Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October 28, 2009


Everything here is good.  Mom, you wanted to know my schedule.  I wake up, go to personal study for an hour, then go to breakfast, then companion study for an hour, then missionary directed training for 4 hours, then lunch, then gym for an hour, then missionary directed time for another 4 hours, then missionary directed time for 3 hours, then planning for a half hour and then I go to bed.  The times vary on some days and on Tuesdays we have devotionals.  In those missionary directed times some of the time we have teachers and some we don't depending on their schedules.  

Finnish is coming along.  I feel like it's a lot easier to learn Finnish than it was to learn Spanish so that's a plus.  We just moved on from the present tense case and got to the past tense case and I was feeling pretty good.  Then he gave us a list that we have 14 more cases to learn!  So, I got that going for me.  :)  It's fun though, I don't mind being in the classroom all day and learning these things.

There are 6 elders and 2 sisters who came into the MTC with me.  There are 2 elders and 1 sister who have been here 6 weeks longer than us.  When the 2 elders leave, a week later we will be getting 5 more Finnish missionaries.  The word for missionary in Finnish is lahetyssaarnaaja - just in case you were wondering.

Rumor has it, the flight pattern to Finland goes from SLC to Denver, to somewhere to somewhere to Helsinki.  So I might be making a stop in Denver.

Last Thursday, me and my companion had to talk to people from Finland for 15 minutes.  I could ask questions fine, but I had no idea what they said back.  We then gave them the first lesson in English.  It went pretty good.  I was impressed with us.  This week is the same thing again.

Today so far, has been a bit rough.  I bought Febreeze cause my shoes are starting to smell already (that's not a good sign).  I was opening the bottle and I dropped it and caught it.  I squeezed the bottle on the catch and it squirted all over my other suit.  I just took it to the cleaners cause I didn't want to deal with it.  Also today, I was in a hurry and I grabbed a quick sack lunch with a sandwich, then sandwich was egg salad sandwich.  People already hate the food here, WHY in the world would they even try to attempt an egg salad sandwich.  Another thing happened to - my top button on my collared shirt broke off and I can't find my sewing kit, did I bring one?  What a day.

I love reading what's going on at home so keep sending me mail.  Thank you for all the gifts.  Thank Grandma for the Halloween package and thanks for more cinnamon rolls


Elder Pond, Brian's companion in the MTC

Elder Gorringe

Elder Fuchs

Elder Baccile

Elder Watson

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