Friday, January 16, 2015

Wow, let me just start off by saying that...




Here's a brief list on what exactly is amazing about it.

1: The food is amazing
2: The language is wonderful
3: My companion is perfect. We get along so well
4: My teachers are effective and understanding
5: The weather is quite refreshing
6: The Elders I'm living with are now my wonderful friends
7: My district is really close and my zone is very friendly. Our branch also has some of the best presidents
8: Am I making you jealous yet?

My schedule mostly consists of going to class a lot and doing quite a bit of studying but it's quite enjoyable.

Here are the people in my district divided by companionships:

Elder Sands
Elder Taylor (my companion. He's serving in Seattle, Washington)

Elder Montieth (he's serving in Mesa, Arizona!)
Elder VanderWurken (He's serving in Tucson, Arizona!)
Elder Brown (He has yet to arrive from Tonga because a volcano eruption delayed his flight by a few days. He is also Deaf)

Sis. Rice
Sis. Reynolds (She is the other deaf missionary)

Sis. Peutau (peu- [like what you sit on in church] tow [as in the first part of TOWEL])
Sis. Tullier

I am actually the least experienced person in my district and I know the least amount of sign but my companion is really helping out in that regard.

I'm running out of time so let's get some of the important stuff out of the way.

I am still alive :) (You can exhale dad, and you can stop crying from worry mom)

I will be leaving the MTC Feb. 23rd and due to a few weird things happening, I may not be able to write every week, and I may not be able to read your letters to me every week. So don't think I was brutally murdered in a dark alley somewhere if I miss a week or two.

I do have an address here at the MTC, but I don't have it with me, I’ll have to get that to you next week.

My teachers are hearing (though I've never heard them say a word, total immersion and all of that) and I would give you their names, but I only know them by their name signs and it's a little difficult to put those names into a written language.

Again, I thank you all so much for supporting me on my mission and will miss all of you so much. I know this church is the true church of God, and that I am exactly where I’m supposed to be.

And let me sign that for you:


Hope you all understood that.

Elder Sands