I have now been in Mexico for 6 days. It's pretty great. The views are wonderful, but what I am doing is so much better. I get to either study preach my gospel, the scriptures, or spanish all day long. And eat. Meal times are nice little breaks.
I have seen a few familiar faces here at the CCM (spanish for MTC) from BYU. This place is nothing like I pictured it. But I like it a lot. My companions name is Hermana Babb. I don't think that we could be any more alike. We have a lot of things in common, and get along really well.
One thing that we got to do that I never would have imagined, is that every Sunday we get to watch a video that has been made by the church. This past Sunday we watched The Joseph Smith Restoration video. I have watched it many times before, but I have never really had certain things stand out to me. After Joseph Smith is tarred and feathered, he tells Emma that "there will always be opposition. Perhaps I am meant to swim in deep waters." How cool is that? Even through physical abuse and many other trials, Joseph was still strong enough to understand that plan that God had for him. I thought that was very cool. Similar to this meaning, later on in the movie, Emma asks Joseph, "Do you ever wonder if He (God) asks too much?" and Joseph answers, "I do not let myself." The faith that he had is incredible.
If you are ever feeling down, or feel that things are too hard for you too handle, or are wondering why God keeps throwing things your way, just don't ask questions. I know that God would not challenge us with anything that we can't handle. It may seem like it is too much, but we are strengthened through our trials.
Leaving home, and knowing that I won't be able to see my family and friends for a while is so hard. But I know that God will strengthen me and bless all of you while I am away.
Even though I have only been away for 6 days, I would love to hear how everyone is doing.
I hope you all have the best day ever.