So at the beginning of the week Sister Hancock stated that she was going to have nothing to write home about this week... and then everything that could ever happen happened. hahah well, except for visas but that's not that much of a surprise. No one else has gotten their visas since Sister Doman and Sister Tucker. And at this point if we got them we would just stay here until the end cuz NEXT WEEK IS OUR LAST WEEK! OHHMEEEGEEEE.hahaha yup. we get our reassignments next week!! We are all pretty excited, it's like a new mission call! So yes you will definitely be hearing from me next week with where I am going. They have usually been coming on Fridays buuuut they came on Thursday this week, so we aren't sure when we'll find out! But I totally get to email you and tell you guys and then we get a phone call at the airport (!!!!) so yes you will be hearing from me! :D
Alright so yeah, Sister Hancock made that comment and then
boom everything happened! Tuesday all us sisters and most of the elders
went to go sing in the choir for the devotional (yes i sang in the
choir, and yes it was great... shhhhush.) And so we are sitting there
practicing and Sister Jackman and I started to notice how nice the setup
on the floor looked. Like there were plants and waaaay more chairs down
on the floor than usual and they usually put the name of the speaker on
the jumbotron thingy but they were totally freaking out that
it was an apostle or President Monson. And so then everybody else who
wasn't in the choir finally all showed up and we all started singing the
prelude songs and stuff and in walks Elder Richard G. Scott!! It was so
cool! We all stood up as soon as we saw him while singing and it was
wonderful! And he gave such a good talk! He spoke on prayer and our
relationship with Heavenly Father and seriously as soon as he started
talking the whole place was crying. AND he straight up gave all the
missionaries who are learning a language an apostolic promise that if we
work hard and have faith, we will be blessed with the spiritual gift of
tongues and be able to quickly learn the language! and he said it
twice! At two different times! It was such an awesome wonderful
experience! I love Elder Scott! He is such a sweet, sweet man!
So yeah that was totally great and then the next day on
Wednesday we all got to host!! Which means that basically my district
and a bunch of others all stood on the curb in front of the MTC and got
to tear 822 new missionaries from their families! It was so much fun!
hahaha Basically we just would grab a noob from their cars/families,
take them to go get their stuff, carry their luggage for them, show them
their residence, and then take them to their classroom. I got to host 4
new sisters and it was pretty cool. But um seriously we were all
freaking out that we were actually doing it cuz that means that like
we've been here long enough to know how to pretend we know what we
are doing here and that's just crazy! Literally it feels like it was
just yesterday that I was the one being hosted, scared out of my mind...
Yeah so hosting was a ton of fun. It was so nice to get out
of class and I only got lost once! Not as bad as Sister Ray though...!!
She somehow managed to lead her new sister down into the male
international dorms (I couldn't even tell you where the heck those
are...)!! bahahahah so funny.
Um yeah so I know that I said a bunch happened this week and
that I've only told you about like two things... but I think that's
all the big stuff... hahah whatever... it felt like a bunch had
happened! hahah OH! Today we get to go to the temple for the first time
since we've been here since it's been closed for cleaning!!! We are so excited!! It is going to be so awesome!
Also. Hugs. or more the lack of hugs. I'm pretty sure the
fact that as sisters we are not allowed to hug the elders in our
district is the worst thing that has ever happened in this world/the
hardest part of the MTC... haha you think I'm joking, totally not. It
is literally the strangest thing to get done having an awesome testimony
meeting with your district who you love more than is comprehendable(i
spelled that wrong, dont judge me), full of tears and happiness and the
spirit, and have to settle for a solid, two pump handshake from the
elders... THE. WORST. THING. EVER. hahahaha but whatevs... we've all
just decided we're gonna have a big hugging party in two years and it's
gonna be the greatest thing to happen on this planet.
Alrighty, I think that's pretty much everything. Thank you so
much to everybody who sent me letters and DearElders this week! They
make my life every single time!! I love hearing from all of you! OH!
also fave portugues word ever. Are you ready for this??? Paralelepipedo.
(para-laylay-peepee-do) BOOM. yes. that is a real thing. What does it
mean you ask?? cobblestone. hahaha just the best.
I hope you guys are all doing great! I can't wait to write
you guys next week and tell you about my reassignment!! Miranda, where have you been?? write me. now. I need to hear from you. haha
Love you all to death!!!