Elder Tolen's Transfer History

Elder Tolen's Transfer History
Elder Tolen's Transfer History


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Drinking Water from a Fire Hydrant

Well, I've officially been in the MTC more than a week. How crazy is that? I think it's pretty crazy. It was really stressful, like I was trying to drink water from a fire hydrant. But I think I've almost adjusted to life here.

So, I got the opportunity to watch General Conference here in the MTC. I don't think I've ever gotten so much out of Conference. My favorite talk was probably Elder Holland. He is always my favorite speaker. Ah.

Well my Nihongo continues to improve, and I feel like I've learned more here in a week than through the lessons I took over the summer.

So everyone here has been pretty stressed, and I think I've especially been feeling it, and I don't know why, but one day, Elder Reed (he's the oldest in district 27B--that's my district) bent over to pick up something, and when he did, a spoon from the Lunch Room just fell out of his pocket. I don't know why, but I just died. I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard. It wasn't even that funny, but I think I was just so high strung, that finally all of that stress was just released. Ever since then, I haven't been as stressed. I love it here, but I just want to be in Tokyo already.

I love you guys, and you're all in my prayers. Please feel free to send me a personal email! I love those. I love to be kept updated on what's going on in people's lives!

Well, I'll talk to you guys next week!


Zach's MTC District? Zone? I don't know...he didn't say...I assume it's his district...

Zach and his companion, Elder Dunn

Zach and Elder King--the missionary who escorted him into the MTC upon arrival.


  1. Elder King is from Perth Australia.

  2. My husband asks because he is heading to Perth next week on a business trip, Belinda. :-)