Thursday, November 21, 2013

Week 4 Mexico MTC

                        Me emailing my family and friends!  I just got my haircut!
                 Hermana Lambs parents sent her a box of doughnuts so we had a party!
 From left to right, Elder Sherman, Elder Clarke (DL), Elder Barlow (my comp), ME! Hermana Lamb, Hermana Davidson, Elder Wallace, Elder Richins, Elder Farnsworth a.k.a. Farns$, Elder Peaua, and one of the funniest kids ever Elder Jarvis (Under Wallace's Legs)                    Thats the crew!!
               Writing in my journal while my comp plays with his camera!

This week has gone by fast! I can’t believe I have been out for one month now, that’s crazy! The days go by like weeks but the weeks go by like days! It’s a weird feeling to explain but it’s true.  I can’t believe Christmas is in a month! I feel like I need more time but I don’t want to stay here, I want to get out! It’s rough and frustrating at times but that is how it is for everyone, plus if you start comparing your self to other people you will never be good enough because there will always be someone who is better than you. So the language will be a struggle and the spirit will be a struggle and teaching and adjusting to the culture and getting along with my comp and all that stuff will be a struggle, but I know the Lord will help me get through it. I’m hanging in there.  I’m anxious to get in the field! I’m glad Gabe writes me, I didn’t know how much I would miss them! I love my district and my comp is way cool to!
Here is a funny thing that happened, so Elder Jarvis and his comps found a riddle under their bed in their casa. The riddle leads to a place in the forest behind our dorm.  We found a fly swatter that had the “Sword of Laban”, and the “Sling of David”, written on it, also a volleyball signed by the people who wrote the riddle. Now me and my comp and Elder Jarvis and his comp are making the ¨gold plates¨ .   We are writing scripture like passages of our days in the MTC and then we are going to put it with the rest of the stuff so other people can find it and enjoy I am writing the first book in the gold plates entitled ,”The Book of Noel”!

Overall I think I can honestly say I’m happy, its not like I’m doing kart wheels in my jail cell of an apartment but I generally find myself smiling and having fun!
I love and miss you all!

Love your son,

            Elder Noel

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Week 3 Mexico MTC

Me at the Mexico city temple

My district

A group of us outside the temple

Will Barlow, Parker Dixon, and me.  Weber buddies!
Hey Family! My week has been good! I feel like the language is coming along better this week! Still really hard to speak but I have just decided that I can’t control how fast I learn the language I can only control how much I study and speak!  We have mock investigators right now.  Both of them are our teachers, so they make it hard.  We had a lesson with ¨Adan´´.  He has problems at work and there is a lady that keeps flirting with him and won’t leave him alone. He said his wife is getting angry with him, what we told him is that “we may not know how you feel but God and Christ do”. Also I asked if he wanted a blessing, so I gave him a blessing. We asked him to be baptized and he said YES. Fake investigator but still haha. Next time we will show him the story of Joseph and Potiphers wife. That should help! Today we went to the temple and as we were driving there one could have thought we were driving through a sewer. That city is insane! I have never seen so many cars and people in my life. Shacks and stands everywhere! The temple was cool! 
This is my daily routine... Wake up at 6:30, Arrive at the class at 7, study for an hour then eat breakfast at 8. Then we have class from 830-1130. We do language stuff and things like that with Hermana Sauceto! Then we have gym for an hour and eat lunch at 1! Then we have TALL which is a computer program for learning the language put out by the church. We have that for an hour. Then at 3 we have more class with Hermano Silva and Hermano Soto! They are awesome! Then at 6:30 we have dinner until 7:15 then back to the class for more personal and companionship study until 9:30. Then we go back to our dorms, get ready for bed and lights out at 1030! The days are starting to go by faster! I can’t believe I have been here three weeks! But it’s crazy to think I still have 3 more!

Love you guys! -Elder Noel

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Week 2 Mexico MTC

Hey mom, thanks for the update on everyone! The weather down here is a lot better than home! Usually 75 degrees or so.  This week has been a little harder but its just because we have more investigators and we want to be able to say
more but we don’t know Spanish so it is hard!!  I miss
all the kids, and it doesn’t help that the last memory I have of them
is them crying in the airport haha, that wasn’t fun at all! This
week has been a little tougher, just getting frustrated with the
language, which makes it really hard to feel the spirit.  Lessons go okay
but it just feels like there is something missing, probably my
Spanish! The days are starting to blend together, the days go a
little faster as time goes on but it’s still hard to think that I have
a month left here, oh well though. For gym we usually play
volleyball with our district or with the Mexican missionaries.  They are
really good at volleyball actually, not so great at basketball though,
haha, We get an hour a day for gym so that’s nice. My district is hilarious!  
Love you all!

Love, Elder Noel

The four missionaries from left to right: Elder Clarke the District

Leader, Elder Wallace who went to Brighton High, me and my companion.