So today is my last P-Day in the MTC, its crazy how fast time has gone, feels like just yesterday I was say goodbye at the air port, and now 6 weeks later im about to head off to Torreon Mexico. Ill be honest my Spanish isn´t the best, but I can hang in there. They taught me all the words necessary to preach the gospel, but day to day communication in Spanish is kind of hard. I wish I could say I feel fully prepared to live in a community where they only speak Spanish, but im not so wish me luck and keep me in your prayers lol. No im sure I will be just fine, but the first couple weeks might be a little rough especially if I get a companion who doesn´t speak any English.
Over the course of these short 6 weeks, I have grown and learned so much, not only about the Language and the gospel, but about myself. The MTC was by no means a cakewalk for me, it was really hard and a little lonely at times. Well not actually lonely cause I had two dudes at my side at all times haha but emotionally alone sometimes. I truly mean it when I say this, all of your prayers and emails have helped me out so much and push me to want to be better and work harder! I know for a fact and can testify that if you are every feeling alone, inadequate, or just down at all, if you pray to God for help and strength with sincerity in your hearts. He will comfort you and give you the strength as he has done for me over these past couple weeks and throughout my life.
So funny story, this week on the 26th we were having class outside. We were practicing teaching minni lessons to each other, I was teaching Elder McBride my companion, and all of the sudden I look up and see this bird flying towards me. It hit me right in the crotch, everyone was dying of laughter including myself. I think the bird got a concussion cause it fell on the ground and wasn´t moving. Then a couple minutes later a bigger bird came and started attacking it and ended up killing it. It was crazy!!WATCH A CRAZY BIRD FLYING AROUND TY'S ROOM HERE!
CRAZY BIRD PART 2 WATCH HERE!
I got my flight plans and I leave this Monday the 4th at 6 in the morning. Everyone in my district was hoping I would have to take a bus cause they thought it would be funny to watch me get pissed when I found out the news, but it turns out two of them have to take a bus and not me. I was laughing so hard, anyways its been a fun crazy week. Im going to miss my companion Elder Arellano so much, he has become one of my best friends and I got really lucky to have hims as a companion. I will also miss my district and only 1 of my teachers. I never thought I would miss anyone I met in the MTC, but when you spend 988 hours straight with someone you grow to be pretty close!
Thanks again for all of the love and support, I will talk to you all next week with an update on my life in the mission field, its gunna be a crazy new adventure. Until next week:)
Love, Elder Mendez