Lima Tour (and Almost Through with the CCM!)

Elder Durfey and I pose at the Plaza Mayor during our P-day tour of Lima

September 12, 2012

Well, it has been both good and bad this past week.  The bad is that I am sick and tired of sitting in the same place for hours on end.  Seriously.  It’s worse than school because we can’t go home.  We are in the same building all day.  If it weren’t for P-days, I think I would go crazy here.  I have no clue how the Elders in the Provo MTC do it for so long.  Good on them.  I just can’t wait to get out and use the things I’ve learned.

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CCM Week 1

22 August 2012

Dear Family,

The CCM is both better and worse than the Provo MTC. I’ve decided that there are some things that I’m really going to miss in the Provo MTC. The first few things will be the amount of people that are going through the same exact thing. Here at the CCM, there are approximately 120 Missionaries in Training (well, that’s at least the capacity) and the vast majority (about three or four to one) are Latinos that are only here for three weeks. What’s cool about them is that they get the English Missionary experience, just completely in Spanish and in a smaller place. Another thing that is both positive and negative about being here is that the security is much tighter, and we are surrounded by a massive tile/concrete wall. It looks pretty cool, but it is sure keeping us in (and I guess the others out…). The thing about being locked up here is that the real world is seriously 10 feet in either direction of the wall. It is crazy close and I can hardly believe it.

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