An Elder in my district dropped his half gallon of milk right after buying it last week and it just so happens that my companion tripped on it, smashed it with his foot, which propelled the dairy contents into the air and onto me, the poor soul standing behind him haha! I was drenched…it was weird how perfectly it worked haha. My brown shoes need a reshining :)
I also walked on the ice, over the little river in our classroom complex…and it actually broke through this time after many other successful attempts! I was wet from shins down but was heading to a devotional at the time, but I had to go right away so I walked in with squeaky shoes and warm moisture inside. What’s good!?
Mom asked what my daily schedule is like and this is it: We wake up around 6:20am-ish (can’t sleep after 6:30). Get to breakfast at the cafeteria at 7:00. It’s a nice cafeteria, got the works, and has rice milk for me to use for all my cereal desires! At 7:30 we have study time until 10:30am. We do personal study from the scriptures and also language study and then companionship study to practice what we will teach our practice investigators that day. We gots GYM from 10:30-11:30! We go play volleyball and it’s da bomb diggity! It’s so fun and I’m getting so good. Then lunch at 12:00. Class at 1:15pm-4:15pm. We have truly AMAZING lessons by our teachers. We also teach a lesson also during this time, in companionships to our practice investigators, which are our teachers acting as investigators. A lot of good stuff happens during those lessons. That’s where we learn a TON on how to teach better and what to improve upon. I’ve enjoyed some spiritual experiences during these lessons. There are moments when I feel my soul on fire with the spirit and I teach with power. I have felt my companion’s power as well. He brings a lot of good insights to the table and the spirit works through him as well which is awesome! My teachers are the hip to the hop! They are INCREDIBLE. We have two. Hermana Savage (female…hence the “a”) and Hermano Dolbin (male…hence the “o”…teach you all some espanol.) Hermana Savage is good at teaching the fine details of understanding investigators like why people who are happy are still in need of the Gospel. and Hermano Dolbin is good at teaching us how to find out the needs of an investigator and how they are fulfilled by the Gospel. Finding out investigator’s needs are the most important part to teaching lessons.
4:30 is dinner. 5:15-8:15 more classtime. 8:15-9:15 study time. 9:15 sing a hymn with the whole branch…really fun. 9:30-10:30 personal time. 10:30 bed.
I am learning to never look at people for their faults. It’s downright mean and makes you feel awful. I did that to my companion early on and it was a huge mistake. My thoughts have to be directed towards his strengths and that is all. That’s when God blesses our companionship and we work well in lessons together. I hope I can ditch all dumb habits I have here and acquire the new and good during these last 8 days I have in the MTC. So as to not waste one moment further here and in Argentina. I have flight plans for Argentina on Jan. 27! Going through Atlanta, Georgia (just like Dad always says, “you pass though Atlanta before you reach Heaven or Hell” hahaha something like that.) Then onward to Buenos Aires, Argentina. 8 days! Gotta learn so much more before then!
Hey! I love you all!
P.S My Spanish is still slowly yet surely coming along. Still a lot broken but it’s pretty good. Please continue to pray that I may have the gift of tongues, the discernment of tongues, and the discernment of feelings. Thank you! And sorry for no pictures for a while…memory card went berserk. Got a new one so lots of pics will come.