Cameron has had a really good couple of weeks. He even figured out how to upload some pictures (which THRILLS ME). Some of them are from a few weeks ago, but its still good to see how happy he is, and was, as he has been in the MTC. He met up with Kaden Moon (Elder Moon) before he left for Oregon and got another picture of just the two of them as "missionaries".
He ran into Wade Shephard (Elder Shephard) at one of the devotionals...he said it is really good
to see his friends from home.
Cameron said that in his district that he is the only one that hasn't had any previous Spanish. He said the language is hard but he isn't struggling as much as some of the missionaries are. He said he has heard from so many friends and people from home. He really appreciates that so many are thinking of him and enjoys hearing from everyone.
Cameron's letter last week was filled with the joy and happiness that he is feeling as he learns more about himself and the gospel. He said, " i can feel the spirit here so strongly all day its crazy its insane the things you realize here about yourself and about the gospel that you never even thought about until your put into a situation with someone who doesn't know about the gospel and has questions about things you've never even thought about! (our teachers are our investigators and we teach them "fake" lessons in espanol too) ha its crazy here."
(That is an excerpt from his letter...he doesn't use punctuation or capitol letter etc...guess when he gets home I'll have to send him back to high school English...ha ha ha ha)
He told us that he was in a devotional or church meeting and there were some Elders up front singing and he kept thinking about this one elder and how familiar he looked. Afterwards Cameron went up and spoke to him and found out that he was a young man that Cameron wrestled against, from Springville....(Cameron beat him pretty bad when he wrestled him a few years back). He said how good it was to talk to him and re-connect. What a SMALL WORLD we live in. When Cameron emails letters, he said that his brain often switches from English to Spanish and said it really messes with his mind....its very confusing....but he laughs about it.
He leaves for Mexico City a week from tomorrow (Novemeber 11)...I'm both excited and nervous. Its like starting ANOTHER chapter of his mission. He is excited and ready to go. He gets to call from the airport and chat with us for a minute before he leaves on the airplane, which we are all looking forward to. We will get another email from him on Tuesday, but that will be the last email we get before he leaves the country.
The gospel is true and the growth that Cameron is experiencing is AMAZING to say that least. He is meeting so many wonderful elders in the MTC that have made a huge difference in his life. He has met many elders that he's grown to love and that he has a hard time saying good-bye to...one in particular, he said, " this week was kinda rough my best homie elder roberts left Monday morning and he was honestly one of those friends that youve only known for a few short weeks but it feels like a life time i almost started crying when i had to say good bye to him."
I'm so glad that Heavenly Father has blessed him with people like Elder Roberts, that have touched Cameron's life.
Cameron will "Carry ON" with the work of the Lord this week as he finish's the last few things that he will be instructed to do before he jumps on an airplane for Mexico City...a brand new place for a brand new adventure.
"Carry on Elder Wilkerson, Carry on!"