Elder Redd's favorite scripture

Elder Redd's favorite missionary scripture

Alma 26:11-12
But Ammon said unto him: I do not boast in my own strength,
nor in my own wisdom; but behold, my joy is full, yea, my heart is brim with
joy, and I will rejoice in my God.
Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak;
therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his
strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought
in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Mi Tercero Email

Las Venturas de Elder Rojo Capitulo 3

Hola Familia y Amigos,

Well it has been a pretty good week at the MTC, I'm tired, but i've excepted that I'm just going to be tired for the next two years and I'm starting to adjust. First off thankyou for sending letters it really helps you stay sane here when you get letters. Elena wins the prize this week because she sent me the most so when I get to Denver remind me Elena and I'll send you something Denverian. Thanks Em it was really fun to read about the boys and how their doing. Madre y padre estoy agradecio que ustedes gusta sus Vacacion.
So this week our oldest district left us for Chile, I'm gonna miss those guys, especially elder's Gill, Hughes, Crossman, and Barnes. Our ZL's were in that district so we also got some new ones Elder Case and Elder Hunt. Dad you asked why I loved my District and my Zone so much, it all started on our first week when I was so lost and felt so weird, I was still super excited and I was loving it but as the only Canadian it was a little weird. They've all been so welcoming and so nice. I'm firmly convinced that we have the most loving zone in the whole MTC.

So this week I ran into Elder Hudson. Actually that's inaccurate, I tracked him down. I went to the information desk and asked where he was- they couldn't tell me that- they could only tell me when he ate so I figured out what schedule he was on then found what building he was in and found him. It was awesome to see Spencer and talk for awhile. I passed on the knowledge I've gained in my short time here. I've also ran into Elder Steele several times, and I ran into Graham Johnson the day before he left, so its been nice just to see people from home.

In answer to the questions I've received about the food, no I haven't found anything else I like to eat because it's all either unhealthy or really doesn't agree with me. So my meal plan has stayed pretty much the same: skim milk, a banana, and bagel for breakfast and wraps for salads for dinner and sometimes soup.

And Elena so you can stop hounding me. I can't actually send pictures from the MTC I've taken a fair amount but you'll have to wait until I get to Denver to see them.

And on to my stories for the week

This week was our first TRC where we teach a lesson to members, it was so much nicer than all the other teaching we do because they take pity on us and speak in english when We're totally lost and they help us with our Spanish instead of saying "que?" whenever we say something wrong. But that was really enjoyable, we also had a great fireside from Elder Lynn Robbins of the Seventy he talked about what we should take to the field with us from the MTC. he said that we should be "Oros" or golden ones filled with as Janine Called it "Greenie fire" who are so excited to do the work. I'm starting to realize just how excited I am to go to the field I love the MTC even though its super hard, but when I get out to the field and get to start street contacting and all that. Soy muy animado! Another quick reason that I love our Zone so much. Whenever someone from our zone leaves the MTC whether for medical reasons (Which has actually happened twice already) or to go to their mission's we sing "Hasta Ver" or “God be with you till we meet again” although its way better in Spanish. We sang it last sunday for our departing district and everyone in the zone actually got really emotional, but it was also a great testament to the truth of what we're doing here. When we're doing the Lord’s work it really brings us closer together. I'd only known those elders for a week and a half and it was almost as sad as when I parted with my friends last year.

Well i'm running out of time. We don't have much here so I'll conclude. I love you all and keep sending letters. I love hearing from you. 

Hasta Ver, 
Elder Rojo

(Sorry we didn't get these posted earlier. We just got home Monday and have been jet lagged. We didn't have internet access in our hotel room for the last four nights of our trip)

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