Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dear Family! September 28, 2010

It's been another great week at the MTC, time has really just flown by. The new Japanese missionaries are here meaning I'm senpai (senior companion), which makes me feel old and wise. But then I remember that I'm not really either of those so it's good. My project to read the dictionary is almost done with. I feel very nerdy but I really think it's going to pay off. I've learned a ton of new words that I know are going to help me on my mission. We have this red book that we call the "Ninja" and it teaches a lot of good stuff, but most of it is gospel related. I'm learning all the words from there as well, but I feel like if I know everyday Japanese it will help me with contacting and such. I'm am super excited to get to Japan and try out all that I've learned. I've learned how to work hard again and more importantly how to plan! This is one of the major lessons I'm learning in the MTC, is how to plan. Dad, i know you always wanted me to plan better, and I guess the Lord saw that it was important enough for me to step in and teach me a good lesson.

This last week the President of the MTC came to our fast and testimony meeting which was awesome, and I got up and bore my testimony in Japanese. I got to shake his hand which was pretty great. Also, I talked with president Harris who's over all the districts here at the MTC and he taught us a lesson in priesthood on Christ-like attributes. He has a list that he got from the Quorum of the Tweleve about the attributes of Christ and it's supposed to be way cool. he said that he wasn't allowed to make copies of it, but that we could come in sometime and write down everything that was on it. I'm going to have to investigate this secret list of awesomeness.

Here's my quote of the week
"Shall we not go on in so great a cause?"
I got that from the end of the Jospeh Smith movie which I watched on Sunday. Joseph Smith was such a great man. I'm glad that he had the faith to pray to God so that he might know which church was true. I can't imgane how my life would be different if he hadn't. My life has more purpose to it now than self-gratification...I can serve my fellow men through teaching the gospel of Christ. Shall I not go on in so great a cause?

I love you all. I hope everyone is healthy and happy! Be happy, try not to stress too much. Till next week!


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