Not much time. What a week. Said goodbye to everybody on Sunday night. That was hard. Made so many good friends in the MTC. (Shout out to my homies)
comp lost his passport in the airport so we missed our flight to atlanta and he had to go back to the mtc, but i caught up in atlanta. flights were long but i slept a lot. got to the mission home and met the Pres. he is a good guy. slept in a bed and breakfast with everybody. woke up and met our comps. mine is Elder Echeverria. he is from Peru. its his last 12 weeks. the language barrier is real. im serving in Santiago Central. the eastish side. our area is 423 city blocks and we live on the outskirts. so there is a lot of walking. we walk for 45 minutes just to get to the middle of our area, and the streets suck. we just walk on loose gravle snt fun. but we taught this family their first lesson, and they will definitely get baptized. Yay! I have no idea what is going on for a good 90% of the time. luckily we live with two americans so i can still hold conversations with people and one of the elders translates for me what my comp says.
its super duper hot here. everybody owns a baddae (Not sure how to spell it) that is an interesting experience everytime. there are homeless dogs everywhere. but they are nice. their only goal is to find shade and stay alive. and also, you dont knock on doors here, you clap and wait for them to come out. oh, and there is no such thing as dinner in our mission. we just dont eat dinner, yet somehow all the missionaries gain weight? there is also a walmart here, it is called ChangoMas. for pday today we went to the central part of the city. it was crazy. but i bought a sombrerro because my nose got super sunburn already.
like i said not too much time, it is hard out here adjusting, but i love it so far. this week has been crazy, and my letter doesn´t justify it. hopefully what i said made sense, and sorry for the poor punctuation.
sorry i don´t have time to respond to personal emails.
also, i cant see the pictures i sent so hopefully they make sense.