Well, FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!! I wonder if it is even possible to describe the MTC.....It is simply AMAZING!! I am convinced that the Celestial kingdom is going to feel pretty darn similar to this place. Excuse my language. I promise I won't be using those words around investigators...
Okay, First day here: I was just so happy I was somehow physically exhausted. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry... and ironically...I've done both every day till now! They say the MTC is like a rollercoaster of emotional ups and downs and all over. Its so true. Thank goodness for prayer. Yesterday during study time I told my companion, "I'm just going to say a quick prayer." When I lifted up my head 25 minutes later all she could say was, "Well, you look happy!" And I felt happy because taking time to talk to your heavenly father- like really having a conversation with Him- is incredible! Of course I have always prayed and at times in my life I have prayed more sincerely than others, but mission field prayers are in a realm of their own.
I keep thinking about how my call is so inspired. I can't help but get emotional when I think about my family members in Chicago that I can help come to Christ and changes their lives for the better. Here's some advice: Study Preach My Gospel along with your Book of Mormon study as often as you can. I'll be honest- I forgot how amazing it was! My email time is almost up. Oh no! I love you all SO much! Please write me! I didn't think I needed or wanted letters and stuff from the outside world, but it's lonely here without your usual family and friends! Not in a bad way... Just in a "man... I love those people" kind of way. I cant wait to write more next time!