Sunday, August 18, 2013

I made it!

Where to begin.. what a week! its been so fun so crazy! Remember how they said i should get a flu shot?? yeahhhh... i got the flu not a cold. i went to the doctor and they dont speak any english so he gave me some meds but thats super sketch cause i dont even know what he gave me and the meds are all in spanish! mexico is nuts. theres no other way to say it. every two weeks they get paid so the we here "fireworks". but being around guns i can tell what some of them are. the city is a dump and the traffic is soooo loud and it goes all night long so sleeping isnt the greatest. we have a casa which is a house, we are soo lucky, no one moved in after the first week so we took the empty rooms for now and each companionship has there own room, bathrrom, and two closets. the flip side would be 4 too a room sharing a tiny bathroom and one closet which is imposible to do. so we are literally praying that no one moves in. my district is amazing. there me my companion which is elder rallison which you already met in the airport. elder mangum this elder is the byu up and coming quater back and is in the elite 11 which is the top 11 quater backs in the west so hes way good and me an him have become so close and we both are already saying were going to be life long friends hes from idaho. his compaion is elder gold who is a farm boy from idaho and he is such a nice kid. theres elder dudley who is from nevada he honestly could be codys twin i love him he is so funny. he played golf at byu hawaii and is giving me tons of tips so when i get back i can play way good, he is like a south cali kid cause he lived in hawaii so he talks with a lot of shredds bros an gnarlys. his companion is elder herring. smartest kid ive ever met. hes a published molecular biologist from michigan. then theres elder thopmson hes from seatle and is a major music guy his companion is elder munson from idaho and he plays football for snow. all of my district is in my casa so we are all really close. theres two others that live in our house but arent in our district. their a little different but we love them. its elder soloano and elder parker. we call them elder cilantro and elder parsley hahahha.. theyre super nice and funny though. i feel so blessed to have the district that i have. the food. oh the food. it blows. they seriously dont know what they are doing. they served us hot dogs with onions and cheese for breakfast one morning! who does that!? its been CARB OVERLOAD every meal has bread and juice and friut and its just not good. it really sucks but they have cereal so ive been living on that and salad. this first week was incredibly hard by the way sorry for the misspellings im trying to type fast and frankly i dont care. but its been a really spirital week. we taught a proxy investigator which was all in spanish. words cannot expain how hard it was, but by the last lesson i was understanding and speaking spanish back. i can truly testify that the gift of toungues is real and the spirit does the teaching not us were just there to say what it wants to say. we were succesful and got him to commit to baptism on sep 3rd. it wasnt a real lesson but we felt so good that we could do that and it made us so excited to get into the field and change peoples lives with the gospel of christ. its an amzing work and its so much bigger than you or i. 18 hours of classes are rough but its a important part of learning everything. i am the 1st counsleor to the district leader in our district! leadership is a great oppurtunity to learn and be a role model to everyone around you. the CCM (MTC)  is reallly lax and its on 90 acres so we have tons of space and we get an hour everyday to go play sports. the water is "theoretically" drinkable according to the mish president but they say not too and gave us filter bottles to use. i havent been using is cause i just i go an buy bottled watered at the store :) they give us 100 pesos a week which is 7$ haha so we get nothing but everything in the store is super cheap. a liltre of water is 5 pesos or 40 cents so i get a bottle a day! ive been the food runner cause i have so much ha itll be nice to not have all that weight with me when i leave! i really want to get into the field and get outta here! theyve bitten off way more than they can chew... were supposed to be up too 800 missionaries next week because peru aregentina and provo are at their max.. the work is hastening in these latter days. send me some back today ill be able to check the computer till 6pm our time so 5pm yours! love you so much send some emails with questions and ill respond with answers!
love you!

elder strang

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