Hey y'all, I just thought I'd try writing one email instead of like 3 or 4 different ones. Make sure everyone gets this, especially dad. I'm not sure if that's his email, but I think it is. If so, hi dad! I wrote him a letter and sent it in the mail, so I really hope he got that too. Alright, well the MTC is pretty awesome! My district is pretty awesome too, I wish I could send you guys some pics, but alas.... Being district leader is pretty fun, I get to conduct district meeting and attend a ton of other meetings throughout the week. There aren't any major concern within the district that I need to worry about, so I have it really good for now. Plus I'm the one who gets the mail for everyone. They can't open letters until right before bed, so it's fun to watch their dying anticipation while I hold onto their letters. HAHA! hmm, well I got to play soccer on either wed or tue. Don't remember. You lose track of time here. Anyway, I got some nice grass stains on my new sneakers, which is awesome! Today (and last monday) we went to the temple, which is always super nice and peaceful! My companion is kind of bummed about not being able to run very much...he's a long distance runner and usually runs like 50 miles a week or something. Now he's limited to the track in the gym, which is kind of lame. He's probably moving up to advanced spanish sometime soon, and I'll definitely miss him, he's awesome! Oh thanks for those Ricola cough drops mom, I've been fighting a little cold this past week, and they came in handy! yum. Sounds like you had a crazy girls camp experience mom! That story about the girl having to go home was sad. I forgot you were doing that, so thanks for the update and pictures! I met a guy in the lunch room that's going to santa cruz bolivia, and I told him about how qp went there, and how I (and mom) went there too. I havne't met anyone going to Peru yet, so we'll see. But yeah, things are just going as normal here. I really love sundays at the mtc, especially the firesides and films afterward. Last night after the fireside, me and elder holmstead went to watch a recording of David A. Bednar's "The Character of Christ" talk. He gave it on Christmas Day 2011 at the MTC, and it is seriously the best talk I have ever heard. It was intensely spiritual and life changing. But yeah, this next week should be interesting. We're getting two new "investigators" that we'll be teaching, but I don't know who my companion will be if elder holmstead leaves. We'll figure it out though! Let me know about anything, even if it's completely random. It makes my day better! I hope you guys are doing great over there. I haven't really been homesick at all, no offense. I'm already getting tired of the MTC haha I just want to get out there! hmm, well I need to go do laundry soon. There's just too much to talk about! Just know that I love you guys and appreciate your prayers! I pray for you every night, so I hope heavenly father is helping you guys out more than me. Yo se que el evangelio de Jesucristo es verdadero! yo prometo, 100%
Elder Payne :)
p.s. Someone will make sure that dad got my letter. thank you! Also, the Dear Elder thing works pretty good. OH WAIT I need Danny Ogas's address, if someone can get it to me. I need to either email him or write him. Thanks again! Until next week!