I just love you all and miss you like crazy! So here is the memory card to my camera and a little photo guide to some pictures you might scratch your head at.
-WHITE BOARD DRAWING: this is a picture that Elder Adams and I drew in the MTC Main Campus. It's a game we would play all too often as a district where we just take turns drawing one line at a time and it eventually turns into a masterpiece such as this!
-BIG GROUP IN FRONT OF THE TEMPLE: our Zone! But our Zone changed nearly every week w/ districts leaving and new ones coming in every week.
-ME IN A REALLY SMALL SHIRT: this is Elder Adams' shirt. His mom sent it to him and it was super small and he was going to throw it away. But it was a cool shirt so I took it off his hands.
-MAP PIC OF ME PICKING SOME CHICK'S NOSE: all the Spanish Speaking Dallas Mission missionaries in our zone.
-SHOE BOX PICS - we kept all of our books in shoe boxes. This was the night we said goodbye to our -MTC main campus classroom, because the next day we moved to the West Campus.
-DESK PIC: My desk for 5 weeks in our MTC bedroom.
-BED PIC: where I slept for 5 weeks at the MTC!
-ELDER LAMBERT/WILLIAMS HANDSHAKE IN ACTION: the night before LL left for the MTC.
-RANDOM CLOSE-UP OF RANDOM KID - this is Elder Adams friend, Elder Sorenson, who left for Canada the next day. We are probably going to be good friends after the mission.
-WRITING IN THE CEILING: Elder Powell and I had a unique room in the MTC. Somehow we found this in the ceiling; tons of elders that have stayed in that room signed it. WEIRD!
-BUS - the bus pic ride from MTC Main to MTC West. The kid standing up i the back is Elder Adams. The other kid is a goofy looking one that just conquered cancer, Elder Powell (another one) that I have lots of respect for.
-KITCHEN CABINET - I warned you about this pic in one of my e-mails. West Campus rooms had kitchens and Elder Powell lived in the same apartments for a semester, so he knew about this. I would try to get in there every night for like 5 nights straight before I finally got it. Every time I tried I would get super claustrophobic and spaz out and panic, but I finally got it! Such a great Kodak Moment.
-RANDOM CHICK THAT YOU PROBABLY DON'T RECOGNIZE - I think this is my second cousin. Rob and Julie's niece that we met at Mike's wedding. We thought this would be a pic that they would like, so show them please!
-THE DISTRICT - w/ Hermana Pinto, one of our 2 main MTC teachers. She was cool and called me "Word of the Day" bc I would always make words up in lessons when I didn't know the word I wanted.
-Adams and Biggs on the bus that goes from West to the Temple to Main.
-Elder Powell y Yo on the mismo bus.
-THE DISTRICT - w/ Hermano Zuzunaga. He is from Peru and probably changed my life more than anyone else in the MTC. He is the most pure hearted man I've ever met. Everyone in our district thinks he is going to be a general authority someday.
-BROKEN LIGHT BULB - this was in our classroom at West Campus. Elder Adams always talked about how cool it would be to break one of these lightbulbs that were just laying around. Then we pretended to smack two together, or we tried to pretend, but we accidentally did. Oops!
-My seat at the World Wide Mission Broadcast. Front and Center baby! Jeffrey R. Holland sat in that first chair just over my shoulder, and the rest of them right next to him!
-ELDER ADAMS & I ON BALCONY - this is outside the pool house "cafeteria" at West Campus. We did a tie tried. Elder Powell is photobombing.
-Elder Williams and Elder Williams - another Elder Williams in our zone who is going to Houston. Gonna be a killer missionary!
-Elder Powell y Yo right before boarding the plane. We did a tie trad, too, wearing each others in this pic.
-The shell of a ginormo bug on the wall. I've never seen something like that before! Bugs are quite large here and I've already had to have Elder Sheffer kill a cucaracha in our bano.
- TEMPLE PICS - this is the family we took to the temple to motivate them to have a temple marriage. It went sooo well! But now, the guy changed his mind and doesn't want to get baptized or married! But we are still working on them! They are super nice and Javier is really funny, even though I can't understand him. They fed us 3 times in my first two weeks here haha! I'm hoping to have more pictures w/ them same family at the same place a year from now when they get married for real.
The other missionary in these pics is Elder Sheffer, as you probably could have guessed. He kinda reminds me of Tom in some ways. He is doing a great job of showing me the ropes and what missionary work really is.
-Just some beautiful GP scenery! Haha!
That's all, but I am going to try to have at least one new picture a week that I can send home via email. I hope you enjoy them all!
Take care Fam! Stay righteous and keep taking good care of my baby!
con much amor,
Elder D.C. Williams