Getting used to mission life

Sorry its been a little bit getting updates posted. Letters from David have been good, but brief. He is slowly getting used to the rigors of missionary life. He was discouraged for a few days, but with the help of his teacher and District Leader, he realized it was the adversary trying to pull him down. He is now doing much better.

He really is liking the MTC in Peru. They have a devotional every Sunday night. So far he has heard from Elder Oaks, Elder Anderson and Elder Scott.

He says that his Spanish is improving, although he doesn’t always see it. All of his classes are in Spanish. Everything is in Spanish! It’s good for him. They watched the video, “Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration”. It is his favorite one with the girl and her father moving to Nauvoo and the father is converted along the way. It was good for him to watch it, since it is his favorite.

He played volleyball for the first time and did a good job. He says he plays volleyball all the time with his district. I’m glad to hear he is playing something. He was never interested in sports a whole lot here at home. (Aspbergers – Oiy!)

He goes to the temple every week and loves every minute of it!

He found out that October is earthquake season in Peru. (I didn’t know there was such a thing as a “season” for earthquakes?) He says he is fine, no big deal. They had a small one a couple weeks ago, but he didn’t feel it. I see what he means though with Sanitago, Chile experiencing an earthquake just yesterday. Although he is about 2000 miles from there. 🙂

Below are some pictures David has taken while at the MTC.

Finally, I will close this update with words from David, “I know that I have much to learn, but the Lord has told me that I know enough to get by and improvement will come. I know that with God all things are possible. And I know that great and terrible though the power of the adversary may be, it is nothing before the power of the priesthood when properly wielded by one who is worthy.” I have an awesome son! I am so proud of him!

Stay tuned for more updates! 🙂