Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Week 5 - Learning Lots!

Hi mom and family,

This week is a pretty big week at the MTC. It is the mission president seminar so all the apostles and the first presidency are here. I have not seen any of them but tonight is a special devotional. Several of them will speak but all of them will be on the stand.. it is going to be pretty awesome. I will have more details about it next week. This week has been pretty good. Last Saturday we played “Simon says”.. all in Portuguese.. it was really fun! A person from our district has a book about the church that I thought was interesting I do not remember what it is called, but it has a lot of info about the church. I talks about when Joseph Smith showed Parley P. Pratt where he received the golden plates. He describes it as the Hill Cumorah opened up and they walked into a huge cavern. And there was a fire going and there was a table. On it was the Sword Of Laban and on it it said" this sword shall never be sheated again until the coming of the Lord. He also said that were writing on gold plates stacked three or four feet high. And the walls were made out of marble.. I do not know if any of that is true or not but it was pretty interesting to read and the book had a lot of information in it. I will find out the name of it so I can give it to you and you can check it out. get the name of it and give it to you.

This week we are also playing Risk.. It was our teachers idea.. For our "countries" he took our last name and found a word that stars with the first letter of our names. Like mine is Sirrine's Sub… get it? The temple is closed until July 25th so I will not be able to go through a session again. Today we got to tear out all of the carpeting in there. It was actually fun! Mom, did you email those letters, cause if you did I have not gotten them. It was kind of sad this week. I only got two letters since last Saturday so I am looking forward to getting some this week.. And is Michelle still doing that letter thing at church? For the world cup, GO HOLLAND, USA, AND SOUTH AFRICA I want to go for Uganda, but there playing the USA this week.. Did you take any pictures with Logan when you had him? If you did can you send me some? It sounds like fun going to Opas house to build a new fence.. i wish I could help!! Well that is really all for this week.. and the computers are acting are weird and stuff. So I will talk to you all next week. I love you all and miss you. Elder Sirrine
PS 31 days down, 31 more to go before I leave for Africa…YEAH BOY!!!