Our first email from Elder Carpenter was a short couple of lines saying, "I'm alive and well" so this is the first 'real' one.
Things at the MTC have been really great so far, I really like
my companions so far and the other two elders in my district are great
too. The other dutch speaking missionaries have been super cool and we
hang out with them a lot. The schedule is hard for me because I have a
hard time paying attention to anything for very long but I'm surviving.
The language is coming well so far I think I'm learning it really fast
which I'm very grateful for. I sent a letter home to marley and jesse and
everyone else let me know if they got it!
We got these
really cool water bottles when we got here too that filter water. I
wanted to use it throughout the day so I put Lemonade and Sprite in one,
when I drank it through the filter I figured it would be filtered, but
still sprite and lemonade, I drank through the straw and it was pure
water, hahah I was freaking out, at least I'll feel safer drinking the
water though. That's awesome seattle won, let me know who wins the Us
Open! I'm pulling for federer.
Also on Sunday we had a
general authority come for our devotional, his name was Elder Satiti
from Kenya, it was a pretty good talk but we were tired, one of my
companions fell asleep and started to snore really loud, hahahah we were
laughing the entire time, I have a picture of it I'll have to try and
send you, I think they have card readers you have to buy to put them on
here. They have tons of devotionals and testimony meetings which I can
find myself bored in but sometimes there are things that really speak to
me I find interesting. The MTC is a really cool place where everyone is
super nice and always in a good mood. I've enjoyed my first week a lot
so far, in just another week we're going to be the oldest when the other
dutch leave so I'm looking forward to helping other missionaries out
like the ones before helped us. This is our first P-day and its super
nice to have a break. Missionaries make a huge deal out of it. Yesterday
was P-day eve and we even had a poem reading for it. It was a little
weird but extremely funny. Anyways I hope all is well and that things
are continuing to go well for you guys! I'll keep you updated on the
latest, Love you guys!
I asked him who his companions were, and if the other Dutch speaking Elders got their visas. I also asked if he could figure out how to download pictures from his camera.
the only one not from Utah, there are 5 in my district, my companions
are cooper and dibb, the other two are bowen and james, they're all super
great guys! And I don't know exactly but the other elders know how so
they'll show me next week. and yeah they did get their visas