I dont have much time so I'll make this quick! The MTC is awesome. I love it here. There are so many amazing people. My companion is awesome and the spirit is so strong here. I feel like im in a giant bubble though. I got to see the real world on Sunday when I walked to the temple. It was closed though since it was Sunday. It was fun I got to in the snow and stuff! I got to have one of the 70 talk to me yesterday and today I'll have one of the apostles talk to me. I don't know who yet! Also send me letters. I'm the mail man for my district and I check mail 3 times a day since I'm the district leader. My district is awesome. My "pee" day hehe is on Friday so expect an email from me then. I wasn't allowed to email last Friday since I was still getting adjusted to the mtc. But I love it here and its awesome. I'll definetly have a once in a life time Christmas! Also I found a sister here a sister BARRUS how crazy is that? Her name is Taylor and she is serving in Mexico! I also saw Brenton Jackson but no sign of an Elder Brown - he must be in a different zone. The first day I got here was a blur. I had an older missionary lead me around and help get my books and he helped me find my dorm and classroom. I spend most of my time in the classroom learning, studying, and preparing to teach the gospel. I have an investigator named Pedro who is a returned missionary, and he pretends to be a 17 year old boy that he taught on his mission. He acts just as the Pedro on his mission would act so it's alot like im teaching a real person. The first day I taught him I knew so little Portuguese. After we said the prayer he kinda pushed out of the room and my companion got frustrated but I thought it was awesome. That was on the third day! I can now pray and bear my testimony in Portuguese though so thats awesome! It's deffinetly a great experience. I'm learning the langunge extremely fast! I made 250 flash cards or so and the Elders and Sisters in my ward made a bunch as well so we quiz each other and we're all improving a lot! Tomorrow I'm having an English fast where I only speak Portuguese! It's going to be so hard but I know that ill learn alot. In my district (it's a very small district) I have myself and 7 missionaries - and one of them got their visa! I told him to email me to tell me what the MTC in Brazil is like! Oh yea, and on Sunday I had to write a whole talk on repentance in Portuguese and we sing hyms in Portuguese too! I'm deffinetly glad Portuguese is a pretty language or I think I'd go crazy - haha, but I love learning the language and its awesome! My schedule: At 6:30 I wake up and shower. 7:05 - I leave for breakfast. From 7:30 to 11:55 is personal and companion study. Depending on the day is classroom instruction. I'll have a teacher teach me more Portuguese and that helps a bunch! 12:00 is lunch and then from 12:30-4:50 is more companion and language study. Somtimes I'll use this program called TALL and its a lot better than Roseta Stone! Learning alot! Then I have dinner at 5:00. From 5:30-9:25 is more language and personal study, or depending on the day, 3 hours of classroom instruction. At 9:30 I head back to my residence hall (dorm room) and get ready for bed. From 10-10:15 I have companion study where I go over the day with my companion, and talk about what we want to improve on. Then I write in my journal from 10:15-10:30 and then have a prayer and go to sleep. By 10:30 I'm exausted! I love you guys so much. Have an awesome Christmas. I can't call you from the MTC because its a few thousand phones short - haha. On my first day here on Wednesday (Dec.18) there were 784 new missionaries that arrived! Have an awesome Christmas. I'm having a blast here just getting to hangout with all the other missionaries. Feeling the spirit and stuff its pretty awesome! Oh yea and that sword was a pratical joke - I advise you to take that thing away immediately - haha! I just wanted to make Chrismas without me a memorable one. hahhahah. love you guys peace out!!!