Thursday, January 24, 2013

More News from the MTC . . .

Sean has been in the MTC for 15 days! His P-day has been Wednesday, so everyone at our home has been anxious to get the mail on Thursday and Friday. He has also been able to email twice. Many of his high school friends have been at the MTC during this time, so it has been fun for them to see each other.  He is in District A for "Awesome" as he puts it! His companion is Elder Vause, who will also be serving in the Micronesia Guam Mission. He is having a great time learning the things that he needs to be a great missionary in the Lord's hands.

Things are good here, I'm learning so much and It's weird to think that I'll be leaving on the 28th! Plus, I found Elder Minson AND Elder Flint!! :) Unfortunately, Elder Minson is not in my area, but we still share the same building for class and Sunday meetings. The bug that was going through is still here and many of the missionaries in my district are falling ill. I've given two blessings so far, and I'm hoping that it doesn't get any  worse. Right now, we are not allowed to shake hands with anyone, they only want us to do "knuckle bumps and elbows" as they call it.

We had Elder Holland come and talk to us about remaining active missionaries even after we come home. It was really cool to have him at the devotional because it felt like he was talking right to ME.

The MTC is getting full. We have two new districts coming in today, that's right, I said TWO!! There will be 12 in one district and 11 in the other. They're all going to Columbus, Ohio!! Elder Vause and I get to meet with all of them on Wednesday and Thursday nights for orientation, so we're trying to get that all planned out.

I've taught about . . . 10 or 11 lessons so far, and it's really coold to be doing it this way instead of just giving the lesson. I'm really liking it here and I'm sad to have to leave on Monday.

They made me Travel Leader of our group, so we'll see if we all make it there. There are only three of us flying to Guam. We have to be at the travel office at 3 am, so Elder Vause and I have decided that we are just going to spend the night packing and then we'll just already be up and ready to go. I will call from the airport on Monday, so I want everyone there (I can't talk to everyone obviously, but if you put it on speaker I could talk).

I love you so much!! I'm learning a lot, and hopefully I can use that to my advantage and help "bring others unto Christ". I am REALLY HAPPY! I can definitely feel that I'm changing and growing to be a better person. I hope I can make you all proud of me!!

Elder Sean Michael McEwan at the LAX Airport
I look forward to writing again from the islands. Hafa Adai!!

Love forever,
Elder McEwan
Sean will leave Monday, January 28 for Guam. He will spend the night at the mission home with President and Sister Mecham. The next day he will get to open his "call" and find out where the Lord needs him to serve. We will post the mission office address until we hear where he will be serving.


  1. Very excited for the opportunity to see your progress as a worthy disciple of Christ as you journey down this chosen path that you have paved with the help of your family, creating a sure footed testimony of the gospel.

    You will find much comfort each time you kneel in prayer to ask for the strength needed to endure the labors of each day's work. Always remember the atonement will carry you through these times.

    Ken O.

  2. Thank you for inviting us to your blog. We are so excited to have someone else we know serving in the same mission as Nick. Micronesia/Guam is a wonderful, amazing place and Elder McEwan is going to love it, as Nick does. He is so happy there. While it's hard to see one of your babies leave the nest and go so far away, I couldn't ask for better experiences and place for Nick to be. We TRULY LOVE IT and you will too. Can't wait to hear more....

    The Obray's

  3. What a wonderful son you have Neely. He is settling in his role as a missionary just right:)