Don't you mean Elder Hansen? ;)
Yeah, everything's going great. Elder Miles sent some pictures of our district on our temple walk from Sunday. I just wrote you guys a letter, too. So don't worry, more information about my stay here at the MTC is on the way!
I ate once with Elder Stevens the first night at the MTC, but I haven't eaten with him since. Our entire district (11 missionaries) eats together. I've seen Elder Robison a lot, I think our schedules are pretty in sync, like his mom said. He and I check up on each other often, it's pretty convenient. I just saw Elder Larson walk in today! He looked pretty shaken, I asked him how he felt. He said he was nervous. I know he'll fit right in, though. He was all smiles when he saw me, I saw his face light right up. I think it helped for him to see someone he recognized. It was pretty overbearing when I first got here. But I got into the rhythm of things pretty quickly.
Learning about how to bring others closer to Christ is so spiritually uplifting! I love our teachers, they're chock-full of knowledge. It's pretty astounding. When they do role playing, they're just so natural! I'm super jealous of their ability to listen, know what the investigators need and then show them how applying the gospel to their life can make their lives better. It's fascinating, and a little bit aggrivating how easily our teachers are able to do that. It looks easy from a distance, but when we try it, I almost feel like I'm completing a check list of things I need to tell the person. I know I'm not supposed to do that, but it's so hard to receive all these wonderful information and not feel like I need to shove it down someone's throat. But I'm learning. Our latest lesson (role playing session with Sister L.), Elder Miles and I taught Melanie. It went so well! I'm finally beginning to rely more fully upon what the Spirit is telling me. When I listened to her problems, (she said something like, "I feel like I'm walking in the dark, keeping my fingers crossed...") Everything that I needed to tell her literally unfolded in my mind. Everything I needed to say was right there, all I had to do was open my mouth, and start. It was an inspiring moment where Heavenly Father answered my prayers. It boosted my testimony of revelation dramatically.
I'll tell you more next wednesday!
Elder Tanner Hansen.