A few interesting facts.
1. We fly out of Salt Lake city March 2nd. That means we are here for only 5 and a half weeks.
2. An elder in my district found out that when new missionaries arrive in Mozambique President Kretly takes them on a safari.
3. My mission end date is Jan. 05 2016. And when elders are that close to Christmas they generally send them home early in time for christmas.
that is all.
Our first week in the MTC is almost over. My district is made up of me, Elder B, Elder R, Elder D, Elder F, and Elder H. We spend about 9-10 hours a day in a small classroom with just the 6 of us practicing portuguese and studying about the Gospel. It gets super tiring and by the end of the day all of us are worn out and ready for bed by 9:30. We are all trying our best to learn the language and leanr more about the gospel. I feel like I’d go crazy if it werent for the other elders in my district. We are all really close already and joke around a lot during meal times and when we are taking short breaks from studying. If anyone is interested in mailing me my Address for the next 5 or so weeks is:
Elder Nathan Keck
2005 North 900 East Unit 92
Provo, UT 84604-1793
My dad got our first letter from Nate at the MTC today:
We are crazy busy here. We spend all day in a classroom and the language is going awesomely. Our district has impressed every Portuguese teacher here with how much we can understand and speak in the time that we’ve been here. I’m sure you will be interested to know that I was named District leader of my district, and my District is amazing. It might be one of the easiest callings I’ve ever served in. There is only 6 of us and 1 of us is not going to Mozambique but instead to Portugal. Its been an awesome but tiring experience. P-day’s are Tuesday and the food kind of sucks. Could you please send my light blue sweatshirt and extra Gym shorts. No extra suit needed.
Unfortunately we still don’t have a mailing address for him. Apparently it was emailed to him the Friday before we left to drop him off, but he didn’t get that to us. (This is classic Nate.) :)