This is Day 3 here in the MTC & it's going very well! The food isn't too bad & I've found time to do my workouts throughout the day. Phew! The days are packed full with language study & scripture study. I'm loving staying busy.
I have been put into a district with other Argentina msisionaries. 8 are going to Resistencia including 4 sister missionaries. The other two in our district are going to Rosario. Every one of them are awesome people.
The 1st day I was put with my 1st companion, Elder Boyes. He is from Corona, California. He went to college to pursue a degree in music & arts. He wants to be be an actor. He grew up in music; he plays the piano a lot, & acts. He never played sports... How opposite can companions be? Haha, even so he is a very spiritual guy & tries to do the Nike cardio things with me in the morning.
The lanuage is coming surprisingly quickly. Elder Boyes & I study hard & push each other to learn the language & we are well ahead of what our teacher is teaching. In the first day, we covered everything I learned in high school too.
I now understand why so many missionaries gain weight in the MTC. It's all-you-can-eat & the food is good. There are so many desserts you couldn't possibly try them all. I've been very disciplined though & haven't eaten more than I need.
Being in the MTC has actually been amazingly spiritual. When the prophets said there are angels guarding the MTC he means it. The temptations of the world are nearly non-existant. It's easy to focus & the Lord blesses the faithful & obedient missionaries every chance He gets. I've only slept 6 hours a night but have plenty of energy. I've grown more in the last 3 days than in the last year of my life. I can't wait for two years.
Last thing, the Resistencia-Argentina mission now requires one more shot which I got here. The "Yellow Fever" shot. It cost $100 or something like that. I just need you guys to move enough money to my checkings to pay for it. You can just move it from my savings. Thanks so much.
I hope you guys are doing well. This is the only letter I'll write, the rest will be email which will come on Monday, (my P day). I'm doing great here. I hope to hear from you soon.