Thursday, July 21, 2016


Week 5 - MTC

July 19, 2016

Dear Family and Friends,

Another great week in the MTC, it is really weird that I'll be leaving here in 8 days!!! The time has flown by.  While I love the MTC, I literally can't wait to get into the field.  

I’ll start off with the coolest part of the week and that was the devotional on Sunday night.  We got into the devotional and the Mission President was like we have a special treat for you tonight and the treat is we are going to watch "Character of Christ" (a talk given by David A. Bednar about 10 years ago at the MTC on Christmas.  (The week everyone gets into the MTC you watch that talk and we also watch it right before we leave.)  So when we heard that that was the “special treat,” we were kind of bummed, but then something really cool happened.  After the video of the talk ended, the doors of the devotional hall opened and everyone stood up.   No one had any clue what was going on, and then walks in David A Bednar himself!!!!... You could say it was DOPE.  Then he gave a really cool devotional.  He didn't just give a talk; he had a question and answer.  He answered several questions from missionaries.  It was a really cool devotional and the Spirit was so strong.  The only bummer was that there are so many missionaries in the MTC right now, about 2,800, I've heard.  Our group wasn’t in the actual devotional hall, we were watching it live from a different room in a different building…but it was still awesome!  

On to my week… We've been doing the same things as usual, we have been teaching a lot which has been really good.  Right now we have some tough progressing investigations, and sometimes the lessons are really rough but it's okay.  We have been focusing on asking "deeper" questions so we can better understand the needs of our investigators.  It's really nice to get to know these investigators on such a deep level and it really makes teaching so much easier because the spirit is so much stronger.  

Other that that just another average week in the MTC.   We got our travel plans last Friday so that was pretty cool, and it's really starting to hit that we will be in the Philippines really soon. Last night Elder Gunter left for Mesa Arizona, it was really sad to see him go but he is really excited to get into the field.  

Lastly, thanks to the Dotsons and Grandma and Grandpa for the packages I love everything and I really appreciate you thinking of me.

Until Next Week,
Elder Andersen

New shoes (rubber) as Logan will be arriving in the Philippines during the "rainy season."
With Elder Gunter (who left for a mission in Mesa, Arizona this week) and Elder InFante
Logan's District

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