Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mexico CCM District 6A Despedida

Elders and Hermana,

It has been a privilege sharing this time with you at the CCM.  We know you will bless many people while you prepare, teach, and share this post important message.  Stay true to what you know is true and remember that the Holy Ghost will help you with all things as you consecrate yourselves to the Lord.  
We love you,

Hermana Call

Mexico CCM District 6A Departure Photo. Elder Brayden George (Far Right), Elder Cazier (Second from the right) Companion

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We Have Our Flight Plans!

Hey everyone,

We have our flight plants to Monterrey! We will be leaving the CCM at 3:00 A.M. in the morning, everyone is really excited to get into the field. We have some really long days ahead of us to prepare us for the field, all of Friday will be classes. 

I have learned some pretty great things about the Atonement this past week. It´s definitely one of the hardest things to teach and the most difficult thing to understand. Hno. Gomez shared a great video with us about "The Atonement and Missionary Work". In the video, Elder Holland said "If it wasn't  easy for Him, how do we expect the work to be easy for us." Hno. Gomez has also been blowing our minds with the talk "Why 1820" by Hyrum W. Smith. I highly recommend watching or listening to them. 

The Mexico MTC is great, I am definitely going to miss it. 
Love you guys,

- Elder George

A Game Of Ultimate, Is Always A Great Day!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Another Temple Day!

Brayden at the Mexico Temple


Things are moving pretty fast here, we´ve been doing so much its hard to keep track of. A few days ago we found out that we were going to have another Temple Day on P-Day! The experience was even better than the first time! We also had Fast Sunday this past Sabbath Day, everything is great!

I´ve been applying the challenge from Elder Larry R. Lawrence conference talk"What Lack I Yet?". I don´t remeber much from his talk, but I remember his invitation to ask in prayer "What is keeping me from progressing?". It didn´t come instantly, but it came. 

Fast Sunday is done a little differently down here, We fasted from Lunch on Satuday to Lunch on Sunday. It was hard to go to bed hungry, but it wasn´t too bad in the morning. We were all able to have a wonderful testimony meeting. 

What a tremendous blessing to be able to go to the México City Temple twice while in the MTC! It´s nice to be able to take a break from the non-stop 16 hour day´s we have. 

Thanks for everyone´s love and support! You are all in my prayers.

-Elder George
Brayden's Casa in the Mexico CCM (MTC)
Mexico CCM
Courtyard of the Mexico CCM
Mexico Temple

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Conference Weekend!

Mexico City

Hello Family,

A lot has been going on here! Daily language and doctrine classes make you very tired. Sorry I am writing this a day late, our P-Day got moved back a day because we went to Emigration today for our Green Cards. Here are some of the sights we saw from the bus.

We had conference this weekend and we got to see all five sessions with the priesthood session. It was kind of ridiculous because every Sunday evening we get to see a movie related to the church. They still went on with the movie, so we had been sitting in the auditorium for a total of 14 hours over the weekend. I have some great notes though!

Not much is different here, other than I am past the half way point in the CCM. Our teachers here are amazing, their names are Hermano (brother) Gomez, and Hermano Hernandez. Hno. Gomez served a mission in Salt Lake City and is from Mexico City. He is also studying Marketing in college. Hno. Hernandez served a mission somewhere is Mexico, I can't remember where, but he is also from Mexico City. He is studying to become an Aeronautical Engineer without any High School! They are both Awesome.

Thanks for another package! I kinda have so much food that I don´t know what to do with all of it. Also don´t take this the wrong way but, its sad to see how people make a living down here, there are some very impoverish parts of the town. We have all the food sufficient for our needs, por favor tone down the packages. Thanks! (No offense taken from this Mom. offers weekly packages, obviously too much for this missionary... Hint received... So happy he is doing well. I hope he will pack up his goods and pass them on to others in need).

We have time here where we practice teaching an investigator. That means we plan lessons for our companionship study. Although, Elder Cazier, has had a difficult time leaving his life back home, he is trying harder to improve and it is getting better.

Things are moving right along here! 

-Elder Brayden George