Friday, September 30, 2016

Week 1.5?

Hello All!

This has been a crazy week. The CCM is really nice. It feels like I've been here for either 30 minutes or a month and I can't tell which one. Mexico City is great! Flying in was crazy just looking out the window. It is literally so densely populated I don't know how they live. Mexicanos really love their futbol and cheap plastic toys and tacos. It really is nice weather here. It rains every day around 5 or 6. 

The first few days were tough, but they were tough because we were all tired. In the CCM, we live in little apartment type houses. This was previously a school. There are 5 rooms of 4 people, but we only have 10 in our casa. They are all in my district. I'm in a room with Elder Edwards (the district leader), his companion Elder Walker, and my companion Elder Ayer. I like everyone in my district. The CCM is a little different than I imagined it, but I really didn't know what to expect. MI compaƱero is from New Hampshire and we get along pretty well. The elders and sisters here and mainly from the states and Mexico, a few chilenos, and maybe some other Latinos, but really that's about it. So many Utahans. There are like two Asians and a handful of black people. The rest are split between whites and Latinos. Everyone in my district is going to Queretaro, Tampico, or Oaxahaca Mexico, except a sister that is going to California. Everyone here at the CCM is going to California or Mexico I swear. The classes are good, we
are learning lots, it’s just kind of different because we don't really have structured lessons, idk it’s just kind of weird, but it’s not bad. My teacher is Hermano Gonzalez and Hermana Gutierrez. We taught Nayelli, aka hmna Gutierrez, for about a week in Spanish you can read more about it in my journal entries.

The flight down was good, we got our seats bumped up to economy plus so we had lots of leg room. We got to the airport and went through customs and immigration, the guy didn't know what he was doing and so it took a while for me but i made it through. Then we got our bags and headed towards a guy that had a sign that said ''MTC Missionaries'' and we just drove into the ccm in about 45 minutes. 

We went to the temple this morning and it was great except that it was in Spanish and my translator thing wasn't working so I got to learn some more Spanish. Woohoo! The ccm has buses and it takes about 40 minutes to get there each way. It was awesome driving through the city though. I have lots of pictures but I’m not sure I can send them all right now. We get to listen to gen conf tomorrow and I’m excited. 

If you want, I'll attach my journal entries and you can read through them to get more info about my life. It is pretty exciting. 

All is well here in Mexico City. Thanks for all your support and letters! I appreciate it! I'll send more pictures once I can get the computer to work. It feels like time is running by and I don't have any more time to email. I'm doing good, my stomach isn't too bad, and I am excited to get out in the field. The ccm is nice and all, but it’s not the best.

Love you all,

Elder Rasmussen​

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Look Who We Found At The Cafeteria

Front Row: me, Elder Ayer (mi compaƱero), Elder Smith
Back Row: Elder Skidmore, Elder Olsen, Elder Howell

All are in my district. We were eating tamales. I've had some good semi-Mexican food. The Latinos say it isn't really the food we will be eating. Costco Pizza is the best food they have here!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

I'm Alive!

This keyboard is terrible. I finally understand Amanda's struggle. It takes a long time to type. But I am here in Mexico City. All is well. I am so excited. Our classes start tomorrow and today we are just getting orientated around here. It's been a long day. I have already learned a lot of Spanish and I've been in Mexico for just a few hours. My P-day when I get to write you is next Friday, so like a week and a half. I love you all. Talk to you soon!

Elder Rasmussen

Your Missionary's mailing address is:
Elder Grant Rasmussen
31/10/2016 Branch 13 District D
Carretera Tenayuca-Chalmita #828
Colonia Zona Escolar, Gustavo A. Madero
07230 Mexico, Distrito Federal

The estimated departure date for your missionary is 31/10/2016. The use of the
above address on all correspondence will greatly facilitate delivery to your missionary

at the MTC. Please don't send packages.


Elder Rasmussen had to be at the airport at 7 am

there were quite a few other missionaries there

Saying our goodbyes to Elder Rasmussen

We love you and are so proud of your righteous desires to serve