Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Alden - MTC - July 5, 2011

Hey Family


So this week has been great. mainly because it was the Fourth of July!!!! YAY!!! Well we had a great celebration this week. First on Saturday morning there was a hot air balloon launch, you could see it fairly well from the MTC. It brings back so many memories of going to the balloon launch in Albany. then that night we had an amazing fireside celebration for the Holiday. The focus was mainly on all of the blessings that have come from the bringing forth of this country. Mainly the restoration of the gospel. The spirit is so strong here. I know i have been blessed to live in this country where we have this great privilege to worship our God.

Afterword we got to see the fireworks at BYU. we had to stay in the MTC but it was still great.

Then on Sunday we had a great fireside. Sister Jenny Oaks Baker came and performed for us. She is the daughter of Elder Oaks, and an AMAZING violinist. She went to Juliard to study music and she performs with many symphonies. She was just amazing. The spirit was great, and the music was phenomenal. she also had her three daughters play, they were no older then 9. They were also great. They played I am a child of God. Very cute.

Well as for the rest of the week. we learned a lot and taught. we finally committed one of our investigators to be baptized. He said that he would. We cant believe it took us a whole month. Good thing we are still in the MTC.

Well Thats about it. A lot of reminders of my family. Love you All. Have a great week.

Elder Alden Papritz.

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