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Monday, February 21, 2011

Week 7 Just one month left!

Nimen Hao!
How is everything? Everything here is going great for the most part! The snow just postpones any chances of outside of gym but other than that its great!
So last week I forgot to mention that we are a pretty big deal and by that I mean we are famous. Desert News I think? Came and took pictures of  us in class. It was super awkward but check out the news our familiar faces might be in it.
This week we got new missionaries so we have been pretty busy preparing for them. We go to take them around the su she (Residence Hall) on day and get them aquainted with the new missionaries, and be their first missionary friends. Thursday night we had to go to talk to them about planning, companionship and everything else underneath the sun. Its insane to to think we are the "old" missionaries now and we only have 4 weeks left in the mtc from today. ai ya! It freaks me out a bit to think that I'll be in Taiwan soon and trying to understand three words. Doesn't feel as if I have enough time in the day, but that's the thing we all have the same amount of time as anyone else but we never have enough time. I've learned the mtc can be a place of frustration and joy I guess you can say. Its just a matter of trying to figure out what to do is best all the time.
This Sunday's Fireside was awesome. (Its a large meeting with a speaker). It was a musical fireside so we sang basically the whole time. We sang amazing version of Called to Serve. There is such a power to the music we sing. Oh! I forgot to mention last week we had tobasco saturday. We wore Tabasco ties and and sat around a tabasco bottle. I hit deng zhang lao's shredded wheat with some tabasco without him noticing. Classic. (The four of us wore ties in our district)
Spiritual thought of the week is from 2 Ne2.1-2 and sort of Alma 14.9-11. The reason we have bad things happen to us and good people is for 1. our own gain. *(learning we don't know why it will happen till the future) 2. Because God can accept His children in his arms and fairly judge those who have done bad. God gave us free agency to choose for ourselves right or wrong and if God didn't let us chose than He wouldn't be a fair God. That's one of God's greatest gifts is Agency.
Lots of Love,
Elder Townsend

1 comment:

  1. Love your letters Elder Townsend. Thanks Janay for sharing with us.