All right so this week has been yet another adventure! I spend about 9 hours a day in a classroom.... :) so most of the time I don't have anything too exciting happening. I am trying really hard to learn the language but it’s a serious trial that I am going through. I understand almost all of what is said to me in Spanish but I still am trying to communicate back. I have made some big improvements. When we teach our "investigator" I have gotten to the point where I don't have to read everything off of a page to give the lesson but I can actually tell them what I really feel about the topic and almost answer all of their questions.
So I have a funny story. Here at the CCM there is a little doctor’s office called the infermaria. Now some of the doctors speak only Spanish so if you are ever sick you have no idea what they are telling you at all. Well poor Hermana Starke got sick this week and threw up in Spanish class. (by the way she is ok telling you this story... she thinks is the funniest thing on the planet) Her smart companion told her that they needed to go to the doctor because well... she obviously was sick.
When she went to the infermaria the doctor was Latin. She tried to explain what happened and they asked her if she was afraid of needles. (Always say yes.) She said no and they went and pulled out a needle that was ridiculously long. She started to roll up her sleeve and a little Latino lady told her no and motioned for her to lay down. She didn't really think twice about it and was thinking to herself, "I have never had to lay down for them to give me a shot in my arm."
The lady then motioned for her to flip over... at that moment she knew this shot was not going in her arm..... I will let you finish the rest of that story on your own... but lets just say Hermana Starke has been standing a lot during class. Lesson learned never, EVER, go to the infermaria for anything. They are shot happy. One Elder went in with a headache and left with an even bigger problem.
This week my parents sent me a package through a Mexican care package company with Dr. Pepper, Beef Jerky and my favorite candy... Gummy lifesavers.... dang my parents know me well. That was one of my highlights. I knew that Dr. Pepper was my favorite drink but I never thought that it would make me so happy that I would cry. Yes, I cried while drinking Dr. Pepper.
Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOM!!! Her birthday was on Monday and my district and I wrote her a little card that we made with the amount of resources we had, paper and scripture marking pencils. I am so blessed to have the family I do!! I have been getting little letters from them throughout the week and it's made me so happy!!!
Also this week Hermana Dunn and I taught Relief Society this week and it went really well. I have had a lot of experiences that have brought me closer to my Heavenly Father! I find myself on my knees a ton strengthening that relationship with my Father in Heaven.
I say most of my prayers in Spanish but at night I usually say it in English so I can actually say what I want but the past few days I have been able to do it all in Spanish and say what I want without realizing I was speaking in Spanish!! Yay for progress!!
Well that’s all for this week I don't have a ton of time but I will also send some pictures. I get to go to the Temple today so my district and I are excited to be let outside of the gate!!!!!
Anyways I hope everything is going great with everyone back at home I love getting your letters and I feel your love and prayers all the time!! This church is true!! I know that for a fact!!! Love you guys!!
The amazing packages my family sent me!
What the company put the 12 pack of Dr. Pepper in haha
What they gave us for breakfast today...Ya I didn't eat that but some of my Elder's did. They don't understand breakfast let alone food here in Mexico I've decided.
Tuesday's pizza becomes Wednesday's breakfast.
A message to my mom for her birthday from my district!
My compinaria Hermana Dunn....she is awesome!
We can only take pictures on P day so I don't have a ton
but there is a little bit about my week!!