Wednesday, July 31, 2013

First week at MTC

        So, first week at the MTC and my German is getting insanely better. I can pray, teach and testify. We have investigators that we teach (our teachers role playing) but role playing really well. We've taught 3, 20 minute lessons already, in full German. Its all about being immersed in the language. Once you speak something in German you cant say it in English. Great teachers for sure! We are having... nur Deutsch Donnerstag... which is only German Thursdays where if we speak English on Thursdays we do 10 pushups for every time we get caught. That a district goal.
       We have the chance to be part of the first ever British Pageant here, we get to sing in the finale. Very cool eh! and even better, next week when the 2 week elders leave and before new ones come, we are being visited By Elder Holland from the Quorum of the 12! Just for us German Speakers and a few English learners too. Less than 30 of us! I'm so psyched!
       I have had 6 nights here and each one I have had sleep talking episodes. The coolest part is that by the 3rd night I was mumbling in German! EPICNESS!!! haha but they all enjoy my sleep talking, they haven't realized yet that they can talk to me while I'm sleeping though, we shall see if that happens. Haha but its awesome here. 15 hour days or longer, and so much studying. So much to do. Its really fun to learn German, words and grammar are coming a lot better now. Ive learned lots and helped lots of others.

Elder Rodgers

Note: For those who don't know Tanner will sometimes talk in his sleep, usually about things that have happened or talked about that day. He can be quite loud at times so I'm sure his roommates are having 'fun'

Tanner at MTC with temple missionary
Studying in bed

Went for a run

Tanner self portrait

UK money

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2 emails in one day

I can't believe he was able to send another email today and pictures too...

Elder Graver is my comp. He's from York Pensylvania. First pic is in front of the temple which is closed for 2 weeks. 2nd is in front of the building and the other is me with all the flags at the front of the MTC. Elder Packer, Elder Martinez and Elder Grover all of whom are bunking with me. There are 2 others as well,. K gotta run! cya

He has arrived!

Tanner has e-mailed us and he has arrived at the MTC. He said there has been nothing too eventful yet, he slept most of the plane ride. He said while in the MTC his PDay is Wednesdays so that is when he will be able to e-mail again. We had a quick good-bye at the airport but now he is in the Lords hands so all will be well.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Leaving Tomorrow!

The time is here, from here on our my mom will be running the blog, she will become the boss! I get set apart as a missionary at 9pm tonight. After that... I's a missionary!!!

I was able to go through the temple last Wednesday and it was fantastic. Thanks to all those who came with me and to all those who came to my farewell on Sunday. Its been fun here but now im off to Europe!