Thursday, September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014

Hey, I got the package and that was awesome! It is really nice to get the letters and the packages through out the week. I got the package from Tandy and that was really cool. Everything is going great and my Spanish is improving a lot. I am starting to make sense now but I still have a long way to go. When you asked if there was anything I would like, anything drinks and food ha but it is all good! Yes I would love to get pictures through out the week! Getting letters and packages is better than Christmas for everyone here! By the way the chips and salsa was gone within a night.  Our casa kind of just shares food!

I have not left the MTC yet but maybe in the next couple of weeks so we can go to the visitors center but that is it.  My companion is going to Tennessee when he leaves the MTC.   It is all going good.  We taught our first actual investigator and that went really well so it is going good!
The investigators are just volunteers and either missionaries have started teaching them and we are teaching them too!
Tell Holden happy birthday and tell him I have something for him from here but he will have to wait before I can mail it to him! When Kinley gets her dance down send me a video that would be nice and even just some pics of anything too!
I have to go! Love ya and let everyone else know I said hi!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014

The MTC is so beautiful I love it! It is like a little paradise in Mexico City. On Monday it was the Mexican Independence day so that was really cool to see.  We sang the national anthem and there were dancers and it was just really cool. And I love it!

I think there are around 700 missionaries and there are about 90 acres that we are spread across! The house isn't as bad as I thought.   There are two bunk beds and it is only me and my companion that are in there so we each get our own and so it makes showering and the bathroom all together really easy. There are 10 missionaries including me and my companion in our house and 8 of them are in our district and the other two are in a different one. In our district we all rode the plane over here together except my companion, and everyone is going to Lima, Peru Central Mission but me and my companion  to so it is kind of funny haha.  My companion is pretty good.  He doesn't do any sports or hunt, he can play the piano very, very well and he knows the gospel too. His name is Elder Patterson and he is from Arizona. The food is different but good.   I know not to eat the beans any more unless you drink like four bottles of water right after ha but I have sworn off beans though because it is not fun!!

Everything is going awesome here.  I have had a couple of rough days on Friday and Ssaturday because I was getting so frustrated I couldnt even stand it and I was just so exhausted and beat from it but now I am doing good and the Spanish is coming along slowly but I am starting to speak a little bit.  I taught my first investigator and my companer√≥ told me that I had a french accent while speaking Spanish  hahaha!! so I am trying to get ride of it but it is hard!  Love ya lots and tell the family that I love them!
​-Elder Richards


Monday, September 15, 2014

Hey! I am here and the plane was a long ride.  I have met some pretty cool elders so far. I have yet to see my companion, but I am going to meet up with him soon. My p-day is on Thursdays here. I have yet to see Branson, but I should be able to soon. I can already tell I am going to love it and I am super excited. I also got a house instead of an apartment. Tell everyone I love them.
-Elder Richards