Monday, November 26, 2012
Hey!!!! so first off yes I've gotten all the letters and stuff you have sent me! I really appreciate it! ya dear elder is a cool way to get stuff! and yes I go all the packages you sent!
My companion's name is Elder Brindle! He is awesome he is from.... um Kentucky!! Ya he is going with me to Guatemala city north! and the other companionship in our room is also going to Guatemala city north! Then we have 6 other guys in our district! 2 are going to Baton Rouge Louisiana! and the other 4 kids are going to Tucson Arizona! One kid was having a really hard time with anxiety and stuff so he talked to the MTC prez and he actually flew to Tucson this morning! So now there is only 9 guys in out district, but we are all super close! The 4 of us that are going to Guatemala north all leave December 4th! Our flight leaves Salt Lake at about 815 and gets to LAX at about 930 then we have to wait till midnight, then our plane leaves for Guatemala city, and we get there about 7 in the morning! idk if the time changes effect stuff or whatever but that is just what the packet told me! so Woooo!!!!!!! I leave for Guatemala in like 11 days!!!! I'm so excited!
So yesterday was Thanksgiving! We had a morning devotional! and guess who was our speaker! Jeffry R. Holland!!!! It was so awesome! He actually had a bunch of his grand kids do stuff like sing and play the piano, and bear their testimony's! Then he talked and oh boy it was fantastic! The spirit was so awesome!
then we split the MTC in half, and half went to do a service project and the other half stayed in the gym/devotional place and we had another little devotional thing! It was really fun tho this one sister missionary played a melody of Come Thou Fount on the violin, but then she like turned it in to this sweet fiddle song at the end and it made it really fun! Then the second counselor in the MTC presidency had a bunch of missionaries dress up like turkeys and pioneers and pilgrims and Indians and they did this super funny Thanksgiving skit! Then they had a few more missionaries do special musical numbers! One Elder did a version of Amazing Grace on the piano, but it was like bluesy and so cool! Noah should learn blues piano! anyway then they had missionaries stand up and say something they were grateful for, and a song that went along with it, then we would all sing the song! The spirit comes so strong when all the missionaries are singing hymns!!!! I love it!!
Then we went to the cafeteria and did a service project! We put together health kits and education kits for people in West Africa! It was fun my job was to put one tooth brush in every bag! haha it was a blast! our table put together 125 health kits, but the MTC in total put together something like 4500 health kits and 4200 educational kits! It was fantastic! I love doing service!
We are still teaching our play investigator! We have had like 4, 30 min meetings with her! The first one she said she would pray daily, then the second visit she said she would read the Book of Mormon and pray about it, but when we went back the third time she hadn't read which was a bummer but that was ok, and when we were there for the 3rd time we asked her if she would come to church!, she said she would talk with her husband about it! and when re challenged her to read and pray about theBook of Mormon and last night was our 4th visit we asked her if she had read, she said no :( but we got her to open our visit with a prayer! which was awesome! Then we read scriptures about baptism and asked if she would be baptized! She said she would think about it! so we challenged her to pray right then and there with us if the Book of Mormon was true! and if our church was true, and if baptism was the right thing! and she prayed and asked for those answers right there with us! It was awesome!! Then we talked about the spirit, and asked her to keep praying for an answer to her questions! Tonight were gonna challenge her to be baptised again! (and don't for get were doing this all in Spanish!!!!!!)
Aanyway its amazing here!
I'm finally feeling totally over me sickness which is good!
I'm way excited for Rylan! he is gonna do awesome in Ohio!
Anyways Love you all!!!