this week went by pretty fast. i am starting to get used to everything... except for the food. every day we have the same thing. bread and jam for breakfast, rice and chicken for lunch and pasta and chicken for dinner. it doesn’t taste bad except it is just really bland. i hear the food is better out in the field.
the 12 hour day in the classroom is killing me. we only get 20 minutes in the morning to work out and i always want to die in class. i have so much energy that i need to get out but i can’t. it’s a good thing my district is pretty chill because we are able to joke around a lot and believe it or not, that really helps get some energy out.
the latinos that came in with us left today to the mission field. we became SUPER close with them. we knew just enough spanish and they knew just enough english that we would communicate pretty well. today they sang God be with you till we meet again and there literally wasn’t a single dry eye in the room. every one was crying because the spirit was so strong. i had come to really love them.
today we had 2 hours to do whatever we wanted in the city, so our district took a couple of taxis to down town santiago and went to some mall thing. everyone spent at least 30 bucks buying stuff and all i got was a cheap ice cream. its like, come on guys, you have 2 years to do all the shopping you want, save it up. a few people tried talking to us but we couldn’t understand them. welcome to my life for the next 4 months. i guess the missionaries are pretty famous down here.
funny story... some drunk guy asked us for money for a beer and when we told him no and started walking away he followed us yelling stuff in spanish so we basically ran away. he tried to chase us but couldn’t. 20 minutes later he found us again and somehow he wasn’t as drunk so we managed to talk to him for a little. it was pretty funny.
i really am learning a ton down here. my spanish is coming along i think. one of the natives said out of the 9 of us in our district i can fake a chilean accent the best. i just don’t know enough spanish to say much. i have come to love our teachers and i’m sad that we are getting new ones in a few days cause they rotate every two weeks.
homesickness hasn’t hit me at all. i can tell some other missionaries are struggling but i am grateful i don't have it. (That's because his family is praying for him everyday!)
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