Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"Another good week at the CCM"

Dear family,

    It's been another good week at the CCM. I've learned at lot. I can now pretty much understand Español - as long as it's about the Gospel. Anything else, I can barely understand. On Tuesday we had a devotional where one of the mission presidents in Guatemala came and talked to the CCM. I really enjoyed that. And I was able to understand him, without even thinking about it. It's kind of mind-boggling to think about. I still struggle speaking in Spanish though.

     I'm writing today because tomorrow we're going out into Guatemala tomorrow. We're getting a little tour of the city, a little shopping, and we're hoping to get a chance to place some copies of The Book of Mormon. They used to provide regular opportunities for that, but they had problems with missionaries just getting some fast food instead of working. But we specifically asked if we could, and they said we could.

     Tomorrow the majority of the missionaries leave. The Latinos only stay for 2 weeks, so we've already had 2 groups of them come and go. The new group arriving Wednesday will be our third and final group. Everyone is getting impacient and just wants to get out of the CCM. They say it feels like a prison. That's why there's so much excitement for our venture into Guatemala tomorrow. That's not exactly the way I feel. I really don't mind just sitting around studying all day without going more that 100 feet from the same building. But I do want to go. I just want to get to work. Our president always talks about work, work, work, and makes us excited for it, but we're here. I'm working on putting that excitement to work into studying.

     It's cool have such a small group of missionaries here. We're about to get to know the presidente much better. Every Sunday evening, he has all the nortes (under 30 right now) in his apartment for a family-home-evening type thing. That's really cool. We're not going to be able to do that much longer though, because the ratio of nortes to Latinos is going to completely switch soon, because the nortes are just getting out of school, and schools starting back up for the Latinos.

     In other news, I've figured out how to make paragraphs! I just have to hit the 'Save Draft' button, and it will start a new line.

     I love you guys!

Elder Hilton

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