2nd week Mexico City MTC

Thanks Mom and Dad for all your love and support. I love you both so very much. I want you to know I didn´t forget you guys, we just had our P-day switched for this last week. Kinda strange I know, but we had to go to immigration today for VISA stuff, so for this week, and hopefully this week only they switched our P-day. Lo siento, but I didn´t want to break the rules just so I could let you guys know, I figured you´d both understand.

But the experience there today was soo cool, we had to take a bus ride over there at 6:30, which wasn´t exactly fun, and the ride was long, but anyways once we got there we had to do the VISA stuff and wait in line, which also wasn´t exactly fun. The cool thing was afterwards we were exceptionally hungry because the only food we were given was a ham sandwich, an apple, a weird bran apple bar, and some apple juice. Which all, except for the apple tasted pretty dang bad. But anyways after the VISA stuff we were allowed to go to some street vendos for some tacos and other stuff. The guy selling tacos was selling cow brain, cow heart, and cow intestine. All of which didn´t exactly sound appetizing, but I got two, and they were either cow intestine or head, I´m not exactly sure witch, but they tasted amazing!! On top of that I got a bottle of coke which I have been craving for quite sometime. All this cost was 39 pesos, but the best part was we bought 3 churros from another street vendor for only 10 pesos!! Approximately  80 cents for 3 churros. Best deal ever. So today has been pretty great.

I also got a new companion, so I´m now in a trio, but to be honest I don´t care too much. He´s a really cool guy, and he plays lacross and likes sports! Which is even better cause most of the day last P-day my district slept, so I had to sit there with them, which was awful. Now I´ll have somebody to play sports all day with. He just got here yesterday, so we’ll see how it all works out.

We commited  our first investigator to baptism, which doesn´t really count cause she´s a member, but we were the first so we win haha. Jk. But we still have to teach her , and she has problems with the law of chastity, so we´ve been teaching her that, which was not as difficult as I would have thought. Then again we got a lot of help that wasn´t our own. I found myself thinking of scriptures and thoughts that would help her out in her situation. Just in case you were wondering our “investigator” is pregnant and is living with the father of the baby, and the father of the baby currently has a wife and kids. Her main concern was that she didn´t know how to take care of the baby, and that the father was going to help, so it was interesting coming up with everything on the spot. However even with it being interesting we were able to share scriptures on faith, such as the James’ one on faith and works, we did this because we knew that the Lord wanted to help her, but she needed to have faith in him and work on obeying the law of chastity. We then promised her that she would receive blessing from living the law and that the lord would provide a way, just as in Nephi 3:7. We recently followed up with her, and she is going to talk with the father and make it work so that she can live the law of chastity, so in all it´s going quite well with her. However, we´re running out of things to teach her though, so it´s been getting difficult to come up with lesson plans. On top of all that she´s our new night teacher!!!!! We felt betrayed, I still call her Lucy, mainly cause I can´t remember her last name, but that isn´t the point. She´s a nice lady.

But our morning teacher is also an investigator of ours. He´s actually difficult to teach though, cause he asks a lot of questions, “Por ejemplo” questions concerning the priesthood. why the Koran isn´t considered a book of scripture, and why we don´t consider Muhammad a prophet. It´s fun though, I like challenges, and we did exceptionally well except for the fact that we finally finished talking about the great apostasy and were about to talk about Joseph Smith when he tole us that we only had 5 mins left, so we brought up Joseph Smith, gave him a BOM, committed him to prayer, and left him with many questions concerning Joseph Smith. Not because we couldn´t answer, but because we didn´t have any more time to teach. He talked very quickly and fluently though compared to our last investigator. It´s insane cause I can understand him! Very well in fact! Not only understand what he was saying, but I was once again able to teach by the spirit.

I have also begun to experience why companionships are hard. I love Elder Simon and he´s a great guy, but we don´t always agree on lesson plans, he raps and I really don´t appreciate it, he can be lazy and isn´t always on time with stuff, such as waking up. But hopefully I´ll be able to become more patient.

And the food here is pretty dang good, we get pizza on Tuesday nights which is amazing!!! And occasionally we get other really good foods, but it´s never amazing. That´s also expected though.

Oh and I don´t really email anyone else but you guys cause other than you two the only people who have emailed me are Becky and Brie… So don´t worry about it. Nobody loves me!!! Jk I know that´s not true.

Oh and forgot to mention the doughnuts. They were great, I only had four and I gave the rest away to my zone. My zone loves me. Quiet non and  caring most the time me lol. I´m going to miss the oldest district when they leave this Sunday.But hey I might be zone leader next time I email you guys cause we´ll be the next oldest zone!

Tell Tim he can email me too if he wants.

Anyways my companions aren´t quite ready to go, so I guess i´ll keep emailing you guys until they´re ready. I don´t know if you remember the latinos that I told you guys about, but they left, and I´m exceptionally sad cause they were amazing and exceptionally funny. It´s depressing seeing people you´ve come to like come and go so quickly.

I also sang in a solo this last Sunday, and appearenlty everybody likes my voice and they didn´t see it coming. Quite humerous. Some of the hermanas sat with their mouths opened and it was hilarious, but anyways yeah they’re ready to go now so bye!

Love you all,

Elder Arnold

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