Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Week #7 - Same as It Ever Was (Talking Heads)

Well to be completely honest, this week has been very boring. Everyday we have class, teach lessons, learn Spanish, and watch some Mormon messages. Only two more weeks till I´m out of here!!!! Excited for that! 

 We have 4 other natives in our room so at night they teach us some new words and we try to teach them English phrases. Hearing them try to speak English makes me worried that I sound that bad in Spanish. There is one elder from Venezuela that I can never understand, but the Dominican (Who is supposed to have the worst Spanish) I can understand the best.  I still have a long way to go with the language, but it´s getting better and better with each week. 

This new group of misisonaries that came last week are a little better at sports, but Americans still dominate. We mostly play volleyball because the net is about 6 feet tall so we can spike like no ones business. 

I´m over halfway through reading the Libro De Mormon, it takes a long time to try to sound out everyword right and know the meaning, but it´s good. 

I really can´t think of anything else that happened. The meals over the past few days haven´t been fantastic so we are all just hoping for fish or burritos soon. Anyways that´s all for this week, hopefully next week will be a little more eventful! 

Abrazos y besos!  

Some History on the Bogotá MTC:


The Colombia MTC was dedicated in February 1992 by Elder Julio Dávila of the Seventy, at that time a counselor in the South America North Area Presidency. Since its dedication, 11 MTC presidents have presided at the MTC and approximately 13,000 missionaries from all over Central and South America have received their training here. In 2012, missionaries from North America assigned to serve in Colombia also began attending the Colombia MTC. 
Among the privileges enjoyed by missionaries at the MTC have been the visits of President Gordon B. Hinckley, many members of the Quorum of the Twelve, and members of the Quorums of the Seventy. These visits have helped establish the feelings of reverence and purpose that accompany the Lord’s authorized servants throughout their training here. 
It is hoped that the Colombia MTC will continue to grow as more and more of the youth of the Church make the decision to serve the Lord and devote two years or eighteen months to invite others to come unto Him. 


Although it lies just north of the Equator, the city of Bogotá enjoys cool temperatures because of its high elevation (8,660 ft. [2,640 meters] above sea level), with an average temperature of 57°F (14°C). Cloudy days are common, with rain falling about 220 days of the year for a total of 40 inches of precipitation annually.

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