The CCM (missionary training center) is great. In two weeks I can now understand the gist of what fluent people are saying. On Monday's, our morning teacher doesn't speak any English now so its rough but really good for us. Our afternoon teacher does translate a little still though.
This week was a lot like the last except I got sick. Our teacher was getting a little sick and I think I got it from him but now a lot of us are sick. Not super bad but we all have runny noses. I'm feeling much better today but it could be because it is P day! :) The food is still bad... but I am getting a little accustomed to it. I bought some Tabasco today at Walmart so that should help a lot! Tomorrow we have a general authority coming to speak to us. I don't know his name but he is Chilean. So that is exciting but I hope he speaks in English at least a little bit! Okay so something spiritual real quick. I read Jacob 5 one day this last week. It is a long parable but it is super good. You guys should read it. I would explain it but I'm still getting this computer thing down and I don't want to take too much time! But it basically says no matter what we do and how long we have been doing it, the Lords hand is still stretched out waiting for us to ask for help. Haha I thought it was pretty cool. Oh I also would like you (mom) to send me an email with all the scripture mastery references from each testament please. :) Oh and also 2 Nephi 29 is cool to read! So each week i decided i am going to try and memorize a scripture in Spanish and write it to you!
Joseph Smith 1:16-17 Vi un columna de luz, mas brillante que el sol, directamente arriba de mi cabeza, y esta luz gradualmente descendio hasta descansar sobre mi. Al reposar sobre mi la luz. Vi en el airre arriba de mi a dos personajes, cuyo fulgor y gloria no admiten descripcion. Uno de ellos me hable llamandome por mi nombre y dijo senalando al otra; Este es mi hijo amado escuchalo.
Okay so a few crazy things that happened this week:
We had an earthquake already! Our teacher said we will have one every month haha! And then a bad one every 2 years which it has been about 2 years since the last one so it could be any week! :) It was in the morning on our way to breakfast. It was pretty cool!
I have been playing soccer every morning and it has been a blast but yesterday morning I split open my chin! Its not that bad (I'll send a picture) but it was kind of freaky at first. I headed a ball and got my feet taken out and landed chin first on the cement. But i am okay! The Doc here at the CCM said a stitch would be good but he isn't licensed to give me them in Chile since he is also from the US. He said I could go to the hospital but that we should just try using the steri strip things and surprisingly they have helped a lot. It already looks really good. So I am still going to keep playing soccer :)
So since the food is so weird here every one has had trouble pooping! Luckily myself its been going right through me haha! But a few of my friends didn't poop for like 4 days and had to take some pills. It has been pretty funny to joke about it.
People have told me days feel like weeks and weeks feel like days and I have found it to be true! Days are so long but then I feel like i was just writing like yesterday so that has been cool!
Oh another soccer story! So the courts are the size of outdoor basketball courts. I took a shot from about half court and it drilled the sidebar then hit the goalie in the face and the sidebar and the goalies face again!!!! So funny. I felt bad but it was hilarious. It was actually the other Elder that came from Phoenix haha That was like 15 minutes before i split open my chin.
Did I tell you Elder Fuller is my district leader? Haha he is a super cool kid from Logan. I don't remember if I told you the names of everyone so I'll tell you again. Driscoll is from Georgia, Roberts is from Utah, Harper is Utah, and then Hansen is from Idaho-Connecticut. They are really awesome. We have had some good bonding!
Well that is about all i can think of right now. Oh today for p day i finally had a legit cheeseburger! Tasted so good to finally have real food :)
Love you so much Mom. Thanks for the email. You are the best. Talk to you in a week. And I'll send some pics in a little. Oh if you know Tanner's address send it to me asap. :)