Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wk 2 - Another week down

Mexico MTC
Companion: Elder Siggard
yes i am happy
 just it was early in the morning today so i was kinda tired hahah!

This is your sons companion, Elder Siggard.  He wanted me to send you this picture of the super awesome rain storm we had a week or so ago-  the great thing about Mexico rain is its warm and only rains for a second which means then we can play in the water without the rain! haha 

Anyways, here ya go! Thanks for having such an awesome son!

Man it has been crazy!! it honestly is so good to see pics of everyone. i have only been gone 2 weeks and tayton is already wearing my shoes!;) i see how it is haha. just kidding they are pretty wrecked anyway. man the more i am out here the more i love it. the mtc is hard because you always have to be doing something. 

mom i just want you to know i appreciate you especially on a day like today when i have to do my own laundry. no i'm just messing. it isn't too bad hahah. i definitely do miss you though!! i feel like i am learning spanish better and better but definitely very slowly!! the hardest part about being on a mission is the language and being away from family.

i just want my family to know i love them a ton. i miss just being around you guys and i for right now i am realizing how important missionary work is and couldnt be any happier preparing in the mtc to share the gospel to those who are ready for it.

as elder siggard and i give lessons i am able to speak spanish better and i speak english less. we actually gave a lesson to a girl that was a real investigator and she didnt know a lick of english. it was pretty cool to only speak in spanish. i know it was definitely not perfect spanish but she got the main idea of what i was trying to say. it is really cool when you speak spanish and feel the spirit as you give the lesson although sometimes you have to stop and think what that word is in spanish haha. i definitely do eat a lot here. the food isnt always the best but some days it is actually pretty good. but there is mexican food every day and a little american.

i just want you guys to know that my testimony is strengthened everyday. it is a wonderful experience to be around missionaries all the time. it is very cool to see all the people that come on missions. i was in a devotional this past week and they said prophets back in the day had visions of our day now and saw that all the missionaries that we have today. it is cool to think we are fulfilling a prophecy in a way. 

I love this gospel and am very grateful for it. 

Elder Smoot

so if you mail a letter it takes 11 days exactly is what has been happening to people in my district. i never got the my dear elder letter dad sent which is weird along with other people in my district. the address is
Carr. Tenayuca-Chalmita No. 838,
Col. Zona Escolar, Deleg. G.A. Madero,
C.P. 07230, Mexico, D.F.; Mexico.

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