I can not believe how fast this week flew by! It feels like it was yesterday that I was in here typing my last letter! I also feel like I wrote a really good letter last week, which is good, except now you are going to be expecting a really good one every week... I should have set the bar much lower!!! haha. A lot of things happened this week! We had these two nativo roommates, Elder Manriquez y Elder Espanosa, that spoke nothing but Español, but they left on Monday. It was crazy because even though there was a language barrier we grew so close to them!!! I was so sad when they left, but at the same time I know they are both going to be amazing missionaries. They were so nice and happy all the time. I'm going to miss them!
Besides P-days, Sundays are the best day of the week!!! My Sunday started at 2:30 in the morning with a knock on my window. One of the Hermanas in our district was sick and wanted a blessing, so Elder Anderson and I gave her a blessing! It was awesome. You know how missionary farewells and welcome homes are the best Sacrament meetings ever? Well I have Sacrament meeting with nothing but missionaries! It is so spiritual!! It was also Fast Sunday and usually I struggle with fasting.... but it was so easy! And with everyone bearing their testimonies in Spanish/English I had to rely on the Spirit to understand what was being shared for some of the time. It was amazing! Then later that night we listened to a devotional given by Elder Holland back in 2011 at the Provo MTC. It was so good! He is such a powerful teacher. He taught on how this is not a two year sorta thing, that we have to be changed forever by our missions. I hope I can make those changes!
Ok for your questions:
1) Where is your companion, Elder Anderson, from? Where will he serve his mission?
Elder Anderson is from Palmdale, California and he is serving in the San Antonio, Texas Mission! His parents are converts and he was sealed to them when he was like 10 or something. He is a great guy! I like him a lot! he works hard and is learning Spanish SUPER fast! I have to work hard to keep up with him.
2) What are your favorite foods at the MTC? Is it all Mexican food, or some American food too?
The food here is actually pretty good! But it would be like eating cafeteria food for EVERY meal... good cafeteria food... but still cafeteria food. Most of it is Mexican, but on Tuesdays we always have Costco pizza for dinner!!! And always a couple other American meals here and there!! It's all really good!
3) How did we do with packing? Do you have everything you need? Is there anything you want me to send to you?
We did great with packing, I haven't really felt like I needed anything that I didn't have!
4) How have you been doing with getting up and going to bed on time? You had such a crazy sleep schedule before you left, we have been a little worried about that!
Getting up on time is easy! haha I haven't slept in once, and I can honestly say that I don't think I will a single time, my whole mission!
How's Stefanie doing? Tell her to write me an e-mail!!! And tell Rachel to write me too!!! I really am loving it here! I know this church is true! We all need to be inviting others to come unto Christ as often as we can, even if it's just with our example. But every opportunity you have to talk to someone about the church, take it! I love you all! Especially you Mom and Dad!