Monday, May 26, 2014

Week 2 in the MTC

Ernie says:
So my district and everyone in my zone are super fun! We have some great laughs. I try and exercise and eat right. We were shown how to manage our stress because its a big problem here. A lot of stress will influence the ability to feel and follow the spirit. That is a big deal when we are taught to only ever teach by the Spirit. We fasted yesterday to help us with the language. Time is flying by but the days feel so long. I am already coming up on week three. Nuts. My companion is a Veitnamese Elder, but he is from California. He is such a goof, but I love him. We are in the choir and I love it to death. 
He says that he appreciates how everyone tries to live by the rules and that makes it that much more fun. Apparently his zone have started a foursquare league and they take it very seriously! He is making friends with so many people that have many of the same interests as him. He also says that so much happens every day that it's hard to keep track in his letters each week, but he'll try harder! 

In the meantime, here are some pictures!

So this is my District (left to right) Elder Andrews- He is way cool, our district leader. Elder Visser- This guy is the man, we have a ton in common and we get along awesome. He is like the classiest nerd ever. Sisters flock to him. Elder Golightly- this guy is hilarious, super strange guy but he is great. Elder Nguyen- my companion, haha he is such a goofball and i love it. We are constantly crackin jokes.

this was at the the temple walk. so nice outside.

these are the Hmongs. They are in the room right next to us. Way funny doods. haha they are super weird. 

The MTC encapsulated in one facial expression. Elder Visser (far left). This is the Crew. Minus the Monster in the middle named Hartung. #District30comeup #MTCstruggle #WorkhardPlayhard

Monday, May 19, 2014

First Week in the MTC

Ernie says:

From the minute I stepped in the MTC it's been a never ending knowledge download. Our Vietnamese teachers talk in Vietnamese 100% of the time so you can imagine what the first day was like. It has been a crazy ride and its only day 5. The language is ridiculously hard, but I couldnt do half the stuff I'm doing without the enabling power of the atonement. It is crazy how much I am blessed while I do work here. My companion is legit. He is like just as or more goofy as I am so we have a blast. Plus he knows like twice as much Viet as me so he is great to learn from. It's super humbling to be learning a language and being around people who have such strong testimonies and know so much about the gospel. My district has five elders. Three are going to California, Viet speaking. Our zone is all asian language speaking and they are all so fun. They are all really strong and keep me doing what I need to. Well the language is alright I guess, we have already taught two lessons to an investigator in Vietnamese and i can pray in Viet as well. OH! yesterday we had choir practice which was amazing and then after we had a devotional. It was a talk Elder Bednar gave two years ago on Christmas. It was about the character of Christ. Such an amazing talk. Then after, we thought it was over and then Elder Bednar actually came out! It was amazing. He just did a Q&A. It was so cool. How often do you get to ask a member of the twelve your own personal questions?!? We are so blessed and that is the 7 apostle in a row apparently.

He is doing working hard and having a great time! We can't wait until we hear from his again next week!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Today Elder Morris entered the MTC! After saying all of his goodbyes the day before, he was just excited and ready to go! His MTC address is:

Elder Ernest Morris
2007 N. 900 E. Unit 14

Provo, UT 84602

Please write him a letter! He would love hearing from you!

He was set apart the night before and was lucky to have so many supportive friends and family members.

Saying our long goodbyes across the street from the MTC.

The curbside drop off:

The next update will be from the MTC!

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Ernie has been called to the Cambodia, Phnom Penh Mission, Vietnamese speaking. He will be speaking in the North Logan 14th Ward on May 11th - stop by his home afterward to say goodbye! He reports to the MTC May 14th.