This week at the MTC has been so much better! I am getting into the groove of things and I am learning SO MUCH here! My testimony of the gospel and of missionary work grows stronger and stronger everyday! I am learning to love it here even though I miss everyone back home too! Finals just ended at BYU so all of the teachers here are leaving. I'm lucky though because I have three teachers right now and all of them are staying. Except one of them, Hermana Voguler (the boss of all the teachers) leaves May 9th to teach in the Mexico MTC! So cool! That's only 12 days before I leave here though so that will be ok :)
Everyone in my district loves me because I've gotten lots of treats delivered! Jill sends me food and Cameron sent me a big box of cupcakes! It was so nice! And this week, Dave Pearson sent me chocolate covered cinnamon bears! Tell everyone thank you so much and I really appreciate it! Letters are so great too. I look forward to getting Dad's letters everyday! I also got my Hymn book from Ty and a letter from him. Miss you Ty, and thanks for honoring me with your first ever missionary letter ;)
I'm glad you are doing better mom! I pray for you everyday to get better and I'm glad dad is getting back into the swing of things with work. He really helped a lot while you were sick and I'm sure he can't wait to get back to work!!
So this week in the MTC I have really been focusing on my teaching skills. I am pretty good with my Spanish so I am focusing more on the teaching aspect of missionary work, and learning to recognize and teach with the Spirit. It has been kind of hard the first couple of weeks to do that because of the language barrier, but Hermana Brown and I prayed that we would be able to teach with the spirit. We tried something new with our new investigator Monica (she is a piece of work...so funny!). We went into the lesson with absolutely no lesson plan at all and we were going to just listen to what Monica had to say and questions she had and answer them to our best ability through the spirit. Let me tell you, it was the best lessons we have ever had! Afterward we had a little party in the hall and got a bunch of high fives from other Elders and Sisters. It was AWESOME! She learned so much and we all felt the spirit so strong! It was only our second lesson with her and she was excited to pray about the gospel and figure out if it was true. We talked a lot about revelation and about how, if you really want to know if the gospel is the true gospel of Christ, you need to pray with a sincere heart and real intent and Heavenly Father will answer you. Monica is Catholic so she thought that was pretty cool! I was so hyped after that lesson and I just wanted to share the gospel with everyone! I have a very strong testimony of missionary work and I am learning more and more everyday!
So, things are going great! I am missing everyone back home a lot, but I know this is where I am supposed to be :) It's amazing how much I have learned in two short weeks (it feels like an eternity haha). Tell Tyler and Avery and Emily and Josh I love them and that I know that this church is the true church and that families can be together forever! Tell the Hegerhorsts and Grandma and the Agle's and the Birrell's that I miss them all so much and I love knowing that I have their support! Thanks for being such awesome examples to me!
Mom, tell Ali to send me pictures from prom and Tell her that "sausage" is in the MTC with me! She'll understand what I mean ;) Love you all! Keep writing, I love hearing from you! Also, it would be great it you could send some more of those Target footy socks and some lotion! Avery will know what I am talking about. Even in the MTC you get a lot of blisters! Alright I love you all!