Thursday, August 11, 2016

8-11-16

Hi everyone!
I guess this is a bit over my first week, but this is the first time we've been able to use a computer since we got here. 
Mexico has been great! I've met a lot of great people. I love the people in my district (They're the people that I study with for nearly all of the day. We're a bit of a weird mix. I came to the MTC expecting to be in a group with all Spanish speakers, but of the 10 of us, 5 are from America. And all going to the same mission. The other half are going to a bunch of different places. It's been really interesting to be with them, especially because the Americans are all trying to teach the Mexicans English and the <Mexicans are helping the Americans with their Spanish. It's been fun, especially when we tried teaching each other tongue twisters in the other language. 

The most unexpected part of this week happened my first Friday. My companion Hermana Cruz, tripped on the uneven sidewalk and fell, unfortunately bruising her foot badly. She started walking again yesterday, but until then, she was in a wheelchair. It was a bit difficult trying to get her around, since the CCM isn't very wheelchair accessible. the hardest part was when we had to be on the 2nd or 3rd floor since the elevator is out of service. We had to ask 4 or 5 Elders to lift her in her chair up and down the stairs.  I am so grateful that everyone here is willing to lend a helping hand, because we've needed it.

The training activities they have hear are great, even if it was uncomfortable at first. we do a lot of role playing, but it feels different than the kind of role playing I did before getting here. Maybe it's because people are taking it more seriously. There are a few instructors and volunteers that act as investigators for us to teach, and the practice is nice to have before I have to do it for real. t's amazing to hear the testimonies and stories from others here, everyone comes from such different backgrounds. 

I've gotten a few questions about the food here, and It's pretty good. It's not always what I'm used to but there is always something good to eat. And there's beans and rice with almost every meal. 

I think that's a pretty good summary of the week, though I had to leave out a ton

Love you lots,

Hermana Celeste Jones
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I have taken pictures, but we started emails right after getting back from the temple, so I didn't have the chance to grab the transfer cable, but I'l see what I can do.

I have about 20 minutes left to email, I didn't know that nobody gets a p-day the first week here. The closest thing we got was a chance to wash laundry on Saturday.

I mentioned that half my district is from the US in the big email. Plus, my companion speaks English pretty well. Every companionship (There's 5) in my district has one american and one Mexican. All of the Americans have a call to the Paraguay Asuncion North mission. My companion actually is going to the Mesa Temple Visitors Center mission.  she's from Aguas Calientes Mexico (I don't really know where that is) 

I am the Sisters Leader, that was a shock. me and my companion have to run relief society and we actually had to teach on Sunday. That was  a little challenging, but it went well. funny enough, the zone leaders are in my district too.

Friday, August 5, 2016

This is the process that Celeste has gone through since she received her Mission Call. Hermana Celeste Eloisa Jones has prepared for this moment all of her life. During her Spring break at the University of Arizona she decided to submit her application right away and everything else fell in place quite fast. Her original Missionary Training Center was in Argentina but it was changed to Mexico City. This gave her the opportunity to see extended family and friends. She had an open house in Tucson and Mexico City. She will be in Mexico City for 3 weeks. We hope you sign up to receive automatic emails so you can follow her Journey Enjoy!