So first things first.....I hope you are checking the mail because I've sent like 3 letters home already and it doesn't sound like you've gotten them already :( I hope they made it!!! Also, thank you so much for the package!!! Seriously made my whole week.
|Thanks for the package!!!|
Can you believe I finished my first week in the MTC!! Every time I look down at my nametag I freak out a little because it's still a little surreal.
So I am living at Wyview (just a few buildings down from where I lived my freshman year) and we have classes at Raintree.
|Branches laying everywhere from the storm (literally Raining Trees)|
Bless those missionaries who use that bathroom.
They are Sister Hamner and Sister Fowlke.
|Companions on the first day|
They are really great!!!
We seriously laugh all the time together.
We seriously have companionship inventory every day (the elders make fun of us for that) but it really helps. Sister H and Sister F butt heads a little and I'm kind of the mediator. It's special.....
In my district there's the three of us and then two elders,
Elder Garrett and Elder Black.
|Elder G & Elder B|
Elder Black is a little more quiet, but he can be sassy at times too.
We have about 17 missionaries in our zone. Some are going to Frankfurt and some to Berlin. And that's pretty much who makes up our branch.
Such a small branch.
We won’t get any new missionaries in our branch until we leave in 5 weeks.
|Me & some Elders from our zone|
|Our district waiting for the bus to the main campus|
I am the oldest in our zone but it doesn't feel like it.
They are great!
|Our zone leaders, Elder Randall & Elder Hogan|
I can't believe how much German I have learned so far.
|Our special district :)|
Hans was like "Allah?" Wa? haha so funny.
Brother Davis can't look at me without laughing. Apparently I make funny faces....and sounds. We also made a rule that if you say 'guys' or 'dudes' you have to do 15 push ups. Sister H is up to like 215 haha!!
Let's just say, she is sore.
|Sister H doing some of her 215 push-ups haha!|
Elder G was like, "if I cry too will that help." "No!"
Our Branch President served his mission in Germany about 50 years ago.
He is really soft spoken but is nice and kind of old.
Each week we have to prepare a talk in German and then he randomly picks three of us to speak in sacrament meeting. Sister Hamner has had a hard time speaking German. She gets nervous to speak so she doesn't, which is the worst when you are learning a lesson. So we made a goal with her that she would learn how to say a prayer without any notes. Then on Sunday our President asked her to bear her testimony and the Zone Leader asked her to say the closing prayer. She did both of those without her notes.
I was like a proud mother....I was crying of course.
|Sister H & I|
Today is our P-Day so we get to go up to the main campus and run some errands and then go to the temple.
I am so excited and it is definitely much needed.
|Sister F & I on P-Day|
there is no way I could do this on my own.
|Me & my companions|
I love you all so much!! I love hearing from you! I miss you dearly! The work I'm doing is important and I'm thankful for the sacrifices you are/have made so that I can be here! You will be blessed because of it.
I know I have already!!!