Guess who I saw this morning!? I was walking out of the temple and I literally walked into Jenn, Katie, Rachel, Kylie, and Brinley! They were there doing baptisms. I was so shocked to have literally just walked into them that I didn't know what to say! But I shook all their hands and left on my way, but it was still so great to see them!
So guess what today is!? My one month mark! I've been here at the MTC for a whole month now! It's totally flown by, but at the same time I feel like I've been here forever! But I'm officially 4.6% done with my mission! I only have 100 weeks left, and I'm kind of worried cause that isn't nearly enough time to convert all the people of the world! I better get a move on!
So General Conference was so great! We had to watch it in the autotorium and we had to wear our suits. We have to wear our suits a lot. Like 4 times a week. (Sundays, when we go to devotional, and Temple). But what did you think of that announcement?! crazy huh? They announced it and the whole MTC just erupted in chatter! Since we were all watching together. I looked up at the MTC president and he had no idea it was coming! Poor guy. I saw him go over and start chatting with the other members of the presidency. I can only imagine the changes they'll have to go through! I think the change is a good thing! I really like the boys going at 18 idea because I definitely would have gone straight out of high school, although I did have the best year of my life at BYU! The girl's change is good too and it'll give a lot more young women the chance to serve! The only thing I don't like is there's already some flirting at the MTC, but it usually doesn't mean much because the girls are so much older, but now they'll all be the same age so that could be hazardous. But other than that I'm excited for the major influx of missionaries! I think this summer is going to be nuts! All the college freshman and all the high schoolers are gonna be leaving at the same time! Plus the increase in girls! My only other worry is that with the lower ages and with all the hype is that some people are going to go on missions when they aren't ready to. I think some girls and guys will get pressured into going when they shouldn't. Which is kind of a bummer, but it's still really exciting!
So guess who came to speak to us on Tuesday?? Elder David A. Bednar!! It was so cool! And I sang in the choir that day too, so I can now say I sang to an Apostle! How cool is that?? His talk was really great too. He talked about General Conference and showed clips from some talks and helped us learn how to break them apart! It blew my mind! You can take really anything in the church and sift it down to, First the Doctirine, then a challenge, and finally the promises of keeping that challenge! Here's an example - If we look at any confrence talk and look in depth we can find more and more in it. (Doctrine) I challenge you to re-read talks from confrence and see if you can find these three things! (Challenge) If you do I know you will learn a lot more than you did listening the first time! (Promise!!) See? So do it!!
So guess who came to speak to us on Sunday?!?! Yup we had another great speaker! It was Chad Lewis! You know the football player?? He was hilarious! He just told us a bunch of funny stories and applied them to missionary work! He went on a mission to Tawain. He's such a cool guy! I think the highlight though was when he showed clips of him playing football at BYU! I pretty much peed my pants with happiness! Just that 20 second clip brought me soooo much joy! I miss BYU football soooo much! Last Friday was the Utah State game! I could kinda hear it from here! Although it wasn't very loud. So does that mean we lost? I still don't know... It's ridiculous how slow information gets here. We play Notre Dame this weekend? Or was it Georgia tech? OH maybe Oregon State? Not sure. It's one of the three though! I hope they win! Although I probably won't know until next week! haha.
Other than that I"m still just living life here and loving it! I love being so scheduled and wearing the same thing everyday! It's so nice when all you have to pick out in the morning is a tie! Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers! The Spanish is still improving by the inches!
Oh! And I've now taken 101 pictures on my camera! So HA! To all those who didn't believe I would take any! I'm shooting for 100 a month!
Thanks to Grandma(x2), Elyse, Aunt Taryn, Aunt Sarah and Uncle John, Tyler, Kylie, Kenzie, Mom, Dad, Abby, and Dylan for the letters!!
I love and miss you all!!
Not sure what I should question him about: The "light saber" or the giraffe on the board! Or how about the woman in the hall wearing pants???
Well, he sure looks happy!