May 2011 to May 2013

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Letter

The first day in the MTC went pretty well.  We started learning Spanish and had our first teaching experience.  We group taught an actor investigator.  We were in groups of 40ish.  My district has people going to Argentina South and Fresno.  My companion is Elder West.  He is cool.  He is from Sandy, Utah, and likes extreme sports.  He is going to Argentina.  My other roommates are real cool.  They are Elder Peterson and Elder Christianson.  They are both going to Fresno. 

It is great being here in the MTC.  You can feel the Spirit right away and you can tell that the Lord is going to help us along our way.  It still feels unreal.  It feels like I am going to wake up in my bed at home.  The people here are great, at least for the first day.  They all helped us find our way and make sure we did not get lost. 

In the group lesson thing I talked about earlier, I stood up to talk.  The investigator gave a nice lead in to talk about families and how we believe in eternal families.  When I talked, all the investigator said was “ya” and “amen.”  I did not know what to say to that so I sat down and let someone else take over.  The MTC is going to be so hard, but it will be a good experience.  I am excited for my first 9 weeks here.  It was great having Tom take me to the MTC and being able to know someone to say bye to. 

The first day has been so confusing.  I feel so lost all the time.  Everyone says—just make it till Sunday.  So I am!  I love all you guys and hope you are having a great time.  Just remember—stay happy.

Note from Mom:  TJ's P-days are on Wednesday in the MTC.