Thursday, December 3, 2015

MTC - Week 5

So this has been a great week! Luckily i brought my journal to email with so i can tell you about some cool stuff. So to start with, last Thursday (Thanksgiving) we got to listen to Elder Oaks! He had some of his family here and they played some amazing music! the spirit was so strong with the hymns. It reminds me of choir. I've never really sang in my life but singing about the Gospel is truly amazing and very spiritual. Later we did a service project and provided somewhere around 370,000 meals or something like that. On Sunday President and Sister Yost (Old Czech mission presidents) came and visited us during our church and sat in while Starší Paxton and I taught a great lesson about faith. On the other hand, Czech is coming along...slowly but surely. I have accidentally said a few wrong things during our lessons, like the Bad Ghost, instead of Holy Ghost, and the Great Plan of Bad, instead of Great Plan of Happiness. So lets hope i get those words figured out before I'm in the field haha. Yesterday we hosted the missionaries coming in from different countries. I was able to host an elder who was 21 years old from the Pacific Islands, didn't speak a ton of English, and is serving in Oregon. He has been a member for 5 years. He was so happy to be here and it filled me with joy seeing him so happy. He was shy at first when I met him, but warmed up quickly and I was able to talk to him and have a good conversation about his home and how excited he is for his mission. It made me even more excited for mine! Most of our zone is leading this week which will be good for them but tough for us. We will be in the position they were in when we came in, hopefully we will be as good as examples to the new elders as they were for us. I'm over halfway in the MTC. 1 month of my mission down, 24 to go! I can only hope the next 24 will be as amazing has this month has been. We finally got some snow to stick! It's so great being with all these people who have never seen snow before and how the missionaries from the islands or other countries that don't get cold love the snow but the cold feels so weird for them. There have been so many little things I've realized while here that I have taken for granite in my life. I have learned so much while here, and I still have a ton more to learn. I love the M.T.C and look forward to every learning opportunity that I have while here.

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