August 27th, 2015
Well it is already 5 minutes until lights out, which just shows how busy the days here are. There is so much to do and so little time to do it. I have so much I want to say... And I think a very important thing is that I am happy. From the second I wake up till the second I go to sleep I feel nothing but the spirit, the love of those in my district, and the love of Christ. This is possibly the happiest and most peaceful I have felt in a long time with the exception of being in the temple. But, the feeling is very similar.
Mom, I miss you (and your food.) The food here is pretty bad... I ate a piece of meat that tasted like rubber. I did have a few good boiled eggs tho. And the chocolate milk Rocks.
So far it has been classes all day, but I think tomorrow we (me and Elder Ravsten) get an investigator to teach. I am super excited (and nervous) for that. After today Elder Ravsten's testimony hit me and now I have more love for him. Dealing with companions might sometimes be a trial for me but I know if I can realize they are Sons of God, I will love them.
I honestly have so much on my mind that I do not know what to talk about. I miss you all so much, but oddly enough I am not homesick. Maybe partially because I do not have enough time to think about home. The one thing I cannot get off my mind is as I was leaving I did a pretty good job of keeping my tears from rolling down my face. As I walked thru the gate I heard Matthew start to cry. That was the point I actually cried. I miss you Matt!
Have you heard of DearElder.com? It's free while I'm in the MTC... So use it! :) But hand written letters Rock too...
Please send the info on my address card to everyone on the email list, as well as info about DearElder.com.
Jeez I wish I could just call you guys. I miss & love you all. Love you Mom.
- Elder Ray