Holy crap I am in Guatemala! \we landed in Guatemala at like 8 o clock so it was really dark and \i couldnt see anything. but when we got there it was pouring rain. the airport was nicer than I thought but there were buckets everywhere catching the raindrops leaking from the ceiling. The bus we rode on was really ghetto and had flames painted on it and the driver was crazy. his assistant wsa standing up next to the door which wsa open while we where going like 40 miles per hour. the CCM is actually pretty niice I like the food here way better! I saw my freind blake swapp from my ward at byu so that was cool. I heard that earlier on in the week they heard gunshots or something. I sahre a room with 8 latino missionaries and none of them speak english. I wish i could type more but my yeacher is telling me to go. so I will type mor later
Elder West's Favorite Scripture
Saturday, July 31, 2010
It was really cool to hear what has been going on down there. Me and my companion are working really hard. Are spanish is really good, we talk to alot of the Elders who have been here for like 6 weeks and they always get suprised ( and a little bit jealous) of of how well we speak considering we have only been here 2 weeks. I have finally gotten used to the routine here, I still love it alot. Me and my roomates are like the most popular room on in the district. Everynight the whole district goes into our room and "chills" with us because we are so cool. All of my roomates are going to my same mission and we all leave for the CCM on the 27 which is next tuesday! We have our travel plans and stuff already. We fly out on tuesday to dallas texas for a five hour layover than we fly straight to guatemala from there. I am so excited I cannot even wait. Those letters that you sent me about those Sisters that are at the CCM right now are really cool, I read them to all my roomies it is cool to get a preview of what is going on down there and what we should expect.
I had to get a Typhoid shot the other day, and Sometime in the future they are going to give me a nother Hepatitis B shot. They told me to send home a paper that you can use to see if the insurance will reimburce it or something so I will do that today.
I fave been taking pictures, I dont have enough time to e-mail them home. Plus the computers here are on super lockdown mode and you cant do anything on them exept email and go on LDS.org. But there is a station here were i can print pictures off of my camera, so Today I will do that and I will send home some pictures of my at the MTC.
Last Sunday was kind of interesting. We each had interviews with the Branch President. We all called it the "Hell Talk" because basically made us all feel really guilty and stuff in an effort for us to confess to stuff that would get us sent home. Fortunately I am still here so, hahaha. I also learned that on sunday the Brach presidency will call two suprise speakers in each sacrament meeting to give a 5 minute talk in spanish! It is so hilarious. Last sunday he called on an Elder who was terrible at spanish, it was really funny im not going to lie, even though I wouldnt have done any better.
But, anyways me and my companion, Elder Lydiksan, have been studying hard. We figured out that the best place to study is in the storage closet. It is the only place where you can have silence. Since I have been here at the MTC I have already seen several things in my patriachal blessing fulfill themselves, it is amazing.
OH yah, I totally forgot to bring like an adress book, so I totally can't write anyone. I guess thats ok, that just means that they have to write me first.
Anyways it was good to here from you guys, by the time you get my next e-mail I will be in Guatemala!