This week has flown by and it really seems like yesterday that I was writing you about my first few days! Just goes to show how when you get into the hang of things that the work gets easier and goes along faster!
A lot has happened this week, on Sunday we watched a video of when David A. Bednar came to the MTC. Titled "Character of Christ" he went through how our service as missionaries should be directed outwards. I found this to be especially helpful as I found that times I was having trouble I was thinking of myself and not necessarily on the people I will teach when I hit field. An exciting thing that happened was that Russel M. Ballard came and visited to talk to the missionaries on Tuesday. He talked about fulfilling our roles and goals as missionaries. This helped me tremendously. Our classroom instruction teacher (the one who teaches us the language and other things) said that missionaries suck at 3 things:
I found it funny because that's basically all a missionary does! And Ballard's talk help cement the fact that I had to do better in that area. I also helps those of you (Mainly my friend Brock who is going to Sacramento, California in November) who wants to get used to the MTC.
In other news On Friday I sliced up my thumb playing some intense volleyball. finger nails are sharper than they look! I learned that the orange juice here is basically a good tasting laxative alternate (I drank 3 glasses and was punished severely). I had ice cream for breakfast on Monday, participated in the tie trade ( by the way send me some unwanted ties, I'm helping elders get into the tie trade market) that happens at my residence hall, and I can now give a broken (but effective) lesson in Tagalog.
I'll keep writing as much as I can! Nagmamahal po ako ng ninyo! (I love you!)
Elder Trevor Kent Johnson