I asked Bronson what a typical day consists of for him. This is his reply:

A typical day consists of the following:

  • 6:30 Wake up
  • 7:00 Eat breakfast, shower
  • 8:00 Personal study –  studying things like the scriptures and “Preach My Gospel” – a manual containing a lot of information about how and what we teach people about the Gospel. There are lots of other resources for missionaries that we study.
  • 9:00 Companionship study – We talk about what we each learned in personal study, then study the lessons that we are going to teach that day. Then we practice teaching and asking questions that we might be asked.
  • 10:00 Idioma (language) study. I usually read the Book of Mormon in Spanish aloud.
  • 11:00 12-week training; New missionaries have training for their first 12 weeks in the field by their companion. We study things like how to do a street contact, how to speak better, and how to plan. Basically all the “how to” stuff for new missionaries. I am on week 8 currently.
  • 12:00 We leave and go to appointments that we have with people to teach lessons. We visit lots of people, including members. We do this until 9:00 PM and return to the house, report our numbers for the day, and plan for the next day.
  • 10:30 Go to sleep and repeat everything the next day.

So I guess we spend about 9 hours a day walking up and down the streets to people’s houses, and generally teaching and visiting.

As far as the language goes, I know enough Spanish and my companion knows enough English for us to study just fine. Throughout the day, if I hear a word or phrase that I don’t know, I write it down in my daily planner and look it up during language study.

The buses cost 8 pesos to get on (that’s equivalent to about $.53 in US currency). It’s pretty much like the buses at Disneyworld but you have to pay for it. The drivers are either very mild or crazy. They don’t even stop  all the way. Usually we only use taxis to get to the church and it costs about 24 pesos ($1.59 USD).

Here is an article in the Liahona for everyone to read this week. Click here

Love,

Elder Bronson Miner

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My “closet”
The food here is awesome
The food here is awesome
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