To start off, no, I didn't get a package from Dear Elder.
Ok, so the funniest thing happened the other day. We were in class when someone asked a question about the resurrection, I gave him an answer and then from across the room I heard an objection to my comment. So I explained it to him and he started getting angry because I was preaching false doctrine. I just went back to reading because I could see this was probably not the greatest conversation to pursue. But, this conversation continued for about 40 min. between everyone. While we were at lunch a Elder grabbed my arm and pulled me into this line with him, he was pretty angry with me and he wanted to change my mind, a couple more people jumped in line and started arguing as well. I was thinking to myself "only in the MTC" when from out of no where a food tray "accidently" slammed into my head. I couldn't believe how angry everyone was getting. I went and sat at another table and watched them, this argument was about an hour and a half, no where else would this happen.
Last night we had an elder who was feeling really sick and who had a temperature of 102 which was kinda scary. We came back to the dorm to give him a blessing. We can back to find out that he had been sent to the hospital because he was having a hard time breathing. I still don't know what really happened but I'm worried for him!
I had the coolest experience the other day. We were having a lesson on Joseph Smith when that scene from the Joseph Smith movie popped into my head. When Joseph is going through his surgery and the only thing he needs is his "Father" to hold him. While the surgery is going on you see Joseph in pain, and very scared, holding onto his father so tight. His father is holding him and crying because he knows what his child is suffering. This thought I had was followed by a picture of our Father in Heaven that came to my mind. I realized that this should be our relationship with the savior as well. When we go through hard times, pain, sorrow, we can always rely on out Father in Heaven, He is always there with his arms out stretched. When we need comfort, get on your knees and pray, and the savior will put his arms around you and give you the comfort you need. He knows everything we've gone through, and no one knows best how to comfort us.
I love you all, God lives, he loves us, Christ is our Savior. I love this gospel with all my heart. I Have 30 seconds left on my time before I get kicked off...whoot whoot!!