¡Hola mis queridos amigos!
This week seemed to take for ever and fly by all at the same time! It seems like forever ago that I left the CCM, yet it has only been 2 weeks. I don't necessary want the time to pass quickly, but I do want to learn Spanish a lot quicker! I've come a LONG way though! I can understand a lot and I'm actually starting to talk (horribly) in discussions. It's coming, little by little. Anyways, This week wasn't as crazy as last week, but still a lot of awesome things happened. First, last Monday night, a little girl in a family we're teaching had a birthday party and she called us and invited us for cake. Her family is amazing and she was so excited for us to come! Plus, the cake was super good, too! The next awesome thing was the temple rededication! Saturday night we took an investigator to watch the cultural event at the stake center. It was super well done and our investigator seemed to like it a lot! Afterwards, she bought us tacos. It was my first time having authentic Mexican tacos and they were amazing! I was a little worried I could get sick, but it's been a couple days and I seem to be in the clear...for now.
Sunday we watched the temple dedication at the stake center. President Eyring conducted the session and Elder Holland gave an incredible talk. It was an amazing spiritual experience. I am beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to start my mission at such an awesome and exciting time. I got to experience the entire process of a temple being dedicated and it was one I'll remember for a long time!
Today, we went to the Center of Mexico City. On the way there we stopped by the Mission Offices and Elder Gardner and his comp just happened to be there! It was awesome to hear from him and compare our areas and experiences so far. Definitely hope to see him more often! Well, the first thing we did was go to the Zocalo. Which is a HUGE cathedral in this great big plaza. The building is beautiful and it was awesome to get to look inside as well. The plaza was all decorated for Mexican Independence, too. The President comes out to address the people and they have a big stage for a concert tomorrow night. We have to stay home after lunch because people get a little crazy on the 15th. I mean, they're pretty crazy all the time so I can understand the precaution pretty well. At the center we looked around at a lot of the stores then we ate Chinese food! (I've missed soy sauce so much).
That pretty much makes the week! It was definitely exhausting, but I definitely feel a lot more alive interracting with the people. I already feel pretty awesome bond with them and I can't even talk to them that well! It's good. Life is good. Thanks again for all the support from home! I love getting your emails. They make my week! I might not get to respond that quickly to them because I just don't have too much time, so sorry! But I'll try to get back as soon as I can!
Love you all like crazy!
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