Family and Friends,
Life in the MTC is so much better! I still wish I was in Mexico, but the MTC isn't as much of a drag as it has been. I am learning to enjoy the experience instead of being a downer all the time. When I first arrived at the MTC I was pretty confident, humble, patient, loving and hard working. I thought I would be fine and it would be pretty easy for me. Let's just say I got an extra large slice of humble pie when I got here. I realized that it is easy to be kind, humble, and have charity in the real world because you can take time to yourself and get away from everything if you get frustrated. That's not how things work here. There are people everywhere, and if you don't have charity and patience your life is awful. You learn to love people with real intent, and you magically gain patience for the annoying things they do all day every day! I'm working on it every day and improving as well!i got my visa this week,, so I should be headed to Mexico on schedule! I have no idea how I am going to be ready for it in two weeks, but I will just have to rely on the Lord to help me get through it!Relying on the Lord is something that is required to be a good missionary. I have to work really hard at this. As most of you know I am an extremely independent and for the most part very logical, which makes it very difficult for me to put my trust in someone else (If you are ever wondering why I play golf there is your answer) Anyways, this past week i have really tried to put my trust in the Lord, it turns out that everything all of you and all my church leaders have been telling me my whole life is true! it's crazy how if you ask the Lord with a pure heart and real intent he will answer your prayers. I have seen it every day this week! The gift of tongues is Real!!!!! It's crazy, when we are teaching "Investigators" the things we have learned just magically come to you. We don't always make perfect sense, but the spirit is there and the investigator understands. I encourage all of you to just open your hearts and ask the Lord with real intent, and I promise that the Lord will bless you! Read Moroni 10:3-5 it is the best promise in the Book of Mormon! Read and Ponder the Book, then ask the father if it is true and it will be revealed to you through the Holy Ghost!Things have been going pretty good here, we basically do the same things every day so there is not much to tell you about! We study and eat! that's about it! To all of those who haven't left yet, get in a habit to study for an hour at a time, it will help a lot when you get into the MTC!My one spiritual thought for this week is to have charity(pure love of Christ) towards everyone. If you have true Charity to everyone around you, and you will find yourself much happier!I love you all and miss you! There is one thing I need you all to do for me, and that is,, every time you drive past a golf course, I need you to think of me! Every little bit helps! Love you all! Have a great week!