Sunday, September 4, 2016

Week 5
Well, I have officially been out here for 31 days and honestly, it doesn't seem that long. I am glad to hear that everything is going well and that the Lord is blessing you. As for your callings, have fun!! (Rich and I were sustained today as the 13-14 year old Sunday School class instructors.)  
Things here are great. This last Tuesday, we said good-bye to our district friends. I was surprised by how much I bawled and by the impact we had on them. There are a few MTC traditions here and we were privileged to be able to get to participate in one of them by being the district who gets to keep "the book" which was started by this district. What "the book"is is it is the testimonies of all the missionaries who go through the Brazil MTC and only one American district keeps it in their room until it is passed down, and we were the district, so it's a pretty big honor. 
The reason I cried so much when they left is because I looked at them with the same eyes I use when I look at Jaron and Hayden and that got me thinking about them and that night I spent a good 15 minutes crying. But I'm good now, so it's all good.
This is my second to last p-day before I leave for the field.
I am really loving the MTC. I am seeing myself become more fluent each day and I haven't felt the Spirit stronger anywhere else in my life (aside from the temple).

I miss you all. I love you and I pray that the Lord will continue to bless your lives.

Sincerely and with pure love,

Elder Nathan Paul Jardine