Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Week 2 - Don't drink the water :)

Hiiiii Mom, emails from you and dad always make me cry a ton, I don't know if I'll ever get use to it, but it's fine, I love hearing from you!! Here at the CCM we study 24/6 because we relax on Sundays!!! My companion is quiet, reserved and pretty serious whereas you know I'm a bit different, but we work great together.  This  week we have 2 investigators to teach everyday. They love to push you to limit here, and then more. We get to go to the temple every other week but the temple is closed right now. La comida here is OK. I got sick on Saturday and was in bed all day.  Me, my comp and Elder Tidwell decided to take the filters off our water bottles and not rinse them out.  Then we put clean water in them so we had Montezuma's revenge, it was awful. I've seen Kory Johnson like everyday, it's the best. The first time I saw him we ran to each other and gave each other a hug, and still do that every time. I'm going to go grab my journal and type it up so you can put it on the blog.
Lots of love,
Elder Roberts

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Week 1 - Mexico MTC

As I read my emails for this week tears are running down my face. I miss you so much!!!!! No tiene idea. I didn't realize how much you did for me, and I'm sorry for not showing more appreciation. This is the most important thing I could be doing right now.  I'm picking up espanol fast and I love it, but it makes my English really bad. The second day here we started progressing an investigator in espanol, it was absolutely amazing letting the spirit control the lesson. We have met with him everyday since then. The spirit you can feel when you center yourself around Christ is amazing. The days are very long and very stressful because you are constantly learning, but it's necessary. Sunday was a great day.  Here Sundays are used to rejuvenate your energy so you can keep going. 

Don't send me mail here it's ghetto and takes 3 weeks, just send care packages when i get to Iowa.  My companion is good, we are like polar opposites.  The CCM (MTC) is absolutely amazing.  As for pictures, I think I'm going to just send you my memory card when I get to Iowa.

My time is up on email, I'll talk to you next Tuesday mom! Tell the little girls I love them and miss them tons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Send everyone lots of love for me
Elder Roberts

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Arrived at the MTC

I arrived at the MTC a few minutes ago it's so beautiful. I haven`t even met my companion yet, but i have some great stories already! When I got to Mexico i was picked up by a man who didn't speak any English! It was amazing, Mexico is REALLY different. We picked up our name tags right away, and put our suitcases in our rooms and came straight to the building I'm in now, the Thomas S. Monson building. My dorm overlooks the whole seville here in the city, I'll take pictures and send them to you on my p-day. The spirit is really strong here.  I'm a little over whelmed as you can imagine but so are all the other guys in my district. This day has really come and my new journey for two years has begun. Give my love to the girls and Dad, and let Grace know I'm here safe, I can only email you at the moment, since its not P-day.
Ready to Serve
Love always,
Elder Roberts