Elder's Nguyen's Favorite Scripture

"And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.

"The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?

"Therefore, hold on thy way, and the priesthood shall remain with thee; for their bounds are set, they cannot pass. Thy days are known, and thy years shall not be numbered less; therefore, fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever."

- D&C 122:7-9

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Email - Dated Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hello everyone!

I'm doing well.  Everyone is improving in Vietnamese, though we often have to look back a few weeks to see it.  We're still having trouble understanding people speak in Vietnamese, because somehow, everyone who speaks to us in Vietnamese seems to be speaking faster than anyone has ever talked to us in English (including how quickly I speak a lot of the time).  But besides that, the language is going well.

Time has gone by quickly when I look back and see that I'm now on Week 6 according to the MTC schedule.  Looking forward on the other hand, sometimes I feel like I'm never going to be finished here.   There's about six more weeks here, and then two more days before I leave.  Right now that seems a long, long way away even though you're probably going to feel as if it's passing quickly.

Everyone's working hard here.  There's so much to do that we're all really happy when lunch and dinner come around.  Not because the food's any good (because it usually isn't that good) but because we finally get a break from being in class or teaching or whatever we're doing that day.

We're all especially happy on Sundays and Tuesdays, because there's no (MTC) classes at all.  I think that most of the missionaries here didn't really like Sundays before we came here, but now we really appreciate Sunday.


Elder Nguyen

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