May 15th, 2013
I arrived at the MTC today. I unloaded my luggage and within 10 minutes was in a classroom listening to a teacher who was speaking French. We had tons of orientations that day, including one where we observed 3 investigators being taught. The spirit was so strong.
There are 10 of us in our district. 4 Elders and 6 sisters. We are on a floor that is all French speaking including missions to Tahiti, Montreal and France.
At the President Welcome Orientation we sang, "Army of Helaman" and it was so cool to have us actually be "missionaries bringing the world it's truth."
My companion is Elder Rigsby. He's a cool guy and we get along. The other 2 elders in our room are Elder Brown and Elder Garner.
On Thursday we had more orientations, classroom study, individual study companionship study and teacher time.
On Friday we started a little more normal schedule. We used the computers for TALL, the church's rosetta stone. We got to go to the gym, lesson from Frere Magre and more study time. We taught our first investigator Friday in French!!! We know how to pray in French, bear our testimony in French and know most of the first vision and missionary objective in French! Sweet!!!
Sunday was different to say the least, but good. We had sacrament meeting in French and sang in French. We sing a ton and I think it is one of the best ways to invite the spirit.
I went to choir practice and will be singing in the choir when the GA's come and speak at devotionals on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Breakfast is at 6:30 a.m. with lunch at 11:00 a.m. and dinner at 4:00 p.m.
May 20th, 2013
Well, today is Day 6 at the MTC. There's a saying that goes like this, "The days are long but the weeks fly by at the MTC." That seems about right.
We went to the Provo Temple this morning. Such a pretty temple and I really could feel the Savior's love. After study time we had lunch and then laundry. Tomorrow I leave for San Francisco but will be back later that evening.
I know that this church is true, that our Savior mad the ultimate sacrifice for us so we can live with our Heavenly Father again. I know that Joseph Smith did see the Father and the Son and that the gospel has been restored on the earth today. May we all choose to be happy everyday and "invite and help" others to come unto Christ.
Love you all!!!