Today was a good day because we heard from Spencer again! We didn't get an e-mail on Monday of this week, but we got a letter in the mail today.
Spencer is doing great! He says the MTC rocks! They are only speaking to him in Portuguese and he says, "The new immersion curriculum is a miracle. Elders are getting the gift of tongues. That's the only way to describe it. Many people are leaving fluent. I can already understand almost everything my teacher says. He said he's seen elders leave the MTC now knowing more Portuguese than he know after six months (in Brazil). It's because our teacher only talks to us in Portuguese and we have to teach in Portuguese. I get a new investigator tomorrow. His name is, Diego (pronounced gee-e-goo) in Portuguese. I can't wait to teach him."
Spencer also said, "I got to go to the temple this morning. I love the temple. I think I am starting to understand a little tiny bit. I think it was President Hinckley who said he thought he finally know what the temple was all about. he said that when he was like 90. So, I've got many years to go."
On another note, Spencer said that gym time is fun. He says, "I usually run at least a mile everyday and then go play basketball and four square. Four square is a blast! I love it. My district kinda owns one of the courts."
We are glad that Spencer is having a good time and learning a lot. We miss him and we love to hear from him. I'm glad he remembered to send Samantha a birthday card last week...it made her day!