Hello from the MTC!
Tomorrow marks 6 weeks into the MTC. How crazy is that? The weeks fly by. It seems like yesterday that I was writing an email to everyone. Not much has happened this week except I broke my leg yesterday. I fell over a railing in the residence hall. Its just a hairline fracture. Nothing a few weeks can't fix. Just kidding. I'm perfectly fine. I'm not stupid and jumping off of things or climbing the walls like Joel is.
The MTC is still as Fun as ever. Everyone here has already left and I am the only Midshipman left to fight against the oppression that are Zoomies and Whoops. Please pray on my their behalf that they will be spared and not have to learn of the true nature of youngster martial arts. IN all seriousness I'm good friends with a few they all good people. I met the Sister and Elder Richardson equivalent to the USMC base in Quantico, they're all really really cool. They introduced me to the senior military liaison officers for Japan. They were really nice, I hope I get to have a lot of interaction with them over in Japan.
I've continued to make more progress with the language over the past week. I wrote a talk in Japanese for Sacrament meeting but didn't get called to give it. (It was amazing by the way) also, I gave a lesson to an "Investigator" without notes so that was pretty cool too. Its moving along just fine. On Saturday I memorized 100+ vocabulary words. I'm so glad that Plebe rates have helped me to learn the Language!
On Sunday, we were privileged to hear from the guy in charge of all the LDS movies (ie. Testaments, Legacy) He was really cool and shared a lot of stories and clips about his new movie that helps to portray the struggles of the Martin Handcart company, Very inspiring. I enjoy hearing about the extreme faith that the early pioneers had. I could never do it, I like having my limbs.
Now that the senior missionaries have left on Monday I am now the top ranking Japanese speaking Missionary here at the MTC. I(ts a great feeling but also nerve-wracking because in 3 weeks ill be in Tokyo!! I have a lot to work on but I know that if I am diligent and obedient then I will be blessed with strength as well as the gift of tongues.
There isn't much to talk about, the MTC is very very very scheduled day-to-day schedule rarely changes. However, these three scriptures really define my last week here at the MTC:
Jeremiah 4:19, Isaiah 16:11, and Acts 1:18
Hopefully Japanese Natto and rice fixes me right up!
We got our Katakana Name-tags this week too. Mine says Fua- Choro pronounced "Fa Choro" but its all in Katakana and Kanji, ill try to send pictures but the computers here only work half of the time.
Anyways, I am almost out of time. Its good hearing from everyone And I enjoy all the dear elders and Letters and emails. Thanks for all the support.
Talk to you all in a week!
Elder Joshua A. Farr
Jeremiah 4:19 "My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war."
Isaiah 16:11 "Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-haresh"
Acts 1:18 "Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out."
He sounds like he's having fun.]