Wednesday, June 17, 2015

MTC Week 1 "Great and Hard"

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

So far the MTC has been great and hard. My companion is Elder Christensen. He is from San Francisco and is really cool. We did started learning Portuguese our first day. It was mostly how to introduce ourselves and say our name and say where we are from. In total there are seven elders going to Angola!!! But yeah. I do have an hour of gym each day but I dont play basketball the whole time. There are a lot of sports we can choose from. 

Um, so far we have taught 3 lessons in Portuguese. The first one was really hard and discouraging because I didnt know anything. The second was waaay better because I knew more and didn't use my notes as much, and the third was the best because we didnt use notes and tried teaching by the spirit and that was awesome even though I totally forgot a lot of stuff. I will send some pictures next week of my zone district and companion. Everyone is super cool and we have tons of fun! 

So yesterday me and two other elders got called to the travel office for urgent info about our visas and when we got there they didnt even know why we were there and then they said that it was a "test" to try and joke about it. But really the consulate called and wanted to interview us and then they called back 10 minutes later and said nevermind so that was really disappointing. 

So far the food has been okay. I am staying at a constant weight for now and am trying to eat healthier. The only problem is the fact I am super gassy all the time because of the food. Nao Bom [Not Good].

And where is Johnny going in Porto Alegre? I have an elder in my district who is going there but Idk if his was north or south. I am going to start writing down things that I need to or want to tell you cause I cant remember haha.

I love you all!

Elder Dawson

[Sent another email]:
So I just found out about 30 minutes minutes ago that me and Elder Davis are going to be going to Washington D.C. to the Consulate there to get interviewed for our visas! We are probably going next week so its gonna be pretty crazy. But there are three elders, Elder Christensen (my companion), Elder Bradshaw, and Elder Smith who are all going to L.A. tomorrow to get interviewed too. We are super happy for all of them its going to be so fun! Anyways thought I would tell you that.

Love you! 

Elder Dawson