Hey Mom and Dad. I made it to Norway and it is absolutely amazing here! My first area is Porsgrunn and my companion is Elder Burgoyne.
My Address is:
Roald Aamundsens Veg 8
My Pday is Monday. Love you and talk to you then.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
August 24, 2017 – Last letter from the MTC
Last week in the MTC is almost over. Great week and to start it off last Friday we got our flight plans and we leave Monday morning and fly directly to Amsterdam and then up North to Oslo. I started packing today and can't believe it's almost time to go. The thing I will miss most is being around all of the other missionaries in our zone. We once again taught many lessons this week and had a skype lesson were we taught a member from Norway who lives in Tromso. The sister missionaries were also at her house so the pressure was on. I also got to help out with the tours again this week and it was fun to run into some people that I knew.
Yesterday we got to host the new missionaries and go through orientation with them again. It was kind of fun to re-live the first day all over again right before I leave. It's nice being a missionary that has been here for a while because you feel like you know everything going on around you except the new language. Come next week I will be the newbie all over again and I can't wait.
There's nothing better than study time and especially studying in the new buildings. We had 2 subs this week in class that couldn’t speak Norwegian so we got more personal study time which was really nice.
The language is coming slowly but you speak something new every day that you thought you didn't know the day before. Can't wait to fly to Norway on Monday and can’t wait to begin serving.
|Flight Plans to Norway. SLC- Amsterdam and then onto OSLO|
|Blurry pic but fun to meet Tanner Mangum before his first game.|
|The 5 Elders going to Oslo Norway|
|One of the Norwegian teachers in the MTC|
Hi Mom - Great week and thank you for your packages and ties and the vans. Another long but good week here. My flight is Monday at 2:39 so I will try and call you before then but if not I’ll talk to you at Christmas. I do have a lot of pictures that I need to send but they are on other cameras that I am working on getting. I have a 6 hour layover in Amsterdam so that will be fun and then up to Oslo. I can't believe it’s time to go and I couldn't be more excited to go to a place like Norway. Another busy week of lessons in Norwegian but also in English as being the district leader means teaching an hour on Tuesday night and another hour to Two on Sunday along with a lot of meetings. But because of it I feel like I have learned a ton and now I feel so comfortable doing anything in English after doing everything in Norwegian. The elders in our zone have so much fun. I’m still loving it here and learning so much. I feel like P days are one of the busiest days of the week but we look forward to them so much it's weird. Tell everyone I love them and that if I don't respond it's because I have no time left. Love you Eldste Egan
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
|Another Easton siting at the MTC from Julia Graf|
|When the dryers don't work very well|
|Elder Egan and Elder Hansen - Cookies and Cream Milk and Matching shirts|
|Fresh Peaches delivered to the Swedish Elders|
|P day in our Dorm|
|Homemade cookies - YUM|
|This was a pictures sent to my mom from a total stranger who met me on the MTC tour. Made my moms day.|
|Judy Fackrell (From the Grandparents ward) met me on the tour.|
Hello everyone. Another great week in the mtc. The news for the week is Elder Bednar came and that was amazing. So fun to have an apostle come. I became district leader this week and I am learning a ton from it. It requires me to be on top of things a lot more but i'm grateful for the opportunity to do it. In the Tuesday devotional a big thing was put one foot in front of the other. I love all the elders in my zone. We do everything together and laugh a ton. I am really excited to be heading to Norway in 18 days. Can't believe its almost here. Lets hope I get a lot better at the language before then. Everything is great and I'm still loving being a missionary. Sorry for the short email.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017
Hello everyone. Another great week in the MTC. The news for the week is Elder Bednar came and that was amazing. So fun to have an apostle come. I became district leader this week and I am learning a ton from it. It requires me to be on top of things a lot more but I’m grateful for the opportunity to do it. In the Tuesday devotional a big thing was put one foot in front of the other. I love all the elders in my zone. We do everything together and laugh a ton. I am really excited to be heading to Norway in 18 days. Can't believe it’s almost here. Let’s hope I get a lot better at the language before then. Everything is great and I'm still loving being a missionary.
Hey Mom. I am just going to say this first so I don't forget but will you send me some more church socks and could you send me a green tie? Kind of like the red one we ordered before I left. Another great week in here. I have been the district leader since Sunday and it's fun but a lot of work. The thing that surprised me most was that I would laugh as hard as I do at night with the Elders. We literally fall to the ground laughing so hard. The thing I don't like is how long the days are and how short the weeks are. Days take forever and weeks go by way fast. Fridays and Saturdays are the hardest days of the week, but once I get through those it’s nice. Yes! I am getting lots of letters. I'm still loving it. It's long but great. Have a great week! Love you.
|Dresden is the latest buddy to be in the MTC.|
Thursday, August 3, 2017
|A familiar face on the MTC tour|
|The 5 Elders going to Norway|
|The entire branch headed to Norway!|
|Elder Cribbs - My companion|
|Norwegian name tag.|
|Temple on P day.|
August 3, 2017
Hello everyone. What another amazing week here in the MTC. Fun to see some of you coming through on the tours. I had the opportunity to be in charge of the beginning part of the tour for a day which I absolutely loved.
This week was filled with many lessons and TRC's but I love them so much. Planning lessons in Norwegian can be stressful but it helps us learn so much. I've just always got to remember that I know more than I think I do.
It's a lot of fun being in a branch with all of the Swedish Elders. They are all awesome and it’s fun to get to know them.
We had the general Relief Society President come and talk to us on Tuesday and her big thing she talked about was that we as missionaries are helping people truly see and know who they are.
It really encourages us to do our best and work as hard as we can as missionaries. I love it and I love being a missionary.
AT THE PALACE FOR FIRST TRANSFER TRAINING BONKING IN PORSGRUNN 1st TRANSFER TRAINING AT THE MISSION OFFICE (ABOVE AN INDIAN ...