Oh boy, hello family and friends! I wish that I had the time to write each and everyone of you, but I only get 20 minutes on the computer! So I do apologize that these aren't very personal. Hopefully once I get to the field I will be able to write everyone. And just so everyone knows, I can only email Mom and Dad, the rest will have to deal with paper (it's that stuff made from trees that you use a pen to write on, I know, it took me forever to remember how to use it). I have to do this quick because I spent a lot of time just looking over all of your emails to me, thank you for sending them, they mean so much to hear from everyone! At lunch today I got a letter from a very special little girl, Makinley, thank you so much for that letter! It put a huge smile on my face! I haven't seen much animals yet, just annoying birds, but I'll let you know when I see a cool one! Just so everyone knows, the MTC is a very nice place. I have a wonderful bed to sleep on and people that wash my sheets every week (as long as I put them outside my door). I have a hot shower almost twice everyday. They really treat you nice. Since it is winter, everything is dead here so it's not much of a site. Saturday we went to the mall, and I talk about that in my letter home I will probably send today or tomorrow, so patience! The one thing I did want to mention is that they have no Vans here...none. I can't find a pair anywhere. I want you guys to send me some but the South Africans say that packages here get looked through and they probably would be taken, so don't chance it ok? Hopefully I will find a pair soon, I hate wearing my running shoes all the time! I wish I could just keep typing, but I am so short on time. I do apologize. Know that I love every single one of you and even though I miss you all like crazy, I wouldn't come home because being out here and serving the Lord is such an amazing and humbling experience! And trust me, it will go by way faster than you think. I'll try to remember the things in the emails so I can respond to them in letters. (I sent one last week, hopefully it has come, if not, give it a few more days.) Man, in eight days I will be out of here, on my own to learn and preach of this message. Often I just think how bad I want to get out, then we do an practice exercise and I see that I'm not quite ready. (I forget sometimes to figure out what the investigator needs and just focus on the lesson, but I'm working hard to be more of a friend and less of a teacher!) There is so much I want to tell you, but I will go and write them down and send them, so wait a couple weeks!