Not much has happened this week. Life gets kind of repetitive in the CCM but it is awesome because of how much we are learning. I have learned so much spanish that I can now basically carry on a conversation with my latino roomates. So that is awesome, and also I can understand spanish almost fluently. So I cant wait for when I get been one of my dreams. Also it has been confirmed that I will be learning the dialect in Coban and basically only speak it. It is called Kek´chi. So when I return hopefully I will be tri-langual. Me and Elder Pyper have met some of the Latinos that are in the CCM that are from Coban and we have tried to talk to them so that we can learn a little bit of Kek´chi but it is hard to learn from them, because we dont speak enough spanish to ask them how to say things in Kek´chi because we are trying to translate from english to spanish to ask them, then the tell us the Kek´chi word, which we have to translate into spanish then into english to understand... So if that even made any sense, it is hard to learn it from them, but we are trying.
Tomorrow for P-day we get to go to Wal-Mart which is the thing that basically all the missionaries look forward to here. So that is going to be a party, because they dont really have a lot of American stores here. But we get to also go to Wendys that day too, so that is what I am really looking forward too because I have been craving some sort of American food. So tomorrow is going to be a good day.
Also I was talking to one of the Elders that got to the CCM at the same time that I did, and his name is Elder Mckay Kearsley. We were talking and then he said something about golf and I said that I played golf. Then he said ¨Thats where I know you from!¨ So I asked him how he knew me and he said that he played in a golf tournament with me one time. But I was a little confused because I didnt remember him. He said it was the Brigham City invitational, and that he plays for Morgan High, which is 3A, and they were invited to the same tournament as Woods Cross. I told him that it probably wasnt me he knew because I didnt play in that tournament, but then I remembered that Ryan did! He says he played in the first spot for Morgan and that he played with a Woods Cross guy but he cant remember if it was Ryan or if Ryan was in the second spot, but he remembers Ryan. Ryan do you remember a Mckay Kearsley? But yeah I thought that was cool and I finally found my first connection in guatemala.
Anyway thanks for all of the support and letters that you guys have written. I really appreciate it. My scripture is 1st Nephi 3:7. I know that this scripture is well known, but it has popped up in my teachings like four of the last five times, so I figured it is important to share with you guys. ¨And it came to pass that I Nephi said unto my father, I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded for I know that the Lord giveth no commandment unto the children of men save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the things which he commandeth them.¨ I really like that scripture, and how it shows that the Lord is on our side and that he wants us to keep his commandments so that we can return to live with him.
Love Elder Jeffrey Stuart