Sam Milliron is serving for the next two years as a missionary for the LDS church in the Colombia Medellin Mission. I will post as frequently as he writes. Please pray for him and the work he is doing.
Monday, March 25, 2013
I made it through my first week. March 20, 2013
I only have fifteen minutes left, so let me explain what has happened so far.
No that will take too much time. Let me sum up. (Princess Bride reference!)
We got in last week. There were eleven of us that met up at the
Atlanta airport, and then a 12th guy
flew in later that night. When we got to the airport, there were
three of us that could speak decently
enough to survive. Now most of us can.
We have been very busy in the mornings, but do not yet have a
teacher for the afternoons.
We are using a program called TALL to complement our spanish
learning. However, we can't make
any progress yet because our usernames still don't work.
The food at the CCM is really good. There was this one dessert
that we all enjoyed very much.
It was ice cream flavored with a fruit called
maracuya, and it had condensed milk in the
middle. There is also a fruit
called a grenadilla, also known as brainfruit or snot fruit, that
you eat by
breaking off the hard outer shell, then sucking the insides out of the
soft inner shell.
I have some jokes for you. There are some funny stories as well,
but I don't have my journal with me
right now, so I will save them for next week.
What do owls say in
English? Who, Who.
What do owls say in
Spanish? Quien, Quien.
I can't send pictures, because they have a no camera policy for
missionaries. At the end of my
six weeks, they will give me a cd with a bunch of
pictures they have taken.
My P day is Wednesday. Mi compañero is from Utah. All of
the other guys are from Utah,
except 2 from Arizona and one from Missouri.
I have to get off the computer in just a couple of seconds, so
let everybody know I love
them, and that I am having a good time. And if anybody is
offended because I don’t
email them, it’s because I don’t have their email.