Well, I finally made it to the Mission field today! Our President and Sister Stutzneggar came to pick us up from the CMM around 10. As soon as I met them I felt lots more comfortable! They are the best!! The van ride to the mission office was a difficult one for me. It was hot and the crazy Mexico City traffic doesnt make for the smoothest of rides. Estaba un poco enfermo. But, I felt tons better when we got there and I got some fresh air. The APs and all the other leaders and Elders who work in the office are all super nice and helpful. I definitely feel very comfortable here. I´m staying the night here at the mission office, then tomorrow I´m assigned to my area and off to work! It´s crazy!!! I´m still with Elder Gardner until tomorrow which is also nice. It´s been a long goodbye process and kind of hard too. However, I already told him that he wont get rid of me that easily. I am going to see him randomly throughout the mish and I KNOW Ill find him after, too. Anyways, a couple of other things. Our teacher HNO. Hernandez (who is the best possible human being on this planet) emailed a link to a youtube video for me this morning. Its the Holy Land in 4k and It is amazing! Made me think of Dad and his trip. Be sure to share with the rest of the family. Also, watch the He Lives video again for me because it is amazing and I love it so much. Also, HNO. Hernandez wants to go to Japan REALLY bad. He loves to travel and we are already planning a trip to Japan. We told Elder Gardner he can go, too. We´ll see. He told me that when he gets done working at the CCM in April, he might move to Chicago. I told him to contact you guys if he does! You NEED to give him a tour of the Church sites and whatever else. He is literally the best and I love him so much. He lives close and told Gardner and I that he could pick us up and take us to the Pyramids whenever we can. Also, he can be our member for our lessons if needed. He´s probably the best resource I have here in Mexico. It was hard to say goodbye to him and the rest of my district. They are the best people and made my time at the CCM amazing. The other cool thing that happened today was my interview with Pres. Stutzneggar. Usually I feel pretty nervous meeting with people like that and interviews and such. But he has such a comforting spirit about him. I feel so much peace when I talk to him. I´m beyond excited to get to know him more and serve with him for 2 years!! I know the real test is tomorrow, but for now, everything is good! The other Elders are bbqing right now for us and we are just relaxing and talking.
So far I know that we will be able to go to the Temple dedication which is beyond awesome. ANND Mexico Independence day is the 15th which I hear is crazy, so President already told us we won´t be working.
Oh yeah! This is the address that I´ll have my entire mission:
Elder Carson Foust
Mexico, Mexico City Southeast Mission
Av. Del Taller #540
Col. Jardín Balbuena
Delegación Venustiano Carranza
México DF CP 15900
Another thing regarding packages. USE FEDEX. I am told that is the best way to send packages. They might not get here in a lot of time, but they will normally get here SOMETIME. And put a picture of Jesus or The Virgin Mary (which they say is even better) over the tape and seams. People are less likely to steal if they have to rip a picture of Jesus or Mary. SO STOCK UP! Pues....I think I´m done now. Uhh.
REMEMBER TO SEND QUOTES, TALKS AND OF COURSE PICTURES!!
I love you all like crazy, have a great week!!
To email Elder Foust, his address is: firstname.lastname@example.org