Grant says anyone can write him, (he probably won't have time to write back).
From: Grant Hughett Lingard (email@example.com)
Date: Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 3:07 PM
Subject: Hey Its me Elder Lingard
Day 1 we learned how to pray in German and its easier than I thought it would be. My companions name is Elder Cravens he is from Tennessee hes a nice hard working companion. I met Seth as well (actually I have seen him a few times while I have been here. Day 3 we learned how to introduce ourselves and a few new gospel vocab words. I am grateful for my previous German experience. I enjoy the spirit here. Its nice to be studying the gospel everyday. I am learning allot about how to speak to people to invite the spirit and get to know them better. They tell us to learn bout the people we are teaching not to teach a brick wall. We also have a motto for our class. Machen wir uns auf die socken. It means lets put on the socks. Jesus loves us. He weeps with us when we suffer and rejoices when we do what is right. I Love this place.
Day 4 Its snowing today and we have MDT which is missionary Directed time. We study, goof off then study some more. Elders go crazy here with cabin fever or something. A fun thing we like to do is treat the MTC like Hogwarts sometimes.
Its Sunday and we walked to the temple and a little girl ran up to me and asked in a high squeaky voice "Where are you going on your mission" I replied with "I'm going to the Hamburg Germany mission" trying my best to emulate the excitement in her voice. She then said "Oh! I don't know where that is" and ran off to tell her family about her adventures.
60 POINTS TO GERMANY ZONE
Butler can Email Me in fact anyone who wants to can email me but I might not reply because we are limited to 30 minutes on the computer.
I have seen Seth like I said and he is doing really well with his Spanish. (we call the Spanish speaking missionaries spandies And the Mandarin speaking Missionaries Mandies. haha)
Spykes can send his spaghetti but I aint gonna eat it either.
One week since I got here. The new missionaries just came in and a joke some of the Elders that have been here longer play is to flip their name tag around and place the Orange I'm new sticker on the blank back side and ask other Elders and Sisters where they can get their name plates engraved Its funny.
I am in district 19 E and we have a secret hand shake, a flag, and a Mascot. Our Mascot is a plant Elder Bishop found in a room we tactically acquired it and it now sits like charlie browns Christmas tree sideways in the corner of our class room. We named it Nimrod der Pflannze or Nimrod the plant. There's also a stick coming out of the pot with a piece of tape attached to make it look like a flag that says Zion and the cherubim guards the plant. (The cherubim is an army guy with a machine gun. He has set up camp in the pot.)
On a more spiritual note Mosiah 2:4
I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, They are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they are faithful to the end they are received into heaven that thereby they may dwell with god in a state of never ending happiness. O remember remember that these things are true for the lord god has spoken it.
Let the work of God go forth Among the world
Elder Cook spoke to us on Tuesday and said that because of this economic crisis more people have been humbled so they are out waiting for this message of hope we have to share.
I love you all until next week
Elder Grant Lingard