Oh also the lady did a fine job on my hair I think, not buzzed so I'd consider that a win.
We have officially ramped up to full throttle now. We teach every single day, twice a day. It´s honestly really fun, but a little stressful occasionally. I winged my first lesson too yesterday..that was an experience hahaha. I just gotta take it day by day, but boy I am excited for the field.
The new comedor (cafeteria) opened up today. The cooks were talking to us telling us how excited they were and I was kind of skeptical. We ate in a gym or outside usually, what's going to be so different?
HOLY COW. It is SO NICE!! It feels like walking into a restaurant. Very modern design, sleek finishes, curved ceilings and walls..It is super awesome. It's nearly 3x bigger too, with more food than ever before. I am going to relish in it these final weeks.
We did a cool service project this week too. Me, and 5 other elders got to ride in a trailer behind an ATV to the edge of the 90 acre land back and forth to do some clean up work with old building materials. Riding the ATV was a blast. Though the driver was king of nuts. We are all holding these big metal doors sitting on the edge of the trailer and he put the power down! I seriously thought someone was going to wreck themselves. Definitely the best service so far.
Today we went to the Mexico City temple and visitor center. We were not able to go inside because it is under construction but it is gorgeous! The visitor center was also fantastic. We had 2 hermanas misioneras from Brazil and Mexico give us a tour. My favorite thing was the book of Mormon section. They had it in a bunch of different languages and all I can say is I am so grateful I am learning Spanish and not...well basically anything else.
The church is so strong here. The members really live the gospel. It's their whole lives, such great examples!
This week I only want to share one, but I found it pretty funny. So Hermana Aston is teaching about prayer and she says.."Primero, inclinarmos nuestros brazos." (First, we bow our arms). And the investigator gets a funny look..and she goes "Oh! oops. Primero, crucificamos nuestros brazos." (Oh! oops. First, we crucify our arms). The investigator is like..I don´t think I want to pray anymore...I was dying. Hahaha the word for cross is cruzar, not crucificar (¨: but that's okay. I'm pretty sure I said my favorite food was sin, instead of fish (pecados vs pescado). It's a learning a experience, but at least we can laugh at ourselves(:
There were a lot of great thoughts from devotionals and speakers this week. But I really liked a talk about specific prayers by our CCM president. He shared many cool stories about how being detailed and specific in our prayers leads to specific blessings. My favorite story he told was a girl who had two candidates for marriage, but couldn´t decide. She asked for advice from our president and was told to say a specific prayer. One with a great deal of explanation, forethought, and faith. She asked heavenly father to have the phone ring at exactly 1:15 am, and one of the candidates to be on the other end of the line. He was to say he was reading his patriarchal blessing and in it he was to marry a righteous young lady and that he thought that young lady was her. Sure enough, 1:15 came and it happened. To do the dot. He shared story after story like this and they were incredible. I know prayers are powerful and I have a huge testimony of them. Now, not saying if we pray specifically for BYU to throw a game-winning touchdown with 8.4 seconds left in a game against UTAH will work (no matter how righteous a cause that is), but if it is a righteous desire heavenly father will give it to us.
Love you all.