Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Mormon Times presents a letter to the editor from Elder Curtis Ryan DeGraw

So what I'm (Ashton) hoping to do with this is basically give people updates about how Curtis is doing =) and this is what has to say about how things are going right now:

He's very excited about the MTC since there is so much going on. They are keeping him very busy while he is there. In just a week, he feels that he has learned so much and grown more in those days than he has in forever. The coolest part is that no matter where he goes he feels this overwhelming calm and that he is exactly where he needs to be.
He has met many people as in this one Elder is going to the Philippines and has to learn their language. This phrase goes out to Lunchbox or Hutto or anyone else (spelled phonetically) "Mug luglug Ko-Kineemo" which means "I will destroy you" lol (I'm sure he was talking about destroying things on WoW or something of the sort hehe).

(If you think you have it hard schedule wise check out Curtis's)
6:30 Wake Up/ Prep for the day
7:00 Breakfast
7:30 Service Project (Cleaning a building)
8:45 Personal Study/ Prep (Change out of service clothes into a suit)
9:15 Class
11:30 Lunch
12:15 Gym/ Exercise
1:00 Shower/ Change
1:30 Class
3:00 Large Group Meeting
4:30 Dinner
5:15 Missionary Determined Time (MDT)
- He does choir so this takes up an hour of MDT
6:15 MDT (after choir)
6:45 Weekly Devotional (Inspirational Message by someone)
8:00 District Meeting
9:00 Planning Session with companion and daily review
9:30 Prep for bed/ Personal Study/ Companion Study
10:30 Lights out

so that schedule is just for his busy days.
Apparently they are treating him well there because he said that the food is great, better than WU. He's finally learning planning and organization skills lol there. Also he's learning to listen for God and finding him in life. They aren't making him learn how to ride a bike yet (but I'm sure it's in the works hehe... hopefully ^_^). He says he is taking lots of picture. So no worries, I'll post some of those on here when I receive them.

He misses everone and I'm sure he thought about all of us on his birthday!


  1. Thanks for posting this, Ashton.

  2. Kevin has told me that the MTC is consecrated as holier than a chapel, to help with the intense learning and growth that happens there. It's an amazing place!