One week down and only 100 left to go. haha This has been a pretty crazy week to be completely honest. The first 3 days were probably the longest and worst days of my life. I love it in Peru a lot more now than I did last week.
I arrived here Wednesday at 4:30 in the morning and got 2 hours of sleep! Worst day of my life! It felt so long. But it’s been good. The food is all right but nothing to brag about. haha I’ve already lost 6 pounds! I knew I had some weight to lose. haha Don’t worry Mom. I eat as much as I can but the only big
meal we get each day is lunch. I haven’t cracked into my Nutella yet but am getting close. I am trying to hold off until I get out to the field. I’m working out every night so you better believe I’m coming back ripped out of my mind…but probably like 135 pounds hahaha.
I’m in a trio companionship with some guys that are going to the Trujillo mission.Their names are Elder Olsen and Elder Greer. They are sweet and super chill about everything and so is my whole district! There is one of my good buddies from high school here right now for about 2 more weeks so that made it a lot easier to settle in. You know me I make friends pretty easily. It really feels like I’ve been friends with my comps and district for months! The Latinos are so funny too! haha Talking to them is way hard but I can carry on a conversation a lot easier now than I could last week. They all think I look like Woody from Toy Story. hahaha So Parker, if that’s the truth you should love me more!
I’m actually a lot better at Spanish than I thought I would be. I’ve learned more in a week than I have in all the years of Spanish I had in school. I feel like a complete wizard when I drop a line of Spanish that’s straight fire! Like I said earlier, I love it here but I can’t wait to get out of the CCM. It sort of feels like I’m trapped in a prison! Manual labor, learning, eat, sleep and massive walls that keep us in. Definitely prison! haha. The Spanish will start to come though. I’ve just got to make it through the next couple weeks and months and I’ll be golden! Always staying positive though you know me! There is no other place I’d rather be right now.
I miss everyone more than anything! I’d kill to go play b-ball or golf right now. You have no idea how much you miss it until it’s gone. So Drew, take advantage of that while you can! The time will start flying by and next thing you know I’ll be home and you’ll be leaving!
Suicide Squad sounds way sweet and so do the Olympics. Thanks for the updates! There really isn’t much more to write about but hey I love you guys more than anything! Enjoy your week and I’ll do the same!!! Like I said before, 1 week down and 100 to go! but whose counting!
Cole, congrats on getting the screws out of your leg. Get felling better man! Parker, you have to let me know all about your trip. I loved the pictures of Arequipa. They looked way sweet!!! I’m definitely riding that llama when I get there. I have an email list I’ll send you a pic of it next week when I have more time. Our time to email is really limited.
Phillipians 4:13 - “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”