The MTC is just like having seminary all day, every day. It’s good though. I’ve only been here a week and I’ve learned so much. When I got here they took me to my room, had me drop my bags off, and then I went straight to class. They get you going right when you get here. It’s like being on a treadmill and they keep turning it up slowly.
The second day after arriving they wanted us to teach a 30-minute lesson . . . in Spanish! So you have to get right to work and start memorizing words. The lesson went terrible; I probably said a whole five words because that’s all I knew! But now i can give a 30-minute lesson in Spanish with my companion. I speak like a 2 year old, but at least the investigator can understand what I’m saying.
My birthday was pretty good; it didn’t feel like a birthday at all though. I have a lot to learn here in the MTC, and I’m glad I’m learning how to teach here rahter than out in the field with real investigators.
Elder Ballard came and spake to us on Tuesday! it was amazing! Our district sat on the fourth row from the front, so we had some of the best seats there. He talked about how we have been prepared for this, and we are a miracle to the Church. After his talk everyone was saying, “that was so cool — Elder Ballard looked right at me!” It was pretty funny, but his talk was amazing — one of the best I’ve ever heard. I can’t wait until I’m in Mexico teaching real investigators.