My brother, Elder Easton Pedersen, entered the MTC on January 23, 2007. He is preparing for a mission in the Texas Houston South Mission, spanish speaking. So far he is doing wonderful in the MTC and has been picking up the language a lot easier than we and he thought! He has still struggled a little bit with the spanish but from his letters he sounds like he is trying hard and receiving a lot of help from his Heavenly Father. We love Easton and are very proud of him. Good luck Elder!