My time here in the CCM is very limited! I only have 10 more days here on this beautiful campus! It´s going to be hard to leave, but I am so excited to finally go out into the field! I found out this week that the CCM is literally 15 or 20 min away from my mission. Most of the other missionaries who leave have to wake up as early as 2:30 to catch a flight or bus. I can practically walk right outside the gate! I´m so close, but it definitely feels like a world away.
Today we had another opportunity to go beyond The Wall. We were incredibly fortunate to go through the Mexico City Temple open house! It was amazing! The Temple is absolutely beautiful and massive. It was fascinating to see how they incorporated the Aztec/Mayan theme throughout the entire temple. It definitely become one of my favorites. It was definitely a peaceful and spiritual experience witnessing the beauty of the temple, as well as remembering the amazing ordinances performed there. It truly is the House of the Lord. Also! All the Hermanas working at the temple today were from my mission! We spoke to a few sisters and basically told them we´d see them in a week or so!
Other than that things here have been pretty chill. Spanish is....coming....slowly. Haha, but I have definitely come a long way. We were talking to some Elders who came just a few days ago when one of the teachers asked them how long have they´ve been there in Spanish. The Elder looked absolutely terrifed and said, ¨Sorry I don´t speak English, uuh, I mean Spanish!¨ It couldn´t have been more perfect. The teacher was just like, ¨Then what language do you speak!¨ Definitely made my companion and I feel a lot better about our Spanish capabilities. I wish I could say the same for my toaster capabilities. The toaster here in the CCM is like a giant toaster oven with a conveyer belt and it can be kindo of a deathtrap. Elder Johns in my disctrict has already almost set the Comedor on fire twice! He just ran to our table and was like ¨Uh guys, we gotta go! I may or may not have just started a fire.¨ Then, just the other day, mine got stuck and sure enough smoke just starts filling up the entire room. Definitely a fun experience. Besides setting things on fire, our District loves singing, dominating in volleyball, and all sorts of shenanigans. Reenacting the paintings in the classrooms is definitely one of our best talents though! Hopefully I´ll get the pictures up soon, they are perfect. We´re already a pretty photogenic so it makes things so much better. It´s been amazing here with so many great people and it will be a hard goodbye. Especially with my companion. ¡Nuestra compañia esta sememante ajustado como un vaso!
Well, hopefully everything is going well in all of your lives! Love you all and wish you to have a great week!
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