Thursday, October 27, 2016

Week 3 Pictures - P-Day/Temple Day!

Week 3: from Mexico City!

Today was awesome and this week has flown by!!! I learned this week that one of the missionaries that got here when I did is coming to the the Des Moines Stake!! His name is Elder Wood! Hes from California and really cool! Hopefully you'll get to meet him! Dad asked about my other roommates so I'll tell you about them! Their names are Elder Sorenson and Goulding! Elder sorenson is from Utah and is going to Mesa Arizona while Elder Goulding is from Cali and is also going to Mesa Arizona! They are some of the coolest guys I know and I've bonded so well with them! Its going to be hard to say good bye but we'll still stay in contact! theyre both really funny and I like to have fun so it works out okay! In my house we have some Mexican elders and they are the funniest people i know and one is messaging me right now! they are so awesome and we love staying up late talking to them everynight! its awesome! so today we got to go to the Temple and it was flat out beautiful. Idk if Rob and Michelle have been but it is now my favorite temple and I'm sure they can testify that! It was amazing! The whole session was in Spanish but we had devices that translated it to english. It was amazing! I have plenty of pics ill send soon! The food here isnt terrible and I'm actually beginning to eat like everything though! Elder Goulding my roommate though reminds me of myself because all he eats is bread!! its quite funny! Its been great and the spanish is coming! I still have 3 weeks so hopefully I'll be pretty fluent by then! I say all my prayers in spanish now though and its so awesome! Its been a great week and i hope everyones doing well! I miss you all! feel free to send those letters again because they always make me feel loved!! love you all!!!

Elder Gilmour

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Week 2: Mexico MTC - How to Send Letters!

For those wanting to write to Justin while he is in the MTC - here is a website that sends up to 3 pages for Free simply by emailing them:

Thanks for your support of Elder Gilmour!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Week 2: More pics!

Week 2: Hi to Dad!

From Justin to Dad.............

Companion is from England originally and Virginia! 18 years old with a small family and he loves gaming!

The mtc is good! the foods not the best but i eat basically all of it! the mtc is huuuggeee and today we played basketball for about an hour and a half for p-day and tonight were playing soccer with the Mexicans!!! Wooo Hoooo!

There's about 9 in my district and ill send pics in the large email! my teachers are great though!
Its not humid but just hot during the days, the mornings and evenings are really nice and pretty though! I've grown to love mexico!!

Love you guys!!

Week 2: Hi from Mexico City! Its P-Day!

Hello family!!! i have no clue where to begin besides the fact that my spelling and everything will be bad because I'm typing on a Spanish keyboard!! To start, i arrived last Tuesday and the fact that its already been a week and a half is nuts!! its been going by so fast ever since sunday! the first week we gt settled in and got used to things! I share a house room with 3 other guys and they're all so cool! my companion is Elder Jones and hes originally from Buckingham England but came from Virginia! Hes super funny but also really dedicated to the work! hes really good at Spanish and everything too so that helps so much! the two other guys are Elder Sorenson and Elder Goulding. Both know like no Spanish but they are down right hilarious!! After the first week we really became a close family and its crazy how close we are already!! they make me enjpy it here and its great! basically our everyday schedule is wake up at 6:30 and get ready, eat breakfast, go to class and learn Spanish for like 4 hours and then go to lunch! after lunch we go back and study our lessons for our investigators {fake} and then we have gym time! gym times fun because theres a lot of good basketball players here and i can actually compete!! after gym time i go back and get ready for the rest of the night! after were ready we have daily planning and then we have dinner! the food heres pretty good but after about a week is when your favorite seat becomes the toilet! lol after dinner we teach our investigator and then were done for the night! its pretty fun! my roommates all gave each other nicknames. Mine is G or He in Spanish, my companions is Indy because he has the same name as Indiana Jones! the other two are Spencer because someone miss pronounced Sorenson and the other is patron which in Spanish means boss! we call him that because hes the district leader! so yeah were pretty funny guys all together! theres a store here and i bought a super cool scripture case for my spanish scriptures and it has my name engraved on it! its super cool! ill send pics next week! so far my spanish is coming along well and im able to talk and read the scriptures to the Mexican missionaries in my house! and by the way, they love soccer and were actually going to play tonight :) i need you guys to send me a picture of my cleats because they all want to see them! also! if you would like to send me stuff and letters so i can read them throughout the week that would be great! so then i can respond by writing it down and typing on pdays! the website is Missionary Package Mexico! feel free to send krispy kream donuts for my roommates too :) i miss and love you all! if you have questions or anything, send me a letter through that website and ill see it right away! ill send pictures once i get them uploaded as well because theres a great view of the mountains here! the mountains arent super tall but they are packed with houses and its so cool! but sorry this emails short! I'm new to this!!!! i miss you and feel free to send packages or letters through that website whenever! Love you

Elder Gilmour!
(pretty cool huh :))

Week 1: Pics from Mexico City MTC!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Week 1: Arrived in Mexico City!

Hello! I made it to the MTC! My second flight was good, I met up with the other missionaries and there is one who is going to the exact same mission as me and he is my MTC companion! The drive was very interesting and there are many soccer fields here!! I will not be able to write till Thursday of next week, just a heads up so you all dont panic. I'm getting settled in today and I love you all! I miss you all and want you to know I'm doing very well so far! I'm also not sure when I'll get to write letters or receive mail so I'll let you know next week! Love you all! Adios!