Hola everybody!!!! the first week has been super fun! i gotta be honest the first two days felt like 2 years, but the past few days have gone by pretty fast! Mi companero es Elder Ramos and in my district there is Elder Preston, Faalogo, Farnsworth, and Wessel! They are all super cool and we get along very well! right when you get to the MTC they keep you pretty busy; we study like 6-7 hours a day and it is actually pretty fun because I am learning so much about myself and the gospel! Thursday, our second day in the MTC, we had to prepare our first lesson for our first investigator whos name is Jorge. Keep in mind Jorge does not know any spanish and it was very hard to communicate with him because our knowledge in spanish was small. the first lesson went well and we couldnt really say anything besides our testimonies which is powerful in itself. The second lesson i thought it would be a great idea to invite the spirit by singing Creo en Cristo (I Believe In Christ). the spirit was very strong in the room and my companion and i had prayed before that we may speak the things which we want to say. the lesson went better as planned and i didnt even need to really look at my notes at all which was amazing! the third lesson went better than was planned and we knew the spirit was directing us on what to say because after we were like "I dont even remember what I said, it just flowed out of my mouth!" the fourth lesson which was yesterday, we asked him to be baptized, but he said he wasnt ready, and asked that we give him a little more time which is still okay! we are planning on teaching him about the Book of Mormon and how it goes hand in hand with the bible and I know it is going to go perfectly! Sunday was the first time the MTC got to call home on Mother's Day! How lucky am I!! Today we have had a great first pday! we went to the temple and did a session and went to Sacred Gifts, which are paintings of Jesus Christ through his life like healing the sick, the atonement, and when he was crucified, and it was amazing to get to see them. As I have been reading the scriptures and listening to talks and giving lessons, I have learned that I need to love everyone and I need to love those that I teach. And teaching by the spirit is a wonderful feeling. I tell you, after we teach Jorge we are like WOW that was amazing and it makes me want to keep learning and be the best I can be. Id like to bear my testimony in spanish:
Yo se que, Jesucristo es el hijo de Dios. Yo se que, el libro de mormon es verdadero. Yo se que nosotros necesitamos mucho la fe. Yo se que la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Santos Dios es verdadero tambien. Yo se que la expiacion de Jesucristo fue necesario para volvemos a dios.
I love Everybody! Hope everyone had a spectacular week! cant wait to email you again next week! LOVE YOU