Thursday, September 26, 2013

Familiar Faces and New Friends

Dear Mom,

I am having a great time! It's hard work, but it's definitely the most rewarding experience of my life.

I got the box! Thanks for the twizzlers! And floss, haha:) And I made sure to lock up my shot records in my drawer, so they aren't going anywhere until I leave! And as for the sweater, I was thinking of the long sleeve green/blue striped sweater. It should be in there, hopefully you can find it. I can't think of anything else that I need right now, so that should do for now. Thank you!!

I see Brandyn just about everyday, it's great to have at least one familiar face from home around here, haha. But I'm making a ton of new friends, and I honestly believe that my district is truly the most diligent and dedicated group of Elders in the MTC right now. They're all incredible, and I'm so blessed to have their friendship. Also, 8 of the 12 Elders in my district are going to Joao Pessoa! I realized I didn't mention that in my last e-mail. But that's really cool!

Unfortunately, I'm out of time, so I'll have to cut it a little short this week. But it sounds like it's beautiful back home!! The mornings are reaaally chilly here, so I'm just waiting for the snow to hit in late October (maybe, haha).

Give the family my love!!

Elder Kamilos

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

First P-day

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Elder Kamilos wrote:

Well it's my first p-day, and I have to say that so far life in the MTC has been life changing. I think I'll have to write a letter with all the details (for the sake of time) but I want you and everyone to know that I couldn't be any happier in my life! My companion and I get along really well, my district (12 Elders) is absolutely incredible, and I've already had to teach three lessons in Portuguese, haha. But the amazing thing is that we were able to share a really good spiritual lesson, even though it was in very broken and simple Portuguese. So far the highlights have been going to the temple (which we did this morning) and this past Sunday. We had a devotional from Brother and Sister Tanner, and after that we watched a recording of the Character of Christ by Elder Bednar. I don't know if you've ever had the chance to see it, but it completely changed my perspective on true conversion! It's an incredible devotional, and it's apparently one of the all-time favorites for many missionaries in the MTC.

As I said, I'll send a letter with even more details, but just know that I couldn't be happier. I love this work, I know it's true, and I know I'm exactly where I need to be. I love you! And let everyone in the family know that I love them!
Anyway, I love you! I hope y'all are doing well! Give the family my love!

Elder Michael

Elder Michael Andrew Kamilos
2009 N 900 E Unit 100
Provo UT 84602