MEXICO MONTERREY WEST MISSION
This week was a good one as usual. We pretty much just do the same exact thing everyday. Here is a picture of a sunrise in Mexico City.
I got to meet with President Call. We got to talk for what seemed like hours. I talked about my family and about what my worries are - and he talked about his family. We just bonded. He said he truly respects me and admires how close I am with my Dad! He said he wishes he was my Monterrey mission president! haha!! He gave me a blessing and it was seriously the most peaceful I have ever felt! The blessing was the longest one I had ever received and the most powerful one. He blessed me with the knowledge of the Gospel and diligence in the work and that I will always have the spirit to be my constant companion. He also blessed me with the knowledge and feeling that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me and that I will find love in this work. He blessed me with knowledge of knowing my family is doing well and we are being blessed. He made my day so much better and I could tell it changed me for the good. After my blessing I sat down and read D&C 31. It was a great experience and I felt so good after reading it... especially verse 5.
I am doing good but I am nervous about the language, but that blessing made me feel so much more confident and happier going into the field! MONTERREY WEST in CINCO DIAS!!
I can’t believe its my last week in the CCM. My companion and I found a teacher here that is from Monterrey west! His name is Hermano Candiani. I asked if he knew Elder Nathan Rapp and he said that he knew him and served in his ward in Monterrey! He told us about how Monterrey is a very nice city and that its growing. He also said the water there is good to drink! I don’t know if I believe that just yet - I’m a little too nervous. He said the people are very prideful with their money and that is usually a problem with conversion. BUT - the best news ever is Monterrey people are OBSESSED with american football and GUESS which team? Oh ya - DALLAS COWBOYS!! Also - Monterrey is known for having the best carne in the continent!! Street tacos here I come!!! He also told me that on fast Sundays the Elders have to drink water all day because it is so hot that they might get heat stroke. I love talking to people who can tell me things about Monterrey - I’m so glad I found that teacher.
The choir sang “A Child’s Prayer” in Spanish. I remember us singing that song at Grandma Beth’s funeral. I will always love that song. The spirit here is amazing - I’ve never felt it so strongly in all my life. I am praying that I will get a good, patient and fun trainer and that I will not get frustrated with myself while trying to speak Spanish - will you pray for that too?
I love you all so so much. I am excited and I feel spiritually ready for Monterrey! Next time you hear from me I will be there!
ELDER CARSON ANDERSON