I've had such an awesome first day in the MTC! I love the power that resonates from having a common identity and purpose with all of the MTC missionaries.
The people are so kind and welcoming. Everywhere you go, you hear: Hello, Konichiwa, Hola, Ola, Bonjour, etc. It's refreshing to hear such a mix of language and culture.
I really enjoyed my first Portuguese class. We really hit the ground running! As soon as you walked into the class it was Portuguese only (which no one knew). I learned a lot my first day, and I can tell it will go quickly.
I'm exhausted, so I will keep this short. Our P-days are on Tuesdays (today was a special case), so you can normally expect a letter from me then.
Actually, I need to mention this amazing turn of events! The MTC auditions musical numbers for large firesides (we are talking 1,000+ people), and they accept violin entries! Guess who is trying out!!! :)
Thank you all for that wonderful send-off, and Mom and Brindi for your notes.
My companion's name is Elder McCrea, from Texas. He's super chill and has an awesome spirit!