So I am doing great! I am super excited to get outta Utah
and head to the Philippines. Its crazy to think that I only have 6 more days in
the States. I can't wait though. The language is coming along good. I am
learning a ton. So there has only been one super interesting thing this week. I
am no longer companions with Elder Wayne. There is this elder that was going to
go home last week. I was super sad cause he is so awesome. I helped him pack
his stuff up and all that. But he met with the MTC president and decided to
stay, on the condition that he switches rooms and companions. So I guess they
talked about it as a branch presidency and decided that I was the best elder
for the job of keeping him out on a mission. It meant a lot that out of the
whole branch, they thought I was the best one to help him. His name is Elder
Goulding and he is super awesome. He is from Utah, and he is actually related
to Ellie Goulding somehow which is super sick. Me and him are getting along
great and I hope I am making a difference in his life. I want him to stay out
on a mission so bad. But yeah thats the only change. We did get to watch
conference which is always great. We watched all the sessions. I really liked
Oaks talk on Saturday. He talked about loving all types of people no matter
their circumstances. I know that as we learn to love everyone, we will be much
So I am glad to hear everyone is doing well. I hope hunting
was/is a success! I wish I could be out there with you all! I dont think I will
need anything before I head out, but if I do, I guess I'll figure it out haha.
Thats great that you all are reading scriptures every morning. I finished the
Book of Mormon last week and I am restarting it. I love reading it. I have
never realized how much power we can receive from it until getting out here. I
hope everyone does better than I and starts gaining a testimony of it sooner
rather than later. I know its true and that through it, we can receive much
power and strength from our Heavenly Father.
Make it a priority to
pray and read the BoM everyday, with no exceptions. Bring the scriptures to
life also. Talk about the story of whats going on within the scriptures. I
think that can help.
But thats all I got for today. I will be able to email on
Wednesday night before I leave so I will email then. I love and miss you all
and hope you are all doing great!
Me and Elder Goulding
Two of my favorite Elders in our District
These are two Elders from Ecuador and Mexico. They are so
awesome. I love talking with them in spanish! They were super impressed that i
could actually hold a conversation haha. But now its really hard to speak
spanish cause my brain is constantly thinking cebuano!