Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My First P-Day

Dear Family,

My P-day is Tuesday. I'll usually email about this time, (12:45 MDT)

If you guys could send some snacks in the mail, that would be pretty cool, the Brazilian district has dinner at 4 so I am hungry again by 9. (Almonds)  (Mom’s note: he finally sent the snail mail address.  It is on the right side of the blog.)
Good news, my BYU Signature card works on the vending machines (hint hint)  (mom’s note:  I got the hint and added $ to his account.)

First week at the MTC has been pretty cool.  I recognized a bunch of people from my BYU ward.
The first few days of the MTC had a lot of information but after Monday it has started to mellow down and we are getting used to things.

The food in the cafeteria is decent; I am allowed to eat as much as I want. The food does kind-of do weird things to your stomach, but I think I am getting used to it.

We had started learning Portuguese on the first day. We have been teaching a fake investigator. Our first lesson was on the second full day of being in the MTC. We had to teach the full lesson 30 minute in Portuguese. We have had two more lessons with the Fake Investigator since then, they went much better then the first lesson.
Portuguese has been coming along pretty well.  We have learned to pray and bear testimony and some other talking stuff. I think Portuguese is easier then Spanish. It is a lot like Spanish, some of the letters are pronounced differently and words are slightly different but all of the conjunctions are the same.

My companion is Elder Phipps, he is from Kansas. He cool person and very nice. He sleep-walks. We have some very funny stories about him. 
My roommates are pretty neat. 

I didn't take any pictures, haven't had a lot of time to.

Love, Elder Nolan Gibb

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Headed to Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah

Elder Blackner is serving a mission in Brazil too,  but in a different city.   He is in my Grandma's ward, and his older brother was my Young Men's President for awhile.  Small world. We met up at the gate.   Watch out MTC here we come!!!