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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This Week in the Adventures of Elder Wilcox

     Carter's emails have been scattered and not very structured. Rather than post a bunch of random sentences, here is what we know so far:
  • Carter's companion is Elder Smith from Nampa, ID
  • He is the only member of his district headed to Guayaquil Ecuador South, the rest are headed to the Quito Ecuador mission
  • He's seen various friends from home, and it's been a comfort to be able to talk to them. 
  • Upon arriving, he was a little overwhelmed with the size of the Mexico MTC Campus, he was a little concerned about how he was going to make it to his classes on time.
  • He's frequently been commenting on the strength of the Spirit at the MTC. He had a great experience recently while watching the Church produced movie, Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration. Here's what he had to say,
     "We watched the Restoration movie and it was quite possibly the most incredible film I've ever seen. The Spirit was so strong in the room and I absolutely love the part where Joseph stands up in shackles and commands the men: "Silence ye fiends of the infernal pit! I will not bear to hear another minute of such talk! You will cease such talk or either you or I will die this very instant! ..... The worth of EVERY soul is great in the sight of God" It's such an incredible part of the movie and it was as if the Spirit grabbed me and threw me into the movie. I couldn't take my eyes away from the screen. Go watch that movie because I promise you that you will feel the Spirit and you will gain a stronger testimony of the truthfulness of this Gospel."
  • He was sick this past week, but feeling better.
  • After the first day of classes, he was thankful for his middle school Spanish teacher, Sra. Denney.
     Well, that's about all we've got for now, more pictures and emails will be uploaded as we get them!