From: Kyle Hudgins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Hola from the MTC!
Date: October 20, 2011 12:55:55 PM MDT
This week has been pretty good, but its hard to think of new things to write because it sometimes seems like we are doing the same thing every day. Lets see, last Friday they have this thing called TRC (Teaching Resource Center). Its kind of like home teaching. Some volunteers come in and we teach them a lesson in spanish. It was cool to finally teach some real people. (The investigators that I am always talking about are our teachers role playing as investigators). Elder Kimball and I taught an old couple from Mexico. Brother and Sister Argon I believe it was. We taught about the restoration of the gospel and it was a really cool experience. Even though we had a limited spanish vocabulary we were still able to bring the spirit into the lesson and the couple was in tears at the end. It was a really amazing experience and it encouraging to know that the Lord will make up for our language when we have done all that we can do. We are going to the TRC again tomorrow and Im pretty excited, it gives me a little taste of what the mission field will be like.
On our tuesday devotional I got to hear from my first apostle at the MTC. Richard G. Scott came and spoke to us. It was awesome to be in a room and having him speak directly too us. He talked about how we can have the spirit in our lives and how we can make it more effective. He told us to bring things to write down so when we get impressions we can write it down. It was just a sweet experience. I hope we will get more apostles while im here.
So I’ll tell you a little bit about how my days go. We wake up at 6:30 every morning and get ready for the day. We have breakfast at 7 (just a side note, I am really getting tired of the breakfast food here, its pretty much eggs and bacon/ham/sausage). After breakfast we have personal study for and hour. This is when I usually read my scriptures. Its pretty cool. I have definitly found a new liking to the scriptures while I have been here. Right now i am in 3 Nefi 16. Its awesome to read about Christ’s ministry in the Americas. After personal study we have classroom. This is where we teach one of our investigators. We also have companion study during that time. when everyone is done teaching we learn spanish and stuff about the gospel. We do that until lunch. Lunch is one of the better meals of the day. They have more variety and it doesn’t taste bad. Our gym time changes every day but its usually after lunch or dinner. We then have another classroom where we teach our other investigator. Its pretty much the same as the first classroom instruction. Then we have dinner, then language study and this thing called TALL (Technology-Assisted Language Learning) which is like a software program to learn spanish. Throw in another personal study in there somewhere and thats about how the day is. I feel like all we do is study and eat but and its getting a little repititious but I cant believe I am almost half way done here. I already cant wait to get to Argentina!
Oh and mom you can stop sending snacks i have like a billion things in my room so you are good for now.
Elder Kyle Hudgins