Elder Tanner

Elder Tanner

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CCM Week One

Just writing my very first official P Day emial! My companion is elder heath, he is from california and he is pretty cool. He is a ton like Nathan from Weber! except I found nathan more agreeable the classes are insanely hard but i am speaking better spanish then i ever could french. Sometimes i will try to say a spanish word and french gets in the way. Que en el mundo! Its been so much fun i am sending you with a picture of my companion and i, with our two teachers. My roommates are awesome, they got here two weeks ago and one of them already speaks like a latino! The CCM is what we call the peru MTC. I can keep up a pretty good conversation with the latinos and they are all really cool! I also have a mutual friend with almost every single gringo here its insane! We had a mach lesson with one of our teachers and we did pretty well. Today we went to the Peru Temple which is a lot like the Boise one but smaller and when i stepped into the last room I burst into tears as i was flooded with toughts of home! All i could think was " I am home!" It was so amazing and I first thougt that this was because it was similar to Idaho. But i realized that when i stepped into that room it was not only my earthly family that i was feeling but my eternal family as well! The gospel is true wherever you go and whatever language you speak it was absolutely amazing! I love you so much and i want you to know that my stomach is absolutely loving the food! i have never had such a peace in my stomach it is truly a blessing.
Hey everybody! Just a quick shoutout to my weber family! Thanks for Teaching me some spanish and making me the best gringo to play football with the latinos! So far the CCM has been nothing but studying spanish and the gospel which is great! Its a little rough at times but i always am able to improve my speaking day by day! Right now its about 85 degrees and it hasnt rained once. The food here has been great and i have adjusted with little stress. I have an awesome companion who is almost exactly like Nathan except Elder Heathis alot more stubborn! Miss ya Nathan! We get along pretty good and we are both learning spanish super fast. Alot of the people in the CCM (Peru MTC) Have mutual friends whom i know back home. Hermana Simmons from my district was looking at my family photo and she pointed at Katilyn and said "THATS MY BOSS" She used to work as a phone-a-thon member at BYU. It was funny and we all had a good laugh Its insane how much i want to tell you guys but being the forgetful being that I am, I left my journal in my room. Hey Soccer buddies, Guess who stole a ball from a latino! I DID! we play soccer all the time and the latinos are all super good! Its a fun way to spend our Physical activity time! However almost all the time in the CCM is Study Time! Its nuts! I thought I was goin to throw up the first day i got off the plane because everyone was speaking spanish and i understood absolutely nothing they were saying! Classes are really stressfull and you cannot even blink or you will be o behind on the lesson that you have no clue what anyone is saying! My favorite exclamation in spanish is "QUE EN EL MUNDO!" because it has no meaning in spanish. Learning the language is really hard but I can do hard things! Thankyou Brother Kjar for the stickers! I have a small testimony in spnaish and it was inspired by the diffuclties that i endured while on the star stake trek.
Yo se que vida es muy dificile, Nosotrous tenamos problemas pero con fe en jesucristo y su elvangelio, nosotrous vivamos dia a dia.
I love you guys and I just want you to know that I think about you everyday! With a heavy heart I flew to peru, but I can feel all your arms around me as I say my prayers each night! I want all my families to know that I will be home before you know it! I love you all so much!

-Elder Tanner

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