Thursday, December 17, 2015

One Month In!!

Happy missionary with M&M's from Grammy & Grandpa

Some things that happened this week. I am a little sad because my latino friends left this past week. They only stay in the MTC for a week and a half because they know the language and all. But every other week we get another group of latinos and americans. It is crazy to think that I only have a week and a half left in the MTC, after that they are shipping me out to Chile! 

One of the things that happened this past week was in Mexico it was the celebration of St. Guadalupe's birthday. So all week there were fireworks going off all the time leading up until Friday. And on Friday it sounded like we were in a war zone, luckily the mountain didn't catch on fire again. This week we watched the temple dedication of the Tijuana temple so that was a pretty spectacular experience! 

Anyways I had an experience this week that I wanted to share with you. I remember grandpa (Bradtelling me something about one of our cousins (Spencer Foster) mission and how he was so in tune with the spirit that while he was teaching a discussion, whenever the father or someone of the family walked into the room the spirit left and whenever he left the spirit returned. Well that exact experience hasn't happened to me yet, but I can tell when It is present during a lesson. This past Friday me and my companion were teaching a lesson to one of our "investigators", and it's really just one of our teachers pretending to be an investigator from there mission. Anyways I know that the spirit was there in that discussion, I was able to say words in spanish that I had never learned before and every thought and question that came into my mind I know did not come from my own mind, I was guided by the spirit all the way to the end of the lesson. And at the very end our "investigator" who was really our teacher was in tears and so was my companion and I. And that next day in class we listened to an Elder Holland quote about the power that comes from teaching by the spirit. That is is for this week!
(this paragraph from Beau's email)
The Spanish is a love hate relationship. Somedays I can speak it great and learn stuff, other days it feels like I can't speak Spanish or English. I got your package, whenever I first looked at the shirt I was wondering what you were smoking, and then I read it and it's a sweet shirt. I am all healthy now, I just have a little bit of a sore throat.For Christmas I can call, no video chat though, and it will either be on the 24th or 25th.

Sorry that this is so short this week we have been really busy all week and I am already out of time!
Elder Brayton
 not sure where the selfie stick came from...
contents of package from Grammy & Grandpa

Mormon Energy shirt from Beau

They are after all still young people...more selfies!

Mexico City Missionary Training Center


  1. I think the selfie stick came from my nephew Jordan (Elder Shelton)! We have found this blog as well as the one for elder Eagar and Hermana Shepherd. It is fun to look at some of the things they are writing and to compare what they say that is the same and different.

    1. Glad you found the blog! Will you share the links for the other 2 blogs you found. Thanks, Kim Cooper (Aunt of Elder Brayton)