Alma 17:11

And the Lord said unto them also: Go forth among the Lamanites, thy bretheren, and establish my word; yet ye shall be patient in long-suffering and afflictions, that ye may show forth good examples unto them in me, and I will make an instrument of thee in my hands unto the salvation of many souls.

Friday, August 31, 2012

It's good and bad down here! Mostly good!


I am great today! It's P day so I finally get to take a break from everything! It's fantastic! Mi espanol is a little bit better. I can pray and give a testimony, they're like a 5 year olds! But they still count!!! Haha just found a computer that doesn't have a timer so I actually take the time to say some stuff! It's nice to hear that everyone is staying busy and is doing well! Nick is soooo lucky that he gets to take that forensics class! I wanted to do that so badly! Is it like the CSI class?

And Mom I'm totally shocked that you painted the kitchen! NEVER would have seen that coming! oh yeah and same for Jayde getting that paddle board, WHO COULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT?! hahaha and that's great for Kenzie that she got so high on those! That's awesome!

Yup Dad! I do remember our Cincinnati trip! That was so much fun! And the part of the game that we saw (before we left and they got their butts kicked) was awesome! There's a kid in my district from Columbus, he's like half fluent in spanish! Haha and everyone that's down here that's been to ATL doesn't seem to like it much either! Oh yeah and all of our teachers were so excited to go to the first BYU game of the season. That's a bummer that the Bronsons arn't in our ward anymore. but that's great that we finally have a bigger primary!

For my daily funtivities, it's pretty much the same thing over and over and over and over again here. There's a saying here, the days are like weeks and the weeks are like days. And it's soo true! It's crazy, I've already done half of my time in this MTC! Yesterday we had to change rooms with some of the people in my district because the people in their room would talk all night and they got in trouble. SO STUPID. The kids who talked too much got like super yelled at and they almost weren't going to let them go into their missions next week! I think they have some issues down here... There are rules that are here just to have rules, like in foursquare, you can't raise the ball over your head. WHAT? That's rediclulous. Yup I know I still cant spell! So yeah I'm going to miss our old German speaking roommates, they were so cool.

So pretty much every morning I wake up at 6:20 and shower and get dressed. Then and 7 we have breakfast and after that we usually have gym where we play sand volleyball or basketball! Super fun! Then we have 2 classes that are 3 hours each of spanish and doctrine. lunch at 11:30, and dinner at 4:30. So by the time I go to bed at 10:30 I'm hungry and tired! Then you just repeat! That's my life down here! Oh and I've taught I think 4 or 5 lessons to a fake investigator in Spanish! My companion doesnt speak hardly any so i get a lot of speaking time! Last night we had a lesson and im pretty sure I asked him if he had feelings for us.... I got my words mixed up and he started cracking up! haha so that was funny, oh yeah and I also told him he can be forgiven of his FISH (Pescado) instead of his SINS (Pecados)! So hopefully I can get out all of my weird mistakes now instead of when im in the real feild!

I've got a line behind my so I probably otta finish up! Miss you guys so much! I think I'm going to write you a letter aswell today so expect one in the mail!

Love you all!

Elder Alex Johnstun

Friday, August 17, 2012

And here we go!

Well we have 5 days left with Alex until he heads out into the great big world to teach the gospel! He is very excited to get through the mtc as soon as possible and get to preachin! The mission farewell will be this sunday at 12:40 at the church on 2100 North. (2100 N. 770 E.) in North Ogden. Afterwards there will be an open house at 1898 N. 775 E. North Ogden, for anybody who wants to come by! We will use this blog to update you on Alex's mission weekly as he sends us emails and photos (hopefully LOTS of photos!) so be sure to enter your email to receive notification of updates!