Yay! It's finally here! Notice how he is already slipping into Spanish as he writes. :)
From Alec (aka Elder Awesome):
Hola! I guess I'll start with the administrative stuff. P-Day is Wednesday so that's the only time I can write and send and read mail.
Anyway, I want you all to know how awesome the MTC is. I have a testimony that this is the right place and the right time for me. I have two awesome companions. Elder McDade is a mixed martial arts fighter from Colfax, California and Elder Franklin is a huge football player from Houston, Texas. They both have awesome testimonies and are a great example to me. Our district has seven elders and three sisters. Our distict is amazing. Every single missionary brings something unique and vital to our district. Las hermanas bring an extrememly inspiring spirit to our district. All three of them are here because they know they have been called of God and are excited about the Gospel.
The saying here in the MTC is that a day is like a week and a week is like a day. Each day is like a week of spiritual and personal development, but looking back on our first week, it seems like a single day. I'm so grateful for this oportunidad to learn, grow, and teach. Our purpose as a missionary is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored Gospel through faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.
I love you all and want you to know that I'm doing awesome! I love everything about the MTC. Spanish is going very well. All of our prayers, testimonies, hymns, and talks are in Spanish and I can read, write, and understand it all. The Spirit is amazing in its power to loose our minds and tongues.
I want you all to know that I have a testimony.
Yo sé que Jesucristo es el Hijo de Dios y mi Salvadore. Yo sé que el Evangelio es verdadero. Yo sé que José Smith fue un profeta de Dios y yo sé que Presidente Monson llamado de Dios. Yo sé que el Libro de Mormón contiene las palabras de Dios. Gracias a mi testimonio, yo sé que nosotros podemos volver a nuestro Padre Celestial. En el nombre de Jesucristo, Amen.