Letters & Emails from Elder Smith. Marshall has been called to serve in the Arizona Tempe Mission.

Letters and Emails from Elder Smith. Marshall has been called to serve in the Arizona Tempe Mission.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Half way done at the MTC...


On Christmas for lunch we got turkey and gravy and mashed potatoes but yeah dinner was a sack lunch. oh well though.  I wouldn't want anyone to have to work on account of me being here. so its all good.

Yeah i forgot my camera so no pictures today.  Next week. We got our travel plans today so that kind of puts stuff into perspective that we only have like a week and three days here.  On one hand I'm kind of glad to leave because it will be nice to have a different schedule but I still feel like I have SOO much to learn.  Oh well. I figure anything I need to learn I can always pick up on in the field.  One of the elders has been having a rough time in the MTC.  He went on a lot of splits with the missionaries before he came here so he thought he would know exactly what it would be like, but its very different so he has been frustrated a lot.  I guess its kind of nice not getting stressed about stuff, like how I am.  I don't know though.  Our teacher is Brother Jacobson.  He is so cool and funny. I love having him as a teacher.  I have been raining the trey during gym time.  I could 'prolly' destroy Hayden in some 1v1.  But that will have to wait.

My laundry is piled high too!! It's in the machine right now though.  I guess I don't really know what to write about.  The MTC is pretty much the same day in and day out.  I'll have more to write when I'm in the field...hopefully.  Let me know everything that is going on!!!  Sorry I don't have much to say.  I'm gonna let some other people have some time.

Love you guys sooo much!!!


Elder Marshall Smith

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Email & Pictures

We didn't get to chat with Marshall on Christmas day, because there are too many missionaries in the MTC, but right after we hung up with his big brother, Elder Christian Smith, I checked our email, and there was a wonderful letter from Elder Marshall Smith and some pictures!  It was a wonderful Christmas day!- Debbie (proud mommy of Marshall)

25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

The MTC is sooooo awesome.  I love every second of it!!  Our district is sooo much fun.  I'm not comps with Elder Kozak, but I hope that will happen in the feild.  My companion is Elder Kelley.  He is from the Seattle area.  Really good guy.

Today is Christmas!!  We got to hear from Russell M Nelson.  It was way tight. Tonight we get to watch Its a Wonderful Life.  I'm excited.

On Sunday we got to go on a temple walk.  The temple here is wayyyyy bank.  The grounds are soo beautiful especially with all the snow. 

I have learned so much about the gospel.  Its crazy how behind I was, but know I feel like a gospel genius...well not really.  I still have so much more to learn.  The spirit here at the MTC is amaaaaaazing.  24 hours of the day, 7 days a week.  I LOVE it.  I just want to go out to the field and let everyone know about the church!!!! 

Thanks for the package mom!!!  And tell the Withers thanks for their package! It was awesome!!!  But the pants that Mr Mac sent me were grey, not brown.  Oh well, they'll do. 

Tell people to write me!!  http://www.dearelder.com/ (this is the easiest way to write Marshall while he is in the MTC)  It sucks when everyone is getting letters all the time and im just sitting in the corner crying in sadness but saying, "No elders, its just the spirit getting to me, I'm so happy for all of you"  when really i want to gut punch all of them.  Okay well I'll email you on Friday too.  That's p day but we don't get it the first week.

The first pic is of my district, and the second is me and my companion!

Love you guys sooo much

Elder Marshall Smith

Thursday, December 20, 2012

He's gone...to the Mission Training Center

Elder Smith #3 is in Provo, Utah at the Mission Training Center.  He was picked up at the SLC Airport by his wonderful cousin Doug.  They had some fun and food before he checked in.  Doug was wonderful and sent us some pictures of their short time together.

At the airport

I'm not sure where Doug took him before the MTC...


Just arriving at the MTC
Thanks Doug!

Checking in!