Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Week 1 - New to the MTC

Josh's email from Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Got to go to the temple!
Hey family and friends!

Hope everyone's doing well! This has been such a crazy week!

So first, I got to the MTC and got two companions. One is Elder Smith and the other is named Elder Holmes. They're both incredibly different than me but I have truly learned to love them like brothers. The first day, we were taught completely in Spanish and it felt like my skull was going to burst, but I got through it obviously! hooray!

A little Matrix - mastering the wall backflip
So in the daily life of Elder Stott. My day starts at 6:30 am where I shower, iron my clothes and get ready for the day. We are in the cafeteria and eating breakfast at about 7:15. Now the food is not disgusting but I would not necessarily recommend it either. I learned quickly (took a couple hours haha) which foods I should eat and which ones I should stay away from.

Everyday I have about 9-12 hours of class where I will teach someone who only speaks Spanish, I'll learn Spanish (weird order huh?) and then I'll have personal and companionship study. It is SUCH a long day but they go quickly in a way and the next thing you know, its your first P-day or that you have multiple days to catch up in your journal.

Everyday we have gym time where we can play soccer, volleyball, basketball and other gym stuff. I personally like to play some slam-volleyball and let-off some steam so to speak. There's also a small gym with some dumbbells and (worthless) cardio-stuff haha. It's too bad because the dumbbells don't go that heavy (the heaviest are 60's) so in order to get a good workout, I have to bust out a ton of reps haha. 

If you haven't already, check out "Dear Elder".  (  It's this thing where you email me through this website and the mail office prints it out and I can pick it up in an envelope. So I can get real letters or Dear Elders everyday and I can write letters everyday and send them. I can email once a week so it's nice to have letters and packages in between! Trust me, any and all letters/packages/Dear Elders/and emails are SO appreciated. It's like Christmas and can really turn a day around!

All my friends like to call me Elder Pequeno (or Elder Small) funny huh?

I don't have very much time to write emails but I have plenty of time to improve (I think like 2 years or something) So I will write more next week!

Love you all,

Elder Stott (Elder Pequeno) 

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