Monday, September 23, 2013

Week 1 in the MTC

Bonjour! Elder Bollard reporting live from the MTC! It is crazy here!! But i love it and im working hard! So here's the DETAILS! My companion is Elder Willits from Sandy Utah HAH and we are the ONLY americans in our district! Its the craziest thing ever hahaha. So there are six Elders in my district and we all sleep in the same room, i love it haha. There's elder Shalt from Frankfurt Germany, Elder Iliff from Birmingham Engalnd, Elder Pederson from Denmark, and Elder Sommer from Munich Germany! ITS UNREAL im already having a culture shock and im not in France yet. Speaking of France, the French language might be the death of me but Im learning really fast. Im surprising myself so thats good! I miss you mom and dad and I can feel all of your prayers! It's hard work here and the time goes by slowly so friends and family PLEASE write me letters!! i promise ill write back hahah. 
The spirit of the Lord is so strong here and I feel it daily. Mom im praying for you SO MUCH. I love you and I had the chance to go to the temple today and pray about you and the family<3 Its amazing here and Im so excited for what the future holds. 
I appreciate all of the emails and letters! I look forward to them nightly! I feel my testimony growing greatly and I am working as hard as i can in studying the language and the gospel. Its exhausting!! Sunday night was my favorite night for sure. I got to hear a talk from Elder Bednar about converting yourself unto the Lord. Its not enough just to have a testimony but you need to become converted unto the Lord. He said we go about doing this by shaping our lives after Christ. We need to study the character of Chirst and try to be like him. I am praying for that daily now. It was an amazing talk. 
I miss all of you so much. And HOMIES! WRITE ME. I need that love<3 This truly is an experience that I've never gone through before and i know that as I become more and more focused on loving others and making them better people, I will be able to better myself!  Au revoir!!!

Elder Bollard


  1. I loved his letter, he sounds like Cole...makes me chuckle;)


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