September 16, 2015


Provo MTC


Elder Merrell

Week 5 MTC

Hello yet again!

Crazy how fast these P-Days come! And even weirder is that this is the last time I will be emailing at the MTC! Flight Plans came in on Friday and we leave Monday!!

8:30 AM Meet at Travel Office and prepare to leave for Airport
10:00 AM Arrive at SLC Airport
1:55 PM Depart SLC for ATL (SLC Time)
7:39 PM Arrive in ATL (ATL time)
10:00 PM Depart ATL for Buenos Aires (ATL Time)
9:10 AM Arrive in Buenos Aires Argentina (ARG Time)

From there we will either take a bus or a plane to Posadas, I am thinking a bus but it will be like a 12-15 hour bus ride I am thinking! It is gonna be so fun! The plane is gonna have like 25 missionaries all headed to different parts of Argentina!

As for Visas, apparently we were supposed to be notified yesterday if we were reassigned and nothing came through to any of us so we were all breathing safe, however this morning one of the Elders in our room got an email from his parents saying he was reassigned to Mesa, AZ. So now everyone is all worried again! It's quite funny actually! For me, sure I want to just get down to Argentina and get going, but if the Lord calls me another way I will just make the most of it! So we will see, the Travel Office workers (who aren't very friendly) wont tell us anything! They said it will come through to our mailbox if there is a problem and that no news is good news, so we will see how it all plays out! Either way though, it is exciting times, we all start packing today and it just doesn't feel real to me yet! I have become so accustomed to the MTC and I really enjoy it here so it will be weird thrown into a whole new life again!

Other than that, it has been a pretty normal week. Yesterday I was down all day with a sore throat and aches which wasn't fun at all but I am a little bit better today and I hope I can just nix all of it before travel next week!

I'm really gonna miss the study time and the teachers we have here at the MTC when we leave. I have learned so much and come so close to Jesus Christ while I have been here and I cannot wait to go share his love with everyone I come in contact with in Argentina! Jesus Christ truly is our savior and he loves each one of us so much! Without him we would not have the opportunity to return and live with our Heavenly Father again after this life. I am so thankful for the plan that God has given to all of us, and by coming to know my Savior so much it changes my view on things. The commandments are no longer rules but rather ways to show my love to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ for all that they have done for me! The Gospel isn't just something I am a member of, it's a way of life. Families are forever and I am really starting to realize the fantastic personality traits Heavenly Father has given to each one of my family members! Ahhhh I just love this Gospel and I am so excited to share it with others!

I would like to thank everyone for all the letters and packages and support they have sent me while I was here at the MTC. I really have been blessed with the best Family and Friends. I love to hear about how your lives are going so continue to send me emails while I am in Argentina!

I love each one of you, and I pray that the Lord will bless you all with the things you need. I know that any of us can pray in faith and we can receive whatever thing we need.

I would like to share my testimony in Spanish (just for fun)

Yo sé que Jesucristo es nuestro salvador. Murió en la cruz por todos los pecados de todas las personas en la tierra. Esta iglesia es su iglesia. Yo sé que esta iglesia es verdadera con todo mi corozon y mi alma. Dios envió su hijo Jesucristo a la tierra porque Dios tiene amor para nosotros. Yo sé que el libro de mormon es verdadero. Literalmente tiene las palabras de los profetas antiguos de Dios. Cuando leemos el Libro de Mormon, podemos acercar a Dios y Jesucristo. Las enseñanzas en el Libro de Mormon nos ayudan a entender el Evangelio. Estoy agradecidio por la oportunidad a servir un mision para Dios y su iglesia. Es un gran bendicion que yo puedo ir a Argentina y ayudo las personas venir a Cristo. Me encanta la iglesia y yo digo estas cosas en el nombre de Jesucristo, Amen.

I love you all, I don´t know when the next time I email will be but I can´t wait to get out there and serve! Let me know if there is anything I can ever do for you!


Elder Willardson


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