The MTC hits you like a bus. You work hard all day everyday. The first couple days seemed like they never ended. I have two awesome Norwegian teachers and it's kind of cool that I am one on one with them so I get to go at my own pace. The Norwegian is actually coming surprisingly well. The hardest part for me has been the pronounciation. In French a lot of the letters in a given word are silent whereas in Norwegian you pronounce everything. I can already pray, bare a testimony, and have a simple conversation in Norwegian. I've also already taught two investigator lessons in Norwegian. It's hard because I have to teach all by myself, but they both went quite well.
The food has been a little disappointing. I'm usually so hungry after sitting in a classroom all day that I just eat it anyways. We went to the temple this morning as a district, which was really cool. There was a great devotional last night about being yourself and getting along with your companion. It's also been cool to see so many missionaries here coming from all over the world. Just in my tiny zone we have elders from Singapore, Brazil, and London.
Not sure what else to say. I have felt a special spirit here at the MTC. Every day you learn so much. It's kind of cool being able to dedicate everything you do to one cause: inviting and helping other come unto Christ. This is my purpose as a missionary, and despite my inadequacies as far as the language goes I know that I can touch peoples lives as I learn to teach with the spirit.
Let me know if you have any questions about anything! I'm doing great so don't worry about me. I'll try to attach some photos in a separate email from the week. I appreciate all the letters!
|Name tag - Solo Missionary!|
|Elder Lee before he leaves to the Netherlands!|