Letter #3 10/25/11 & Pic!!!
quierdo familia [dear family] :)
holy cow its been a busy week. but this week flew by waaaaaay fast compared to those first few days!!!
a few things of business - i think i was suppose to bring baptismal clothes which i didnt :/ dont know what to do about that. you guys will probably have to get them for me. idk even know what i need. dad will know though. -- also just a heads up. it would be sooo awesome if you guys could sent me dear elders while i'm in the MTC because i only have 30 min on the computer and then it automatically logs me out and wont let me on till next week :/ if you guys send me lettters i'll have more time to write you when i get on on P days. i spent 10 min just reading your letters today which was good cus i love hearing about home, but i dont get as much time to answer and i've got tons to tell you :) when i get out of the mtc we can just email because i wont have a time limit!!
Tell the Mechams, Killbournes and grandma and grandpa thank you sooooooooo much for the packages. they made me soo happy, alot of them have come on days when i've been down. and on top of that, all the cool elders get packages/letters and they other guys have been pretty jealous of mine this past week :) my companions loved lexi and mckells treats. i have so much food idk what to do with it all. i think i can find use for it though :)
like i said this week has been super crazy. our lesson in spanish went well monday! it was just to our teachers but it was still pretty stressful. apparently no other districts have had to do that. i've been talking to other missionaries who've been here for 6 weeks and they're just starting to give them in spanish. our teachers brother tingey and hermana sybrowsky say they're pushing us harder then they've ever pushed a district before. i can pray bear testimony and have some pretty decent conversations in spanish. i actually talked to my teacher about getting moved up to the intermediate spanish class because i'm gettting really good. we talked to an administration guy and he's going to see what he can do about it. i dont think it will happen though... sadly...
The mtc has been awesome. i feel the spirt so much. We gave the lesson again thursday but this time it wasnt to our teacher. it was at the TRC which i like missionary testing. they have volunteers act like investigators and you teach him. my companions were zero help --- wierd how that happens when they dont study-- but it still went well we did a good job teaching the investigator. the thing they always tell us here is that we teach people -- not lessons.
tell parker i'm so excited about his getting the priesthood. i heard he got a pretty awesome blessing-- getting the priesthood is a huge step. its the power to act in gods name on earth. pretty big responsiblity if you think about it. we'lll blink and it'll be parker and slater out on missions. that'll be awesome eh?
also- i'm not feeling well. i woke up yesterday with sinus stuff again --- pretty much the exact same thing. my throats sore and congested and ears hurt. i went to the nurse. she told me to take sudafed and advil every meal. so thats what i've been doing so i can keep working. bah. frustrating.
you guys should send me a picture of the family in the next care package. i want to have a picture in my room. i miss seeing all yoru faces!! :)
crap i only have two minutes. i'll write you guys a letter with the rest of the stuff i want to say. i've got like 100 other things to tell you.
i love you all so much and hope you've had an amazing week
love elder lloyd