Friday, January 28, 2011

Week 4

Oh boy! These weeks just keep on flying by. I can't believe that we're already back to P-tag (as they say). We've been speaking a lot of Deutsch in the past few days (weeks). We keep getting awesome people at our evening devotionals and I love going to every one of them and learning so much. Everytime I go I want to be a better missionary and study harder and just to be the best I can be. We have been having a lot of fun with the new Elders and Sisters in our zone. They are all pretty cool. There's even a Sister who was a vocal performance major at a college on the East Coast. We talked a little about music. I enjoyed it very much. Some time soon I'll be auditioning for a solo at one of the devotionals. I am thinking about doing either an arrangement of "The Morning Breaks and Hark All Ye Nations" or and arrangement of "O Home Beloved" or "This Is The Christ". Just as I was starting this letter, I happened to meet Sister Huntington (as in John's daughter). It was really interesting to meet her, she seems pretty cool. German is always getting better. I have so much fun with it. I am memorizing a lot of scriptures in German and that is interesting. I hope that all is well at home. All is well here and I'm growing a lot every day. Have a great week!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Week 3

Hello!!! I really don't like this whole 30 minutes thing. It really puts a damper on my creative writing ability. Just kidding. This week has been crazy fast. It seems like just yesterday we were having our first P-day. Now I'm nearly a whole month into my mission. It's craaaaaaazzy!!!! I'm learning all kinds of wonderful things. My teachers have decided to change our class a little bit and we have now moved over to them speaking nothing but Deutsch with us. Surprisingly, it actually is helping us learn better than we did in English. It's weird. Thanks for the pie. I had some and so did some of the other Elders. I can't access any other sites like Facebook but you can go ahead and sign me up I guess. Tell Nathan Brown that he's pretty much the most awesome person ever. It's pretty much been the same temperature the whole time I've been here and it hasn't been too cold. It actually rained a couple of the days. It's just moving along. We got a bunch of new Elders and Sisters but none for Alpine. The other Alpiners left this week and we miss them but we'll be seeing them really soon anyway. I hope everything is going well. Tell everyone I say hi back at home (especially grandma). Have a great week!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Week 2

Sooooooo much to do. But there's also so many awesome things to do. Elder Holland came and spoke to us Tuesday evening!!!!!!!!!!!! He is probably the most awesome speaker to listen to live. He made me want to be the best missionary that I can be. He brought up the fact that Preach My Gospel was created to replace the memorized lessons, not for the benefit of the investigators but for the benefit of the missionaries. We are supposed to convert ourselves before we can go convert the people of the world. That's why we are here at the MTC. I'm so glad to be here and that I got to hear that message by one of the finest speakers in the church. The German work is going well and I'm having so much fun learning how to preach the gospel auf Deutsch. I'm still trying to find ways to sing here since it is so music-less. I'm probably going to be singing "Im Abendrot" by Franz Schubert in a few weeks for Sacrament meeting. I hope it works out. I also want to try out for a special musical number at one of the devotionals or group meetings. That would be fun. I love the MTC!

My companion is Elder Clark from Brigham City. He is pretty cool. Our whole district has a whole lot of fun together. Please keep sending me letters. Also, tell Karen to write to me, I haven't heard from her yet. Ich weiss dass, das Evangelium Jesu Christi wahr ist. Ich weiss dass, Joseph Smith ein Prophet war und dass das Buch Mormon wahr ist. Ich bin soooo glucklich hier zu sein. Have a great week.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Week 1

Everything is so awesome at the Missionary Training Center. I have been having so much fun learning about the gospel and especially learning all of it in German. The district that I am in is all "Alpiners", there are five of us; one sister and four elders. We are also very close to the other Alpine district which has two elders and one sister. Our zone is all Deutschers and we have a lot of fun together. There are a lot of things to learn and there isn't any downtime in our schedule. It makes for being pretty tired at the end of each day. On the second day they already had us out bearing our testimonies to random Elders and Sisters, auf Deutsch. It was awesome. It's freezing here but it's just getting us ready for Deutschland. Sunday is the best in the M.T.C. because you get to go to meetings instead of going to class and doing personal study. It is also the only day that you get to watch movies (church movies but still...). There is much to do! My address here is:

Elder Andrew Neumayer
MTC Mailbox #133
ALP-GER 0228
2005 North 900 East
Provo, UT 84604-1793

Please let everyone know that you can send letters to that address. I have only 30 minutes per week on the computer so written letters would be great! I'm having so much fun here!