The first few days felt like weeks! The days were so long and so tiring! There is a teacher here that only teaches in Spanish. His name is Maestro Cuevas. When he teaches, all us North Americans have to wear a headset so someone can translate. I don't like that because i want to understand him so bad, and not hear it from someone that is terrible at translating.
The language is really frustrating me.. but for only being in for a week I feel like I'll be fine. I've learned alot and have already been trying to teach in Spanish. I can understand what they are saying.. I just can't put words into a sentence to reply to them. That's what I want to be able to get to soon.
My favorite thing that has happened so far is as companions, there is a park across the street. We go to the park every other night and talk to people about the gospel and how it blesses us. At first I thought this was nuts cause we don't know how to speak espanol and we are talking to strangers that speak really fast! But it was so fun and the people were really nice. That day was the 3rd of July.. haha-- so only my second day! We were handing out "The Restoration" Pamphlets. And most the people said they loved it and wanted to know more.
I have been really praying to know what the Spirit feels like. I hear everyone say they felt the Spirit and I'm just sitting not feeling anything. I'm sure I have felt the Spirit before, I just don't know it. But last night I finally knew what it felt like.
We went to the park again and this time we were handing out Book of Mormons. There was almost the whole MTC there and it seemed like everyone has already been talked to. But we wanted to speak with people so we left the park (with small permission) and went down the street and we saw 2 guys sitting on a bench. We approached them and said "Tiene un moment0?" And they were so nice and had us sit down with them and talk to them. I was just sitting there trying to talk to this guy and I can't understand anything he is saying so I just said my testimony to him, and he looked so happy. He was excited to read it and I felt so good. All i could do was bear my testimony, but it was the best thing to do. I hope they take time to read it. I've noticed the people here actually are reading what we give them. I was shocked because in the States.. if someone is handing out pamphlets.. I never take the time to read them. But they all look interested which makes it more fun to go to the park.
Food is really good. I think I've gained about 6 pounds this week.. lots of rice and beans!
Also waking up in the morning is sooooooo hard!! haha
The Believing Christ book is really good so far! Thanks for giving it to me. And for once in my life.. I like reading the scriptures and reading all the cool stories!
Here are some cool pictures!
Love and Miss you Lots
Elder Cody Anderson