How is everyone doing? I know that some may be struggling due to an absence of everything fun and happy in their lives(me). I am totally kidding! i am sure you have all adjusted and are happily selling all of my belongings (: Wow! what an amazing past couple of days! The mtc is crazy...but not necessarily difficult or unfamiliar. I pretty much just get to spend every waking minute on attempting to become a better missionary! and trust me, It takes up most of my thoughts. Desperately I want to be the best that I can, understand the most that I can, read the largest sections I can...It is all pretty overwhelming! I feel like the hardest part is that my mind is constantly filled with every bit of knowledge you can think of! I try to digest all of it at once...but it sorta gives me a headache(; My first day of spanish class was super fun. I enjoy the language too much! all of mi companeros just sit around and joke to each other only in spanish. But ahhh! I want to be better at it so badly! i realize this is only day 2 but i still feel like I should be studying more. It is hard to find time to just sit and think and memorize. They throw quite a bit at you all at once. My companions name is Elder Boyce from Boise, Idaho. He is a way fun guy, he is really short and tiny, but we laugh and joke around alot together! I'll send a picture when I can! I also got made district leader, which doesn't mean very much so don't freak out that im cool or something silly like that, but it does mean that President Butler's blessing has already come true! the priesthood is incredible! I have a bunch of great guys in my district but one in particular is my favorite...Elder Diaz is a stud! he is going to nicaragua and already speaks such great spanish...idk how we are in the same class hahah. But he reminds me a lot of Elder (trevor) Smith. Hilarious and opinionated. We have the same views on so many things! I wish we were companions because his spanish would help me so much! Elder Boyce often just says absolute gibberish in spanish, and then pretends like it makes sense..but we still laugh and joke about it all.
So ya, friday is my P day and I got to go to the templo already this morning! I can not say how grateful I am for the spirit that is there! There is so much peace and tranquility. It is funny, being a missionary in the temple is very different...I sit and pray and pray and pray some more. My main focus is to become as close to the spirit as is humanly possible. I NEED the revelation and guidance of the Holy Ghost. especially if I am learning spanish! I have been blessed already by el don de languas! (gift of tongues) I know that as a missionary watched over by my heavenly father. Since I somehow got placed in the intermediate spanish class instead of beginner, the teachers speak entirely in spanish, not one lick of english. I dont know exactly how to explain it, but I can literally understand almost every sentence they say! granted I can't speak it very well...but Heavenly Father looks out for me more than I probably deserve. I love Him.
okay answers to some questions:
I already said my companion is Elder Boyce-he is going to Independence, Missouri
I am actually not exhausted, I have a lot of energy and I go to gym every day, HA!
The only things that I need are scripture marking pens! they are 22 dollars here so i dont want to spend my money hehe and obviously my camera stuff. and maybe some nice journals. Muchas gracias.
Also, I do't know which scripture i want on my plaque yet! stall madre!
p.s. funny side note: My first experience with my roommates (who are going to italy) was accidentally waking them up from a nap in the middle of the day hahah! they are funny guys, but it honestly is surprising how many disobedient missionaries there are. I have decided to become overly superstitious about exact obedience, I will never break!
please make sure you get all the people who want my emails from instagram and forward it to them madre(: also- Chloe Taylor and Jade Adamson sent me their emails privately on my phone...so if my phone still exists, get their emails from my past messages!
(my name is literally the worst part about being a missionary, no one can say it right) hahaha