Friday, March 22, 2013

Week 2 - Testimonies and War

Well things here are pretty much the same - studying and all that.  I can give a decent prayer in Spanish as well as a pretty good testimony and I have been teaching investigators in Spanish since day 3.  This week has been such a spiritual one.  So many priesthood blessings were given - it's like you can feel the power of all of these Elders, its amazing.  I mentioned Mom in a district meeting on Sunday.  We were talking about 'Enduring to the End' and I told the story of Mom's amazing weight loss.  I don't know if you know this,  here in El CCM (Spanish for MTC)  there is a holy war going on between the Spanish elders and the English ones.  I think it is because the English can only have parties but the Spanish can have FIESTAS!!!  We are also starting a war with the Russians because they stole one of our zone leader's chairs. 
In closing I want to share my testimony (Spanish of course :)
Yo se que Jose Smith es a la profeta de Dios. yo se que el libro de mormon es el palabra de Dios. yo se que Jesucristo es nuestro Salvador.  yo se que mi mision es muy importante por las personas de Mexico.  yo se que Dios ama todos las personas y serve todos las personas con todo su corazon. 
Well, that's all the Spanish my mind has for today.  Ignore the fact that there is no accents on any of those words.  You'll have to imagine them.
With love
Elder Zach Stohel

P.S. i got the card and the rolls they were amazing!!!  Did you get the letters and deliver them to the appropriate people yet?  Did you find my ring?  If you see my friends tell them to write me already!! haha have a good week.  I'll write you guys again soon.
Again with love,
Elder Zach Stohel

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Week 1 - Will Studying Kill Me?

Well the first week has come and gone.  I can't figure out which is going to kill me first all this studying or the withdrawals from video games.  It was quite a surprise when I figured out that on my third day here I had to teach an "investigator" in Spanish.  You think that teaching in English is hard, try teaching while learning another language.  Anyway I’ll tell you about my district and zone.   My companion is Elder Adams who is basically just as big as me.  My district companions are Elders: Henderson, Groll, Coulteryawn, Ostler, Beesley, Robertson, and Ault and Hermanas: Miller, Bishop and Larson. My zone leaders are Elders: Heal and England.  We are all really tight! I just got back from the temple which makes three temples I’ve done an Endowment session in.  Well that was basically my week there really isn't much to say since every day includes about eleven hours of studying. 
With love
Zach Stohel

Oh P.S. I'll be sending a letter to the Epeneters and to Kyle and they will be sent to the house and then delivered that way.  For Kyle just message him on FB and tell him to come pick them up.