Monday, January18, 2010
I received the Dear Elder emails today via computer rather than through the mail. I don’t’ have a lot of time cuz I just read y’all emails real quick. Dad I really appreciate the Cosby thing, I’ve actually been quoting just about everything I can remember along with all the other guys in my district who quote stuff too. There’s a guy in my zone who loves the Cardinals and we’ve been having football (smack) talk a couple times. My district is pretty awesome along with people in my zone. My comp’s name is Elder Benjamin Johnson from New Jersey. I’ll have to send y’all some pictures sometime cuz we can print them off here. I can’t remember if I told you but my Branch Pres is cool. I like him a lot and apparently he’s also best buds with my mission pres in Salta. BTW I’m sending ya’ll a letter that I want ya’ll to give/send to Clark. idk his address so that’d be cool. I’ve been praying a lot and working hard. The MTC is sweet. We had our first TRC appointment and we had to contact in Spanish. We thought we were scheduled an hour later and when we walked into the room we had no idea what we were saying. The guy said he was from cali en espanol and I was like “uhhhh….es moi bonito?” It was pretty funny, but the contact was pretty rough to say the least but at least we got to teach in English and we did with a sincere heart with real intent. It’s been hard for me and my comp to teach as one but we’re getting better at it. We had our first comp inventory and that was kinda scary but I think it went well. Both my teachers are really cool, their names are Hermano Servinson and Hermano Young. Hermano Young looks like Edward Cullen, but shorter. I asked him about it and he said everyone says that and they convinced him to be him for Halloween. He served in Houston Spanish speaking. Hermano Servinson is cool too, he served in Guatemala. We went to the temple this morning and that was cool The Provo Temple is really pretty. I still see Tasha all the time, we figured out what each others class rooms are so I see her pretty much every day and pass notes and stuff and I sat next to her while we watched “Legacy” last night which was awesome. Sunday night is movie night. Last week we saw the Joseph Smith movie, it was really touching. I hope all you guys are doing well. Sounds like Anna and Josh are doing well in their respective sports? How’s Megan doing btw? Y’all should write me letters! Keep up the good work and don’t give up. One of the main things I’ve really tried to apply is that don’t look at adversities as setbacks, but as an opportunity to learn and grow. My time is about up and I’m excited to hear from ya’ll again!