony and teach lessons in spanish!
Its crazy how much spanish we have actually learned! and i know that we wouldnt have learned so much without the help of the Lord and the constant spirit that is here. Our first, fast , all the newbies had to bare our testimonies..i think it went well, but i felt like a little kid, you know? i know the book of mormon is true...i know my family is eternal...the easy things that i knew how to say haha
our teachers are incredible!! all of them actually went to school here and now they are teaching! they are so funny and great at inviting the spirit through their lessons! and even if we dont understand some of what they are saying, we still feel how strong their testimonies are...i love it! and the campus is gorgeous!! there are lots of palm trees and the grass is perfect!! and the people here are all so friendly! its great! we are surrounded by the city and its really cool to see all the colorful houses up on the hills around us! and at night, when all the lights from the city are on, its soo pretty! we also get to hear all the noises from the city...parties, fireworks, music, sirens and fun stuff like that at all times of the day!
sorry this is a pretty long email...i just have so much i want to tell you guys!!
im going to tell you guys about my first encounter with a native spanish speaker haha...we had just gotten off the plane and gone through customs. we were waiting for someone to come get us and some of the hermanas needed to use the restroom so i went with them, there were only two stalls so i was waiting.. this girl probably a little older than me came in and saw that there were no stalls and started dancing around like she really really needed to use the restroom haha...when one opened up i turned to her, she was still dancing haha, and asked "¿usted primero?" (you first?) haha and said something really fast that i didnt understand then said "si! muchas gracias!!" and ran into the stall haha it was such a little thing but i thought it was kind of funny and thought i would share with ya :)
the food is...pretty good...sometimes i dont know what i am eating but i eat it anyway cause i am so hungry haha...the weirdest thing so far was a breakfast meal. it was like tortillas drenched in spaghetti sauce ha it tasted like soggy chips! but i ate it haha there really isnt much to complain about...i love it here! i was dissapointed about one thing though...the mexico city temple is closed until september...so we wont get to go inside, but we will go to the grounds and the visitors center! so thats good!
i hope everything is going well!! i pray for you guys more than once a day ( and not just because "please bless my family and friends" was the first thing i learned how to pray for in spanish haha) I love y'all! sorry my roommate is from texas and it just makes sense haha :) love y'all!
2 nephi 31:3 stuck out to me now that i am a missionary learning spanish, in case you guys wanted to know! :)
talk to you next week!