Week 3 – Mexico City CCM

¡Hola everybody!

This was a great week!  I can’t believe this is my fourth week here already.  This week has flown by.  The first week or so was so slow, but now all of a sudden, I’m over halfway done here!  The CCM is very nice, but I can’t wait to get out into the field.

Spanish is getting better.  As a district, we’ve been doing “Sólo Español” days, where we go half or a whole day just speaking Spanish.  It has really been helpful.  In class, we’ve also had more discussions, so it’s more practice in Spanish and the gospel.  The other day, we sat by the Latino missionaries during lunch.  They are so funny!  We were dying the whole time, but all their jokes are so stupid, lol.  They do stuff like from middle school, and they think it’s the funniest thing.  They also taught us some “street Spanish,” but when we told our teacher, she was like, “Don’t say this.  Las palabras es muy mal.” (those words are very bad), lol.  It was pretty funny.

We’ve also continued to play soccer in gym time.  It’s so fun!  I’m pretty good at scoring, but I can’t dribble to save my life.  We call my companion, “The Wall” because every time someone tries to dribble around him, they literally bounce off him.  We haven’t had any injuries yet, but at least once every day, someone gets hit in the face.  LOL.

We also all have nicknames for each other.  Mine is Halvey.  We call Elder Stevenson (who is a total country boy), Vaquero, which means cowboy.

As a district, we’ve all become such good friends.  I love everyone in my district!  The hermanas in our district are so savage though, lol.  It’s good though, they keep us on track, ha ha.  Everyone has such a  good testimony.  I’ve really learned a lot from all of them.  After devotionals, we have discussions where we talk about what we learned, and it is really cool to hear everyone’s perspective and why they’re here.

Anyway, thank you for all the emails you guys send!  I’m sorry I’m not able to respond to all of them, but I really appreciate it!

Hasta Semana!

Elder Halverson

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