Monday, May 11, 2009


MY LAST DAY IN THE MTC--May 11, 2009
Hey guys, I can't even believe i'm already leaving the mtc tomorrow. We have to get up at like 3 AM tomorrow to leave, and we will be flying to Minneapolis first and then to Milwaukee. I really liked your letters, its really convenient! I'm not really sure how that will work when im in the field though, they might need to foreward the mail there or something. I'm glad everyone's doing better. And I'm glad Jordan had a much better dance experience this time around, i couldnt open up the pictures but ill try next week. Oh, highlight of the week was that MTC devotional. It was an intense experience sitting with Elder Cranney and watching thousands of missionaries flowing into the auditorium. And then finally everyone stands up and I see Elder M. Russell Ballard walk with his wife up onto the stage, it was so cool! I'm like, "Dude, Elder, dude its Elder Ballard!" haha. Elder Cranney said it was his dream come true and he was a little teary-eyed. Elder Ballard's talk was incredible, about DESIRE. That word has so much more meaning to all of us now. After I said the closing prayer and walked back to where I was sitting, Elder Ballard stood right up without acknowledging anyone else, and walked straight over to us. When he got close and shook my hand, he looked into my eyes and said, "Thank you so much for your kind prayer." It was a memorable experience for sure. And as he did that, everyone in the crowd was on their feet and the room was dead silent, as they all watched him walk over and shake our hands. Afterward, Sam Kirby came up and told me good job, and alot of people told me they were really jealous. He was escorted out the back door before anyone else could shake his hand, so Elder Cranney and I were the only ones who had the opportunity. I love hearing from you guys, so don't hold back any urges you might have to send me letters. I'm glad Dad's investment is looking promises, as well as Mexbank restitution. And I am praying that the right thing happens for the family with the house. If Jordan wants to gain weight, have in spend a few weeks at the mtc... Oh another thing that was kind of funny, I have a black eye. Yeah, on Saturday we were playing soccor, and I play pretty aggressive because I'm alot bigger than most of the guys and I can intimidate them to giving me the ball, or i just run them over. It's alot of fun. But anyway, on Saturday I was dribbling the ball toward the goal, and one of the guys in the distict right below mine, in my zone, was coming to defend, so i faked like i was going to kick it really hard, and he jumped up and did a 180 so the ball would hit him in the back, but i started running again and kind of plowed him over, and his knee flew up and knocked me in the face. I was dizzy and couldn't see for a little bit and now i have a battle scar, and Elder Anderson's butt is still killing him. So we are even. Haha. Alright, well I will write again next week and tell you about my area, companion and mission president. Sorry if I was able to talk about some of the things that you asked me about. Mom, I hope you got my Mother's Day card. Love you Elder Taylor Vogan

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