Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The First Pictures from the MTC

Christopher seems to be having a good time. He just can't put down the sword. I guess the force is with him strong. As you can see, he demolished the donuts I sent him. Hopefully he shared the 2 dozen with some of the other missionaries.

Going to the temple is his favorite (and only) outing. Even though he is on a mission, we can clearly see he is still the same old Christopher, alwasy goofing around.

We were happy to see that his fan is being put to good use. Probably the first time he has ever shined shoes in his life. And yet another outing to the Provo Temple.

Greetings from Provo

Well, we received another letter from Christopher today. He was upbeat as usual. He talked about other missionaries and the "girls" that were waiting for them and their pictures all around. Christopher said they asked him if anyone was waiting for him, and he said, "Yes!" and showed them all the pictures of our whole family. How cute is that. Leave it to Christopher to be so down to earth and thoughtful. He continued to talk about how much he has learned, and that he has a deeper more pure understanding of the gospel since entering the MTC. He also noted his 1 month mark, which may not sound like much, but time did fly quite quickly. Elder Sutton reported that a missionary from Guatemala entered the MTC, and so he thought he would try out some of his Spanish on him. Christopher started to bear his testimony in Spanish, and said that the Guatemala missionary didn't have a clue what he was saying. A little disheartening, but the Spanish will come quickly once he is in Mexico (he won't have any choice but to learn it since that is all he will hear).

Monday, January 26, 2009

Christopher has been in the MTC for 3 weeks and 5 days now. He is doing well and reports that the food is "amazing." He also says that the language (Spanish) is coming to him well, and he has never felt the spirit so strong for so long in all his life. He has had a blast with his district and can't wait to get out in the mission field.