Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Over the Hump!

Hey everybody!

I am now half way finished with the MTC!!!!!!!!!! thank Goodness because i'm really wanting to be in germany already.

Since i haven't said anything about my teachers i suppose that now would be a good time to do so. They are really Great. we have two full time teachers, Bro. Wagley and Bro. Goldsmith. They both have strengthened my testimony so much and have become good friends of mine. They've even inspired me to want to come and teach at the MTC when i come home. Hopefully they will still be here and i can teach with them!

I'm glad to hear that conference went so well! It was great here as well. we watched every session of course in our missionary clothes and then we also had a devotional and watched some older talks from the MTC. so we watched people talk for like two days straight without having to go to class or anything.

I was challenged to an ice cream eating competition by sister Kearl. that was scary to me because she really loves ice cream! She's really small but she put down ten bowls of ice cream! I did put up a good fight with seven bowls but i just couldn't eat anymore. you would never suppose that such a small person could eat so much ice cream. needless to say, she gained respect from every Elder in our zone.

I have a really cool story for you actually. at least i think it is cool. Once a week we do something called TRC. this is when we meet with a german speaker but they don't act. they are just themselves and we have a nice conversation and share a gospel related message. While preparing for this event I felt so strongly that we should share about the importance of families. the second man that we spoke with had told us that he doesn't talk to his family much and he only sees them perhaps once a month. when we left the man we spoke with was supposed to write about the experience and our teaching abilities. on that paper he wrote that after our message he felt like he should be a lot closer to his family from now on. we even challenged him to call his family members and tell them that he loves them.

Just one of the many times that i've seen the hand of the Lord in the past three weeks. He knows what people need to hear and feel when we could never. as long as we listen to the promptings of the spirit we can be effective missionaries and disciples of Christ.

Well my timer says that i have about two minutes left so i should probably finish up. perhaps you would like to see a little german.

Ich liebe Sie alles so viel und ich bin so dankbar das sie meine familie sind. Ich weiss dass das buch mormon wahr ist und dass joseph smith ein prophet war. Ich liebe das Evangelium Jesu Christi und ich werde es mit sehr viele volken sprechen uber mein zeugnis.


Elder Eldredge


  1. Good read. Dawson will be there in 3 weeks time.

  2. aufwiedersehen! That's my German vocabulary - now Grpa could rattle off a bit more - i can hear him speak but i don't know how to write what i hear. You are doing great - wow! half way 'home' -