How is everyone? I hope that you are all doing fantastic. This past week was the best week here yet. On Christmas I was able to call my family for all you non family members out there. The MTC was also pretty alive during Christmas as we had Elder David A. Bednar come and speak to us for our special devotional. He keeps coming back to the idea of reading the Book of Mormon for answers to your questions. The steps you need to take are to first get a regular blue Book of Mormon. The kind that missionaries use to give out. Then you need to have that question (Faith, Charity, Prayer, Love, etc.) and read through the whole Book of Mormon to learn about your question. Then once you do that then label the outside spine ([Topic] #1) and then repeat the process over and over with the different questions you may have. Kind of crazy but I know that it'll work! Anyways we then had a voice actor come in with a friend and tell the story of a Christmas Carol. Very very good and super cool. Then as a finale to the day we had a special guest come for the evening devotional. It was the one and only David Archuleta! It was such a neat experience to actually hear him live. He is very very good by the way. No need to be jealous though haha. Then finished off Christmas with Ephriam's Rescue. Quite good. Oh and by the way it was also a super super amazing guacamole night! Overall Christmas was great!
Then the day after Christmas it was right back to work! All the language classes and such just seem to run together. But that is okay because the language is coming and the rest of our "investigators" are doing well. It is really hard to try and write you all something worth reading because every day just feels the same. I've noticed many times me just telling myself, "I'm only # days away from being in Finland." So as you can see the MTC is a glamorous place that no one ever wants to leave. Anyways I have a paraphrased quote from this past Tuesday's devotional that I thought everyone would like. "If you want to be with God, be like God." I know it is a simple quote but it has a profound meaning. Oh and also today I had the opportunity to clean the Provo temple! We just worked in the baptistery and it was really fulfilling. The Lord's house needs to be clean and who better to clean in than the Lord's missionaries! Anyways I love you all! I got my travel plans today and I will be leaving the MTC on January 11th! I hope everyone has a safe New Years Eve and Day!