The first week was really awesome. My companions name is Elder Myler. Look him up on Youtube, Tanner Myler, he was in a band called Beyond 5. Its a boy band and hes a super good singer. He is super awesome, I of course tease him about being in a boy band but hes super weird and we get along really well. The food here is good sometimes and really weird other times, today I think we had dog food for lunch. I room with Elder Myler and we are the only two people in our room so far, we may get more but I hope not.
I really like it here, my spanish is coming back to me more and more plus I am learning gospel words too. We had to teach a fake investigator and her name was Alexa. It was really hard because she doesnt understand any english at all but we managed. The first few especially included some awkward silences. Im not homesick at all yet, which I cant say for some of the other Elders here. We had a really good lesson on I think the third lesson, the spirit was super strong and Elder Myler showed her pictures of his family and we talked about eternal families and el Espiritu Santo really helped us with our espanol.
The weather has been beautiful every day so far, around 70-80 and sunny. The rims here in the inside court are a little lower than normal and i can dunk with two hands, so it makes me feel good. The only actual 10 foot rim is outside and thats where we play pig and horse. I already scuffed the front of my new shoes. And no I have not worn my combat shoes yet. I get tons of compliments on all my ties and they have a thing here called a tie trade. At night a bunch of the Elders gather in someones casa and trade ties and you just trade ones you dont like for better ones. I am still too attached to my ties to participate though haha.
My P days are on Thursdays, I just didnt get one the first day so I had to wait a whole week.
Im glad to hear that everyone is doing well though!
We can only take pictures on P day so here are a few of the ones we took this morning. Also gmail is terrible and i can only send 25mb of data so ima have to send a few different emails.
Love you all lots! Elder Birrell
Elders Birrell and Myler
Elder Myler is the king of mission selfies!
MTC Playground? Lol
Mysterious and Exotic Elders
Mi compañero es muy fuerte! It's gonna be the Best Two Years!