Elder Lunt

Երեց Brian Lunt
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Week 5

Dear Mom and Dad and whoever else may be reading this. I cant believe it has now been 5 weeks and I will departing in just under a month now. Time is a funny thing, something I have never been able to understand. I am liking the MTC, Jake hit it on the head when he said he had his ups and downs. I am definitely having my fair shares of ups and downs but for the most part its ups. I cant believe how much I have learned here about myself in just 5 weeks its so crazy I wish I had the time to explain it all. I will be ready to leave though when the time comes that is for sure. I did get your packages of food and letters from everyone. Thank you! It can make a day when you get letters and packages. I am doing well and have finally got rid of most of this sickness. Doc still doesn't know what it is but he said if it gets worse come back haha. I am about 90 % back to health but still cant run the 5 miles yet everyday which makes things hard because I love the runners high but it is what it is until I get all the way better. My friend Elder Obioma he is the one going to Madagascar and he got here a week after I did and he leaves in 11 days. I have gotten so close to him and will greatly miss him when he leaves. I will send a lot of pics next week. 

I am doing well and the language is coming along each day better than the last. I am again still trying to focus on developing a relationship with the spirit and how he speaks to me personally and how I can teach better by the spirit. Because like I said the spirit is what ultimately coverts. I am also striving for the gifts of the spirit and how to have charity for those around me. My companion has a hard time getting along with, it seems like just about everybody. And today he threw a pen at my desk and started yelling, haha I started to laugh which made him more mad and as I was getting ready to release the old me and destroy him hahah, I was overcome and restrained and I said "I'm sorry, my bad elder I didn't mean to make you feel like that." And it shocked him quite honestly and then he apologized later for how he acted, so we have our ups and downs just like everyone else here for 9 weeks with the same person 24/7. but the real problem came when he has made some of the sisters in our district feel bad enough to the point where WE as a companionship/ (him) had to be talked to by the Zone leaders.We get along for the most part though and I love him. I try to see the good in him and others. Sister Kieffer you know her as Madison Kieffer is so patient with him when he is rude she is an awesome example. And I dont know if I have ever meet anyone else that is as smart as her. I sit right next to her and I always ask her for help and a lot of times she is better at explaining things than the teachers. She truly cares about others and I have a lot of respect for her. I know you can learn a lot from others but honestly she is really the only missionary here I look up too.

Well I went to a devotional on Tuesday and that was good there were like 5 or 6 apostles there. Elder Bednar, Packer and some others I cant remember and Christofferson spoke. Which is cool and all but some people loose there dang mind when they see big names. It makes me want to go drill sergeant on them. For example some people started following them and running after them to take pictures. And some people/elders and sisters during the opening song in the devotional started standing up while singing, and they were motioned to sit down by security and they did and it just made us all look stupid haha. But it was a good devotional, he spoke on charity.

The temple was great this morning I saw the other movie in the endowments and it was good to see something different. The language like I said is good, something that is funny is that last week when we were teaching our investigator I said in my testimony that "I know our bathroom is true" and his eyes got all big and I keep going and didn't even realize until after what I said, then my comp said "we can kill the holy ghost", instead of "feel the holy ghost, haha it was too funny. Like I said I have ups and downs here, I am ready to leave now, and actually help real investigators not the ones that are paid to be investigators, I know i'ts good learning and practice but there is just something about helping people that gives me the reason as to why I am here and I know why I am here when I help people. We teach families that come every Thursday night, last week I taught Zohrab and Stephanie, it was cool to actually help them as real people and to invite them to read the book of Mormon more as a family.

I love the letters, please keep them  coming and I will send you mail when I get time and tell you everything I forgot to tell you today. My friend John is still here but he is hanging on for dear life. Anyways its about time for me to say bye. Love you all and I hope you are all receiving the many blessings I pray for. 

Love Elder Lunt

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