Mathew 15:14-16

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Last week in the MTC!!!!! We are all so excited to leave. This week was fast but very long at the same time. Class was absolutely brutal because they packed so much information in to make sure we are ready to leave. Most of my district is leaving Monday morning, and the other part is leaving Tuesday. It is going to be crazy awesome! 
We have been mostly busy with class work all week but here are a few fun things that have occurred:
- On Wednesday we had an ice cream eating contest. My companion won at a startling six bowls. I was very proud.
- On Tuesday we practiced teaching the law of Chasity. When we practice we usually practice teaching our companions but because we are a trio, usually one of us has to go with our teacher. So of course our teacher picked me to go with her... I think it was partly because she was curious if i could keep from laughing.... Anyway, the first time I taught her, it went great; my Spanish was on point and I asked good questions and used great scriptures. But then i had to teach it a second time, and i wasn't expecting this. I didn't want to teach it the same way so without even thinking, I started with the question "Le gusta su cuerpo?" which honestly was a bad question to begin with because technically i asked her if her body pleases her, and she answered "ummm... si" and then without even thinking I said "yo tambien"... After a few seconds I realized what I just said (basically I agreed with her implying that her body pleases me) and then we both start dying of laughter. It was so bad we had to leave the classroom and take a break.... so yeah that was awesome...not... At least I got that mistake out of the way with before I get to Argentina.

- On Thursday we had a mini testimony meeting as a district. It was so nice to talk together. We have all grown so much and it will be very hard to go our separate ways. One thing that I have been thinking a lot about lately is a quote I heard earlier in the week that I think is from Joseph Smith that says, "Hell is looking into the eyes of the man you could have become". I love this because it is absolutely true. I don't want to end my mission, and i especially don't want to leave this life, knowing that I had more to give, more to offer, or more to sacrifice. I'm so proud of my district and I know we will all serve honorable missions. They are the best. I love them so much.

I'm not quite sure when my next email will be. I will start to have preparation day on Monday but I'm not quite sure how that will work out this next week. 

Have a great week!!

Elder Townsend


  1. Elder Townsend have a fantastic mission

  2. Elder Townsend have a fantastic mission