Saturday, August 29, 2015

Another Week of Progress

Well, the CCM plague that Ryan told you all about hit me. I´ve been under the weather for 4 days but i am starting to make solid progress now. Elder Heap and i go out and play papí futbol every other day and that is nice for me to relax and get into my comfort zone. all the latinos here just call me messi because i was a messi jersey and i was playing pretty good. haha My comp is really stugggling with spanish so in lessons i do most of the talking then he says, "NO Expacion, no Salvacion" (No atonement, no salvation) haha it is pretty funny. Elder Todd Christofferson of 12 came and gave us devotional yesterday....very spirtual. My two fav quotes were "you know you are a real missionary when getting rejected hurts, not for you, but because you love them and are pained because they are missing the gospel"
and the other on was that the lord will never leave us alone. We got to go to the open house for the mexico city temple is hugeeeeee. biggest one in the world outside of the states. that was a great experience as well. We have been doing this thing called TRC which is cool. it is just volunteers from mexico and we get to talk to them in spanish for 20-30 minutes. i held a 25 minute conversation the other day en solo español. it was a great feeling. The food is alright but my comp and i are slimming down on meals because ive gained 10 lbs already haha. We know will get sick in chile and lose it all in a month or two anyway. lol. i love you all and cant wait to here from you.

Elder Waite
Chile Rancagua Mission

Here is a few more notes that Elder Waite sent too...
my comp and i made some super good latino friends and today was our last p day together playing papi futbol. we all said goodbye and they started crying. it was pretty learning what it means to love people for who they are

He is doing good!  Miss him, but proud.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

First Letter From the CCM. Aug 20,2015

Hey Everyone!!
The CCM or mtc as you gringos would call it is pretty cool. it is like a little city in the middle of mexico city. we have a little store that we get 100 pesos credit each week (like 8 buck) and a little hair salon and a gym. I am district leader of district 15a here. Good group of guys. We have had a couple moments of small arguments but we have an Elder who keeps everything light. His name is elder smith. 210lbs 5 foot 7, big glasses, dorky haircut...but he is the best!!! We write down quotes from him every day. A couple of my favorite....
"If John the Revalator can eat a book, i can eat a napkin" followed up with eating napkin.

"When a girl had blonde hair and dark eyebrows im like, not fooling me"

"Its raining blessings" as he pulls out his umbrella in sunlight. 
They might not be as funny to you guys because you dont know him but i hope that you get a laugh. 

My comp is cool. Big dude from Arizona. He lifts for fun and the other we were in the gym and he asked me to spot him as he benched...he had 360lbs at one point, like bro you think i can help you with that. hahahha

I am the district leader here for my district 15a. We are the only the district without hermanas in it but it is probably better so all the elders can focus on their study..

The food is good 2 out the 3 meals a day but when it is good we eat so much. i am gaining weight because eat all we can then go to class hahah. I miss you all and hope for emails. 

Con mucho amor,

Elder Waite

a little more to say because i got a little more time. 
It is hard to sleep at night because there are always cars, gunshots, and sirens. the city up on the side of the hill is super cool. i look at it everyday. in the little store here i spend all my money and there gatorades(they are a liter and have all kinds of flavors) that are like 19 pesos. and this other drink that is just like that coconut water you drink but with pineaplpe in it too. sooooo good.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Start of Something Great.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Corbin began his mission leaving early in the morning from the Reno, Nevada airport.  After saying his goodbyes he flew to the MTC in Mexico City.

We received this short message Wednesday night letting us know he arrived.

Hey Padre, 
Tell mom and chalea i said hi, i get one quick email to let you guys know that everything went well. Mexico City is just like San Jose and there were even roof dogs. My P day is on Thursday, except i dont get one tomorrow, so next week. Hopefully i can find my companion, he is mia. They told me just to stay in group until tomorrow and hopefully i can find him. i love you guys and i will talk to you next week.

Elder Waite
Chile Rancagua Mission

Can't wait for Thursday to get here!