Monday, May 31, 2010

MTC...

Or as Brady called it, the SSPC (Singing, Studying, Praying Center).
The last 2 and a half weeks Brady was in the MTC and since last Wednesday, the 26th, Brady has been in the field. When Brady sends his emails, he tells the story so well that most of this will just be clips from his emails.
"I got my first companion, named Elder Mansfield. He is from the England area and is 22. He use to work at a hair salon so it takes him like 20 minutes to do his hair, while I'm done in like 20 seconds. A good thing about Elder Mansfield is that he knows how to iron. So that was a huge relief as he helped me with that, so thankfully I didn't ruin my shirts already."
"One rule on the mission so far is that we have to shave everyday. Even though I barely grow hair, I still pull out my electrical shaver and do it every morning before class. I think it makes most of the other elders mad when they have to put on shaving cream, and grow hair really bad. Then there is just me that only takes like 2 minutes to shave."


For those of you who know Brady, probably know that when he was little he picked baseball over soccer and hasn't really played since. All they ever played on P-day was soccer, and because of that, he has hilarious stories. Here are some of the highlights:
"We had our first exercise day and we played football (soccer in the U.S.A.). They put me as goalie, I have no idea why. I made this sweet stop, and then I went to go and kick the ball and I kicked off this player for the other team, and just watched the soccer ball as it rolled back into my net. It was embarrassing, and now all the England missionaries that are here refer to me and the real American football player. (ouch). Then I had a chance to redeem myself and sure enough I did. I was the best defender and no body cared to come my way. I also made this sweet pass and we scored a goal. It was pretty awesome."
"I happened to score my first goal in football, It took me like 3 shots but I finally got the ball into the net. On my first kick, I kicked the ball like a little girl. Then on my second one it was just me and the goalie, and I had him totally faked out. Then, I choked and kicked the ball wide left. I was so upset. Finally, on the third one I got the ball past him, and it was really awesome. I also had a couple of sweet assists on goals we scored. It was funny because the day before whenever I would get the ball, all the elders on my team would yell 'get rid of the ball Elder Moore' and now they keep on passing me the ball and I have become pretty good if I do say so myself."
Our biggest shocker though, is that Brady now LOVES singing!
"I have a confession I need to make. While being in the MTC, I have been forced to sing in the choir, and now I'm actually starting to enjoy it. I always sit in the front row next to Elder Douglass because my companion plays the piano. Me and Elder Douglass try to sing our hearts out and I'm sure we sound awful, but Sister Clegg says we sounded really good, and I said I'm sure it wasn't because of me. She then said I had a big part in it and I told her that she is too nice. She always lets me and Elder Douglass, also Elder Hales and Elder Smith sit on the front row. But me and Elder Douglass are usually the suck ups to her. Whenever she says she messed up, we usually will say we think you are doing a wonderful job, we are pretty sure it was our fault."
While in the MTC, Brady had the opportunity to experience a lot of really exciting things! They got to go to the temple, go into the streets of Manchester to try and talk to people about the gospel, go on a church history tour, and had Elder Quentin L. Cook come speak to them.

Below is the picture of Brady's whole MTC group with Elder Quentin L. Cook. He is on the back row, 4th from the right.

As soon as Brady sends us pictures, we'll update with some! He said he has taken a lot so hopefully we'll get some soon!

3 comments:

The Arbuckle's said...

Those are some great stories of brady. sounds like he is having a great time.

Taylor and Ashley Carroll said...

I can just picture him doing all this... oh boy, that kid is too funny!

Bea said...

This is from Alan:
Dear Elder Moore, Glad to see you are settling in and learning the REAL game of football. When you come home you will say,"basball? what's baseball?"
love from both of us
Alan and Bea.