Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Week 3 - MTC

Hola mis amigos Elder McKeon here 
This week has probably been the best week in the MTC for me. My spanish has started to click and I am speaking more and more everyday. It is one of the best feelings! This week we taught a real investigator in the MTC and Man, was that an experience! His name is Marco and he is from Peru and now lives here in Provo. He is one of the coolest guys ever. During the lesson the Spirit was so strong. It was amazing. The lesson was only suppose to be a 20 minute lesson, but it turned into a 45 minute lesson. The entire 45 minutes we were talking in Spanish. We had prepared a lesson to teach him, but when we got into the lesson the Spirit took us a whole other direction than what we had planned for.  My companions and my Spanish was great! We all just flowed off of each other on the lesson. He even accepted our offer for a baptismal date on the first lesson! I know that the investigator was in the MTC but the Spirit I felt after that lesson made me so much more excited to get out into the mission field and teach the people of Houston Texas. I only have about 2 and a half weeks left which is such a weird feeling.  It feels like I have been at the MTC for a year but it is also going by so quickly. This past week has made me honestly so grateful for this oppurtunity to serve the Lord. I miss all of you and pray for everyone back home. I love you all!
Peace out 
Elder McKeon

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Week 1 MTC

Hey y'all week one in the mtc is done! This has been a crazy week but an amazing one! MY companion is named elder Ludwig, and he is a great guy he knows the scriptures like the back of his hand. My district is amazing! The guys in my district are Elder Hickman, McDonald, Gress, and Hall. We all have the same sense of humor and we all just make each other bust out laughing. They are all athletes and played either football or wrestling in high school so we all just clicked and became friends like we have known eachother our entire lives! The Hermana's keep us all in check though. I have already taught 3 lessons in spanish which were hard but extremely spiritual! My spanish is coming along okay. I understand more when people talk to me and i can speak but not as well as i can understand it. The food here is okay nothing compared to sharkys or my mom's sunday dinners but its okay. We had a small miracle in my district, On Monday we had a district fast and so we were all starving and when we showed up for dinner we had chick fila catered to the mtc small miracles hahaha, I pray and read my scriptures in spanish which is really fun. I love and miss you all! Love Elder McKeon 

Week 2 MTC

Hey everyone Elder McKeon here! 
Week 2 down! 
A lot of crazy things going on! My companion is going home so I have become part of a tripanionship! Teaching is becoming more frequent and a lot less class time. Spanish is coming along okay. A lot days really frustrating because in the lessons you know what you want to say, but you can't say it in Spanish, so you just get so frustrated.  It's coming along piece by piece. My district just keeps making me laugh. In the MTC you are just tired all the time, so any free time you have you just kind of fall asleep. I couldn't tell you how many times I've fallen asleep in a white shirt and tie! hahaha! The food hasn't improved since last week and the Caffeine Free Diet Coke tastes like cough syrup. hahaha! But, You eat it! They also have chocolate milk on tap, so thats amazing!! Also, Elder Bednard came and talked to us on our Tuesday night devotional. It was amazing! He talked about conference and reading, diving into and rereading talks. It was such a cool experience. I love the work and I'm happy to be here. Love and miss you all! Elder McKeon 

At the temple this Morning

Not sure what's up with the Sunglasses! :)