Thursday, September 26, 2013

Day One: Arriving at the MTC

I only have ten minutes today so I'm going to be as brief as possible.
We got into Lima around eleven last night and had to wait for a while for everyone. Then we had a 45 minute drive to the MTC. So by the time I got to sleep, it was 1am. In Atlanta, I met up with around 40 other English speaking missionaries that were also going to the MTC. It's a great group. My companion is Elder Grover from Utah. He's great and we've been getting along really well. There are 4 other missionaries in our dorm that speak no English at all so communicating is a challenge but they are very nice.
I don't know how old the MTC is but it is mad clean so I expect that it isn't very old. 
Today we have a ton of things to do, books to get and teachers to meet. I just got my badge so I am feeling really official. 
I will send pictures when I get a chance but I can't figure out how to get the card in the computer.
I promise I will write more when I get more time. I'm sure it stinks that this was so short. 
I love you all,
Elder Gonzalez

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

T Minus 20 Hours

Hey friends and family,

     Tomorrow morning, I am flying to Peru to serve a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I will be in Lima for about six weeks at the Missionary Training Center (MTC) to study both Spanish and how to best teach the gospel. Then I will go to Trujillo to begin doing so.

     Once a week, when I get an opportunity to send an email or letter home, my sister will post a portion of it here so that you all can keep updated on what I am up to.

     I would also love to write you personally so feel free to send a letter to:

Elder George Arthur Gonzalez Jr.
Perú Trujillo Mission
Avenida Larco 849, Piso 3
Urb. La Merced
Trujillo, La Libertad

     (This is my physical address until I get my first assignment in the mission field so make sure you stay current.)

     Or if you would prefer to email, you can reach me at

     I can't wait to hear from all of you.

-Elder George González

Postscript: Yes, the background of this blog is from The Emperor's New Groove.