Date: May 30, 2010
Area: Provo MTC, Utah
Companion: Eldre Hooke
From Ventura, California
We got Bradley's first email yesterday. It was so exciting, We have been waiting for this letter! He only gets 30 minutes to email, which isn't very long to answer all of the questions I've been asking him in my daily letters. He said he studies alot and is very tired. They work about 12 hours a day. His Companion is Elder Hooke from Ventura Calif. They are the only ones in their room so they both took the bottom bunks. They went straight to classes on Wednesday after we dropped him off. He said "If I know one thing it's that they don't mess around." He's physically and mentally exhausted. He's doing ok with Portuguese, He said that he can almost Pray and bear his testimony. They haven't learned colors or numbers yet. The Rosetta Stone helped him. He says he already feels more prepared to teach. The MTC is tough but he's already grown spiritually. He wants to get to Brazil for the sake of the language, but he know's it will work out. He said "I bet I have already gained weight cause I eat too much plus work out alot. My room is on the 5th floor and my classes are on the 4th floor so I climb hundreds of stairs per day. I have a great view of the Temple from my room. I love you all and will write next week. Love you, Elder Ludlow"
I Can't wait to hear from him next week. I miss him so much!