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Sunday, February 6, 2011
2.2.11 - Satelite, Hermosillo
I have 17 minutes. I hope I can do this quick.
My address in Mexico, once again, is
Av. Garcia Conde #301 Col. Pitic Hermosillo, Sonora CP 83150
And please put as many Christ/Virgen de Guadalupe stickers on it as possible. That way, the Mexican postal service will be less likely to share my stuff.
Alright, about Mexico. Yes, the food is awesome. Yes, I will probably be fat when I get home (I only get to eat two meals a day, so I have to gorge myself at member's homes. And they normally serve nothing but fatty meat and fried stuff. Although it tastes INCREDIBLE). We have no washing machine, but we get to use a member's each week. Although it seems like none of them have dryers. Lots of jarring rides in buses stuffed like sardines. Relatively cool weather (60s-70s in the winter), and lots of talk about how the summer is atrocious. Oh, and Elder Roberts is serving in Obregon right now, with a gringo trainer.
The language is really, really tough. It's incredibly frustrating when you can't communicate with people. Although I'm understanding a lot more lately. And I kind of expected that part to be pretty dang hard.
The work hasn't gotten any easier, but it seems like I've gotten a little stronger. I want to become accustomed to being a missionary NOW, but that's kind of impossible. Which is why I've been focusing on patience a lot lately, since my diligence has picked up (my bout of epilepsy has passed). But any tips would be awesome, since I want to fully become a missionary as soon as possible.
What I mean by that is that I've known what it means to be a missionary for the past few months, and even before I left. I prepared myself as much as I possibly could, and I was rewarded for it. But the thing is, it doesn't matter how prepared anyone is, the mission will be hard, and everyone needs to fully become a missionary instead of putting on a plaque every morning if they really want to do something great. And right now, even if I know that I'm doing everything I'm supposed to, something's missing. I don't know what it is, but I plan on finding out.
(By they way, I don't feel like I'm not a missionary, becuase I know I am, and maybe I'm comparing myself too critically to returned missionaries that have already ironed out most of their flaws, but I just want to get that point as fast as I can)
In other words, read Elder Bednar's talk on "Becoming a Missionary," since he can explain it better than I can. Also, I'm runninng out of time. And if anyone has any tips on fully becoming a missionary and making one's eye single to the glory of God, please tell them to tell me. I want to fully become a missionary as fast as possible. Oh, and hug Grandma for me. And the nephews and nieces. Tell 'em I love them, too. That includes both Grandmas. And get the picture to Zoey, please.