Thursday, August 22, 2013

Week 2

My District's Elders at the Mexico City Temple

Everything is great! We are teaching some mock investigators and learning Spanish. It’s a little hard but I’m praying and working crazy hard.  We have been learning new verbs every day. I'm still pretty bad. This is what I get for taking 4 years of German in High school I guess….

No I didn’t feel the earthquake. We had the earth quake warning alarm go off 3 times so far and have had to run out into the streets but haven't felt anything yet. So I have only ever felt an earthquake in Virginia.

The craziest thing though is it rains every single day here. At the exact same time every day. Well almost the exact same time. If it hasn´t rained by 5 it starts almost exactly at 5 but it’s always a storm regardless of the time it starts. Thunder, lightning! It’s crazy. But we have fun :)
We played a crazy game of volley ball during a thunderstorm! It was awesome!!!
Zach’s dad sent him a few questions.  Here are his answers:

1. The Best thing about being a missionary?
Learning and teaching and feeling the Spirit all the time!

2. What is the hardest thing?
Ummmmmmmmm Spanish. Its way tough. I hate conjugating >.<

3. What do you think you were the best prepared for?
Not having any technology and the work and the energy involved.

4. Send us a couple of good pictures so we can get one on the missionary board at the Church.
I'll see what I can do. Can mom send me her Costco account? It would be easier to upload them all onto there and then she could pull them off.  Cause I can only send like 4 in each email and that takes way to long when i have like 70 pictures.
Me and My Companion on the Bus to the Temple
Zach’s mom sent him a bunch of questions.  Here are the answers to about half of them.

How is your companion? 
  He´s pretty cool.

Is it really Elder M.? 
  Yes it really is :)

Are you getting along? 
  Yeah, I think so.

Tell me about him. 
   Elder M. is way tall and he´s a really spiritual guy. I'll send some pictures so you can see him!! He likes sports and he can sing even though he says he can´t. He took Spanish in high school so he´s like miles ahead of me even though he says he´s not very good.

What is it like being with the same person 24/7? 
    Ummmm it’s not like a huge deal. We get along really well so it’s pretty easy. Also it’s just like what we do. We are always supposed to be with our companions soooo we are and there is nothing much else to it.

How is your district? 
   My district is sweet!!! We have some of the coolest spiritual experiences I’ve ever had. We learn and work and have fun together. We are together at least 12 hours a day if not a bit more. I don’t like thinking about the end of the 6 weeks because I love these guys. They are so awesome. Sorry I’m not gonna talk about it I might start crying >.< well probably not but still….

How many Elders & Hermana’s are in your district? 
There are 8 Elders and 4 Hermanas.

What are their names and where are they from/going? 
 Elder M. is from Utah and is going with me to Redlands. Elder T. and Elder W.
 (mi roommates) are also from Utah but are going to Bakersville Cali. Elder La. and Elder E. are from Cali and Utah, respectively, and they are going to Chicago. Elder Lo. and Elder G., from Utah and Alaska, are going to Santa Rosa Cali. All us elders are in the same casa so we hang out a lot.
The hermanas are: Hermanas Han. and Cur., from Arizona and Florida, are going to Panama!! Panama! Panamaha!!(Van Halen song - sorry) and Hermanas Cul. and Har., from Mississippi and Washington state, are going to Salt Lake City and Florida, respectively.

How is the food? 
   The food is alright. The pancakes and waffles are all really dry so we have to pour our milk onto them before we eat.  They serve a lot of meat and they have these like white bread roll things and we cut them open and fill them with meat. It’s not bad. Could really use some salt or just not dry food.

And the milk?
   Ehhh it’s like that H milk dad was talking about in Germany I think. It can sit out and get warm but it doesn't go bad apparently I don’t drink it when it’s like that. But if you can get it when it’s really cold it’s pretty good. That’s something I’m really looking forward to back in the states. Cold milk. Oh!!! AND COLD WATER!! None of it is cold and it’s annoying >.< haha

I have read they have Fruit Loops. Do you eat them for breakfast, lunch & dinner?
I usually have them at breakfast and dinner but that’s in addition to whatever breakfast or dinner is - they don’t serve them at lunch. haha. :P I eat food mom!!!

Have you found anything else you like? 
  Everything I’ve tried I’ve liked well enough. Nothing is super fantastic. Oh well the lemonade was sooooooooo goood!!!! But then I think we drank it all so now it’s just like juice from prunes, and pineapples and just other random juice that nobody really likes so I have water at lunch most days.

Costco pizza on Tuesday’s must be your favorite!
   Pizza Martes!!!!!!! It’s the best thing in the world!!! We see all these new missionaries and we talk to them in Spanish and they have no idea what’s going on and then we say jk and welcome them and head over to class.

 I sure hope you are not losing anymore weight or your pants will really be hanging off of you.
  Uhhhhhhh. I’m on my last belt loop...I’m probably going to have to poke another hole in all my belts. Sorry >.<

Sorry this is all I have time to send!!!

I got Jena, Emily, and Katie some nice things from here!! I'll send them when I am able, in like 4 weeks once I’m in Cali!!

Lucky ducks you girls!! I would give anything to go to Water Country or swim or just have cold water!  Emily you take good care of that car!!! We need it to survive to Katie!!

The Spanish is coming along.

 I’m attempting to upload photos but it’s being very picky and annoying so I’ll see what I can do.

 I love you all!!!!

Elder Gore!

P.S - Oh can you send me the lyrics to the song Homeward Bound??? The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings it and a group of young men sang it at the devotional and so if you could send me the words that'd be awesome!!!!

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