Sunday, October 30, 2016

Settling In

Hola everyone!

The second week in the MTC was pretty great. We went to the temple on Sunday which was truly beautiful. Living in Texas most of my life, having mountains looming over you at all times can kind of throw you off, but I would definitely say it's a plus.

Provo Temple

So many things happened this week it's hard to remember them all. Our district participated in choir, we went to two devotionals, we taught investigators, etcetera. The Spanish is coming a long a lot faster than I thought it would, thanks Don del Lenguas! Sometimes I wish we could just do all 2 years in the MTC but I doubt that would be a very effective use of our time, haha.

I've nicknamed our district "The Chosen Ones" because of how awesome we are. Were our branch presidency's favorite district and we taught our "practice" investigator way faster than most districts do. I feel pretty blessed to be a part of it.

Me with my companion Elder Wilson

I am also enjoying the weather quite a lot. Coming from Texas it's quite refreshing. It might be a bit "too" refreshing soon, meaning I will have to wear more than a t-shirt and shorts on p-days, haha.

I have been playing volleyball like every day, and yeah, of course I'm amazing at it. Our district tends to kick butt at it.

Some of my Sister Missionaries in my District

The time seems to be going incredibly fast and slow at the same time. I feel like I've known everyone in my district for years, yet almost seems impossible that I have already been here for a week and a half. I look forward to the next 5ish weeks.

Also they put up Christmas lights already so I guess you could say it's pretty "lit."

Christmas Lights at the MTC
Looking forward to the coming week and I will update you next week on my next blog. Adios everybody!

Elder Jones

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

And it Begins

Hola Everyone!

My 2-year mission has begun! I arrived last Wednesday to the MTC (Missionary Training Center) in Provo. Everything is going great these first few days! My companion and roommates are awesome, the food is great, and the Español is coming along very nicely. 

LDS Missionary Training Center in Provo, UT
This one will be a bit short since I have already used most of my email hour answering my mom's endless questions (thanks mom), but next week will definitely be a bit more detailed. My P-day will be Saturday for the duration of my time in the MTC, so If you want to email me personally, I will most likely be on around 8:30 AM every Saturday morning.

As soon as I figure out how to upload pictures to these MTC computers I will send some pictures from my activities and my stay.

I think I hit the jackpot with my district here, as all of us get a long super well. Our teacher is great, even though she only speaks Spanish to us for the whole immersion thing. We taught our first "investigator" yesterday, but he was really just an actor that no-one told us was an actor so we could practice our lessons in Español and be super nervous at the same time . 

Everyone makes fun of the way I say Nevada because apparently it's not Nev-aw-duh, its Nev-ah-duh, but I refuse to conform myself to a bunch of northerner-speak.

Anyway, these first few days have been really amazing for me and I can't wait to see what the next six weeks holds. Adios everybody, be back next semana.

Elder Jones