Monday, August 13, 2007

Letter to Chuckie.....3 weeks in the MTC

Well Jason sounds like he is doing great. He doesn't put a date on his letters but he did mention that it was his third week in the MTC so that would date this letter as being written around August 2, 2007. Here are a couple of highlights from his letter:

"...We got here late at night & it was definately sureal. I was soo unsure about the whole thing. This place is definately a different experience. It takes some real effort to get use to it and enjoy it for that matter but I've been working as hard as I can & I have really come a long way. I have learned a ton & love the guys here."

"The spiritual times are definately one of a kind though. I've felt the spirit pretty strong here. I am starting to really feel what I am doing. I still kinda just am doing it because I know it's right but more & more I am getting a little fire inside me. It is just hard when we aren't doing stuff for anybody but ourselves. We can serve the Elders but whatever. Anyways we hit our 3 week mark yesterday & got a bunch of new North American Elders. So were no longer the new guys."

"My comp os still the biggest nerd within a 1,000 miles. It's really ridiculous. I didn't think it was possible to become that uncoordinated & nerdy but lo & behold - it is. ITs ok tho, we all find humor and have fun with him. Not in a bad way but we're definately able to derive some one liners from him."

"I love ya man. Tell every body whats up with me down here...oh & that song is seriously one of the funniest things I have ever seen. All the guys on my floor were in tears when I read it out loud. They thought it was hillarious. You're the man!

Your boobear,
Elder Bulloch"


Chuckie said...

Here is the song that I wrote to Jason in case anyone was wondering:

Dude I heard this song on the radio yesterday in my car and I just started laughing because I was singing along to it and saying Jason instead of Delilah. It was hilarious and thought I would share the new version with you.
Here you go:

Hey there Jason
What's it like in Guatemala?
I'm a thousand miles away
But boy tonight you look so pretty
Yes you do
The Luxor can't shine as bright as you
I swear it's true
Hey there Jason
Don't you worry about the distance
I'm right there if you get lonely
Give this letter another reading
Close your eyes
Listen to my words it's my disguise
I'm by your side

Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
What you do to me

Hey there Jason
I know times are going to be getting hard
But just believe me boy
Someday we'll pay the bills with your drums
We'll have it good
We'll have the life we knew we would
My word is good

Hey there Jason
I've got so much left to say
If every simple word I wrote to you
Would take your breath away
I'd write it all
Even more in love with me you'd fall
We'd have it all
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they've got planes and trains and cars
I'd walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us
and we'll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way
Jason I can promise you
That by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you're to blame
Hey there Jason
You be good and don't you miss me
Two more years and you'll be done with your mish
And I'll be making history like I do
You'll know it's all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there Jason here's to you
This ones for you
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
What you do to me.

Ellen said...

Well said.