The first picture is Michael with Elder Rucker, his companion. The second is of Michael with Doug & Connie at the MTC after the evening devotional with Elder Rasban. Elder Rasban made his talk a tribute to President Gordon B. Hinkley. We have been given permission to eat with Elder Michael Earl and have done so a couple of days. He is speaking Spanish all of the time. Some of the things he comes up with are hilarious, but I cannot believe how well he is doing. His comp gets about a third of what Mike is getting. We also saw Danny Despain on his way to Chile and Andrew Nielsen is in here somewhere but we have not seen him yet. I am just barely surviving with the curriculum as it has so little to do with what we will be doing. Also they give us all this time to study things I already know, so I am reading the Book of Mormon in Spanish again. Connie gave one half of the lst discussion yesterday and did great.