Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Hey Guys,

Missionary life is pretty good. Lots of learning. Everything is going pretty good. It's hard for me to realize I've left. It feels like only days since I left home. But, I've been here for almost a month. I only have 10 days left this is my second to last P-day before I leave the MTC. That's crazy. I can't wait for the field. It's weird. I've never been one to get home sick. But, maybe two years will change that. 

It's crazy how much you learn here, not only about the gospel but about yourself as well. It can be very challenging. It seems the harder you try to stay focused the harder it is to do so. It's hard when you're trying to learn and things just keep popping up in your way. 

So signing in the choir with the Nashville Tribute Band was awesome. How signing looked a little bit like dancing. Everyone else got a little jealous. Another thing I think is kinda cool. Something that we probably take a little too much advantage of, is they always save seating for the ASL missionaries in the front. Every devotional or meeting we always get to sit up front which is pretty cool. 

We also get to go to the temple today, I'm excited for that. It's pretty cool going through in a ASL session. I'm also working on my interpreting. Which is a crazy hard skill to master. Something, I'm having trouble with, since I grew up in the hearing world, is expressing emotion. Just like facial expressions even. I can't do it. It's hard. I'm not used to it at all. But, I'm improving day by day. 

A scripture that I've shared this week that has helped a lot of people out, it's one I want to share with you guys. It's D&C 101:16 "Let your hearts be comforted concerning Zion... Be still, and know that I am God." It's easy to forget why we're here on earth. Where we came from. I think that as members sometimes we make light of that.I think we need to remember who we are. Children of God. 

Hmm. In other news. I'm getting my first haircut today. By the way shaving everyday us weird. Somedays I have to shave in the morning and right before bed just to keep up with it. Not to try and impress anyone. I just thought I'd share that. 

So, I've been here a month, I've gone through the food cycle a few times now. The feed is getting bland. But, it's whatever. Only ten days left!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR THE FIELD. And also, I'm playing volleyball everyday, so I'm getting pretty good at that. It's fun. 

Well, I think that's it for this week. Love you guys.

- Elder Brenden T. Galloway    

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