Its so good to write to you! I have arrived at the MTC and have survived my first weed! I am well and in good heath! There is so much to tell, hopefully I can tell you it all before my time runs out! We run on a tight schedule here and there seems to be no time but I feel like my time here has been more than just a week! Make sense? Well lets see, where to start? Once you guys drop me off I was taken into the MTC and given my badge and some other papers and such then I was taken to my room to put my things there. Then went to my classroom in another building! My classroom is a pretty small room, it fits our district in there though. We have 10 in our district 2 sister comapnionships and 3 elder companionships. Elder Nate Allan is in my district! We have 2 elders from Finland as well in our district, Elder Lappalienen and Elder Tiits. My companion is Elder Sponseller from Midland Michigan and he is such a great guy! We get along so well and are very similar! I am blessed to have him! He has much more experience with German and so its good to learn from him! Sister Hull is in my zone and she is just a few classrooms down and so I she here often! I also see Elder Pierce as well here and there!
We dove right into German the moment we walked into the classroom! They speak little english if any here! And its so good for us! I can understand mostly everything they are saying by now but the hard thing is to respond. We have already taught 3 lessons in German to an investagator! Its so cool and we feel the spirit everytime! I am learning something new everyday both in German and about the Gospel! I can give a simple pray and testimony in Germand! The first couple days were pretty long I must say but now that Ive got it down its not that bad! Just adjusting those first days into a missionary schedule was a bit tough and there seemed to be no time! You always want to be doing something or studying, there is no time to waste here in the MTC!
The food here is pretty good...you learn what to eat and what not to eat! Its so fun because in the cafeteria I see many people I know whether it be from high school, sports team, or college! I love it! We have gym time everyday and we usually play 4 square or fun or play volleyball! The Germans always dominate 4 square! It is only Elder Sponseller and I in our room! Kinda funny that its just us because of all the new missionaries but im sure we will be getting roommates this next week! We have Russians and Germans on our floor and it has been fun to get to know them all! One I actually was freinds with up at Utah State!
Its crazy how many missionaries are here, especially the sister! I would say its pretty even between the elders and sisters! Its so cool to see how many sisters are here! Well my time has come to an end! We only get 30 minutes so we have to write quick! One more thing real quick! On the second day here I was called to be our District Leader! Very neat opportunity to accpet that call and to serve my District! The Lord knows what I need to prepare myself once I get out to Germany! This is a great work we have on the earth today and what a great opportunity it is to shar and bless the lives of so many in Germany! I just want to go already! But got to be here another 5 weeks! It will be good! Love you all! Till next week!
Love, Elder Jason Jerman
Elder Sponseller and Elder Jerman
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