|Half an Elder|
Friday, our first investigator became our new teacher. His name is Bro. Memmott. He is a great teacher, and pretty funny too. After that, he introduced our new investigator, which is our old teacher. So basically our teachers switched places, and are both teaching... It's weird and it sucks. So now we have to teach two investigators. Everybody else gets to just teach once a day, every day, but we have to teach twice a day, then take a day break. Honestly, that sucks. We get so focused on getting the one lesson down that we are scrambling to get the next one down right before we teach. It's stressful and a bit overwhelming to try and get it planned so we can learn the vocab in time. Last night was one of those nights. We taught in the afternoon, so we didn't have much time to prepare for our evening lesson, and we were trying to teach the Plan of Salvation. Our lesson was basically him reading a bunch of scriptures, and us trying to answer questions. How are we supposed to answer what the spirit world is in broken Korean??? That lesson dragged on due to lack of talking, haha.
Saturday and Sunday were pretty much like usual, just more class and learning. On Monday I thought I was feeling sick and we had to teach twice a day for the first time, so I felt like crap. And because of that I started thinking about how nine weeks here is forever, and two years is even longer... and just random thoughts like that. It wasn't a homesickness, just a sickness of the MTC. One Elder came up to me before class and told me even if I feel like crap, I need to at least pretend to be happy for my companion, so we don't both give up. That really helped me relax and get over myself.
Tuesday was the usual grind until after the night devotional. We had a district discussion about the meeting and during that I read Galatians 2:20. I love that scripture. I truly felt like Christ really did die for me and I owe him my life for that. Later, during my night prayer was a great experience I will never forget. That really helped solidify my testimony.
"Last Days Saints Church"
Right now I'm kinda regretting staying up that late, but oh well, it was worth it.
I'll send pictures home and a couple emails later.
Love, Elder Mortensen
|Elder Cazier, me, Elder Hansen, Elder Green, and Elder Carmen|