Thursday, December 15, 2011

Letters from the MTC

November 22, 2011
Hey everyone I'm doing great the MTC it is such an amazing place.  I love it!  The first few days were really hard but now that I've been here for a while it seems to be going smoother!  The food here is good and I've been eating a TON!!!  Somehow I still haven't gained any weight! What's up with that?

 I love my companion already  his name is Elder Meservy he is from Salem Utah!  He is district leader and I'm his senior companion.  We had an Elder leave our district already because of medical reasons so me and Elder Meservy have another companion which was hard at first but now that we've got the hang of it, it is great.   He adds more ideas and more thought when we teach our lessons.   We have already taught several investigators and it is really fun.   We have a set time limit to teach but we always seem to go over the limit. It is so amazing how fast time goes and some of the things you're able to remember when you're teaching by the spirit. 

 I love you all so much and am so glad to hear from you.  Keep writing every week and I will write you individual letters as soon as I get out of the MTC.  We only get 30 minutes on the computer in the MTC so not enough time to write everyone but I think I got most of the questions answered.  If not just ask them again next week and I will try and remember.
Love you all.
Thanks again!!!

November 29, 2011
Hey everyone it is so great to hear form all of you. The MTC is so amazing and I'm learning so much everyday.   I've been teaching investigators and its so crazy the things that  I can say and the way that I can touch peoples hearts by teaching by the spirit.   Thanksgiving was great we didn't have classes.   We had a few devotionals and did a humanitarian project putting together first aid kits.   It was a lot of fun!   We then got to watch "17 Miracles".    If you haven't seen it I encourage you to watch it.   It is an amazing movie.  I am so thankful for all of you in my life and the things that you have taught me.  I don't know where I would be without you all.   Keep the letters coming it is so great to hear for everyone.

December 6, 20
Sorry I don't say much, I don't have a lot of time on the computers.  Hopefully it will get better once I get out there.  I got extended a week because of Thanks giving.   I actually came in a week earlier than I was suppose to with a ton of other missionaries so the MTC was pretty packed for a while, but it has slowed down a lot which is nice.  I am so sick of the MTC I just want to get out of here.   Most the time it feels like a prison because I can't leave and there's a fence around the whole place.   It is good because I learn a lot, but I'm sick of sitting in the classroom all day.  I leave next Wednesday.

December 13, 2011
It was really good to be able to see Dillan!   Apparently his comp and my comp know each other so we are going over there tonight to hang out before we leave in the morning!  Thats good that Dillan told  Dawna that I am amazing!  HaHa You've told me that my whole life and now that I'm here I keep hearing it from other people, not just from you telling me, they say it so I think  I'm actually starting to believe it.  I'm getting a lot of my confidence back! 

One really cool experience we were teaching our teacher as an investigator for practice and we were talking and the spirit hit like a brick wall it felt like I was on fire! literally! my whole chest and stomach were burning but it wasn't like an uncomfortable burning  it was a nice I want this all the time kind of burning I think that's the first time I've actually had the burning sensation from the spirit and it was just so strong and really cool!

A girl in our district has been having some medical problems and started passing out in class! she went to the doctor a few times but they couldn't figure out what was wrong but we were in a class and we had to get up to go to a different room and she collapsed.  I had to carry her to the medical center! ha I'm not even suppose to touch a girl but I guess it had to be done! I didn't get in trouble or anything so that was good.  My branch president just told me I probably shouldn't do that again! Haha.   It's ok cause she hasn't passed out again since than so that's good!  I leave in the morning.  I have to be up at 4 to go to the travel office! 

December 14, 2011
I spoke with Izach this morning.  He called from the Denver airport while waiting for his connecting flight.   You could hear the strength in his voice.  It was so wonderful.  I know he is going to be doing amazing things.  He is finally realizing who he is.   Just love that boy.

His Mission president called to let me know he has arrived safe and sound.  PDay is now Monday.


  1. It is so great to hear the enthusiasm, the love, the confidence, and the power in his "voice" through his written words! The Lord takes the raw material, infuses it with His Spirit, and the combination makes for a spiritual giant. There is nothing like a modern miracle to keep faith alive!

  2. Yay! So fun to read his letters. Thanks for sharing!

  3. what a great start! i am so excited for him.