January 2, 2019





Hola mis amigos,
     Soy fluido en Español y me gusta bailar.
     I'm totally kidding and the last part is an inside joke with my district. 
     I love it here and this past week was pretty awesome!! There wasn't a ton that happened this week but it was fun. I think I have finally hit a groove with this schedule here and the Spanish is coming to me way fast. 
     On Monday we started this game where we only speak Spanish everywhere except the Comedor (cafeteria) and the dorms. We have 3 lives for 3 days and if someone talks in English we get to take one of their lives. I am currently at 5 lives and my Spanish I feel has skyrocketed. And this is all thanks to the Lord. I was given the gift of tongues and it has kicked into full gear this past week. I am understanding and being able to speak in Spanish so much better and I love it!
     For those who don't know already, I have 2 teachers. 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. They both pose as investigators that we teach. Maria (morning) and Cecilia (afternoon). Elder Parker and I are teaching really good lessons. We are super close to having Cecilia commit to baptism and it is so much fun!!
      I love it here and made so many friends. Sadly a lot of them have left in the past couple days but that will be me in 2 weeks from today. The bottom pic is with Alex Larson who left on Monday morning and we are definitely gonna hang afterwards!🤘🔥 
    I have learned some new things about my mission and it makes me hyped to go out there and serve! I can't wait but I know that I need to put effort in here so I can be effective out in the field.
     By the way, my P day next week will be Friday because it is the last weekend before I leave so expect an email then!
     Before I end I want to share a scripture with all of you it is Moroni 8:3...
3 I am mindful of you always in my prayers, continually praying unto God the Father in the name of his Holy Child, Jesus, that he, through his infinite goodness and grace, will keep you through the endurance of faith on his name to the end.

      I am praying for all of you everyday and I love you all. I'm so grateful for the support and love I have received and the blessings from my eternal father in heaven. I know that he cares about and watches over each and every one of us.
      I love you all and will talk to you next week!!🤘❤🇲🇽
             Con mucho amor             -Elder Kartchner


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