Friday, November 7, 2014

Week Three

Okie Doke. Its been a good week. including a lot of stuff.
Ill just kinda dump it all in here as i think of it
we perfected the intricacies of rock paper scissors lizard spock. named the fake spider in our room Thor. and celebreated Halloween for a grand total of about ten minutes. as seen below.
Oh so while I'm in training and all we practice teaching people to help us learn the language etc and guess who we taught on Wednesday. David Archuleta and his mom. it was pretty cool just saying. Also on Friday Elder Memendez and I started doing a thing where we no longer speak english. ever. and for every time we do we self punish. I have to do 20 pushups and not eat dessert if i say anything in english. so basically i've done a good 700+ pushups in the past couple days. But i can already speak the language ten times better. 

AAAAAAANNNNND Quotes of the week
"I now have to check around corners because the rubber chicken is on the loose" -someone in the hallway
"De nada granada" (you're welcome pomegranate) -Brother Pliler
"Que pasa calabaza" (what's up pumpkin?) -also Brother Pliler
also one of the words for sunrise is aurora which i think is super pretty. 

Also Shout out to good friends cause this week i got the most wnderful package from Dave and Carol and kids with the most amazing letters and goodies inside. If youve never had chile y Limon pringles, rethink your life. and then i got a bunch of letters from the priest quorum which was awesome as well. and then another freind sent me a sunflower mixed with some wildflowers and it made my day 100% considering now the dorm has a bit of nature in it.

 I'd throw in some other pictures but they won't upload for some reason. 

So this week i decided to reread the story of the strippling warriors, cause its just so cool. Take a bunch of young people who want to help defend their rights. The had no clue how to fight but they had faith. they went without fear and changed the course of the war and because of they're faith none of them died. they got cut, injured, hurt, sick, etc but all of them made it out alive.

(its in alma 56 btw)
44 Therefore what say ye, my sons, will ye go against them tbattle?
 45 And now say unto you, my beloved brother Moroni, that never had seen so great couragenay, not amongst all the Nephites.
 46 For as had ever called them my sons (for they were all of them very young) even so they said unto me: Father, behold our God is with us, and he will not suffer that we should fall; then let us go forth; wwould not slay our brethren if they would let us alone; therefore let us go, lest they should overpower the army of Antipus.
 47 Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their livesyea, they had been taught by their mothersthat if they did not doubt, God would delivethem.
 48 And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers,saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it.
 55 And now it came to pass that when they had surrendered themselves up unto us, behold, numbered those young men who had fought with me, fearing lest there were many of them slain.
 56 But behold, to my great joy, there had not one soul of them fallen to the earth; yea, and they had fought as if with the strength of God; yea, never were men known to have fought with such miraculous strength; and with such mighty power did they fall upon the Lamanites, that they did frighten them; and for this cause did the Lamanites deliver themselves up as prisoners of war.
I dont know about you but thats pretty cool. Anyway I'm stoked about being here/eventually getting to mexico and cant wait to help the people there in everyway i can. I love what I'm doing.
Love you all

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