Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Daily Schedule

"Every morning I wake up at six (even though we are supposed to get up at 6:30) so I can be first to the shower. Then we are in class by 7:00, breakfast at 7:30, back to class at 8, then lunch at noon. Then we have P.E. for about an hour, then we are in class by 2:00, then work in class until 5pm when we have dinner. Back in class by 5:45, then more class until 9:00. We plan for half an hour what we are going to do the next day until 9:30, when we head back to the residence hall and just relax a little from the day. I write in my journal until 10:15, have companion prayer and either read the scriptures more or just go to bed. So that is our day! Pretty intense and a lot of work. We have 3 hours set apart each day for MDT and this is when we have 1 hour of personal study, 1 hour of companion study, and one hour of language study. It seems like it would take forever, but when you are getting super deep, time goes by so fast. That is how it is with everything here though. If you get into it the time flies and you have a great time. It is when you aren't doing anything or have a bad attitude that it stinks. So you just always have to stay busy and learn... The Spirit is so strong here, I love being...exactly where Heavenly Father wants me to be."

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Exerpts from Elder Price's e-mail 7/23/09

Today for my first p-day we got to go to the temple, so that was nice of course...
Things are going awesome, I am so happy I am here. One of the things we get to do is to call people on the phone that ordered bibles or videos, and we get to ask them if they liked it and would they like something else. It is scary and I am still not used to it, but it is fun and great practise...
We also have these things called TRC's where we prepare to teach a lesson for volunteers from outside the MTC and we act as if they are an investigator. In the beginning it was hard, but as soon as the spirit came it was so much easier. I still stuttered and was a little nervous but I was saying good things and I know that it was the spirit that was directing me in what to say...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The First Letter Home 7/16/09

Well, I am doing great! I don't think that I have ever been so tired in my life and it has only been a day and a half!! We wake up at six in the morning and work straight the whole day until about 9:30 at night. So a 15 hour work day is something I'm going to have to get used to. It is intense here, like EFY on steroids x 10. I can pray, bear my testimony and say my purpose of a missionary en espanol. I have also memorized Section 4. It is crazy and I love it.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Farewell Sunday

Mike, Lindsey, Colin and Evan enjoying their chance to be together!

Thank you familia Price for your love and support.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Newport Beach Temple

Colin with Mom

With Grandma

With Grandpa and Dad

Bon Voyage

Colin wanted to thank his friends for the impressive farewell gift :)

It Begins

During our curbside whirlwind we dropped Elder Price off at the MTC last week and here is his address while he will be there (approx. 8 weeks from 7/15/09):

Elder Colin MacGregor Price
MTC Mailbox #199
El Salvador San Salvador East
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793

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