Elder Anderson

Elder Anderson

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dear Everyone,

Thank you so much for the packages, letters, thoughts, prayers, and whatever else you might have done for me. It's always so great to hear about you're lives and to feel your love. Sometimes at the MTC it feels like there isn't anything else going on in the world. Getting letters and emails is a nice break from constant missionary work.

Speaking of, my Hungarian is coming right along. My companion, Heilein Elder, and I have been teaching two investigators, one named Gábor and one named Ádám. They are both actually teachers of ours role playing as investigators that they taught on their missions. Our first few lessons that we taught were garbage. We couldn't understand a word that anyone said (including ourselves) and were extremely limited in our vocabulary. This last week, though, we have gotten so much better. We can teach things that are mostly understandable and aren't quite as limited with what we can say. We also understand what they are asking us a lot better, even if we have to ask them to repeat it a couple of times. So yeah. The gift of tongues is real and I have seen it in the last three weeks of my life.

Other than that, MTC life is great. Basically, we go to class twice a day, have an hour of gym time either in the afternoon or the evening, have TALL time for an hour (TALL is like Rosetta Stone made by the church), go to devotionals, eat, study a lot, and teach all day long. Its pretty intense and I think the strict schedule makes the days go by faster. I can't tell the difference between today and yesterday and it seems like I've been here for almost two years. However, it seems like just yesterday that I was getting out of our car and stepping on the curb here at the MTC. I think that's a feeling that I'll have for two years. 

There's not a whole to write about living here at the MTC. My life gets a little monotonous. It would be kind of funny if I just wrote the same letter every week but maybe I'm the only one who thinks that. Write me and ask me questions if you wanna know anything I haven't talked about. Or just write me cuz you love me. I don't really care what your reason is. 

I love you all and want you to know that I know the church is true and that God loves us all. I know that the atonement is real and that the only way for us to be happy is by taking advantage of it everyday and working to make ourselves better through it. I love you all.

Anderson Elder.

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