Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Flight Plans for Peru


So I just got my flight plans! You know how I thought I was leaving on Wednesday? Nope! Monday! Pretty pumped! I leave at 1:57 PM and get there at 8:57 PM, no layovers or connecting flights. I may or may not be able to call ya'll at the mission home. Don't get your hopes up, but I've heard some mission presidents allow that. Anyways... Monday is the day! Love you all and wish you the best!

Con amar, 

Elder Potter

P.S. I'm not sure when I'll be able to email you next... I'm pretty sure Monday, Lunes, is our pday out in the field and that's when I'm leaving so it could be a week and a half or so.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Week 5: Coriantumr: The Unluckiest Man in the Book of Mormon

Hola Famila y Amigos!

This week has been great! The elders in my district had a pretty good discussion who the best person to be in the Book of Mormon would be and the worst. The best, at least for me was Captain Moroni, but after a long conversation we came up with the conclusion that Coriantumr, the last of all the Jaredites, was pretty unlucky and probably pretty crazy. Think about it.... He just killed the last of his people, Shiz, and then just wandered around until the people of Lamoni found him. I would have to say that´s not a bueno situation. But that's just me. Elder Johnson said he probably had a pet rock or something.... give that some thought, its sad, but its funny thinking of someone having a pet rock. 

On a more spiritual note, I finished the Book of Mormon this past week and started Matthew, I think I´m gonna try to read all of the gospels before Christmas. And I think I came to a conclusion of what the real temptation was when the Adversary tempted Christ after His 40 day fast. If you read closely Satan says to Christ "If thou be the Son of God...". As we all know, Christ was sent to serve others, he was and is the Son of God. So when Satan asked him this, he was really asking Christ to deny who he really was. If you just go down a few more verses, Satan says something like... You can have all this IF you worship me, aka, if you deny who you really are. All of us are sons and daughters of God and every time the Adversary comes along and wants us to sin, he ultimately wants us to deny who we are and where we came from. That´s the thought that really hit me this week. 

Also, the International Manager over all the MTC´s came and spoke to us last Tuesday. Hands down the best devotional Ive ever heard. Elder Anderson was pretty cool, but I gotta give it to Elder Mills. He spoke about our purpose as missionaries, as does everyone who speaks to us, but it was cool because he showed us a bunch of pictures of people before their missions and after, and its amazing the lights in their eyes and the happiness on their face after or during their missions. It was really cool, he also told us to be grateful for the food her at the CCM because it could be a lot worse, he said we could be at the Ghana MTC. He left us to ponder what they serve there and it kinda gave me the heebee geebeez. He was cracking Ghana MTC jokes the whole time, kinda funny. Overall, it was just another testament to me of why missionary work is so important. 

Estoy es muy triste por que mi Latino compañeros es no mas. Our Latino buddies left yesterday and we got to know them really well and ended up being really good friends with them, especially me and Elder Dority. Their names are Elder Ventura y Elder Nuñez, Nunez is actually from Peru and said the Lima North is pretty poor and dirty. He also taught us a little bit about the culture and told us that the women down there love white men, especially ones with blonde and light brown hair, so that will be interesting. Anyways, they were both really cool and Ill send a picture. 

The most exciting thing on my mind right now is that I only have one more week here! Don't get me wrong, I think the CCM is great and Ive made the most of my time here I think, but, I cant wait to teach others about what Ive learned here. Ill probably be leaving next Wednesday, all of us probably will be except for Hermana Platt who is going to the Salt Lake City mission, I think shes leaving on Monday. Were getting our flight plans tomorrow. Pretty pumped. 

Grandma and Grandpa Page, Thank you a ton for the Krispy Kremes, that's the greatest sign of love and support you could have shown me! Just kidding, I loved you email and loved hearing from you. Thanks for your great examples and constant support and love for me in all I do. I'm glad I was able to visit you before I left. Love ya tons!

Mom and Dad, 
So you were wondering if the visitors center tour was in Spanish, it was in both and it was really cool. And speaking of temples, that's awesome that you got all that temple work done, that makes me happy. Oh yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm leaving next Wednesday, but well see. Thanks for your many prayers and for the package that I'm excited to get when I get to Peru! Love ya tons!

Hamslice (Nick), 
That's too bad that you're breaks went out on your bike, you should fix them up and go on some sweet fall rides then tell me about them! That's cool that you got a new plane and the black one is still kickin´. Hopefully work is still going good for you, it might be kinda crappy but its worth it so stick to it. Its also good to know that Geddy is still as wild and ferocious as ever and that Porky got out of the Hamster ICU, poor thing. Give Geddy a treat for me. Por favor. Love ya bro. 

Please send me a picture of the creepy lady on the Potters porch for Halloween, I bet its quite the scene... haha you crack me up. I'm really bummed about the Davis Boys taking 2nd at state, did AF win? That'll make me even more bummed, I cant believe how good cavemen are at running (that was a joke, I have a lot of respect for those guys). But still. That's great that the girls won. Keep me updated! Also tell me how the corn maze goes, that's a pretty fun thing to do! Love ya Cowberry. 

Youre gonna be a hobo for Halloween!? Thatll be pretty funny! Make sure to send me pictures! One more thing... guess who? Chicken poo. Guess how? chicken cow. Thats all. Love ya sis!

A gypsy eh? Don't cast too many spells on Nick and Geddy, okay? Also, let me know how scaring your friends go and yes Halloween is pretty darn big here in Mexico. I will try my best not to break a leg, thanks for helping a brotha out haha. Love ya Hope! keep me posted!
Some wise words from Elder Coomer... I'm smellin' what you're steppin' in. He says that all the time and I just had to tell you cause I think its great.  

Hasta lluego!

Elder Potter

Here's some pictures for your enjoyment...
Kimball's District

Kimball's Latino Companions - Elder Ventura and Elder Nuñez

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Week 4 One Month at the Good Ole CCM

Dear Familia y Amigos!

Its SO crazy to think that one month of my mission is almost up! I think I'm starting to understand what return missionaries mean by taking advantage of every moment, because it goes by so fast. This past week was pretty sweet (here and back home)! I guess Ill start off by another spiritual experience... So, it would have been last week sometime, but anyways, there's this picture of Jose Smith praying while he was in liberty jail on his knees, just crying looking up. Ill try to send the picture because its one of the few times Ive just looked at a picture and felt the Spirit so strongly. After I saw it I read Doctrina y Convenios Sección 121 where Jose is in jail and prays to God and asks him why the saints are struggling so much, why hes in jail for doing the Lords work, and why his life is what it is. The Lords response and revelation to Jose is so inspiring and I challenge all of you to read it because it is an incredible sección of scripture and is truly comforting even if you feel like you dont need comfort. I know that our Heavenly Father is always there for us, in our good times and in our tough times and will always listen to you if you need help or just want someone to talk to. He is a real being who loves us and is literally our Father in Heaven in every sense of the word.
Also, Ive been reading a lot in the scriptures lately, go figure... But its been great and I recently finished Heleman, 3 Nefi, y 4 Nefi and I just love those books! I loved reading the Sermon on the Mount in 3 Nefi, especially where it says in capitulo 12:8 where it says something like the pure in heart will see God. I thought about this for a while and I came to this conclusion.... There are a lot of Christlike people in the world, a lot of people who are pure in heart and though a lot, most, of those people wont see God in a literal sense until they pass on. But they still see God. Here's what I mean by this, I think of people like my Mom and other family members who have always been so kind to me, and always see the good in people, always see the true divinity of God in everyone, and that's what I got from that verse. As we strive to be pure in heart and learn to love everyone for who they are, a child of God, we will see how truly important everyone is and be able to see where they really came from, heaven,and be able to see all the good that we have been surrounded with despite the bad things.Those were just a couple of thoughts Ive had this past week. 

We also got new Zone Leaders on Sunday, Elder Coomer and Elder Atwood, they're gonna be awesome! 

So, Neil L. Anderson was really cool! Before the devotional we all got to shake his hand as well as Elder Richard G. Maynes and Elder Pipers (area presidency). It was a great reminder that those guys we call the quorum of the 12 are called of God and modern day prophets. Pretty cool. I had 3 thoughts that really stood out to me from his talk, here they are...
1) Nothing y no one is as or ever will be as important as our Savior, Jesus Christ. 
2) If you have never repented, you have never felt the power and reality of the Atonement. 
3) And a quote by Boyd K. Packer... "His mercy is the mighty healer, even to the wounded innocent."
Anyways, it was a really cool experience and I'm really luck to have been here when an apostle came because only one comes each year to the Mexico CCM. Its kinda cool meeting an apostle though because you expect them, at least I did, and they are, but not as much as you might think. It was a cool devotional because he was asking us questions and all that good stuff. Cool experience. 

This morning we got to go to the temple which was really cool! The Mexico City Temple is awesome, but they've been trying to fix it up for the past 4 years or so because Mexico City sinks about 4 feet each year so it really messes with the foundations of buildings here. But we got to walk around it and got a tour of the visitors center, which was really really nice and gives the Salt Lake one a run for its money, although the Christus Statue isn't quite as big, really cool though. Ill send some sweet pictures. Also, I was just as happy to leave the CCM and go out into the City as I was to see the temple. Ok, not really but it was close. Going through Mexico City is an adventure in itself! The roads are crazy, there's graffiti everywhere (literally) and its just awesome. I love it haha. I think that before you go out into the mission field they should make you survive a week in Mexico City, that would be pretty gnarly. I also got this sweet back pack at the store on the temple grounds, Ill send a picture of it. 

So, Elder Dority has a brother on a mission in Truijo Peru right now and apparently they just had elections and there's a lot of unhappy Peruvians, so they decided to have a pretty crazy mail strike, so what I'm saying is dont send mail, especially packages, to Peru for a while as crappy as that is. Also, some other Peru stuff... So the reccepcion center here lets us know our flight plans 9 days prior to our departure so Ill know what they are by next Wednesday or so, should be about 7 to 8 hours. I'm getting pretty excited because after so long, the CCM turns into an insane asylum, not really, its great but it really starts closing in on you haha... it was really sad today when I got on the bus for the temple today and realized that it was the first time in a month Id been in a vehicle... haha, boy was it nice to get out! Ive also met a couple Peruvian missionaries here and the talk so fast! Its crazy! Norte Lima, from what they've told me, is pretty dang poor, one of the more poor areas of Lima, it'll be pretty crazy there I think, but I'm so excited! We've had 3 Latino companionship's in our dorm since weve been here and they've all been really cool. I still miss the first set, Elder Para y Nefi, dont even remember his last name, I dont even know why I know his first name haha. They were really cool and we became pretty good friends. One of the most important things to do to learn the language is to speak to the natives, that's helped a ton! 

Mom, so the water here isn't bad because they buy it, and the CCM has its separate water well so I haven't had to use the mix to much, I did at first but then I was thinking, I'm pretty much gonna be drinking disease when I get to Peru so maybe I should save my mix. But I will want more because its really good. And also, I am mostly speaking Spanish now, especially in class, my tag also has a sticker on it that says "solo español", that's what you put on it if you only want to talk in Spanish. Elder Weaver is slowly getting the language down, not to say I have it down because I dont, but hes been doing a lot better this past week or so, our lessons have been getting way way better now that he can say something. I'm glad you liked Sampson's story and the she bear story, its good stuff haha. Love ya. 

Dad, I was excited when I read that Mr. (well, now President) Brown is the new stake president, he's an awesome guy. Also, please tell me whats been going on with the whole middle east right now, I'm deprived here of any outside information. Apparently someone from Sierra Leone or something flew to Dallas with ebola and infected a few people, is that true? Elder Johnson told me that, but he thinks he knows everything that's going on right now haha. Well, keep letting me know how things at home are going, love ya. 

Nickelope, I am glad and disturbed at the same time that Geddy has been keeping my shorts in good shape, please send me a picture. Actually dont, I would probably pee my pants from laughing so hard and that would be no bueno here haha. Also, please stop sending me Porky updates, I cry myself to sleep every night. And shes in the ICU now?! Poor thing. When she dies, will you send her to Peru so I can bury here there, por favor. haha. Well, I'm glad to hear that you're doing good and still tolerating Mr. Dobson, bless his soul. haha dont fall asleep to much!

Cowberry, I was gonna get ya a picture of the Mexico City temple today but I didn't know if I could send it without folding it up... Sorry, in Peru! So, Brady and Kialey are back together? Cool. And that's really cool that you passed by the Sojo half! I would probably be running it if I were home, while Dad and Nick devoured Betos haha. Well, keep sending my your phunny emails will ya? Gracias! Oh yeah, in case you were wondering... Halloween is a big big deal here in Mexico, its called el noche de brujas here, the night of the witches. and the word for to bewitch is hechazar. So there it is. 

Soda, sorry to hear your throwing up and that it looks like spaghetti... that's gross. I hope you get better soon and I love ya! and thanks for your emails! 

Hope, I hope you're happy and being nice and all, I love ya sis! and I hope Grandma Sandall gets better soon! Tell her hi for me will ya? 

Well, I think that's all!

Hasta Luego!

Elder Potter

Elder Potter and other missionaries

On the way to the Mexico Temple - 1st time off CCM grounds in 30 days

Mexico City

Mexico City Temple

Elder Potter at Mexico City Temple Visitors Center

Oh no --it's the ribbon (Kimball's tie or ribbon is something Kimball and
Nick used to fight over and hide from each other. It has been gone for years
we snuck it in Kimball's suitcase. It may reappear in pics from time to time)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Week 3 Samson, Conversion, and Other Spiritual Moments

Buenos Dias Familia!

Its been another monotonous but great week at the CCM! A lot has happened, lots of cool stuff. Again, Ill start with the more spiritual stuff. So, the jawbone of an ass. Dad, you might be familiar with the story of Samson already, but I just read it. In Judges 13 to 16 there is a Nazarite named Samson (look up what a Nazarite is, pretty cool, John the Baptist was also one.). One thing a Nazarite vows to do and covenants with God with is that he wont cut his hair, when he does, he loses the power of the Spirit and of God, this is important so remember that.  Anyways, Samson is born and grows to be very strong in Spirit and in body, in so much that in his teens, he kills a lion with his bare hands! He also slays 1,000 Philistines with the Jawbone of an ass, that's where that came from haha. Because of this, the Philistines kidnap his wife and father and burn them. Because of this Samson starts slacking a little bit and falls for Delilah (I'm not gonna explain what she does), and Samson falls in love with her. However, Delilah had promised the Philistines she would find his weakness, and she does, so the Phil. can take him and kill him. Well, she cuts his hair and just like that, Samson is taken and bound to these two pillars holding up a huge building. There are 3,000 Phil. there to witness the death of their enemy. Samson knew that because of his fall, so would his nation. But without any strength he cant do anything, so he prays that God will give him the power to collapse this building on these 3000 people. And that he does as well as killing himself for his nation. Kinda an extreme example, but what I got out of it besides wanting to grow my hair out like Samson was this... All of us have our weak parts in Spirit, body, mind, whatever, but we all need to be on the look out for things that can harm us and need to fortify those weak areas as did Captain Moroni to the land of Manti and other weak areas. There was another cool old testament story I read this week, actually its just funny, so look it up... 2 Kings 2:23,24. I guess its not funny, just crazy haha. 

My most spiritual experience this past week was easily last Wednesday. The four of us in our dorm (Weaver, Dority, and Johnson) all shared our conversion experiences and it was incredible. I love all those guys, their great examples to me of doing whats right because they know its right. I have also been reading "Jesus the Christ" by James Talmage, its a really long book but it really fascinates me, it mostly talks about the social, cultural, and religious practices of the Jews leading up to Christs birth, that's where I'm at right now anyways. I have a whole new respect for Mary, Christ earthly mother. What a great example she was of following Gods commands and raising the Son of God despite all the persecution he received as did their family most likely as well. 

Also, your fast was answered, Mom, about Elder Weaver picking up the language. He finally has the desire to study the language and is slowly learning little pieces of it, very little, but its still a lot more progress than hes had the whole time here so that's good. We watched this devotional by Elder Holland on Sunday about knowing in your heart what you're teaching investigators before you start preaching. That really hit him hard because he realized that there's no way he can teach Peruvians without the language, even if he does have the Spirit with him, the investigators need to know what you're saying. It was basically a culmination of three of his previous conference talks, it was awesome. I love it when Elder Holland yells at us missionaries. Speaking of apostles, Neil L. Anderson is coming HERE on Saturday to speak to us! I'm pretty excited, Presidente Pratt (CCM President) said hes going to try and shake all of our hands and stuff. Pretty excited. But my hopes of trading ties with him were dashed when Pres. Pratt said that any missionary who asks him to trade ties will be shot. Dang. Oh well. By the way, my ties are my pride and joy here, everyone wants to tie trade with me. I literally had this Latino come up to me and start taking me tie off haha. Good times, good times. 

One last spiritual thing, we watch a movie every Sunday night and their really good. This week we watched 2 because they were both only about 45 minutes. The first was about John Tanner, Casey Tanners related to him, who was very wealthy but had an awful  cancer in his leg, he was a baptist preacher if I remember right. Anyways, he went to a Mormon meeting and was converted, but couldn't be baptized because of his condition. But these 2 missionaries, in the name of Jesus Christ, commanded him to walk. Instantly he was healed and demanded to be baptized right then. He ended up paying the loan for the temple, without him the temple property would have been lost. He gave his whole fortune to the church and to God, over $50,000, at the end he and his family of 8 I believe had only $7.25 left. He gave everything, and when he was called to go on a mission he left immediately. I was truly inspired by his example of conversion. 
The second movie was about Christs atonement and such, I dont remember what its called but I know you've seen it. There's one seen in it where Christ is in heaven after his crucifixion and all the angels are singing and praising Christ and God. Never have I felt so strongly that I will see Grandma Page and Grandma Fran. I cant explain how I will see them, but I know I will. The Atonement and judgement system of Christ is a miracle in every sense of the word.

Some other cool things from this week...

 I need to make this fast cause I'm running out of time...

I met an AF runner, terrible person, just kidding he was really cool. Elder Tyler Bell, he went to NXN, that's how we recognized each other, well, maybe it was my DXC shirt, who knows. 
Calder Craven came in last week too, awesome having a good high school buddy here, and Tom Moncur is coming in the day I leave I think, kinda bummed about that, maybe Ill see him in the airport... don't worry I'm not getting my hopes up haha. 
Also, I met one of Drew's teammates, Elder Andrew Earl...I think. 
I'm also picking up tennis and cage soccer and handball, mucho mucho divertido! especially with my zone. Oh, and lots of volleyball. 
And thanks for KRISPY KREMES!! PLEASE PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING! And other good stuff. They send them from Mexico, so its really fast and reliable. 

Thanks for letting me know how old everyone is going to be when I get back, time doesn't exist here in the CCM, weird huh? Its just one day that never ends, its a good things its a good day though haha. Love ya much. 

Soda pop, 
So, is Porky really dying? Poor thing. give her a treat for me por favor and make Mom hold her. Please. Thanks for your letter, love ya. 

I luv ur letters, they're so phunny! I love the mater pencil by the way, also, good job on your missionary work! You are blessed with the potential to help that family come back Christ. Thanks for your example. Love ya. 

Hopefully everything is still going hammish and or geddish for you. Thanks for your example as well. You're in my thoughts and prayers (everyone is) but I love ya bro ham. Just remember one thing... In the time of chimpanzees I was monkey so go shave your face with some mace in the dark. But please don't go burning down a trailer park. 

Mom and Dad, 
This week has been great as you already know, crazy I'm halfway done with the CCM, pretty exciting. Thought Id wish Dad good luck on his competition, hope ya win. Also Mom, I haven't needed the net, there's not really any mosquitoes. The probiotics work but that doesn't stop the wrath of lunch lady land in the CCM. And I'm also not homesick, Its like I'm on an island in the sun. hip hip. The things i do miss ,however, are the mountains and my music, as I'm sure you can tell. Ive had Beverly Hills by Weezer stuck in my head for the past 3, 4 days because that where I want to be. haha. I'm so witty. 

Anyways, love ya much! 

Con amar, 

Elder Potter

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Week 2 Just Livin the Dream and Pictures

Hola Familia!

This past week has been absolutely incredible and I'm just livin' the dream, what more can I say? I guess Ill start with the more spiritual stuff. Elder Weaver and I committed our first investigator to baptism, their fake investigators, but still. They're really good actors. Both of my teachers, Hermano Tapia and Osorio, play different characters of people that we may actually end up teaching in the field. I love the language and I can understand just about everything any of the natives say, its awesome and el don de lenguas, the gift of tongues, is a real gift given to those who are need of it and who are willing to work as hard as they possibly can to obtain the language, Elder Weaver is still really struggling with the language which can be frustrating at times because I'm going to start only speaking in Spanish sometime later this week. The language is just a tool to bring the natives to Christ, the Spirit is what does the converting. The blessing I gave Hermana Bates was a manifestation and testimony to me that the Priesthood is really and that its a privilege that is given from God that needs to be accompanied by tenderness and mercy for those you are administering to. Yesterday, Hermana Platt, also in my district, needed a blessing. Very, very spiritual moment for all in the room. She was suffering from anxiety and some depression that she had been bottling up since we got here and she just melted down. She was embarrassed about it too. Not once did I ask to give a blessing, they all came to me, I dont know why they all ask me for a blessing when they need one, I'm not complaining one bit about it, in fact, I'm incredibly grateful for the experiences Ive had of using the Priesthood in that way because I'm slowly starting to see a few of my promised blessings in my patriarchal blessing become a reality and testimony that God keeps his promises to you if your keeping the promises you made to him. That was a great talk by the way..."Am I living in such a way that the promised blessings of my patriarchal blessings will come true?", its a pretty deep thought. 
Ive been deeply inspired this week also by the story of Captain Moroni, Teancum, and Pahoran (Heleman too), but mostly Moroni. It amazed me the man of power he was. He could have taken over the Lamanites and Nephites and exercised his power for evil. But he didn't. He was constantly thinking about those he was serving. I love the scripture that says if every man would be like unto Moroni, the very bounds of Hell would be shaken. Moroni was a man of God and steadfast, honest, true, chaste, and virtuous in every way. I hope to be a tenth of what he was some day, but even more, I hope and pray for a political leader that will be like him and exercise his power for good and allow people to see the light of Christ in all they do. 
As for conference talks... its kinda funny, the talks I usually fall asleep in were some of the ones I was most touched by. I loved Richard G. Scotts sincere and loving testimony about what matters most in this life, and the Prophets talk on what I thought was "our path to happiness", I loved how he said "walk as Jesus walked, not where he walked" as cool as that would be. President Uchtdorfs talk was quite awesome too about setting our priorities straight, "Lord, is it I?", that hit home. Overall, it was a great conference weekend and I definitely missed going out to dinner before the Priesthood session but that's ok because I made sure to stock up on candy before the sessions hehehe. 

So, sounds like yall had a pretty interesting walk the other day haha. Sounded like a good time though. There hasn't really been any drop dead funny moments here, just a continuation of really funny conversations and inside jokes between the guys in our district and dorm. The other night we a very deep conversation about funny movies. I thought I was going to pee my pants when we were talking about Napolean Dynamite and Waynes World. Oh man, what I would do to watch those movies, you don't want to know haha. Here are some funny quotes that haven't been erased from my mind yet hahah...
If you're gonna spew, spew into this...
Get off me ya freakin bodagat!
HA! Cha, when monkeys fly out of my butt!
Local Japanese scientists are trying to blow nessie out of the water, but the underwater alliance... and so on. 
Gavin you stupid dingle berry! Turn that nerd music off before I shut you off!
I definitely smell some sort of Pork product.  

Haha good times, anyways, while I'm on the topic of Pork, I'm sorry, Nick this part is mostly for you, to hear about Porkys heart condition, please send me a nice hammish, not Amish, picture of Porky even though an Amish picture of Porky would be great fun to see too. And I cant believe Geddy would say such a thing, I think you must have abused him so much he cant tell me and you apart. Poor thing. Give him a kiss for me will ya? And a treat por favor? and a noggin rub because he loves that stuff. I'm glad you're liking the room, I thought the stench would have knocked you out but I guess my pillows not there anymore. Also, if my dairy queen clothes are still there, please burn them and while you're at it eat an apple pie blizzard for me.
This part is for you Cowberry Kate. I haven't had the chance yet to use the mater pencil unfortunately because I usually use pens, but I'm going to don't worry! Also I love the excitement in your emails, it makes them fun to read. You're a great sista!
Soda Pop Sophia, I haven't heard much from you, but I do know my companions favorite color, its green... i think. I hope you're doing okay and being a beautiful ray of sunshine for Momma. 
Hope! I also hope you're being a beautiful ray of sunshine for Momma, I love getting your cute emails... keep em coming!

Speaking of sunshine, it has rained I think every night for about an hour. I probably should have brought an umbrella and my NXN rain wind breaker thing, could you send that please haha. I can buy an umbrella here. I'm also going to try and attach some pictures to this email.. and a virtual tour of my dorm by the one and only Elder Potter! Exciting right? 

So, packages. YOU CAN SEND THEM! PLEASE DO! Here is something you can do that I forgot to send last time. There is a web site that you should really use, its please use it. You can send Krispy Kremes and all sorts of good stuff through it. You can also send stuff from home, like my jacket! Let everyone know! Please! The food here is not to good, although we did have bacon burgers yesterday for lunch. If you are really worried about me not getting something, put a picture of Jesus on the package, the people here are really superstitious.Hmm, that just made me think of Stevie Wonder. Anyways, very superstitious, won't mess with Jesus but they will with anyone else. So, please send packages, it would be much appreciated haha. 
Another thing you can do here, you CAN exchange money. 

That's just about it. Amo,

This is where I'm supposed to be, I know it and God knows it

Elder "Harry" Potter, cause that's what all the Latinos call me;)

Elder Potter and Elder Weaver in the background

Mexico City at Night

Mexico City in the day - houses stacked on top of each other

The view at the CCM

I bet he's thinking I could run on that!

Interesting view

Elder Weaver and Elder Potter Pday Laundry
Mexico City