This week was great. It was a little slow because life is a lot different here in the offices. We spend most of the day here in the offices and then like 3 or 4 times a week we head out and work from 6 to 9 at night. The ward here is really great, but we live in one of the riches areas in Mexico and there arent a ton of people walking around like in other areas, and the people that are in the street arent from here, they just come to work. I am really excited to be working here and we have a lot of fun, but I am going to really focus on learning more about the scriptures here, and also using the short time that we have at night to work really effectively. I know our main responsiblity here is to help with the management side of things but I truely believe that we are going to find great people here who are ready to learn about the gospel and be baptized.
We are going to have a great couple of weeks here in the mission. On Saturday Elder D Todd Christofferson is coming to the mission to talk to us as a mission. He will be here for two hours and the entire mission is going to be there. This will be the first time that we have had a reunion with the entire mission so it will be an awesome couple of hours. Its an amazing spirit that is there when there are so many missionaries together! Then we will hopefully have a chance to go to the Temple open house. They just finished remodeling the temple here in Mexico City so we are going to be able to go to the open house and then on September 13 we are going to go to the temple dedication. Its going to be a great few weeks here! I am really excited.
My companions are great. I am going to be here with Elder Lowe for at least the next two months! Elder Demars is going to be headed out to the area that I was just barely in. He leaves tomorrow and he is going to baptize all the people that I found with my companion!
In the offices we are still in charge of a ward, so they still give us food every day, but it is a way rich area and they arent always home so a lot of them give us money to go eat in restaurants. This week I went to an Italian Restaurant, Carls Jr, Burger King, A breakfast place that is like the Ihop of Mexico, and one family made us some american Hamburgers! haha we basically live in the America of Mexico! We have a really nice apartment but it is where all of the elders come when they have to do something in the offices or when they are going home so it doesnt get maintained as good as it should!
Everything is going great here. Our Pdays are going to be different every week because we basically just choose the day that we have the least stuff to do. Please tell everyone to write on Sunday and that I will write back sometime during the week! I hope all is well and that everyone is doing alright. I love you, have a great week!
Elder Hirsch & Elder Demars & Elder Lowe