WHUT UP FAMILY!
The MTC is GRREEAAT- The langage is hard and as of now thats really my only struggle, which is great.
If you come to the MTC you're going to learn a few things:
1. You are almost always guaranteed a photobomber in every picture you take- and it's usually always Elders, they're silly.
2. It IS possible to eat healthy here ( and the food is SUPER delicious)
3. missionaries are not used to people showing affection and so when we watch movies on Sundays or holidays they have to announce to the Missionaries to not make Cat calls or clap at the "romance" in the movie. AKA Joseph Smith and Emma giving eachother longing looks. haha!
4. you realize that you use the bathroom like 80 times a day because you have to drag your companion everywhere with you(we're going to keep a tally this week to see how many times I go...which is like. A TON) \
5. Biblical/ Scriptural humor is at its finest here at the MTC
6 Learning a language is HARD and super hilarious all at the same time. When My comp and I are super tired we say "Estau quazi morto corpo" roughly (not spelled right) I'm an almost dead body. We die laughing.
Getting my name tag was probably one of the coolest moments of my LIFE. Getting my companion was another.
She's the best, we met on facebook before, so that's pretty cool. But we seriously get along SO well!
Getting up in the morning is NOT hard. It's the staying up that's the challange. I have NEVER fallen asleep in all my years of schooling, and now I am so close to doing it literally every day! it's bad. haha
we have this thing called TALL on the computer thats supposed to "help" us learn the language. I find it ridicliously boring and we always have it right after lunch (aka PRIME food coma time) PORQUEEE!!?
We have pretty big chunks of time to study too so, i usually have to wander around the tiny little classroom of ours reading my book to keep from falling asleep.Even then...it's a little sketch.
Ok, Funny moments:
In class an elder made this comment on the topic/conversation: "We have to gain their trust before diving into deep questions. They need to feel comfortable.
Irmo Durff: "Porque"
Elder: "Because we don't want to be like JW's"
Bahahahah. ok...maybe you had to be there. here's another story...\
"Conar" (that's how it sounds anyway) means to date someone with romantic intent. So, we all know that the Strength of Youth pamphlet encourages youth to date lots of people right? Well, the translation to Potugueses is a little rough, and so there it says basically to date a lot of people very romatically..or whatever. so people like, believe that that's what the bretheren want (even though its not) ANYWAY. Elder Anderson says..."Man, why doesn't ours say that too!?" haha! ahhhh. I hope this is at least a LITTLE funny to you.
Our district is AMAZING btw. We have 6 companionships 4 Elders and 4 Sisters are going to Floripa and the rest are going to Sao Paulo North! Graces Mission! Cool eh?
One of the COOLEST moments though BY FAR has been walking to and from devotional on Tuesdays to the Marriott Center. There are SO MANY missionaries. All the Elders and Sisters from the Main MTC campus and MTC west walk together in this MASSIVE flowing mob of Mormon missionaries.
Right now I am part of the MOST powerful army in the world. I don't doubt that it isn't true for a second. It's so amazing to see, I wish you could all feel the power beind the footseps of all these humble misionaries.
Every day we get some gym time and our District always plays together, our favorite is Volley ball out on the sand courts, because we get to be bare foot! We like to play knockout and the classic 4 square too.
Teaching our "investigators" is rouggghhh, but we always feel so invigorated once it's over. they really show us how much we've learned here at the mtc..which is A LOT!
The days are going by SOOO fast. the first half week was crazy slow. it's so weird, but once we hit monday, every day goes by soo quickly. Time here is pretty weird. but it's so precious and I'm loving every moment of it!
Alright, well, until next week!
Vida Longa e Prospera!
Vida Longa e Prospera!