I forgot to tell you! Right when we got here at the MTC they took our cameras away.. I will be sending pictures in a month and a half I guess.
Sounds like you haven't even stopped working on the house after I left! I'm a little surprised. ;)
This week has been pretty awesome! Every day is better than the last. Elder Kimball and I can now teach lessons in Spanish without any notes! I even taught a ten minute lesson about the plan of salvation by myself in Spanish. Well, using an English pamphlet to help out a little. Last week, I used to dread teaching lessons to "investigators" (who are really teachers in disguise ;)). It is really stressful. But I'm actually starting to enjoy it, now that the language is a lot easier to speak. On Wednesday our teacher was sick and so we taught his T.A. It was hilarious! He said he was completely happy in his life because of his money, cars, clothes, etc. And that he didn't need the gospel. I still don't exactly know how to approach people like that. All I know is that EVERYONE needs the gospel and Church in their lives. It should be mandatory. Just kidding! :) What was even more humbling in that lesson was that he spoke so fast! He wasn't being easy on us like our teacher, so I had to ask, "Que?" like three times before I understand what he was saying. Hahaha. In yesterday's lesson I understand almost everything my teachers were saying in Spanish! It's exciting how quickly I have learned. I know the Holy Ghost has helped me so much. Without Him, I would be a hopeless case.
Sunday was so amazing. After Sacrament meeting we ate lunch and learned about health, culture shock, Joseph Smith, and listened to a devotional given by M. Russell Ballard. It is so nice just to relax and feel the Spirit.
Our lecture on health was a little disturbing though. I am so scared that on my mission I will drink (somehow) a little contaminated water and get worms or something. They had pictures and everything in the lecture. So gross. One Elder had to have worms extracted from him that were more than four feet long. It's important that I drink clean water, eat healthy food, and avoid mosquitoes! Anyways.
Yesterday was sooo awesome too! The six-weekers celebrated before they left. We almost all crammed into one of our rooms and sang hymns. It was literally at least 110 degrees and the humidity was probably 100%. So hot. I was just standing there and singing and there was sweat running down
my legs and face! It was a little hard not to cry when we sang "God be With You 'Til we Meet Again." We sang the chorus so loudly!
My district is so amazing. We are all really good friends and know each other pretty well. This week I told them I was homeschooled (which they found hard to believe) and since then they have been calling me "Elder Homeschool." It's pretty funny.
Elder Kimball is way awesome too. I would rather be his companion than anyone else here. He's a great guy. On Sunday we taught a lesson about our commission to teach the gospel. We both had really good experiences and I felt the Spirit a lot as we taught.
I love you,