Ok so I’m trying to type really fast so if I have any mistakes that’s why... I loved that quote Harrison had. I’m a huge quote guy. Anyways let me start off by saying... this place is the biggest spiritual realm of all time. I would hate it if it wasn’t for the spirit, or positive chi, because it is the same here every day. I have seriously learned so much here. I’ll start by answering the questions
Q- What is your favorite food so far?
A- we had a really good chicken curry on rice so that is my favorite so far...
Q- How is the teaching going? Is it getting easier?
A- Teaching is getting really easy because all you have to do is teach by the spirit that’s already present in all the rooms
Q- Tell me about the spiritual side of things. Everyone says the spirit is very strong in the MTCs and that it is something you really notice.
A- I’ve already said it’s a giant spiritual realm... need I go further?
Q- How is the teaching going? Is it difficult? How many investigators do you teach each day?
A- Second time you’ve asked this question... but I teach 2 investigators a day. And have a total of 6 investigators. They’re all easy to teach.
Q- What is your typical day like? What do you do all day?
A- pray.eat. study. class. teach. eat. study class teach. soccer. study class class class class eat pray sleep
Q- Did you get my package? Any letters yet?
Q- Did you get my package? Any letters yet?
A- yes thanks
Q- Have any Dear Elders come yet?
Q- How was the little town of Chorley?
Q- Do you need me to send you anything?
Q- Does the senior couple stay in the MTC as long as you younger guys do?
A-no they left 4 days ago
Q- How is the accent coming? Is it hard to understand your companion? How is your German doing?
A- The accent is fine I can understand a lot of people. I’m starting to get a little twang as well
Q-. Tell me the names of the guys in your district?
A- elder keir, bentke, kopishke, titus,sparks,johnson,cowitz
Q- Do you talk to Elder Blumenthal a lot?
A- no, not too much, he is a different zone
Q- What do you play for sports?
A- just soccer
Q- Have you taken photos or written any real letters home?
A- I’ve taken about 150 photos. And no letters home.
That was a ton of Q's
But anyways Sunday we went on a church history tour that was really cool I saw all the places that pres. Moody was talking about and more. The house that Heber Kimball stayed in where he got a vision of the legions of demons coming after him is completely run down and just torn up and stuff all the windows were boarded up. We saw where president Hinckley stayed at in Preston.Which reminds me that the MTC president's wife is president Hinckley’s daughter so that’s pretty cool. There is also elder Watt who was a semi-pro soccer player in Scotland but broke his leg when he moved up to the pros and basically never played since.. Then he left to go on his mission. I gave a talk last Sunday as well about obedience. I basically just conduct meetings as a district leader and teach my district on Sunday. Everyone is always complaining that they are so tired but I love all the sleep I get. The weather has been lovely not much rain at all. Make sure to tell president Moody that elder Sparks, Blumenthal and I are currently addicted to vimto the fizzy drink. Its kinda weird that everyone serves you room temp drinks. Last Friday we went to Manchester for street contacting. I walked up to this sweet old man who was just enjoying the sun on a bench right in the Manchester Piccadilly center. The convo went something like this...
me; good afternoon how are you doing today
old guy; wha do you want
me; oh just seeing how your day is going
old guy; P... off
me: ok have a good rest of the day sir (:
And it wasn’t much better after that everyone basically stares at you and doesn’t walk to talk to you. Everyone just said no and would shooo us away. I just got back from the Chorley market today I had to go buy some shoe spray to make them waterproof. I’ve been wearing dad’s ugly tie a lot and everyone loves it. I got a haircut today as well and the lady straight up murdered my Ryan Gosling haircut. it’s probably one of the worst haircuts I’ve ever received.
There is an elder here that is from Spain who has an impressive story. He joined the church and his family disowned him when he was like 15 and has been living on his own. He saved all the money he had to come on a mission and didn’t know any English a week ago but stays up an hour later and gets up an hour earlier to learn English and is going into the field with everyone else. Elder watt the pro soccer player also gave me a Scottish tartan tie which is way cool. Everyone thinks that Americans have the coolest accent so I have been trying to do an English accent and everyone else does an American accent. But onto my comp he is pretty cool more of a musical kid he is a really good singer but not so much at sports athletics. We get along really well. As for that story you gave me it is pretty cool but I don’t plan on getting married soon but still cool story none the less. Shout out this week to, ALEXIS and MEAGAN for writing me... other than family members.. So me and elder Fingerle are quickly becoming really good friends. He is from Germany but speaks English very well. He plans on going to byu after his mission so I told him that I went there and now we are hoping that he gets in which he definitely will. We are also hoping that we get to be comps at some point in our mission. There is an elder here who lived in the May hall at byu and I have never seen him before which is crazy. Both my teachers are girls but are super funny. They have the best stories and are super crazy. Anyways that’s all for now...
- love you all, Joey....
|He is not so thrilled with the haircut!|