whelp, the mtc is about the hardest thing i have ever done. i think about having six weeks to learn tagolog and start crying. but then i look back at the last 4 days and how much i have learned and realize: i learned more in four days that in my years of french study in school. the gift of tongues is so real. the FBI comes once a year to figure out how we learn so quickly. i hope someday they catch on. so there are investigators walking around with gold name tags. some people say they are real investigators, but the teacher told us they all have temple recommends. i havent been focusing on them though, because we have an "investigator" assigned to us who only speaks tagalog. ahhh! its not so bad when we prepare a lesson, but then she askes a question that leads to a whole new lesson and we just have to read strait out of a dictionary.noone can figure out how to get their pictures to email so i will try again next week.i have two companions. Elder Dougal and Elder Perkins, I was named senior companion. ha ha its just because my name comes first in the alphabet. but oh wait! the philippinos dont have a letter c! our trio gets along very well and we have the cleanest room. also our district is pretty much the only one that follows the rules. im glad to be a part of that!i am so proud to be an Elder, in a district of all Elders, sisters are generally more obedient, but we are firm in the faith. only two people get called Elder. general authorities and missionaries, and as Elder Bednar says: Apostles with a big A and apostles with a little a.i dont know how much more i can write other than i can only email, but write letters every day and dear elder has same day letter delivery.my current address is:Elder Andrew David CookPHI-BAG
2007 N 900 E Unit 47
Provo UT 84602notice the ? thats the day i head out, i think i need to go to the gym and go for a run, so ill write next week and mahala po ka ang tayo!Vincit Omnia VeritasElder A. Cook
Elder Andrew D. Cook entered the MTC on January 15, 2014. I am excited to update as I know how he is doing, especially posting his mass emails.
Writing & Shipping information is found in the right hand column.
There is also a link to a few different translators to help us guess what Andrew said. :D Sometimes I get a better idea when I remove his ! from a word.
Links to Translate
Monday, January 20, 2014
The First Letter to the Masses
It's funny. As a person I can get pretty bugged by lack of punctuation, capitals and proper spelling. As a mom of a missionary it doesn't matter. It's just great to hear from him.