Thursday, December 24, 2015

Week 1

WE GOT AUSTIN'S FIRST LETTER:
Dear Everyone,

    I AM HERE!!! the MTC is great! I walked in got some bags and my tag (it was kinda anti-climatic) then went to a class where ia sat down and some man who i have never met started talking to me in Spanish! I though oh they are just drilling us because its our first day...NOPE they only speak Spanish to me!
I´m Learning super fast! Puedo testificó, y oró en español (I can testify and pray in Spanish) among other things. thank you all for the letters and food it was so rad!!!! i am in a trio my companions are Elder Brassanini, and Elder Basham. they are from Texas and Arizona. the rest of my district are Sister Missionaries ;) jk Heart on lock. our district has 8 people and we do everything together. our first investigator is named Nereyda we taught our first lesson 3 days in to training. Nereyda only speaks spanish... IT WENT SO WELL!!!!! The spirit is with us and we can learn so fast. All my spanish speaking friends (joseph im looking at you) write or email me in only spanish. i can print out your email and take some time to translate it and respond only in spanish. 
OH my whole district is either going to Costa Rica or Niceragua. i felt so out of place because they all got water filters in their spanish study supplies IM THE ONLY ONE WHO IS STATESIDE!! on Tuesdaythough something amazing happend. We were meeting with our branch Presidency (a branch is a group of like a dozen districts) and the other new district is an all girl district and let me tell you one of those sisters is SUPER CUTE! los siento perro yo es un hombre. (sorry but im a guy)her name is Hermana stewart and you'll never guess what mission she is going to...LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY SPEAKING SPANISH!!!!! ahahaha

Abi and Lexi you guys have jobs on facebook and instagram look up: Samuel Basham and Peter Brassanini also Courtney Stewart while your at it why not.
Everybody had better stop crying about me being gone. that is just nonsense. Im doing great! i hope you are all staying healthy and safe. read el libro de Mormon. If you arent Mormon And dont want to read the book of mormon you should give it a try write me if you dont understand ill try to help clear things up for you. My email is ahollingsworth@myldsmail.net if you need anything im not sure the address to the mtc but my mom has it or you can google it like normal people. I just bought a fat stack of paper to write letters so keep them coming!! 

The MTC is so rad. I dont ever want to leave!!! hahahahaha. They didnt lie about the food its super good. ive been a little sick so ive had a rough time eating but what i get down is great!! I feel the spirit alot. La Iglesia es verdadera (the Church is True) It snowed hard yesterday the snow looks really pretty. tomorrowis christmas so me and my district are just gonna goof around. SPEAKING OF WHICH! yesterday was our one week anniversary so our district and the district with the cute Hermana puedemos un la fiesta!! (we had a party) i set it up aren't i just the cutest little host!!! The provo temple is ugly as hell but on sunday we took a walk and i felt the spirit. I looked up at it and told mis companeros "this temple is ugly as hell" they agreed.  i cant go to the temple this week because my temple day is on christmas so im just out of luck. and next week its closed for somethings else. yo no se (i dont know). 

I Love you ALL!! la iglesia es verdadera!
love,
Elder Austin Earl Hollingsworth
Pictures: The Mountains are beautiful like the materhorn in Disneyland but better! we decorated the hall of our residence for christmas. These are my companions and my district at the ugly provo temple.