July 21, 2013
Dear Family, I am almost halfway through with the MTC; it is going by really fast. Each week we get more teachers. Most are American, some come from the old Mexcio City MTC. That MTC had a teaching staff of 3, and some of the teachers used to teach school here.
The food is slowly getting more American. They offer cold cereal at every meal in addition to whatever else is served. More Americans got here last night.
We had an MTC devotional yesterday. It was the first devo we have had in the auditorium, and our first devo that was not a re-broadcast of an MTC Provo devotional. There was a member of the first quorum of the seventy who came and spoke.
The Festival of Saints was a few nights ago, there were a lot of fireworks in the city. It was like the 4th of July.
The water here is unsafe to drink, so they give everyone a water bottle with a filter. It was worrisome when I left my water bottle in the gym. I prayed to find it, because it was not there when I went back to get it. My prayer was answered when Elder Smith in my district picked it up and gave it to me. Prayer works.
I am happy to be here. I put a letter in the mail room today, so see how long it takes for Pachi to put that in the letter getter.
With peace and happy gratitude,
July 21, 2013
This week has been crazy! Last Sunday we had our first sisters meeting since our firsthere was a fast , and it was amazing. We got to watch music and the spoken word ( and it was amazing to hear music because they don't allow us to listen to it except at church and devotionals). Then we had a guest speaker, Carol Mikita, and her talk was so good. Her message was about the importance of missionary work and that its okay to not always see the fruits of your labor, because it may not always be visible....but if a missionary is following all of the rules and working as hard as possible, then seeds are being planted. It was a cool message.
After the devotional, their was an MTC picture taken...with all of the MTC presidency and Elder Hinckley. They said it was only the 3rd picture ever taken of an entire MTC group, so yay!
There are pictures on nearly every square inch of the walls here at the MTC, and on the bigger walls they have big beautiful paintings. My two favorites, are the Standard of Truth painting with Joseph Smith. And my other favorite is the one we have in Boise, with the older brother helping his little brother cross the River. the MTC's copy is huge, and its so fun to look at.
My companion and I have been called to be music coordinators here in our little branch at the MTC. All it means is that we get to pick out the hymns and musical numbers, but it is still fun to have a calling (:
To be honest, this has been a fairly uneventful week, just meals, classes, studying, and sleep. Then repeat. Ha last night, one of the districts in our zone sang Christmas songs because it was P-day eve because it apparently felt like Christmas Eve. I have to agree though, P-day is one of the best days of the week. The other best day is.
Thanks for all of your love and support. It means the world to me.
I love you all more than the number times I have resorted to eating cereal for dinner (because everything else is highly suspect),