Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Half Way Done With the MTC!!!

Area- Santiago, Chile MTC
Companion- Elder Crazy Guy
Letter #4

Hey Family!!!!

Sorry I didn't Email Tuesday!!! They always make our P-days different days!!!! Well this week has been pretty much the same as every other week in the MTC. Finalllyyyy half way done with the MTC I can't wait to get out of here and get into the real world!!!! 

No, we don't have real investigators our teachers use investigators from their missions and we teach them!! I am getting much better at teaching and I have learned most of the gospel terms in Spanish so it is now getting easier!! My companion is still horrible at Spanish and can't pronounce but I am trying to help him!! I try to let him have some parts in the gospel lessons. I guess our companionship works well with the lessons because if you ask him about something in the scriptures then he knows where it is almost immediately, its crazy and then I'm good at Spanish and that's about all I'm good at hahah, just kidding. 

Definitely the best part of the MTC, here they call it the CCM, is the fact that I get to play with all the Latinos in soccer everyday haha, its so fun because I get to play with all the people who actually know how to play!! The Latinos here are definitely the coolest people to hang out with and they help me with my Spanish so much hahah. While were playing soccer the GRINGOS always go over to the grass and play Ultimate Frisbee haha, such losers... 

My friend Elder Diaz and  my teacher

 The MTC is helping me with my teaching skills and my Spanish skills so much but I seriously can't wait to get out of this spiritual JAIL hahah. I can't wait to get out and start teaching real investigators!! We have committed like 2 of our fake investigators to baptism and that was good but its just not the same!! I am enjoying my mission and I'm glad I'm on my mission a lot of spiritual experiences have happened. My favorite scripture of the week is D&C 75:1-4 because it is what encouraged me one day when I was feeling down and encouraged me that this is what the lord wants me to do and encouraged me that this is what I'm supposed to be doing and it is the greatest work on the face of the earth. 

1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, I who speak even by the voice of my Spirit, even Alpha and Omega, your Lord and your God—
2 Hearken, O ye who have given your names to go forth to proclaim my gospel, and to prune my vineyard.
3 Behold, I say unto you that it is my will that you should go forth and not tarry, neither be idle but labor with your might—
4 Lifting up your voices as with the sound of a trump, proclaiming the truth according to the revelations and commandments which I have given you.  

I love you guys so much!!! OLLIE HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You're a deacon and you get the priesthood wow!!!!! You know what's been making me really sad this last week? Is the fact that Bobby is coming home in like 4 weeks and I don't get to see him. It really really stinks. But I'll last!!! Hope you guys had a good week!!! Seems like you did!!! I love you guys!! I didn't get your package yet!!! I hope I do soon!!!!

LOVE you guys!!!!
Elder Dirkmaat

1 comment:

  1. Hurrah for Israel Elder Dirkmaat..............Hurrah for Israel <3 and Happy Birthday Oliver <3 love from the Berry's <3