Thursday, August 27, 2015
Week 2 August 26, 2015
This week flew by which is a good. We have the exact same 16 hour schedule every day so it can get a little bit monotonous. Every now and then the whole CCM will have different fast days. So far we have had a "worldly fast" where we aren't allowed to talk about anything from home, a "no complaining fast" (my personal favorite), and an "English fast" (we couldn't speak English for an entire day), the hardest one by far. That was a very quiet day in the CCM for sure. Last Friday we received notice from one of the teachers that we were having an emergency meeting with President Gonzalez, he is president of the CCM. So of course we all assumed the worst and nervously walked to the chapel where we would be meeting him. But long story short Elder Bednar is here today! He will be speaking to about 800 missionaries in the stake center next door later today. President gave us packets with talks from Bednar that we needed to study. We have learned that Elder Bednar is a very interactive speaker and today's meeting will be an open questionnaire. He also is very intense and blunt when speaking to missionaries so we are a little bit nervous to ask him questions. I am super excited though it should be great! Yesterday we had to drive to immigration about an hour away from the CCM. It wasn't too eventful but we all got super car sick because driving on these roads is a little hectic. Lima is a massive city from just a short drive. Sooo many people. Being here hasn't been easy but its been a lot of fun! I just always try to keep a super positive attitude and know that whatever I am struggling with is only temporary.
Please pray for me to receive the gift of tongues! We watched a video and Elder Bednar's wife told the missionaries to have their families pray for them to receive the gift of tongues. My brain feels like its going to explode after 9 hours of class in only Spanish. Almost all of us can completely understand the teachers and communicate on a basic level but I still need your prayers!
Anyway I don't have too much time today! But I miss everyone so much!
Love you all,