Saturday, November 19, 2016
Week 4 - Provo MTC
It's been quite a week. We are getting really busy here at the MTC. The language is pretty challenging, but we are making steady progress. Time is going by faster and faster.
I was able to finish off the Book of Mormon this week after starting it about 3 weeks ago. That went really well. I'm starting it over again and hoping that I can read it at least a couple more times before I head into the field. The MTC is definitely not easy, and reading the Book of Mormon has helped me immensely. The Book of Mormon is super helpful during difficult times.
I'm not really sure what the MTC is doing for Thanksgiving, I've just heard that there is going to be a devotional. I guess we'll see. Starszy Erickson had his mom send us Christmas lights, and we have them hanging in our room. It's pretty cool. It was a little chilly on Thursday, and it was a surprise to go out in the morning and see snow.
On Wednesday, our whole zone got to host new missionaries (you know, meet them at their car and walk them around the MTC) and it was good.
I finally decided on my mission scripture for the plaque or whatever. It's Alma 42:31. It's kind of funny because I wrote down like 40 good scriptures, then had a tournament where I eliminate them one at a time. That was pretty fun.
This week, we had Elder Stevenson come and speak at our devotional on Tuesday. He talked about gratitude and Preach My Gospel. It was pretty cool. But things are still going well.
We still do have the thing where we meet as a district after and discuss what we learned. Those are always really good too. Our branch presidency is pretty good. So with the district leader position, Starszy Wojcik was our district leader for the first three weeks, and during that time I was the 'online coordinator'. I didn't really do anything haha. But on Tuesday, President Bradford (our branch president) asked me to be the next district leader. So yeah. I'm a little more busy, but it's going well thus far. We'll see what happens. My class is in building 10M and my residence is in 16M. It's kind of cool seeing the huge buildings they are making and the progress they're making on them. They are pretty huge buildings. From what I've heard, they are going to make those classrooms and tear down some of the old classroom buildings to make room for more parking or something. So it's pretty cool. Sundays are pretty busy. We study a lot. The meetings are pretty good too. We go on a 45 minute temple walk every Sunday.
Hope things are going well back at home too. I would love to hear from you! Love you all, and have an awesome week!