Monday, March 2, 2015

My LAST week! (week 5)

it has been quite a week! but its been soo great! soo many new things are happening and life is only getting better! thanks for all those who have been writing me! i send my love out to all of you! \

this last week we got a NEW DISTRICT!! that was the best ever! we have more friends in our group now, and they couldnt be a better bunch of missionaries! ill send out pictures of our zone with all of us in just a little bit! The new missionaries are also speaking spanish, and when they arrived it was our turn to be the "big brothers/sisters" to the new group. all of them have just the most wonderful testimonies though! im sad i only get to spend one week with them! but its gonna be a great time!

The good ole mtc isnt changing much, or atleast life here isnt changing much.. i eat 3 square meals a day, im reading my scriptures like crazy still, im still in alma sadly..(it never ends!! haha) i spend lots of time talking to elder blazzard and studying with him! i workout and have gym time at night..(one of my favorite times of day!) and we go on lots of walks!

yesterday.. (sunday.) was fast sunday, and fast sundays at the mtc are the BEST! if anything has ever just spiritually refilled me and just gave me a super spiritual high its fast sundays.. you start the morning off with good meetings and study time, and then we had whats called "mission conference" where a speaker and his wife talk to us, and then the mtc presidency talks to us and their wives. and its just the coolest thing, and thats only until like 10:30, after that we go back have a district discussion. where we all discuss a cool topic with a member of our branch presidency, which are some of the best discussions! then we go on a temple walk around the provo temple! there is nothing more beautiful than being in the presence of a house of the lord! his temples are purely BEAUTIFUL! and we always get the coolest pictures! this week we had some funny ones! ill make sure to send all those too! but after that, we walk back to the mtc, and have our sacrament meeting in one of the little rooms.. today was fast sunday and only two of the newbies bore their testimonies, but all of my district bore testimonies, and i want to tell you that a testimony is the MOST IMPORTANT thing we have as members of this church, it is the essence of who we are and what we believe! that was an amazing feeling to see that my first week i only said like two sentences of a testimony to yesterday being able to say a 3-4 minute testimony! with faith anything is possible! then to finish off the day perfectly, we have a fireside at 7 every sunday! and last night was soo great! i wish i could express to you guys the spirit that is here at the mtc!

the days are just flying by here and everything seems to just slurr together.. if i wasnt mentally keeping track, id say ive been here for years! but theres no where else id rather be! this place has become like home! too bad im leaving in a week! lol but thats ok.. argentina is where i was meant to be! and there ill serve happily for two years! 

i got my travel itinerary last week, and i leave for argentina next monday at 11 am from salt lake.. from there ill fly to atlanta, and i should be there by 4:50 georgia time i think.. ill have a 3 hour layover there, and then i leave to buenos aires at 7:30, and should arrive there at 6:55 the next morning.. and i talked with a teacher who had just returned from serving in bahia blanca! hes seriously the coolest! but he said from buenos aires he took a small plane to bahia blanca.. so next monday and tuesday are gonna be ALL traveling! im excited! my second time ever flying on an airplane will be for upwards of 12 hours!! but when i get to argentina ill send out an email telling all you guys my fun adventures!

i sure do love all of you! and i know how important it is to read our patriarchal blessings, because they are a "road map" of our life! they are the "white lines" on the road, the "guard rails" that heavenly father has given us to make it back to him! our patriarchal blessings provide peace, comfort, inspiration, and clarity to our lives! they keep us on track and help give us purpose in having a desire to return to our savior jesus christ! 

you all are in my prayers, next time i talk to you guys ill be in ARGENTINA!!! (EXCITING!!)
Te Amo!

Elder Driggs
selfie! haha (I needed just one!)
Elder Way, Elder Tidwell, Elder Driggs and Elder Piggot
It SNOWED!!  like BIG snowflakes! haha it was the best!
I ran into Sister Florence today!!
can't remember what was so funny?

this super cool fog that was right behind our building!
our zone in front of the Provo Temple
me and Elder Tidwell
our zone behind the Provo Temple...Elder Holt, Elder Anderson. Elder Ault, Elder Piggot (kneeling), Elder Tew, Elder Driggs, Elder Way (kneeling), Elder Blazzard, Elder Tidwell, Elder Hess
not sure why I look so silly??
Elder Powers, me, and Elder Way.. Elder Powers is from Maine, but his family is moving to Arizona, and hes going to Thailand!! he just left this morning.. we met him because he lives down the hall from us! hes super cool! and I'm gonna miss him! (by the way, I beat him in arm wrestling!)
just me and Elder Powers!
some of my zone behind the Provo Temple....Elder Ault, Elder Piggot (kneeling), Elder Tew, Elder Driggs, Elder Way (kneeling), Elder Blazzard, Elder Tidwell,

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