Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My 1st Time Tracting

So my last week in the MTC we went tracting. It was sooooo scary and brutal. No one we saw wanted to talk to us. It was like they all hated us. We prayed and then were able to give someone a Book Of Mormon, but the biggest success we had was at the last door. The woman actually let us in :) We taught her about the restoration and she wanted to learn more, so we are sending another set of missionaries back to vist with her. Tracting made me realize that I have so, so, so much more to learn.
I am now in the mission field, and am scared to death (It's only been one day :)) I know I just need to put my trust in the Lord and everything will be OK. My new companion is really smart! His name is Elder Reese. He is from Salt Lake City, and was actually companions with one of my friends, Spencer Story, who is now home. We are getting ready to go out and teach a first discussion. I am so nervous!!!! And Elder Reese wants be to ask the person we are teaching to be baptized. Oh, I'm sooooo nervous! But I know this church is true and that if I put my trust in the lord I can do things, I just need to open my mouth.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Life in the MTC

I love being in the MTC. It is amazing the stuff I am learning in here. The church is soo true, and I can't believe how anyone can not realize it. My companion is from Bolgaria, his name is Elder Kasabov. He is a vegitarian, so I get to eat all of his meat, which is a pretty cool arrangement. But he is so slow at gettting ready! He's made me miss breakfast twice already, and you know me and food :) He said he would work on being faster, so we will see. There are 16 missionaries in the England MTC, and we all showed up on the same day. At first I didn't like the food here, but I'm starting to like it more and more each day. I ate hagas and almost threw up. :) The first Sunday I was here, I had to speak in Sacrament and I was made District Leader within the first week. On P days we visit the temple, and go into the city. It is crazy how the people drive on the opposite side of the road, and there are no stop signs so everytime you cross the road you have to sprint or else you will get hit . The spirit is so strong here, I love it!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Leaving for the MTC

I left Thursday, January 22 to head to the Preston, England MTC. My family took me to the airport to get on a plane for my mission. I was nervous yet excited, I really didn't know what to expect. Thankfully, at the airport,I met a missionary who would be flying with me the whole way to England. He is serving in the same mission :) His name is Elder Baird. He is from Fountain Green, Utah.

Me and my dad, trying to get my ticket. This was a whole different experience than the normal drive you down to Provo experience.

My last kiss! :) Thanks Mom.

Me and the Boys! (minus Richard)

OK, So my mom wasn't my last kiss!

Wow! I can't believe that Lexi will be walking and talking when I get back home.

See ya in 2 years!