Hello! I miss you so much already! It is so weird that I have already been here for a week and now I get to write to all of you! This week has been crazy and so much has happened and changed already! So this letter might be a little chaotic and messy, but I will do my best.
|Loved running into Elder Merrill! |
It's funny, Andrew was in the mission prep class with me when I met Sister Packer for the first time.
It was so hard to say goodbye to everyone. But they put me right to work! It was so fun to have Mom's friend be the one that put the nametag on me. I think she had been looking for me to put it on so that was really sweet of her. Then, I found out that my companion was Sister Packer and i KNEW everything was going to be ok. She is amazing and we are already best friends. I love it. We work really well together and we fill in where the other lacks especially when it comes to teaching. I am so grateful to have her as a companion. Because of that I have never really felt lonely here at the MTC. Such a tender mercy from Heavenly Father.
All of the other elders and sisters in my zone and district are amazing too. Sis packer and I are really good friends with another companionship here in our district named sister ormsby from perry Utah and sister Plante from Orem. They are so hilarious! Sister Ormsby kind of reminds me of Audrey Nelson. There is an Elder in our zone named Elder Lore and I swear to you he is Jarett Tanner in the flesh. He is hilarious. My district is all sisters so that is pretty weird. The other district in our zone has 4 sister and 4 elders so the elders are really outnumbered. It is kind of nice to have an all sisters district because we are able to focus better than the district with elders i think... haha.
When I got home the first night and started unpacking a little bit I found a present that abby left me in my suitcase! It was so sweet and the letter definitely made me cry. Thank you abby! I love you!
Our teachers in our classes are amazing too. We learn a lot and really feel the spirit but we have fun too. One of our teachers looks EXACTLY like frozone from the incredibles. Or obama. Take your pick.
. The lesson did NOT go well. Haha you could tell is was mine and sister packer's first lesson. It was very humbling and exactly what I needed though. Because I know that I can't do this without Heavenly Father's help. And I DEFINITELY can't teach ANY lessons without listening to the Spirit.I ran into Elder Jared Richardson! That was fun. He left earlier this week. I was able to run into him a couple of times actually. We got a picture so I will try to figure out how to send pictures in a little. We started teaching our first investigator . Her name is Darla
PS I hope you had a happy birthday! and i hope you found the present I left you.
AlsoI got my first package from the Harrison family! I loved it and it made my day. Will you please be sure to tell them how much I appreciated it and how much I love them. They send treats for my whole district! I love them! night there was another MTC wide devotional. Sister Packer and I sang in the choir so that was way cool. Also, Elder Merrill was in the choir so I got to hang out with him for a while. FUN! Gerald Cause came and spoke. He is the first counselor in the presiding bishopric.He is french so it was kind of hard to understand what he was saying.... but he talked about how if we saw Christ, would we recognize him? Interesting to think about. That is actually what we decided to talk to Cindy about in one of our lessons.
Thencame. A bunch of new missionaries were getting here! SO WEIRD to think that it was me last week. I have learned so much since then. It was fun because since Sister Packer and I are the Sister Training Leaders, we got to do orientation for the new district of missionaries coming to our zone. It ended up being an entire district of Elders that are going to Virginia. It was fun to teach them what we know about the MTC so far. In our lesson with Darla , I felt prompted to invite her to be baptized. I was TERRIFIED, but guess what! SHE SAID YES! I wish you could have seen the celebratory dance Sister Packer and I did in the hall when we left. I had asked Cindy to be baptized once before and she said no.... haha so I told myself I would never do it again. But then I really felt prompted to ask Darla. It was great! The spirit is awesome.
Thank you so much for your letters! We get the Dear Elder letters everyday so I REALLY have appreciated those. Please send me more! ANYONE AND EVERYONE WRITE ME!!! I didn't realize how much missionaries love mail, but those letters I have been getting are GOLD. Thanks mom, dad, and casey! I love you guys. Bryan is off the hook because I see him everyday.
I have seen a lot of people here. Sara Ripley and CaLea Bagley from soccer, Jared Richardson, Andrew Merrill, Kris Crowther, Syd Lamb's Aunt, and a ton of friends from BYU. It is so cool that we are all here to serve the Lord! The cafeteria food is great! It actually isn't too unhealthy, its just that they serve you a full meal for breakfast, a full meal for lunch, and a full meal for dinner so Sister packer and I usually try to eat just half of what they give us. haha it doesn't always go well but we are trying.
Overall, I really am having a great time here! So much has happened that I can't even begin to explain to you how much I have learned. I LOVE this gospel. I love the opportunity I have to share it with others. I thought I knew before I came here that this is what I was supposed to be doing. But I ABSOLUTELY without a doubt know that this is where I am supposed to be. I have really grown a lot spiritually. I love that I can feel the Spirit pretty much all day long. It really is a blessing. I love being a missionary!
I love you so much! Write me!
Love, Sister King
PS What blood type was President Hinckley?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA MTC HUMOR!!!!!
Love you guys!