Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 27, 2010 - First Email Home!

Holy cow i just am having the time of my life up here right now!! It has been snowing since yesterday up here and its been really cold! Please send me the snow gloves in the box that is in my room that you are suppose to send to my mission home mom i will need them already i guess!!

SO i dont really know where to start! I have been getting your letters through DearElder and they have been helping so much!! I love reading about your days! So they only give us 30 min to type up and email so i hope i can share enough with you in that time!! As you know, i have been having a blast and i love my companions! I am the District Leader as of the second day that i got here and that has been a huge blessing for me to learn responsibility early! i will be District leader for 4 1/2 weeks then i will most likely get moved up to be the Zone Leader! im totally stoked for this opportunity to grow in the leadership aspect already!!

SO about gaining up 8 pounds already! hahahaah it seriously isnt fat though i promise! i have been working hard on the weights and playing a lot of volleyball which i found out i am very good at!! as well as playing soccer!! the gym here is so sweet and its so big! Plus its just kinda wierd to walk around and see so many mormons hahaah really new experience but i love every minute of it!!

I have been so busy everyday! They make sure that we have no idol time at all which is very nice and they give us a daily planner which helps so much! I love planning my day! I study a lot and this week i am really trying to focus on the first lesson in preach my gospel! I have written so many notes here and they have been such a blessing to me every single day! i write down all my spanish phrases and palabaras and everything!! it seriously is so hard to type in english por que yo hablo espanol every day! i am getting the hang of it so well!! My companion and i teach the first lesson on saturday this week so i will have to let you know how that goes!!

(in the glenn voice) Ithss Snowing!! hhaha i just had to say that! i get all geeked up here when it gets cold and stuff and i dont know why!! oh, i have had the worst gas of my lilfe up here like no joke i have gas ALL DAY!! and it smells so bad buut i cant keep it in my stomach or it will eat me alive! the food here isnt bad its just all gas food hahaah! I have seen brant and austin spillsbury yesterday! Austin leaves on monday for orlando! he is so excited!

I seriously love this gospel and i am so glad i have made this decision. I really dont miss the world. I miss my family and my friends, but i dont miss the world at all. It is so full of bad things and i dont know why some people do some of the things they do. The spirit is so strong here and every day i have more spiritual experiences! Last night Elder Richard G. Scott came to the MTC for devotional and gave a great talk! It was centered on how we as missionaries need to strive every day on relying on the lord. I have learned that the more thouroughly i learn the gospel first, the faster i pick up the language. It is amazing how that works but i testify that it is true and it is real. He also taught us that in order to have our prayers answered, we need to make the steps neccessary to recieve answers to our prayers. this has never been more true to me than it is now.

Im sorry this email is so boring but it is time for me to get off now!

A se qúe el libro de mormón es verdadero y la iglesia de Jesucristo es verdadera. A se qué las familias pueden vevir por eternidad. A se qué estoy a misionerio en la Iglesia de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias. En el nombre de Jesucristo, Amén.

The church is so true and the book is blue. Estoy amoroso estamos y muy gracedicido por que your support. i love you so much and miss you all!!

Elder Gallego

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pennsylvania, Here Matthew Comes!

Matthew thanks all of you for all of your support and love!  He would not be the person he is today if it was not for all of his great family and friends... We will all miss Matthew very much as he serves the Lord for two years.  The people of Pennsylvania are waiting for him and will be privileged to learn from him.  Matthew we all love you and know that you will do great!  
God be with you until we meet again Elder Matthew Austin Gallego...