This week was THE BOMB! So good! So many little and big things have happened.
First, thank you for the picture that you sent me of you and Dad. When I saw it I sat and looked and cried for a little bit. Pathetic, I know. I even printed it off. Definitely print off more pics like that and send them to me! I loved it!
I MISS RUNNING MAN. Don't worry, I'm past the withdrawal, so you can tell me all about them.
Mom, your talk was awesome! I'm going to have to study again in a little bit but it was so good! I know you did so well! Thanks for sharing it with me.
Today has been great! We went to the temple this morning (which is why I didn't email earlier), and had an incredible session. Also, Sister Allred and I decided to splurge at the Bookstore today, so I bought a skirt. I had been saving up the MTC weekly allowance money on my card, and after I used that I only had to pay nine bucks! So worth it. It is the navy skirt with cute buttons in some of the pics I sent.
The busy day this week was Sunday.
Cool story: Sister Allred and I were eating lunch and the MTC President and his wife came and sat next to us. They are so kind and it was the coolest experience. I felt a little bit like I met a celebrity. Also, preview for next week: APPARENTLY we are going to have a BIG guest for our next Tuesday devotional. Big as in awesome. I guess they are going to broadcast it to all of the other MTCs, too. So, we are pretty stoked for that. If it is Elder Holland I am going to cry. I'll probably cry for any of the others too, though...
This last Sunday I was also called as the Sister Training Leader. Our branch/zone is a little weird and we have two Sister Training Leaders but it is still pretty stressful. I had been praying for opportunities to serve more and Heavenly Father definitely answered my prayers. We go to most of the meetings, do interviews with all the Sisters, lead Orientation for new sisters, and lead in all other meetings with sisters and are the go to for most other things. I am so grateful for this opportunity even though I know it will stretch me! I haven't done much with it yet but next week will be busy with the new missionaries coming in. We are getting 30 or so new Korean missionaries and later 10 natives! Super exciting!
Speaking of native Koreans we have two native Korean sisters here right now and they are my FAVORITE. I LOVE THEM. In one a few of the pictures I sent you go to the far left of the picture and zoom in and just look at the two Korean sisters. And feel happy. I want to be Korean. BADLY. On Sunday we watched Legacy in Korean and sat right next to the Korean sisters. It pretty much made my life. During the whole movie they seemed so involved. In the awkward kissing scene (especially for a bunch of little missionaries in the MTC) the sisters whispered urgently to each other. One of them turned to us and said in Korean "SIN." She thought the couple was sinning because the girl was practically engaged to another. They were so shocked. We tried to explain that it wasn't a sin and that it was okay but the sisters still seemed confused. Oh well! Later we asked what they thought of the movie. They said they loved it but they felt bad for Jacob. With near tears in their eyes one of them said, "JACOB. He is POOR." True, it was a sad movie for Jacob. Anyway we love the Sisters and can't wait to go to their country!
Yesterday our district was chosen to be the star missionaries in People and Your Purpose, an orientation meeting for incoming missionaries. With about 50 or so of the new missionaries as our audience Sister Allred and I went in with an investigator, sat down and began teaching a lesson. Really we just asked a bunch of questions to prep for the new missionaries to all teach the investigator but we had microphones and everything. It was just a tad bit stressful. It was fun, though!
Anyway it was such an awesome week! I love the MTC more and more. Next week the districts older than us will be leaving and we will be the oldest. BIZARRE. We will miss them! It is going by so quickly! Next thing we know we'll be in Korea too! I am so excited to really start the work. I love being a missionary! I am so happy and I know it will only get better.
I love you so much!!!
P.S. I think I would like you to give out my email address. I know I won't always have time to respond but it means the world when I hear from people. (Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org)