|Maralea and Sister Anderegg in the mission home kitchen for our Wednesday evening fireside with Elder Jensen|
|President and Sister Neider (left), Elder and Sister Jensen (right)|
Kumusta everyone! Well, this week went by super fast! I really can't believe how fast it went by! For Tuesday's MTC Devotional, Elder Richard G. Scott spoke to us. It was awesome! It was my first experience hearing an apostle speak since I've been here. He talked about the importance of keeping a journal and writing down our spiritual experiences and impressions that come to us. I’m so glad that I've been doing that for years now. Thanks Dad :). He also talked about when we get off our missions to immediately search for our eternal companions and marry in the temple. It did seem like kind of a weird topic to be talking about to new missionaries, but it's true. He warned that some returned missionaries get lazy and don't get started with their lives and just sit around. Oh, I saw Elder Ryan Moreno (from Vegas) and two other guys that I met at BYU this summer that just came into the MTC. Elder Brandt Gessle and Elder Brenden Warner (I have no idea if their last names are spelled correctly.) Anyway, things here at the MTC have been picking up. I've been studying like crazy to memorize the First Vision in Tagalog (JSH 1:16-17). You think memorizing that in English is hard? Try doing that in a completely different language. I've really been doing well with it, though. I've almost got both verses memorized, so we'll see how that goes. We're supposed to memorize it by Monday. Oh boy.
So, I can’t think of much else that has happened here right now. I love my district and get along well with everyone. We've got some pretty awesome teachers, too (Sister Ball and Brother Day). So, I hear that BYU football is doing a lot better now with Riley Nelson under center. Good for him. Hopefully they'll continue their little win streak they've got going on. Sounds like the Oregon State game was a lot of fun. I'm super jealous of David and Landon getting to go on the field with those All Access Passes and you guys being on TV. (Ha.)
|Here's what Jordan was talking about - David and Landon with All Access Passes at the BYU/OSU game (the Oregon State Trooper totally has their backs)|
|Remnants of Royals and Ainges at the BYU/OSU game (miss you Jordan!)|
|And, of course, we had to include proof of our two seconds of TV fame with :40 left in the BYU/OSU game!|
The language is getting a little better. We've had to teach at least one lesson a day this week. We went to TRC yesterday, which is like a place where you teach members and return missionaries. We don't teach them anything new, we just try to help them come unto Christ. They're actually really fun, because we get to talk and find out about the people. They're mostly guys who just returned from the Philippines a couple of months ago who attend BYU. I'm getting more comfortable in the language in our lessons, which helps me feel the Spirit a lot more.
Well that's about all I can think of right now. I hope everyone is doing well. Mahal Kita! Pagmamahal (I used that correctly, right Brad? haha)
Elder Jordan Royal