I mentioned my district earlier and let me say that they're fantastic! My district consists of Elders Steiner, Carter (I know, right?), and Thomas who are all from the South, and myself, Elder Grondel (our district leader), and Elder McCrea, who are all from the Northwest. Elder Thomas is my companion and he's a big football player from Tennessee. Needless to say we aren't exactly the same. He's got a strong testimony though and he's great to plan a lesson with. Our district also has four sisters! They're Sisters Culp, Wood, Skidmore, and Araujo. I've included pictures of them all in this letter. I'm so glad that more women have decided to serve missions because the sisters in our district are such a blessing and they inspire us to be our best. Everyone in our district has an incredibly strong testimony and it's an amazing opportunity to help each other strengthen and grow everyday.
I know it's only my first week here, but I love the MTC and I don't want to be one of those missionaries who always talks about "just getting out into the field." This is the only time in my whole mission that I have to focus on my training and my training alone. I'm excited to be a missionary and a personal representative of Jesus Christ and I'm doing all that I can to give these two years to Him. I have a testimony of this Gospel and I know that I'm doing the right thing. I miss you all, but I don't miss you enough to want to go home because what I'm doing here is important. Eu tenho um testemunho de Jesus Cristo e Seu evanglho. Eu sei que o igreja e verdadeiro.