Elder Payton Thorpe is serving in the El Salvador Santa Ana Mission July 2013-July 2015
Mi familia!! I emailed last week but it obviously didnt send. Hope you havent been freaking out too much! [MOM] Ill send it one more time and then another big letter after this one. hopefully you see this in the next half hour and I can write back!
[From 10 days ago]
Mi Familia! como estas?! I made to Mexico, and it is pretty crazy. I have met some incredible kids, there was about 30 of us that were on the same flight. Elder Rowberry, the one Easton told us about, is my room mate and who I sat next to on both plane rides. He is a great kid! We placed our first book of mormon together to the guy sitting next to us on the first flight, haha it was way cool. The guy was a baptist from North Carolina. The MTC is beautiful! Especially after driving through the heart of Mexico City, its pretty nasty. Everything is just packed into this city, its kinda cool! The weather is fantastic, 75 and overcast! feels so good! The guy that picked us up at the airport did not speak a word of english, thats when we all realized that it just got real. There is one other group of kids that came in last week and us and one more group comes tonight but thats it! They are pretty short on workers down here so most of the time today weve just been wondering around trying to figure out what the heck were doing. But ill tell you what, I absolutely love it. and its only been 3 hours in the MTC! I am just so excited to learn the language, I literally have to in order to survive down here. We will be teaching real investigators in espanol by thursday so Im praying that it will come fast! Im glad I got to email you guys so soon! Hopefully youll look at it here shortly. They have a timer on the computer for us haha its funny. I have one hour everytime I log on. but its plenty of time.
Mom, Dad, you have taught me so many valuable things at the is why I am here. Thank you for everything you have done for me and I am so sorry for the times I took having such amazing parents for granted! Jantsen, Nick, and Brooks, you take care of mom and dad and each other for me alright? I call you my little brothers but the truth is I look up to each one of you so much. I know that this is where I am supposed to be and I am destined to do great things down here through my hard work and obedience to my father in heaven.
I love you all and miss you! Ill talk to you again soon!
Love, Elder Payton Richard Thorpe