Saturday, December 3, 2016

Week 6 - Provo MTC

Elder Hadfield's MTC Christmas Tree
Elder Hadfield & Elder Erickson's Parents Lunch!
Richard Heaton, MTC Director of Training (Dad's personal friend)  and Elder Hadfield

Things are going pretty well.  Time just keeps marching on, doesn't it?  This week was pretty good. 

We've had quite a bit of snow here, and that's nice. 

I am continuing to make progress in the language.  Working hard on all the different cases to learn, and that's coming along pretty well.  I was able to memorize the First Vision in Polish.  So it's coming along well. 

Our devotional speaker this week was Jorge F Zeballos, and he's a member of the seventy.  It was pretty good.  He encouraged us to get converted before we start to convert anyone else.  In TRC we talked about repentance. 

When we got here, one of the other elders on our floor gave us a bag of about 700 tootsie rolls, and Starszy Erickson have an awesome time reverse pick pocketing other people with them. So that's pretty funny.  I play basketball every once in a while with Starszy Erickson during exercise time.  We play a lot of volleyball and handball too. 

Our branch presidency is awesome. We have President Bradford, then Brother Jackson and Brother Christofferson.  We have interviews with them, and they are all super nice and awesome and helpful.  Some of the other missionaries in our zone think President Bradford is strict when it comes to clothing and hair, so they call him "Big Bad Brad".  But I think he's awesome. 

I'm hoping to finish through reading the Book of Mormon this time, then maybe read through the New Testament.  I'm not sure yet though.  I get a little anxious thinking about leaving here and heading to Poland.  I don't know why.  Can't believe Stake Conference is tomorrow and Dad is already getting released. 

On Thursday, we decided to watch the 12 addiction recovery videos on (don't ask me why -- not my decision) but they were actually pretty cool.  There were a few of them where there were people who overcame some pretty bad stuff, and then they were able to see their families again, whether it was little kids, or their kids with grandchildren.  I guess I kind of realized that that will be me one day.  The missions preparing me for that.  The spotlight is on me for the next two years in a sense.  I feel like it's kind of like a basketball game where all of the angels are watching me and I have to do my best.  

As a district, we are watching all of the Light the World videos from the church.  They are all pretty amazing.   I encourage you all to watch them during the month of December. 

But yea things are going pretty well here.  I don't have a ton to say.  I love you all, and hope you have a legendary week!
Starszy Hadfield

Elder Jacob Richard Hadfield
2005 N 900 E Unit 173

Provo, UT 84602

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