Hey guys! I hope you’ve all had a good week! I’m loving it here in San Jose! I love this place and I’m super grateful to be here. I thought it’d be really tough to love somewhere as a mission other than Argentina, but I love California more and more each day. I’ll try and summarize our week a little bit.
On Monday, we went on this sick hike about an hour away from where we live. There was this super pretty drive to get there on this windy road. Then we hiked up to these little waterfalls and it was just a cool thing to go and see. In Argentina, the was nothing nature-wise to go and see so that was pretty sweet.
On Tuesday, we did service at this place called Sacred Heart. We helped organize food into bags for those in need. On Wednesday, we also went there just to respond to emails. That opened my eyes to every corporate email response that I’ve ever gotten haha.
On Thursday morning, I was eating my Raisin Bran with my protein like I always do, and I don’t really know what happened but I took a bite and somehow my teeth grinded together and I chipped my tooth a bit. Pretty pathetic, but that’s the story of how I chipped my tooth eating raisin bran.
On Friday, I took this super long test that we get for free as missionaries in this mission called the HBDI test. It supposedly analyzes your brain and thinking style. My results were that I’m more of a people person and an organized person, and that math and creativity are not my strong suits haha. It was pretty cool to see myself analyzed.
Its been a pretty normal week here! We are all excited to be out of quarantine hopefully soon. Here’s what our normal day looks like.
We wake up at 6:30, run a mile and workout, then eat breakfast and plan. We then study for 3 hours, personal study, companionship study, and language study. Then, we eat lunch and our afternoon normally depends. Sometimes we will do service, other days “online proselyting” on Facebook, trying to come up with content to post on our Facebook page (Venir a Cristo en San Jose), or do Family History. That’ll be until 5, where normally some members bring us dinner. Then from 6-9 we will call those who we are teaching and members! So that’s been my schedule for the last little bit, pretty exciting.
Even with the simple schedule and a lot of the day spent inside, I’ve been able to learn some amazing things and some cool life lessons, and meet some incredible people. I love the Las Colinas ward, and I’m super happy to be here. I love my Savior, and I’m so happy to be here serving Him. I love the Book of Mormon. I’ve found so much strength and comfort from it in the last weeks. I love my companion and the other Elders that we live with. I love this gospel and I’m so grateful it.
I love you all! Have such a good week. Thank you for your prayers and all you guys do! Lemme know if there’s anything you need!