Thursday, October 24, 2013

MTC Week 3

Hola Familia
Things are going the same pretty much everyday. Class and study time pretty much all the time. This week is like the half way point for me in the MTC and this past sunday I was assigned to be the district leader for my district. It doesn't really mean much just that I open class and stuff and get to check the mail. That's pretty much the only new thing going on this week. Hope everything is good at home
Elder Park

Sorry about the poor quality!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

MTC Week 2

Hey family,
The MTC is going good. The days are pretty much the same everyday and it's a lot of class but I'm learning spanish ok. We're still learning like basic sentence patterns right now so it's not too bad. I really don't have much to say my days are pretty much all the same with class and study time all day. We also have dinner at 4:20everyday and that kinda sucks cause it's ridiculously early and I would get hungry again late at night like right before bed so earlier this week I went to the little store by our apartment and bought a bunch of chicken saimin and eat that some nights. I also bought a can of spam and cook it with the iron and foil in our room. It's working out pretty good for now. Other than that the days are pretty much the same every day. It's going ok and I'm ok. I love you guys. Sorry I don't have any pictures because the computers at the MTC don't let you upload pictures. 
Elder Park

Elder Cardwell (Trent's Companion), Elder Park, Sister Ae (KS classmate), Sister Ae's companion

Thursday, October 10, 2013

MTC Week 1

Hey familia,
So today is the first p-day for me and my district and the week has been pretty crazy. The first two days was kind of overwhelming because we had so much stuff to do and it felt like there wasn't enough time. It didn't help that our classes are in 99% spanish, but I feel like even after one week I'm learning the language pretty well. My district is 8 guys including me that all came in on the same day and we are all going to Pachuca. It's been fun and they are all really nice and easy to get along with. Conference was pretty amazing because all the missionaries were in a gym and the spirit was incredibly strong. It was probably the first time that I watched one whole session all the way through and this weekend I had to watch 5. My testimony has grown tremendously in the past few days alone. I got a few funny stories from this week though um starting with my language deficiencies. I learned how important accents are because I was talking to my companion and my teacher over heard and he said that papa with no accent is potato and papa with an accent over the second a in dad. So the whole time I was talking about my potato. Gym time is pretty much the only time we get to go out and do things so it's one of the best times of the day. yesterday we went to the field and were playing soccer cause some of the guys played soccer before. So like 10 seconds before we had to leave one of the guys who played soccer wound up and kicked the ball super hard right into my face. It was terrible. My nose was bleeding and like my lips were buzzing it was pretty amazing I didn't break my nose but I'm fine. well i miss you all and I hope to hear from you guys soon to let me know what's going on down there.
elder Park

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

2 years begin...NOW

Trent reported to the Provo MTC today to officially begin his journey as a Missionary.
The family took a trip to the Provo Temple...

before saying farewell at the Provo MTC

Trent and his host

Setting Apart and Seen Off

Trent was set apart as a missionary on Monday Sept. 30 by President Wong.
Parents (Kela and Larry)
Uncle Shon and Aunty Sue
Ku'ulei and Nohea
Grandma and Papa Kitashima

Trent's signature on the "Setting Apart Stool" signed by each Elder set apart by President Wong

And was later seen off by friends and family at the Honolulu International Airport.

 Kaulana and James
Aunty Keoho
Grandma and Grandpa Park
Grandma and Papa Kitashima

A HUI HOU Elder Park, until we meet again!