Thursday, September 24, 2015


Hola familia y amigos!
Things are still going pretty great here in Mexico. We haven't really been doing a whole lot out of the ordinary. All we have been doing is studying and going to classes which is really good, but a lot of the people in my district are kind of getting tired of doing the same things everyday. We have been doing stuff to keep things interesting.
So here at the CCM there are 3 life size cardboard cutouts of Jesus. They used to sell them at the tienda, but only three remain now. This week, we finally got one of them. We have been trying to get one since day one here, but we have never been succesful in stealing one. The other night, we broke into four different houses until we finally found one. It is awesome! We now have it hidden in our house, but people know that we have it. Some districts have gotten into our house but we have it hidden too well. That has really kept this place fun and interesting for us.
Other than that, we have still been teaching Ricardo and Lupita. We are trying to prepare them both for baptism, but it is getting increasingly more difficult. We have gotten into lessons that we have never taught before like the law of chastity. That has been pretty fun to prepare for. I have really seen the importance of the Holy Ghost in our lessons. The Spirit really does guide you in everything. When the spirit is felt during a lesson, you know that you are not the one that is teaching.
We had to say goodbye to one of the district 15A which was in our zone and that was pretty sad. They were some of our best friends here. We always hung out with them, but it just makes me more excited for when it is time for us to leave. We are almost there. In two days, it will be a month since I have been out and in a little over a week until I head back to the states to serve the people in Oregon. I can't even express how excited I am for that. Anyways, I hope everyone is doing goo and I love you all!

Elder Navarro


Thursday, September 17, 2015


Only a little more than 2 weeks left here at the CCM which is crazy to think about. I'm super excited but a little scared at the same time. Spanish is killer. It is definitely a difficult task learning a new language, but also brings many blessings. This week has been a great one.
On Saturday night we had the Mexico City Mexico cultural celebration for the re-dedication. That was super fun to watch. It was like a play which was super cool. It was like watching a movie haha. The main dude in it came to the CCM the other day and all the missionaries acted like he was some celebrity. It was pretty funny. Then on Sunday morning, we got to watch the actual dedication of the temple. It was awesome. President Eyring and Elder Holland spoke. It made me really excited for general conference in October. We are so blessed to live in a time with a Prophet of God.
Anyways, today we got to actually go to the temple. It was really nice to get outside of the wall for a little while. It was like entering back in the real world for a few hours. We didn't get to go to a session sadly. There are just too many of us for everyone to go so only few randomly selected districts got to go and mine wasnt one of them. We did however get to go to the visitors center. That place was super nice. We didnt have a lot of time there but it was way cool.
I don't really remember if I talked about it last week, but we are still teaching Ricardo and Lupita who are our teachers. That is going really well so far. We taught Ricardo the gospel of Jesus Christ the other day which was really good. He recorded that lesson too which was pretty scary. It is really nice to get feedback right after we finish teaching. We immediately get to know what we did good and what we need to improve on.
Other than that, things are going pretty awesome here in Mexico. On Tuesday night, it was independence day for Mexico. That was pretty crazy. We had to be in our houses by 9 30 because apparently people like to shoot their guns in the air haha. They said they have found bullets in the roofs of some of the houses haha but there were fireworks and music playing all night. That was a lot of fun until we wanted to go to sleep. Its safe to say that wasnt the best night of sleep I have ever had haha.

Anyways, I hope everyone is doing alright. Keep me updated.
Elder Navarro
Me and Elder White

Mexico Temple

Temple selfie

Thursday, September 10, 2015


It´s crazy to me to think that we are already into week 3 here at the CCM. Eveything is going pretty great here. The days are long, but the weeks are short.

We have been pretty busy this past week. We finished teaching our first investigator last week which was a really good experience. We have been upgraded to two investigators now which has been fun to prepare for. Our first investigator´s name is Ricardo. He is actually one of our morning teachers, so it has been pretty weird to be teaching him right after he gets done teaching us. It´s been really good though. We have really learned to find the needs of the investigator. We teach Lupita for the first time tonight. She is our night teacher. I´m pretty excited to do that.

We also had the opportunity to do TRC(Teach Recent Converts) yesterday which was a really good experience. It was scary though because there are cameras in the rooms that we teach them and our district gets to watch as we teach these people. The first lady we taught was named Jazmine. She has been a member of the church for three years now and wants to serve a mission except her madre doesn´t want her to go. I just shared how when Brandon left on his mission how much our family was blessed because of his willingness to serve the Lord. Then, we had her read a scripture and she just broke down into tears. It really hit me that we are really going to be changing people´s live´s on our missions. She pretty much spent the rest of the time thanking us for our service. It was really cool and uplifting.

All the elders in my district got a cool calling this week. We got the opportunity to be Usher´s at all the devotionals, videos, classes, and anything else that goes on in the auditorium. All we really do is greet people as they come in and out of the auditorium. We are pretty much famous here at the CCM now. Even the natives know who we are haha.

This weekend is going to be pretty great as well. The Mexico City temple is going to be dedicated this weekend. We get to watch a broadcast of the cultural celebration on Saturday night. Then on Sunday, we get to watch the broadcast of the dedication. Everyone is super excited to participate in it this weekend.

Anyways everything is going really great down her in Mexico City. Although, I do miss the States a lot. Mostly just for the food in the US. Other than that, I´m having a blast. This really is the work of the lord. Keep me updated! Love you all!

Elder Navarro
​This is our district with our morning teacher Hermano Palma AKA Ricardo AKA The most energetic hyper little guy ever AKA the Napolean of Mexico. He says he is going to take over the United States. haha

We also had the brilliant idea of making a mega bed in our room. It is probably the greatest idea we have ever had.

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Hola to friends and family,

This has probably been one of the craziest and most edifying weeks of my entire life. So much has happened, I don´t even know where to start.

I guess I will start with my companion. His name is Elder White and he is from Nephi, Utah. FYI 90 percent of people here are from Utah. But we get along really well. It has been a real blessing to have such a good companion here at the MTC. I have really enjoyed meeting so many new people and making so many new friends.

Everyone here lives in either a casa or the dorms. Luckily we got to have our own casa. In every casa there is about 16 to 20 people. Every room in the casa has 4 elders. The elders in my room have gotten really close in this past week. We do pretty much everything together. In our district, there are 6 elders and 4 hermanas. I think we have the best district at the MTC. We all get along really well and have a lot of fun together.

Now onto the food. Most of the food here is pretty decent. I never thought I would say this, but I have never craved costco pizza so much in my life. For those that don´t know, I have never really been a big fan of costco pizza, but every tuesday here we get costco pizza. It is definitely one of the best meals here. Everyone gets super excited when it is pizza day. Other than that, the food is pretty good. The first couple days, all the Mexican food can really make you spend a lot of time en el baƱo if you know what I mean.

Spanish has really been coming along in this past week. I can understand a lot of what people are saying, but speaking is definitely the hard part. It was funny though because a lot of the natives see Elder Navarro and just assume I am also a native. I have gotten pretty good at telling them I am from the states.

Elder White and I have had the opportunity to teach our first investigator named Alejandra. The first time we went was pretty much a trainwreck since it was our second day here and we spoke almost no Spanish. We have taught her about four times now, and we have gotten her to commit to be baptized somehow. Half the time I don´t even know what She or I is saying, but I guess it just shows the truthfulness of the gift of tongues. It has been super uplifting too. We feel the spirit so strong in the room that we teach her in. Tonight is our last night teaching Alejandra which is kinda sad, but rumor has it that she is going to become one of our teachers. That should definitely be interesting.

Anyways, things are going really well here at the CCM. I am learning lots and having fun while doing. I know this is the work of the Lord and that we are going to change lives. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that the Atonement is real. Until next week,

The better of the 2 Elder Navarros

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Me and my companion Elder White

Our Casa

This is what our room looks like