Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hola! It's Christopher Oct.11th

Mi Familia
Hey!! How's everything going!!? Those pictures you emailed are sweet! That tarantula is nuts haha! Thanks for the package that you sent me this week, one thing though is that the ice and salsa got everywhere haha. They said to tell you not to send anything like that because it spills everywhere just be careful ha. I really enjoy every letter and all the pictures you guys draw me (: don't worry about sending hand written letters because I just want to hear from you guys! So while i'm in the MTC dear elder me a bunch, you won't get to when i'm in the field. Those pictures are so cool to look at the ping pong looks fun, too bad i'm not there to show who's hefe (boss). Haha.
So the MTC has been awesome, I've got a new companion Elder Eberhard. He's awesome, we get along really good. We teach together pretty well too. Nothing too big has happened since last time I wrote, same old schedule and all. Waking up at the crack of dawn and all haha, but I really think this experience is going to help me for the rest of my life. I was doing laundry today thinking I am way glad that mom had me and Bryce do our laundry together or I wouldn't know what I am doing. HA! The spanish is coming right along, I learn new things about the language everyday. Sometimes I get down on myself about it but then I see the Elders walking around speaking Chinese too each other and it makes me think I have it a lot easier than them hah. It will just take time i think. i have gained a testimony of the ability to learn through the Holy Ghost, you learn and retain so much more. I've made a goal to pray before study to bring the spirit and after to help me remember what i've learned. This experience in the MTC has made me realize how much I miss just being able to take a walk down the street or go biking up the canyon or whatever it is ha. It can be kind of tough being in the MTC and not being able to be in the "real world" haha. Just getting to go up to the temple is so relaxing and nice to get away from the MTC. It's hard to explain. I have spiritual experiences everyday, during study or during the devotionals we go to on Tuesday night and Sunday night. I've been studying recieving personal revelation and the Atonement right now and it's been really awesome. You can learn so much from the scriptures, if you really ponder what you're reading. It's cool you can relate the stories of the Book of Mormon to your life. In priesthood this last sunday, the first counselor in our branch presidency talked about the Atonement, the Fall of Adam, and the Creation as the three pillars of eternity. It's so cool. Since I have been studying a lot and praying the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ has made so much more sense to me. Scripture study and prayer together are so important.
Well hey I am running low on time, but I'm going to write a letter and send some pictures (: but I love you guys and keep writing or dear eldering me I love getting them! Real quick, did you get around to calling the Church travel services?? Just curious. Thanks a ton for everything!!! I love you guys so much!! (:

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