Wednesday, August 26, 2009
first week in the MTC
Hey everyone! It's hunter.So it took a week for them to let us set up our email accounts. So that's why I said nothing for a week. But here I am! So recap of the first few days. After you dropped me off, I went in got my tag, and the host (missionary who showed me around) took me to where I was going to be living. I got there, and I was the first one there, and my companion wasn't there. So I took a bed and went to go get a shot. Which by the way, I didn't have to money to pay for, and you guys will have to pay for it I guess. It was the last hepatitis B shot, and it cost 54 dollars. I'll send you the information on where to call to pay for it in a few days. I'm sorry, but I just didn't have enough money to pay for it or I would have.Anyways, so the host left me, and I went back and decided to go to lunch since I had nothing else to do, and sat by myself haha. But then I went back and the other Elders had shown up in the room. My companions name is Elder Zaugg, and he is pretty hilarious. The other two Elders in our room are Elder Server and Elder PoVey. Elder Server is pretty much one of the funniest guys I've ever met. Elder PoVey, while a little high strung about things, is a great guy and I love being in the same district as him. After that we met our district and I pretty much wasin put in the best district ever. It has 8 Elders in it (including me) plus 4 sisters. and we are all going to the same mission. on the same day! Woo apparently that is pretty rare. But they are all amazing and love them all so much for what they are doing.the first three days were pretty brutal. just getting used to everything and learning the basicsall at once was pretty nerve racking. I think on the third day I about lost it because the schedule they gave to us and the schedule our teacher gave us didn't match and I couldn't figure it out and my planner was all messed up. But I talked with the teacher about it and we figured it all out and I am feeling really good about everything now. It's getting more and more fun to talk about the gospel and learn how to teach to people's needs and all that. I love it.and dad, I don't know if you remember, but there is an referral center here where the missionaries go sometimes to answer phones and take orders for stuff like the dvds they advertise and to talk to people about the gospel. Our teacher was really ambitious and took us there on the first full day. It was pretty scary at first but after we did it once, I've found it to be one of the most fun things we do here. I even talked to a lady about getting her a free bible, and I ended up sending some missionaries her way! I was pretty excited.