Monday, April 27, 2009

First Day at the MTC

Mom, Dad, and Lindsey,

So today was the first day at the MTC. It was definitely a lot to take in, but at the same time it was good. I’m definitely going to be busy which should help with the homesickness. Apparently Albanian is a beast of a language. Oh and check this out! Guess how many missionaries headed for Albania came in today?! Two! It’s just me and one other sister. So I am what’s called a “solo Elder”. That should really help with the loneliness issue Ha Ha. No, but I have great roommates. It was funny, I walked in the door to my building and they all like attacked me and gave me hugs and were shouting some word that means “Little One” in Hungarian. After that, one of the Elders said, “Weird, I always pictured the new little one being smaller than me.” I laughed at that. So yeah, it seems like they are all very friendly and easy to get along with.

So here’s my plan. I’m just going to dive in and try to involve myself in any way I can and hopefully my time here at the MTC will go by fast. I’m actually very excited to learn the Albanian language and I don’t know what happened, but ever since I got here, I really just want to go to Albania. I want to be able to speak the language and just teach people.

Before I finish, I will let you know that Wednesday’s are my P-days, so I will be able to write more next week. I will also have an e-mail set up by next week. You can also write me through I don’t really know how it works so just try it out.

Anyway, I know this is the true gospel. I know the Lord will ease my burdens and bless me for my service. I love you guys. I really do.

Elder Swenson

P.S. I am going to get fat.

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