Monday, August 23, 2010

Letters From Elder Toutai: The MTC

Melanie Here! I wrote to Elder Toutai the first monday he was out, I didn't expect anything though because I thought It was too late for him to reply, but then I got a pleasant Surprise on Thursday! Elder Toutai Replied! huhuhu He had p days on thursday while he was in the MTC, (I think) hehe huhuhu Well! Let me give you a quick little blip of his email! (I'm so slack! haha He is out in the field now, so all the stuff is past tense hehe Erfitt! or sumsing..)

He LOVED the MTC, He was very excited about being there and about the prospect of Preaching the Gospel and being able to Help Others Come Unto Christ. He thought people in the world would probably think he was Crazy! (the exclamation point was ALL his haha!) Because Of how excited he was to serve. I wrote some Icelandic and he was excited about understanding it haha Lets have an Excerpt(I think thats what its called)

"I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WROTE haha. Ive been reading the book of mormon in english and icelandic Groberg style. Well not exactly im just writing down the vocabulary that I Don't understand so I can keep and improve my icelandic for when I get back.

My zone leaders are going to Norway and they name tags say elsta im like hohoho thats oldest not elder, na not really!"

Such a Lovley Missionary! He requests lots of emails and mails and packages and all things a missionary should get without asking! hehe Remember to email him!! whoever you may be!

He Ends His Email so Wonderfull that I will insert another excerpt in closing

"Thank you for your prayers!

Stay safe and god bless

Elder Toutai"

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The day before the MTC.

Mele'ofa here. I am the lucky one who got to spend the day with Henry right before he went into the Missionary Training Center

And doesn't he look dashing? I was amazed when I saw him. My little brother, all grown up. He looks every part the missionary. 

We went and grabbed his suitcase and headed off. We ran errands for a couple of hours. Everything from the Distribution Center to Mr. Mac and Ross. It was good times. Poor Henry wanted to go crazy with buying shoes, but he reigned himself in. :) Poor vain guy. hahahaha. Only kidding. It was really great, though to see his excitement and energy for his mission. Dustin and I both agree we have never seen a young man more ready to serve the Lord.

He did some service at our house. :) He helped Miaya collect the chicken eggs. And we also had a neighborhood party we had to be at and he was a trooper and came along too.
 This is us across the street from the MTC. There's a parking lot across the street that we were to say good bye in. They no longer allow anyone on the campus, and so we had our lunch, and then hopped in the car, and took him to the MTC. It was pretty intense, first getting to the parking lot, and young fellow at the entrance asked me "What are you here for?" and I was like "Umm...I'm bringing my brother to the MTC." And he was all super serious and letting me know of the procedures to follow. We were NOT allowed to go onto the campus. We were NOT allowed to take pictures. It was drop off only. Etc.  I was scared of breaking the rules! But then we got to the next fellow, and he was so nice! He said to take our time and say our good byes and then to head to the MTC and they'd let us know what to do when we got there. I wasn't scared after talking to that guy. :)

We dropped him off, I gave him a quick hug, which I think was against the rules, and took this pic of him walking off. I didn't even cry! But I drove too fast out of the drop off area because one of the Elders pointing out where to go gave me a disapproving look and made hand motions to slow down. I think I was going 10 miles per hour. :D hahahaha. My bad.

I'm so excited for him.

As it says in Doctrine & Covenants 31:3 the "hour of your mission is come".

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's finally here

Elder Nielson, An inspiration to me

I barely knew Elder Gardener for 6 days but I felt like i've known him all my life. Such an amazing missionary

I can't believe its time. There has been so much pressing on my mind. The Lord has sent angels in the form on humans to watch over me my whole life. Even today one of the Elders felt prompted to tell me some things that I really needed to know. It was amazing

Anyways tomorrow I am flying down to SLC and I report in on Wednesday! This will be my address:

Elder Henry Milo Toutai
MTC Mailbox # 126
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793

I'll get somone to try to update this as much as possible

God bless you all