Friday, April 26, 2013

Birthday in the MTC

The MTC is so awesome.  I can tell that I am improving a lot at Spanish.  I know that I still have so much to learn.  It is so hard to teach lessons in Spanish.  I can´t wait until I am fluent in Spanish, but I know that it won´t be easy.Time is flying at the MTC.  I can´t believe that it has already been three weeks at the MTC. I only have three more weeks of the MTC if my visa goes through.

 Thank you so much for all of the presents that I was getting for my birthday. I can´t believe that you guys gave me a present for every single hour of the day. On my birthday, a lot of people in my district would help me count down when I open my presents.  It was a lot of fun.  I felt so popular on my birthday. My companion Elder Hammon says thanks for the Snickers candy bar.  Those are actually his favorite candy bar. I saw Loren at night on my birthday, and I have eaten lunch near him. He is  just across the hall from our room. He looks like he is really excited.  A lot of my friends have left from the MTC.

I think that I am gaining a little bit of weight.  They have cinnamon rolls, chocolate doughnuts, chocolate chip cookies, and I can eat that for every meal.  It´s dangerous.

 The MTC is awesome. Are my letters long enough?  I love getting letters. Talk to you in a week.
Oh yeah, Richard G. Scott came to the MTC.  He gave us an Apostolic blessing.  It was the greatest thing ever.  I was motivated so much to be better.

Friday, April 19, 2013

The MTC is really awesome!

The MTC is really awesome.  I have learned so much.  It is really hard though.  At a Devotional Elder Richard G. Scott came and spoke to us. It was the greatest Devotional ever and I can't believe that I was so lucky to get to hear from him.

Tell Isaac thanks for the letter and that it made me really happy.  I thought some of the words that Google translate had were really funny. I can't wait until I am fluent in Spanish.  I have learned so much about Spanish in only two weeks.

I saw George and I got a picture with him today. I will send pictures as soon as I remember to. I started taking a few more pictures today because I was kind of lacking on picture taking. Tell me about everything. I don't need anything (I asked Ryan what he wanted for his b-day).  Don't send me any food until I go to Mexico.  There is plenty of food at the MTC. Thanks for the letters.  I really like to get letters in the mail.  My goal is to get everyone to write me letters through the mail then I will email them back. I know I am kind of cheap.

The MTC is awesome.   I can't wait to see Loren in a week.   I hope my Visa can go through. I heard that a lot of Elders are having problems with their Visas lately.  I forgot to tell you in my first week at the MTC Vocal Point came to the MTC and we got to listen and sing with them.

By the way,  I found my electric razor, don't send me another one. I love you guys, talk to you in a week.

Friday, April 12, 2013


April 12, 2013

Dear Mom and Dad,

This conference was the greatest conference there has ever been. My companion did arrive on the same day that I did. I have met probably about 10 of my friends here at the MTC.   I saw Dan and George at the same time and we talked for a little bit.

I couldn't find my electric razor, so my companion gave me a real one. I like shaving, my second time shaving I cut my face pretty good.

What are Daniel, Jacob, and Isaac up to? Isaac are you reading the book of Mormon?

 I love the MTC right now, my companion is really awesome. The first week in the MTC had some really hard moments where Spanish was so hard and it still has those moments. I am so much more positive and happy than I was a few days ago. Conference really changed my life and I am such a better person from it.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

1st Letter Home

Hey Mom and Dad
 I miss you guys and man the MTC is so hard. I really like my companion.  He is a really good guy and he is from Idaho Falls. Wow,  I really love the MTC and I cannot believe how much that I have learned.  My companion is amazing at Spanish. Spanish classes are really hard, but I know that I will eventually get it down.
I have seen so many people that I know at the MTC. I finally saw and met with Daniel Harris. I have seen Michael Turley, Dallin Spackman, Kapri Beus, Kirsten,Justin Pulver, Whitney Nielsen and a lot of people.
 I got your letter.  I cannot wait to hear from you guys every week.   Isaac,  read your scriptures, and if you have to,  get mom to buy you some candy so that you will read them. Jacob,  you are going to love the MTC.  You can get chocolate milk during every meal. I am not going to get fat.  You guys will not have to worry about me getting fat. I have already taught my first lesson in Spanish.  It was so hard and I was definitely humbled. I will talk to you guys next week.  The MTC is really awesome!  I love how much that I get to study, but it is also really hard.
I still have a little bit more time before I have to get off of the computer. Conference was awesome.  I just listened to the 10 am session.  I cannot wait for the next session which starts in an hour.  Tell me all that is going on back home. Talk to you guys in a week, good bye.

MTC Special Delivery

The day finally came to take Ryan to the MTC.  I took this photo as he was walking out the door.  It kind of hit hard thinking of him leaving home not knowing what lay ahead for the next two years before he comes back through these doors.

He was very excited to serve and has spent a lot of time preparing for this.  When he was set apart the Stake President said he was born to be a missionary with his happy personality and love of the gospel and others.  He encouraged him to keep smiling to draw others to what he has.   We had a quick lunch at KFC before stopping at Wymount for pictures and hugs.  The drop off at the MTC was so quick and organized.