Sunday, May 29, 2016

Week 2: Living that MTC life!

"Every good companionship needs a secret hand shake!"
Wade with his MTC teacher 
Hola famillia! Espanol es coming along alright I suppose. Mitch sent me a package with some toys and candy and stuff. He gave me a little basketball hoop and we were having an intense game in our apartment and some missionary from the second  floor came up and was like, "You guys need to keep it down. We can hear you on the second floor."  I have tried to 
stay away from the store as was advised by Mitch. We spend basically twelve hours of the day in the classroom, either having a teacher teach us or studying. Some days I get so bored. We had some good lessons with Marty and when we got to class she was our teacher. In one of our lessons, I wanted to ask her "Como sintio?," which is "How do you feel about that?", but I said, "Como sin tio? which is, "How is your uncle?" so it took a while to figure out why she answered, "El es murte." Which is he is dead, I believe. Spanish is a work in progress. We start teaching this other guy named Eric on Monday. Our district has been chosen to host the missionaries on Wednesday and show them around.  This should be interesting considering I only know where the cafeteria, our classroom, the gym and our room is. The sisters get mail twice a day so you guys need to step it up with the dear elder thing. I don't even care if you guys just send a joke or a funny quote. Just make it look like our family loves their missionary the most! ;) We eat at five, and sometimes four, so we get out of class and finish planning, we get super hungry. If you all were feeling generous or wanted to take some money out of my account then send me some snacks or Cup of Noodles. Anything like that so that I don't feel
The bounty of Missionary work.
like I'm starving before I go to bed every night, that would make me happy. We went to the temple again today. Elder Carico and Elder Spears are going to Nicaragua. The rest of our district is going to Argentina. Everyday I live for gym time. It's like recess. (ha ha). We have a kickball game against the the other district in our zone, so hopefully we bring home the "W".

Elder Thackeray

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Week 1: He is there all the time!!!

Hola! Things are going pretty good here. On the first day, we went into our classroom and the teachers just started speaking straight Spanish at us and I really didn't know what was going on. Most of the stuff they were saying was just going straight over my head. Yesterday, we taught our first investigator. The sisters came back and said she was real nice and let them right in.   When we got down there, we couldn't remember how to ask to come into her casa, so we basically just stood out there for five minutes it felt like an eternity.
We then just tried starting the lesson from the door finally she let us in. It went a little better once we got in, but she only spoke Spanish and we really didn't know what she was saying most of the time.  Later that night, I started to understand a little bit of what the teacher was saying so that was "Bueno".  Days have been long and we are pretty much in the classroom all day. We didn't have exercise time on Wednesday or Thursday, but Friday we finally got it and we have it at 2 pm, so we get a break in the middle of the day which is nice. We played basketball and I still got it... I was making it rain threes (Ha-Ha) My companion is Elder Calico. He is from Maryland and is always giggling, but we have a good time joking around. The other elders that live with us are Elder Spears and Elder McKee. Elder Spears is our district leader and is from Utah and Elder McKee is from Texas. We have a pretty good time together. We are the only ones on our floor so we have the bathrooms and showers all to ourselves. We are just trying to enjoy that while it lasts. The food is pretty good for the most part. We eat meals with our zone is what I think it's called.  There's a thing called and you use my address and you can send an email to that and then it will be sent to me that day in mail form. Saturday is my preparation day so that is when I'll be emailing.

Elder Thackeray

P.S. It is weird having to have your Companero with you all the time (haha) but I'm sure I will get use to it.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Leaving the Nest & Dropping off at MTC

Wade and Troy both trying not to cry
See ya in 2 years.

A little BP before the MTC.

All Packed Up

The Dropping Off Crew