Tuesday, July 9, 2013

First Letter From the MTC 07/09/2013

Hey, Life is great here at the MTC Tuesday is my P-Day. I finally got all the letters and packages today. My unit number is 836 not 834, other then that my address is correct. It was nice to know my family did love me.

Life at the MTC...well.....its crazy. I mean you are so full of stuff to do that you litterally are going non-stop until you go to bed. At the same time...you are designated study time for hours at a time, that you can goof off and not do, but then your behind and your not progressing. We are studying and learning for more then seven hours a day in just ESPANOL!! 

My schedule is as follows.
6:30 wake
7:30 GYM
8:45 Breakfast
9:15-10:50 Personal Study.
10:50-1:50: Language
1;50 Breakfast
2:25-4:15 Language
4:15-6 Tall (online Language work) or additional study time
6:00 Dinner
6:00-7:15 Devotional or district stuff.
Then till 9:30 we always have some sort of District, Zone, or campus get together for edifying.

The schedule can change up a little bit here and there but its just about the same always things can just get swapped.
Our second day in the MTC we were already teaching full blown lessons in spanish to an "investigator" they are really just are future teacher but it sure does feel real. Our fist lesson was terrible we relied soley on our spanish capabilities and we did awful. AWFUL our second and third lesson were a lot better. We learned to really listen to the investigator...yes he does only speak spanish. The lessons have gotten a lot better. You can really feel the spirit in there and know it is there when you are teaching the right way.

All of our spanish classes are in Spanish. The only time our teacher speaks english is....never he will write some meanings on the board in english but for the most part it is all in spanish. I love it!! The language is coming quickly..but not quick enough...quick enough would be fluent right now ha ha. I love it here but I am running out of time.

Elder Reid.

P.S yes my shirt is ripped in one of those photos because me and one of the Elders in my district had a wrestling match...it was awesome. He is tongan and from australia.

Our classes and cafeteria are in raintree. We sleep in WYVIEW but we live in our classes. The cafeteria is just like a deck made into a cafeteria next to the pool. ha ha our classes are held in the dorm rooms.

Our class is in 
a room not classrooms we just made classrooms out of dorm rooms

Our classrooms are in Raintree west of Wyview just across the street. Our cafeteria is just like the old pool deck house that they put a roof on. Our food...well we get enough to eat but it is always the same thing. Ha ha for lunch I guarantee I will have a salad (its really delicious the first 3 times..) or maybe a sandwich...for dinner....roast, potatoes, gravy and a roll. Its good food...but repetitive. So sorry to everyone at home but I will not be getting fat at the MTC. Our classes are just with our district and we are just in one of the rooms in a dorm here they put up a white board though...we even get a FAN!! Yeah a whole fan. ha ha.  My companion is a really cool kid. He is from California, it is weird to have someone attached to you all the time but I am getting over the whole I don't want to constantly have someone with me. He sang in BYU men's Choir, a really smart kid full of good ideas and knows the gospel.

A note from JaNae. Elder Reid wrote one big e-mail then wrote little tidbits with the other 5 e-mails he sent with pictures, The only problems is, the little tidbits didn't match with the pictures. For example the firework tidbit was with the sleeping pictures. I don't know how that all happened. But, this is my attempt to make sense of it all :) 

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