Friday, July 17, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
Hermana Smith and I are going to teach our first lesson in Spanish. A.k.a attempt to get through the lesson and just do the best I can. haha We planned a short little lesson on the Atonement and our purpose here on earth. We now just have to translate it today before our lesson...Yikes.
Well it's already P-Day! The famous day 3 is already here. These past three days have been a roller coaster of emotion. It has finally set in that I am now a full time missionary! The good news is that I still remember a little bit of Spanish, but it is so crazy how much I don't know hahah. My companera's nombre es Hermana Smith. It's funny because we have like the two most generic white last names. She is from Orem, UT and is so sweet and really nice and is going to the Salta Mission as well! There are five people in my district (including me) who are serving in Salta, so that is way fun and so exciting! We have a big district....eight Elders and four Sisters. The Elder we saw at In N Out is not in my district, but the sisters in my district know him because apparently there was a Salta chat group that I was not aware of. The other sisters in my district are Hermana Mella and Hermana Rumsey. Hermana Mella is so adorable and is serving in SAN DIEGO! She is going to be one of those cute sisters working in the Mormon Battalion.
The MTC has been exhausting, but I am learning so much. The Provo MTC is such an inspired program and I'm so grateful to be a part of it. The very first night was probably when I felt of the spirit the most so far. As a class we had to teach these investigators by answering their questions and and telling them what they need to hear. One investigator, Chicho, was by far my favorite. He is Catholic and has seven children. His wife past away seven years ago, and he lost one of his sons when he was only a few days old. He was such a sweet and loving man. He had heard about the Plan of Happiness from one of his friends and was way excited about it. However, he felt guilty because his son never got baptized and he thought his son was in limbo because of him. A missionary read him the scripture in Alma and n D&C where it talks about how when little children die, they automatically go live with God. Tears filled his eyes and the SPIRIT WAS SO STRONG. I even started to cry because you could really feel of God's love in that room.
Another reason I love the MTC is because it is so easy to love strangers. I just feel a love for everyone around me and I can't really explain why. There is just such a sweet spirit here.
I SAW SOEUR LONAS! I love that girl! She is leaving for Canada in a few days and I don't want her to leave. We live in the same building, so last night we got to chat for a little bit before bed. She is practically fluent in French and LOVES the MTC. I have seen Thomas a few times too! He seems to be doing well. On the first day they had all the cousins stand up and it was so fun to stand up together among the FIVE HUNDRED NEW MISSIONARIES. I think there are about eight thousand total. crazy.
I hope you all are having so much fun at the lake! Tell Adam to email me and tell me all about efy. I would love to hear all about it. Thank you mom for your letter, prayers, and sweet testimony. I can totally feel the Lord starting to stretch me. I know that this is what I'm supposed to be doing in order to become better. I'm so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and I can't wait to learn more about myself and my Savior. Sorry this letter isn't super interesting...it has only been one full day....hahaha. I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH! Please send lots of letters.. LOTS. Dearelder.com please. :)
Have a great day and a fun!