While I'm gone on my mission for two years, I will update all of you on my many adventures through this blog! My name is Elder Sean Massey, I'm from Calgary Alberta Canada, and I will be serving in the Cape Verde Praia mission from December 2014 to December 2016. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
New Year, New District Leader
Happy New Year all! I guess its 2015 now so that's pretty boss.
New Year's celebrations weren't much, because the MTC didn't make much
of a spectacle of it (big surprise, I know) BUT we did have a fun time
in the dorms on New Year's Eve. I received a beautiful gift of two small
Martinelli's Sparkling Cider, which were popped and passed around. We
did our final Barefoot 100, with celebration in the form of confetti
poppers. There was lots of singing and shouting and yeah, it was a swell
time. I spent most of my New Year's Eve night eating chips and queso in
my room with Elder Buchanan and Elder Jones, which was basically it's
own swag party all together.
Other than that, not much has
been made of the New Year. Some exciting news from this week, Kenrick
*cough* I mean Elder Jensen, came to the MTC, and just HAPPENS to be on
my floor. We're hanging out just about every night, it's pretty darn
We had a change up in our zone on Sunday, they changed
out our zone leaders with Elder Bullock and Elder Masubelele, which
meant a district leader needed to be called. And who got called? Well,
certainly only Elder Massey 2.0! What took the so-called 'Elder Massey
the First' months to achieve, only took the new-and-improved version
THREE WEEKS. Joking aside, I don't mean to be prideful in my calling by
any means. I'm excited for the opportunity I have to serve the elders in
my district, and learn how to be a leader. I have such and awesome
district, and I'm so excited to be able to go through this glorious MTC
Portuguese continues to come along! On Sunday, we
had our fast Sunday, in which we, as a district, decided to fast for the
Gift of Tongues, and for the Gift of Teaching, and honestly, I've
noticed an effect already. It is seriously so cool. Sunday night, I said
our room prayer before we went to bed, and it was probably the best
I've spoken so far. The Lord truly does help His servants. It's awesome
On Friday, we have the opportunity to do a thing called
TRC, Teaching Resource Centre. Last Firday was our first TRC, and what
we get to do, is we have the opportunity to meet with a Portuguese
speaking member, for about 20 minutes, and share a message with them,
just as missionaries do when they come over for dinner appointments.
Elder Maake and I met a guy named Zach who served in Brazil, and it went
really really well. Maake was so pumped after, and gave me the first
genuine thank you since being here. It was really cool of him to do so.
Things get sorta better every day, but it's no secret I'm not his
favorite person in the world. We continue to work at it though, and I
notice the Lord helping us in some way every day :)
we found out we'll be getting a new MTC presidency in about a week or
so here. Guess that's kinda exciting, it might mean we get to see
another general authority come through, which would be super neat.
Anyways, I think that's all for now. Stay warm Canada!
Elder Massey, the Greater
Elders Platt (California) Massey and Bullock (Sean's EFY friend going to the same mission!)
Almost halfway there....MTC that is!
Sean's MTC teacher who is the older brother of one of Mark's friends on his mission!
so this is Elder Massey Jr. with Brother (formerly Elder!) Lemperle Sr.
Elder Massey Sr. (on the right in black) with Elder Lemperle Jr. (on the right in red)