Vitora, Brazil

Vitora, Brazil

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

1. First Letter Home

Hello family and friends. Today is my first day in the MTC and I am so tired. The flight was nine and a half hours and very uncomfortable but the MTC is amazing. We have had one language class and a Preparing to Teach class. The language is similar to Spanish but the pronunciation is very difficult. Apparently my version of the Missionary Purpose was not very accurate so I have to re-memorize it. I really enjoyed the class though and our main teacher doesn't speak English at all. I learned more in one hour than I learned in two weeks of Spanish in high school. I love the way the spirit is present even in a language class. In our other class, they brought in an actual investigator with a set of missionaries. We were able to listen to the first half of the lesson and then after learning the investigator's situation were asked to complete the lesson as a class. I have never felt so inadequately prepared. Fortunately the spirit was very strong and some of my fellow Elders were able to provide great insight to the lesson.

Well, they only gave us 10 minutes and that is almost up. I love you all and hope to hear from you soon. Hopefully next weeks letter will be a bit longer. I could talk for hours just about today.

Elder Andrew Jacobson

P.S. There is no spell check so I definately misspelled some things. Love you

1 comment:

  1. Very fun to see you arrived and hear about your experience so far. You are definitely getting the full language immersion experience, which is great!