Merry Christmas from the MTC!
The MTC is a great place to learn. We spend at least six hours a day in class. And we have great devotionals. Our district has six missionaries. I am the only 19-year-old Elder! The rest are 18. We have two sister missionaries. I like my district and companion. We get along well.
Elder Russell M. Nelson visited the MTC for Christmas Day and spoke at a devotional. It was really great! He is over missionary work, and he talked about the growth of our missionary force. There are a lot of rumors around the Church about new missions opening up, and Elder Nelson made it clear that rumors should be ignored. The Church does nothing in secret; it always goes in the front door and will announce all new missions when they happen.
I am thankful to be on my mission and that I can spend this time preparing to share the Gospel with the people of Mongolia. I know that Christ lives and that He is our Savior and Redeemer. I'm grateful for my call to serve!