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Curtis' Mission

Friday, March 04, 2005

One Month

Curtis has been gone a month now and his time at the CTM is half over. I've received a couple of letters from him in the last two weeks and he also wrote his sisters. They were excited to hear from him.

He has a very busy schedule - 11 1/2 hours of study time each day. His favorite day is Sunday; all he does is church stuff: meetings, devotional, naps, and free time. Sometimes he plays volleyball in the gym. The Portuguese is coming along good although it took two hours to write one page of Portuguese. He is learning the "Preach My Gospel" book and practices with his companion, Elder Hirschi. He really likes both of his teachers.

He is excited to start serving his mission in the Sao Paulo East area. The missionaries take the bus to the Campinas Temple but it is west of the CTM so he has not seen his mission area yet. He says his area is on the poor side of the city. It should humble him and make him feel grateful for what he has.

He's not too thrilled with the cafeteria food. It's good about 1/3 of the time. Elder Stephens wrote to him from the mission field and said that the food is much better away from the CTM. His P-day is on Wednesday, another favorite day of the week. He needs more t-shirts and made a request for specific ones. I mailed them to him yesterday.

I think that Curtis is adapting well to being away from home. I can tell that he misses some things such as his music and the food he likes. I need to write him some paper letters. He has made mention of this twice. I'd better get busy. They take about two weeks to get to Brazil and he'll be out of the CTM in a month.


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