Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Halfway Done with the MTC!

Hey Guys!

So it's been 3 weeks, so that means I'm already half done with the MTC! Wow these last few weeks have blown by crazy fast. We're giving lessons all the time, sometimes up to four lessons a day. Recently I've realized just how bad my Spanish really is, and how funny it must be for the Spanish speaking people we teach! Here are a few things i later realized I've said in lessons:

Tried to say:
God loves you, and I can testify it's true

What I said:
I love you, and God will testify it's true

Tried to say:
Jesus Christ died for our sins

What I said:
Jesus Christ died for our fish

And a whole bunch of crazy messed up grammar. But hey, at least I'm realizing my mistakes a lot more!

Also I've gained almost 10 pounds in these last 3 weeks! Most people would hate that, but I'm actually really happy about it! And I'm pretty sure most of it is in muscle mass, because I lift weights every day. Yay!!!

Oh I almost forgot! My 2 companions and I (I got another one last week, his name is Elder Fernandez) got appointed Zone Leaders for Zone 28! It's a pretty huge responsibility, and makes our already busy schedule even more packed. Basically, we 3 are the head missionaries over about 50 different missionaries, all of which are learning Spanish. Basically, every night before bed, we go to everyone's room, give them a bro hug, and then ask them how they're doing and if they are having any concerns or issues. We also organize the weekly Sacrament Meeting and choose who will teach spiritual lessons on Sunday. We also attend a bunch of other meetings with district leaders (we have 5 districts in our zone) and make sure things are going smoothly and people are focused on the work. And we also give introductory tours to the new missionaries in our zone every week. So yeah. It's a pretty big job. But I'm really liking it so far!

I think I'm going to miss the MTC when i'm out in the field teaching. I can see why some people hate the MTC, but I honestly like it. There's tons of cool people here and It's going to be sad leaving them. Oh well! 

-Elder Harris