Thursday, December 18, 2014

Week 5

I can't believe it has already been 5 weeks. Time is a very precious thing now. My MTC experience is going by too fast. 

This week has been a great week. Lots of challenges throughout the zone, but we are managing well. Our Senpai (Elders in our zone who were older than us) left on Monday. That was tough, but it was good. My district has been more mature. Yesterday we got our Kohai (Elders in our zone who were younger than us). They are awesome. My companion (who has a girlfriend) flirts a lot with a girl in my district. He denies it all the time, and is so oblivious to it. They're the perfect match. But the other day. During service. In the morning. She walked up to him with makeup on and hair done. She said "nice shoes" in a very flirtatious way. He didn't even catch it. Everyone in my district has this huge joke about it and he has no idea what's going on! It probably doesn't sound as funny in the email. But it was HILARIOUS!! 
Last Sunday for the devotional, BYU mens choir came. It was a sweet performance! Everyone loved it! And it was way good to hear some real music!
I feel like I've been here forever. But at the same time like I've only been here a week. I can't remember the first day that we came here that well. Just a big blur. I had to read my journal last night just to remember some stuff. 
The MTC is a wonderful place. I love the feeling I get everywhere. Love you all. Miss you all. Send me pictures. They're the best present :)

~Love Elder Davies
His "District" (His companion is on the right side of him, between the Sisters).
All the Elders are also going to Fukuoka, Japan....the Sisters are going to Tokyo, Japan.

Kyle's goofy "Sensei"

Kyle and his Sensei.

Loving the lunchables!....getting to "fat" for Oreos.

**Yolanda, note the scentsy hanging on the bed!!  (I need more for him.)
He says they have the best smelling room at the MTC.

Friday, December 12, 2014

A couple of the "first" letters, before emails!

These ones made me smile, A LOT!  He is so cute.  We love him, we miss him, but know he is in the right place for him!

Week 4 - 12/11/2014

Everyone who has written me so far, I will write you back this week!

FOUR and a half WEEKS TO GO

Well first off, I was made district leader earlier this week! Lot's of responsibility! I feel pretty legit when I take people out and do interviews. They all come from completely different lives than me. I definitely had it nice! Thanks mama :) Not sleeping too well since I've been made it. Kinda sucks being tired all the time, but most definitely worth it! As for the food. Hmm. Lets just say my body isn't handling the food too well! It tastes pretty alright? But I can't wait to get to Japan and have the food there! 
Japanese is still giving me headaches, but learning so much! Nothing has really changed there!
Yesterday we helped with the new people coming in to the MTC, my district was doing the traffic part. We all had walkie talkie's, probably the most fun since I've been out here! And definitely not the best idea to give those to a bunch of missionaries! 
Last Tuesday for the devotional we got to hear Lexi Walker sing! She was amazing!!! And the best part is, she's only 12!! 
MTC is flying by! It feels like I was writing last P-day like yesterday! 

How's the real world? Is it still going? I feel like time has stopped out there since I've been here. Let me know how everyone is doing! 

Elder Davies

Elder Kyle Davies
2005 N 900 E  unit 18
Provo, UT  84604

Week 3 -

Thanks everyone who has sent me letters and packages! They're still awesome!! :)


So not much happened this week. LOTS and LOTS of studying. Along with lots of bonding with my district and becoming way close. Thanksgiving night after the talk, we did a service project, and made food pouch things. I guess we broke some kind of record? It was fun! Then we got to watch Meet the Mormons, and it was the first time they showed it in the MTC! Saturday's we go on setup chairs for sacrament meetings for our service project. It takes about 15 minutes, so I get to go back to the residence and sleep for another hour :) Sunday's are legit, relaxing days. Our branch gets to host the Japanese missionaries that come through the MTC, and 2 of them spoke on Sunday. I could not understand one word. They speak incredibly fast. For sunday night's devotional Vocal Point came! I have a man crush on every single one of them... haha. They sang 12 days of Christmas first, and then a couple hymns in between. But the last song they sang was Nearer My God to Thee. If you haven't heard them sing it, go and youtube it. One of the best songs done by the sickest singing group. 

As for the spiritual prison part of things, it is still spiritual! :) The food is getting old, but I just have salad's now, so I'll be healthy! My companion is good, we get along pretty well! Other companionships in my district aren't going very well. There's one kid in my district who doesn't know how to stop talking, and I think his companion is getting a bit tired of him. But we are almost a month in!! The days go by extremely fast now! I feel like I wake up, go to a class, and then somehow I'm back in bed at the end of the day. 

Keep moving forward 

Love you

Elder Davies

Week 1 & 2

First off I just want to say, if you want to send me a letter or package, I will love you forever :)

Thanks to everyone who has! I don't have very much time in the MTC to write back, but I'll get there eventually! 

Also, I'm sorry that I missed the first week, my mom hid the email paper from me :)


My life at the MTC usually starts off by waking up at 6:30 (which is a lot easier than I thought it would be), then going to the gym for about 45 minutes, grabbing a quick sack breakfast. Then going back to my room, and I will have about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much time I spend eating. After that, we have class for about 4 and a half hours, personal study, companionship study, language study, and then additional study. Then we have 45 minutes for lunch. Which is when we check mail for the first time of the day. I usually don't get mail then. Then we go back to class at 1:30, and have another 4 hours of study time, usually with our teacher, and it's used to study Japanese. Then we have 45 more minutes for dinner, where I usually get my packages, and letters! Then we have another 3 hours of class time, where we teach an "investigator", "who only speaks Japanese". We started on our second day, and ouch. I felt bad for him, cause we had absolutely no idea what he was saying. I'm getting good enough now where I can usually pick out the subject and verb, and be able to tell if it's a question.. So I can guess what he says I guess? But we have gotten him to pray and read the BOM. So we are doing well with the language I guess. After that, we have 45 minutes of personal time, which goes by insanely fast. I usually change, and go get some ice cream from the vending machine. Then 15 minutes of journal writing. And then lights out. I have a headache literally every night. But it's not a bad one, it just shows me that I've studied enough for the day. 

As for my district, they're all pretty sweet! There are 6 elders, and 2 sisters. All of the elders, are in the same room, and we party hard. Not really. But it's sweet, we have grown close already! Mismash Choro, is my companion. He's messy, and doesn't know how to contain his stuff. Which really gets on my nerves. I've learned to love him lots though! Then there's Pettit Choro, funniest kid I've ever met! His companion, Richards Choro is a character too. Always singing. He's a great guy though, and me and him are the only ones that go to choir. Then there is Kaufusi Choro. He is Tongan, and is from New Zealand, he's 21. The rest of them are 18. He's awesome. Then there's his companion Williams Choro. Who is half Japanese. He is about 5'7 and weighs about 100 pounds. and he is a pain. He follows the rules exactly, and doesn't know how to speak up. I'll have to do a better explanation next email. But he is annoying too. I love them all. and we are a big family. MTC is cool like that. Nobody is ever alone. 


Well the MTC is pretty boring honestly, pretty much the same thing every day.. I got sick last Sunday. Probably homesick. But after a lot of drugs I got better (joking). Anyways, this place is a spiritual prison... except we don't get visits. Or phone calls. Another joke. But other then the 13 hours a day studying, and waking up at 6:30, and always doing stuff. This place is awesome! My district is like a big family now! 

2 days ago, Dallin H. Oaks came and spoke at our devotional. One of the coolest experiences of my life! He talked about how there is always room for improvement. And that we are our Heavenly Father's tools. He gave a good analogy of a pen. When we need to use a pen, we don't want it to say it's sick, or too tired. When we need to write something down important, we don't want our pen saying, well today is my P-day, but come back tomorrow. We are not out here for ourselves. We are out here for Him. For the people of Japan. It got me way pumped. Too bad I'm stuck here for 9 weeks, eh? 

Today we got to hear from Elder Bednar. It was OUTSTANDING. He changed it from the normal talk, and decided to pass out a bunch of cell phones, and we could text in questions to his iPad, and he would read them off and answer them. I sent in my question, and then forwarded it to him about 20 times (don't tell anyone). It got answered. :) It was SO cool to hear an answer you've been searching for from an apostle. 

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Thanksgiving, as I have. I just ate more than I ever have before. 

This Church is true. If you have any doubts or questions, you can always email me :) I have about 2000 missionaries willing to help :)

I hope everyone is doing well, and I love all you guys! 

Love Davies Choro