Ola Minha Familia!
This is you, right mom? haha I should know by now what your email is. But, thank you for the Dear Elder! Also, if you guys want to send me more letters that'd be cool, both my companions have gotten like ten letters by now haha. Food for thought. I'm sorry you guys had a crappy couple of days after I left! Dad is such a trooper haha. I feel bad I didn't know he was in pain! I hope you are all feeling better and that the construction is going well. I'm giving you all a virtual hug!So my first week in the MTC has been just plain old nutty. Like holy cannoli, this is a hard thing! Portuguese is haaard haha. But, just know that I am so so happy. My brain works really hard every day because I have SO much to learn, but every night as my head hits the pillow I cannot help but be grateful to be here, grateful to be a missionary! My companions are Sis. Knutti and Sis. Larson, and they rock. It's interesting to be in a trio haha. We get along great! We've taught three lessons in Portuguese so far, and our fourth is . In the MTC you have fake investigators to teach, and yeah I know it's fake, but the things we've learned from teaching are very much real. Heavenly Father has a plan. He gives me weaknesses for a reason, and I know that if I trust him and follow the Spirit, I will be the missionary He needs me to be. I know this Gospel is true, and because of our Savior Jesus Christ we can repent and improve every day. I sure am grateful for this!