It was kind of strange and really fun. They also showed a cool video that was like an extended commercial promoting tourism in Mexico. It made me want to come back here and actually see things. Probably the most exciting part was when they set off a couple of fireworks near the stage. I get the feeling that would never be done in the Provo MTC, what with fire codes and all that. It was pretty fun. We had been practicing the Mexican National Anthem for about a week, and that practice really paid off. It is more fun/difficult to sing than the American National Anthem.
Every Saturday, we have to fill out a piece of paper telling about our most spiritual experience this week, what we have learned in our studies, our biggest accomplishment, etc. My biggest accomplishment so far this week has been to successfully put the fitted sheet on my bed in under 10 minutes. It was actually only like 2 minutes. I was so proud of myself. My companion thought I was exaggerating, but I wasn't. In church on Sunday, we sang the most poorly sung hymn known to man. None of us were familiar with the melody, it was in Spanish, and the piano player...tried really hard. It was definitely an experience. We all laughed so hard during the entire song, but I hope to never hear it again.
Yesterday I practiced lots of irregular verbs for about two hours. Spanish is an interesting language in which all of the verbs I would commonly use happen to be the hardest to remember because they have no pattern. But the practice was good. Leading up to Independence Day, they have had a few huge baskets of Mexican candies in the comedor. Hna Meacham and Simpson took like three every meal and now they both have huge stashes in our casa. Some of them are very interesting. You can never tell what the flavor will be just by looking at them. I am sure there is some lesson in that.
Something more spiritual: one of our lessons for Edgar, on Friday I think, centered on forgiveness. Specifically, we were answering his question "How can Christ help me to forgive?" I spent so long studying the scriptures looking for answers. It felt really personal to me, and I wanted to be able to express everything the right way. Basically, with my limited Spanish vocabulary, I ended up explaining that without the help of the Lord, there are many things I would not have been able to do. I just am not a good enough person on my own. But the miracle of the Atonement is that we don't have to be alone. We don't have to change on our own, which is good news because I can't. Hna Merrell and I both love using Alma 7:11-13 in our lessons. You should go look it up because it is great. It always gives me a lot of comfort. Anyway, this week went by incredibly fast. I have one more P day here in the CCM. It is hard to believe that we have been here for almost a month. I am not sure that I have changed all that much in a month, but if I have changed it is only for the better. I love you guys. Have a good week.