My first week here at the MTC is going great!! When I first got here, it felt like I had been sucked into a tornado because there was so much stuff I was given and so many places I had to go. Overwhelming for sure, but after the first day, everything started to seem to slow down and I seemed to get a hold of myself. It keeps getting better and better every day. I love it! The first evening we had a devotional with the MTC presidency. Of course President Nally called me up to bear my testimony. I met my new companion, Elder Peterson, who is from Centerville, Utah. He's awesome! I can already tell that he has a strong testimony and a sincere desire to work hard and share the gospel.
Later that night we went to our first meeting with the Branch Presidency. While we were being interviewed, the rest of us were discussing quotes and scriptures. Once I got back from mine, I made a comment how Heavenly Father is offering us Eternal Life, or in essence, all that He has, and so we as missionaries shouldn't be at all afraid to give all that we have for only two short years. Then Sister Oswald, the Branch President's Wife said that my companion had said almost the exact same thing while I was in my interview. It is cool to see already that our companionships really are inspired by our Father in Heaven.
At the end of that meeting, Elder Peterson and I were called as the Zone Leaders, which means that we will be administrating around 28 missionaries, or our "zone." I'm excited to learn the ways of leadership!
Oh and Happy Independence Day to everyone! We didn't think we were going to celebrate at all, but we went to a devotional and ended up watching 17 Miracles and then getting ice cream and watching the fireworks outside afterwards. It was great!
Alright well that's all for now. I hope everyone is doing well back home and wherever else you may be! I'm so glad to be out here serving my Heavenly Father! The Church is true!
P.S. - I'll try to send some pictures, but it looks like it might not work on this computer.