Week 5 – MTC – Christmas

Craciun Fericit! Merry Christmas! I wish I could have seen the look on everybody’s face this morning. I miss home, but not enough to damper the work that I am doing out here. I have this burning desire to go out and change the lives of maybe only a few in Romania.

I think I will tell you a little bit about my future in regards of today. We only get twenty minutes of email time, and so if this email randomly cuts off, you know why. After that we have a continental breakfast, which is going to be a delicious cafeteria bowl of cereal. I have really been digging my cocoa crispies though. After that we have an hour of study time, in which I think I will read Luke 2, and that should be a good start to the morning. We then go to a Christmas Celebration meeting, where I think there will be a talent show, and some fun stuff. I really don’t know what is going to happen at this meeting, but I think it will be both spiritual and fun. We then have our “Christmas Meal” which may or may not be good. It is a hit or miss kind of charade game at the MTC. Then we have our general authority Christmas Devotional. I don’t know who it will be but anybody is a possibility and anybody will bring the spirit with them. (I heard we may get the prophet 😀 ).  We then have a devotional review with our district for an hour in which we talk about what we liked and share thoughts the others may not have had. We then go to a Christmas program by Ray Smith. Cine e Ray Smith? Who is Ray Smith… I don’t know but I am going to find out. Then we get to eat our sack dinner in our residence, and then back to the auditorium for a Christmas Special. I have no idea what it is. It sounds like it has some serious potential, but I just really don’t know what is going on. being a missionary is all about obedience though, so I am not going to complain.

Okay! So this last week two pretty cool things happened. Well, not this last week but recently. The Consulate General stopped by our class, with Pres. Nally (MTC, Provo), and the second mission president of Romania! He told us all about his country and how beautiful the sights, women, men and everything was. It actually calmed some fears and nerves that I have about going over there. I was told that the people are super nice, and that they talk a lot…which was evident in the general. I wish I could tell you more but I am literally out of time! I will email about the temple and more of this mai tarziu! I love you all and I wish you the very very bestest Christmas ever!

Elder Oldham