Day in the Life of a Mexico City MTC Missionary

The following is from my nephew, Isaac Smith, who was recently in the Mexico City MTC in preparation for his mission to Baltimore Maryland, Spanish speaking.

  • 6:30AM – wake up, get ready for the day and head to breakfast (also stare at the wall for a little bit while my brain turns on)
  • 7:00AM  – eat breakfast (with chocolate milk. every day)
  • 7:45AM – head to personal study and study a lot. Right now I’m working through the gospels and 2nd Nephi (honestly, studying the scriptures for an hour is pretty fun. You should try it out.)
  • 9:00AM – first class of the day. This one is about how to be a good missionary and teaches skills like how to ask good questions and how to better understand others. (this class is pretty cool, but I like my other one better. Don’t tell my teacher though)
  • 12:00PM – Lunch. Usually pretty good, and most of the time theyhave some sort of ice cream treat too.
  • 12:30 – Tienda [store or shop, in English] run. (I need snacks to fuel my studies)
  • 12:45 – companion study (usually we read a chapter of Preach My Gospel together)
  • 1:45 – exercise time (my district finally got sick of playing ultimate frisbee, so now we play volleyball)
  • 3:00 – Language study. Most of the time, I’ll read a conference talk in Spanish. It makes me appreciate General Conference in English more.
  • 4:20 – Spanish class. I like it better than the learn how to be a missionary class, but they’re both good
  • 5:15 – Dinner. (I also get chocolate milk with Dinner)
  • 6:00 more Spanish class. (Usually by the end of the class, I’m so tired that I only have two functioning brain cells, and one speaks Spanish, the other speaks English)
  • 9:00 – head back to my room, read scriptures in Spanish, have pointless discussions with my companion and the other people in the room.
  • 10:30 – lights out

That’s what my life has been like most days for the past few weeks. It’s pretty busy, and I’m exhausted every night, but it’s the good kind.

Here are some notable things from this week:

  • We had a service project this week where we helped clean the comedor [cafeteria or dining room, in English], so we got to wear hairnets.
  • We were gonna play another district in frisbee, but they backed out last minute.
  • This Tuesday, there was a live devotional from the Provo MTC with David A Bednar. It was about how one of the most important and joyous thing about this church is the process of repentance, and how we should all learn how to properly use it.
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