Wednesday WOW. Is all i can say, ive only been here 3 days and its feeled like 3 months. The first day wasnt as crazy as i thought so good good right? I got here and sister sellers helped take my stuff to my room and then i got my MTC badge, MY NAMETAG YAY and all my books and pamphlets! I then headed to a classroom where i met my comp Sister Liljenquist, she is from draper utah and is the cutest and sweetest. We actually have been talking on insta by like a missionary coming soon account so that was exciting! We meet the other sister going to our mish sis hoop, also meet her and talked to her on insta and then sister shillings! They are just so great. Meetings, meetings and more meetings blah blah rules. There was solo sister who didnt have a comp yet sister savage so she hung around with us for a while, shes great! She broke her tooth though and is going to dentist monday morning so pray all is well lol. Lunch and then more classes, food is pretty good like eh im just happy its all you can eat ya know? dinner is kinda early so if you wanna send snacks that would be appreciated but they feed us well here. We got to listen to missionaries teach (fake) investigators and learn from them. We then met our distirct at some point, theres 4 elders! They all cool, we are all slowly getting to know each other so itll take time but hopefully not too much lol i leave the MTC may 22
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anyways we met our teachers and learned important stuff its stressful typing it all and trying to remember but wed i was pumped to be here. Ill be sending pics in a diff email just with that which will have some funny things in it.
Today was good! Our ac is broken so didnt sleep well but its fixed now #blessed. We wake up at 6 EVERY DAY its not as hard as i thought we get so much accomplished and it feels so good. Every morning we meet the district in the classroom and have a short devo and then breakfast, comp and personal study and then lunch and class and repeat. honestly lunch feels like dinner and after lunch its like a new day.. weird. Learning to love my comp and all of the other girls is a process but im getting there. Our teacher sister Knapp is AMAZING i love her with my whole heart. we studied to teach her pretending to be an investiagator from her mission, its crazy how much you can love someone so fast and thats just our love imagine Christs love for all of us. More planning and studying, good things i dont know how much detail to go into really.. we meet our branch pres hes strict but thats good! Also we met our zone yesterday duh theyre all really nice including our sister zone leaders and either me or my comp take on that roll for the new missionaries next week or the other comps in our district so thatll be stressful but cool to see each other grow. Dont ever postpone a prompting btw like i needed so much help and got a priesthood blessing and the power was REAL it helped so much always take advantage of that, its amazing i love the church. i love my mission. we all need to trust in the Lord and lean on Him.
He knows us personally and what we’re going through. ALSO BACK TO RIADA. so we taught our teacher pretending today about baptism AND SHE COMMITTED TO BE BAPTIZED!!!! I know what youre all thinking like shes not real, shes your teacher and a member BLAH it was so amazing to see the spirit take over in the lessons and even if it was fake and practice we did it, the spirit did it. The spirit has been with me SO STRONGLY i cannot even begin to explain how much ive felt him in my life helping me study and learn and teach, SO GOOD. I LOVE THIS CHURCH THE GOSPEL IS AMAZING I SEE IT CHANGE MY LIFE EVERY SECOND WHILE BEING HERE. i know this is where im supposed to be and its so right. i love it here and wouldnt want to be anywhere else i am so blessed so please keep praying for me i feel the prayers and i NEED THEM, pray for my and my companion sister lil-en-quist is how you pronounce, im struggling with that lol.
But i am learning so much here, i can already tell that im a complely different person from when i walked into this training center not even 46 hours ago, the spirit is so strongly with me and if you pray you can have him with you always too as your constant companion if you’re worthy and willing to listen to the still small voice. Jesus Christ knows all of us and i KNOW that and i feel that when im learning and teaching, he LOVES US so much and is by our side and will never lead us, pray to feel his presence if you feel alone and you will be comforted by that and the holy ghost. Pray always, he hears you and needs to hear from you, pray thanks always be so grateful.
I know that this is the true church and this gospel is real and it changes and blesses lives, i am so grateful that i get to be a represnetative of Him and our church, our true church.
pray for me, write me and love me please
i love and miss you all
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mission
May 2017-November 2018