man what a crazy day. im really frazzled right now cuz its raining and cold and most of the internet isnt working here on west campus..yeee....
ANYWAYS give emily a BIG hug and a kiss from me. im so excited that she is home and now she can send me letters too ;)
soo let me start with the funny story of the week.
(last week) we welcomed the new hermanas. We took them on a tour and we acted like we had been there forever. Id say things like "oh yeah so weve been here for however long weve been here haha" haha so they had no idea we'd only been here a week until haha! but i love them. its just 5 more sisters and they are so sweet and very musically talented. theyre going to mexico and arizona for their missions. other than that its been mostly the same routine. wake up, eat, 3 hr class, gym, eat, 3 hr class, eat, 3 hr class, bed. TO DAD i adjusted to the mtc schedule about two days in. HA :) so im not really lacking too much sleep the only thing im lacking is brain energy. so much studying and spanish i feel like my head is gonna explode!! but im literallly loving every minute of it. ive accepted the fact i will not be fluent but i know i will at least be able to understand most of the language and stuff. one of my teachers served in Rosario so he is telling hermana shotwell and i all about the cool things there and how they say como andan instead of como estan...i think haha not too sure. so was a wonderful spiritual reload for everyone. The girls in the district were really focusing more on the language than the spirit this past week and im so glad for because it puts everything back in perspective. but you know me...never one to really stress about things so im not stressing over the language im just enjoying feeling the spirit and strengthening my conversion in Christ and the work.
The language will come.
the devotional was the famous "Lock your Heart" devotional! it was great and i knew it was gonna be a great eye opener for some people there. It made me so grateful for the choices i have made before going into the MTC and making sure I am worthy to perform the work of the Lord. It is so important that we all make sure we are worthy so that we can be perceptive (sp) to the spirit. it was kinda awkward at first though because three elders had come to sit next to shotwell and i and they were kind of being "friendly" to us and made us a chart of the korean alphabet with their emails....hahaha we just said thank you we didnt flirt back or anything but i just thought it was funny...they got so stiff when the guy was speaking. I LoVEd iT! haha sorry i feel like im putting way too many hahas. okay.
so nothing special happened but this one sister who had been with our district for a week was packing up to head out to the idaho pocatello mission. we were staying with her in a 2 bed one bath place and when she was packing up, hermana shotwelll and i got permission to move permantly to that apt.! its right next to the other part of our district but it is so nice! its just us in this apt and so we get to have more time with showers and everything. "living the MTC marriot life" thats what we say! hahaha! then it was THE MOST BORING DAY OF LIFE. i mean it.
the teacher wanted to do personal interviews and while the others were getting interviewed we are supposed to just do persoanl study. . its a three hour block right?? he only gets to four girls and then runs out of time!! so hermana shotwell and i didnt even get an interview! the study was great but i just felt it was a little much and too quiet i couldnt sit still, the we did gym and ate and for the next study block we were supposed to do Personal, companion, then language!! so just another study block without being taught anything!! then it was devotional. hermana shotwell and i bought chips and salsa from the bookstore and studied cuz the other girls just went to choir. and now we are on today. PDAY we go do service (cleaning up classrooms) then the temple, and then we go to print all of our emails so we can read them and we stay on main for lunch. and i just threw laundry in and here i am emailing! after we finish laundry hermana shotwell and i are invited to play volleyball with another zone so we will do that! im loving it here, saw megan williams again and next week she will take a picture hahaha
okay so mom-
i answered most questions in a letter i sent you but ill say again the bug bit is basically gone, the seamons are amazing, my eczema issssss well its there haha. haha and no im not doing the choir because we arent singing in general conference. no word on visa but i heard they were doing month to month visas which means id head straight down!
Dad- dear elder me that article about argentina and bro holland! super cool!!
Mom-Alsooooo if you want to send a chunky necklace? like the orange one im wearing with the striped shirt in a picture im going to send you...it would make alot of outfits perfect haha!
Tell me all about emily coming home and stuff, and i expect dear elders from her too ;) So miracle of the day!! The bus driver on the way to the temple played lana del rey "summertime sadness" which happens to be one of my favorite songs! but on a serious note. hermana shotwell and i ran into a lady who had served in the argentina rosario mission as we were getting out of the temple! she gave us lovely tips and it was a blessing we ran into her!
So I love how things are going here and I love the experiences im having and all the things im learning. Hermana shotwell and i decided the theme of this past week is "We are doing the Lord's work, so we have to do his work, his way" #exactobedience. Well, sending my love to you all!! I love you all so much and im sad i cant be there to welcome Emily home but have her know i love her with all my heart!!!!
HERMANA SANDERS III