Week 2 at the MTC was awesome! This week was great!
Last tuesday after emailing you all, that night we had a devotional and Elder M. Russell Ballard spoke to us and shared many tips on missionary work.
Most of our days here are mostly class time which gets very repetitive and there's not too much to talk about. We often teach some practice investigators, and we always improve a lot each time.
Sundays at the MTC are pretty awesome. For sacrament meeting, me, Elder Giron, and two elders from the other district in our branch did a musical number where I played "A poor wayfaring man of grief" on the piano while they sang, it was pretty cool. Then we all had interviews and stuff. Me and Elder Giron went to the departure devotional, because he left. That night was another devotional, this guy gave a talk that was so funny. He said he was at the church at the drinking fountains and a little kid was next to him, and everytime the kid was trying to get a drink he would let go of his button and squirt the kid in the face like 7 times. It was hilarious and he compared it to Satan always pushing our buttons and never stopping.
This morning we went to the temple atagain. It's pretty cool to go early like that and be with our whole district. Then we eat breakfast at the temple and its pretty fun.
Me and Elder Milne were comparing pedrigree charts this morning and we saw that we are both related to Sanford Porter so I think we're 5th cousins or something.
I've already seen a few people I know here and it's kind of weird. I met Christopher Reed one day when he came into our class. I also saw Jackie Whiting, Katie Cooper, Taylor Sutton, and another person who went to Queen Creek High School. I met a guy going to my same mission from Gilbert AZ. I think his name was like Elder Jaramillo or something like that. He's leaving this week because he is in the Advanced Spanish.
So it's awesome to hear how good it's going for you guys. To answer some of your questions, yes, my Spanish is going good, I'm learning a lot. It's awesome to hear that Caleb won the District Spelling Bee, make sure he wins the regional one too. There are 10 people in my district after Elder Giron left, and my zone has 26 people.
I have mentioned to people that I program apps and stuff and also that I play the piano. I played a special musical number as I mentioned earlier, and I hope I can do some more. It's not too cold here most of the time and we aren't outside too often anyways. I can't think of anything else I need. I guess some more ties would be good. I already uploaded some pictures to skydrive if you want to see them. I'll send another email with a few more pictures after this!
I hope you are all having a great time! This is an awesome place!