Sept. 14, 2011
I'm sorry that I haven't sent much mail home, supposedly we're not supposed to send of write letters throughout the week. By the way, Tuesday is p-day for me. I went to the temple the other day, it was a great experience. Afterwards we saw a peaceful protester outside of the temple grounds. So for fun we took pictures with him and talked with him for a short while (I will send pics later).
The days seem so long here, it drives me crazy, in a good way. I'm going to be a Host Missionary this Wednesday, so I may be able to John (or soon to be Elder Tellez) as he arrives at the MTC. The food isn't that great here, but yet I still stuff myself with each meal, I usually eat 3 plates and 2 bowls of food. I know I that I have gained a little bit of weight, especially since I have been working out 5 days a week with some of the other missionaries in my district.
As of right now I am washing my clothes and writing this letter, and I am going to the temple later today. I miss all of you and I miss Liberty Ward, so please tell everyone that I love them. My companion and I have been successful in teaching all of our investigators, so I hope that we can keep it up. I have had a lot of great experiences here at the MTC. Today Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve spoke at the MTC Devotional, he gave a lot of awesome insights on missionary work. And on top of that the choir had their musical number (btw I'm in the choir), but anyways while we were singing the camera zoomed in on me and so everybody after the meeting was like, "Hey you're that Elder who was singing tonight!" So yeah that was cool.
I like p-day, it is the "only day out of the week that I get to write mi familia" or at least that's what our Branch Presidency has told us, therefore I must be obedient and also be that example to the members in my district.
Love you all and miss you,
Elder Escobar's First Letter in the MTC
Sept. 2, 2011
I just wanted to let you know that I made it to the MTC and thankfully I have all of my luggage. My first day was great. I already caught up with Trinity and my companion is Elder Michael Lawrence Morrill. So far my comp seems like a pretty good guy and guess what?! He's from Utah...go figure haha. The MTC is a busy, happy place, I've enjoyed it so far. Hope everything is okay at home, because everything is 'A-okay' here at the MTC.
Sadly, President Bank's challenge didn't work out. When I boarded the plane, the young lady that was next to me was asleep and she slept all of the way to Salt Lake City, but there was another Elder on the plane right across from me. But, anyways I wanted to tell you that I am now District Leader!!! And I am so busy, but I enjoy it, the Lord is so good. And Aaron it's not cold right now, but it is cool with a high of 85 degrees, I'm enjoying it. Well I gotta get back to studying.
Love y'all so much,