June 9, 2014
Mom and Dad!!
first almost week at the MTC has been amazing! Such an eye opener for
me in so many accounts.
first up, hold up. KEVIN IS IN A RELATIONSHIP!!!!!!!!!!
Whoooooppppp!!! I am so happy! After I read it I told all the sisters
who were in the room and they were all worried saying things like,
"OH no! He'll get married while you're gone" or "oh
no! what if you don't like the girl"
I'm all jumping up and down responding "no it's okay! She was my
roommate and I love her!" and "I wouldn't want him to wait
for me to get married!"
yes I also know the other way this could end. :) Here's hoping for
the very best though!
think about you guys everyday too! I love you all so much and I'm so
happy to get emails :) But I'm also grateful for the two years away
from home cause it's allowed me to skip the homesickness part of the
mission (unless it hasn't hit me yet). Haha, but seriously I'm
Sister Timmons I'm so grateful for the journal and that I'm using it
every night! I only wish I could have a little more time to write
more! I want to remember everything and you know how I love to talk
Tessa was so fun! Estela will be the last baby I hold for 18 MONTHS!!
Ahh! I was feeling so funny when I was walking around holding Estela
before I entered the MTC on Wednesday cause I looked like (and was) a
missionary already, even without the tag!
of the tag, it was so surreal to put that on on Wednesday! Now it
feels super normal.
love the gospel too!! I have learned SO MUCH in these past 5 days! I
can't even believe it! I've also learned how to keep things simple so
that we don't overload our investigators with information!
cool that you learned about being better Disciples of Jesus Christ on
Sunday! Last night we watched an MTC talk by David A. Bednar on
Christmas a few years ago about the Characteristics of Christ and how
we need to develop those in our lives. The most important
characteristic was that we needed to turn outward and be selfless as
opposed to turning inward and being selfish.
love my companion. Like I said, she was on the flight with me to the
MTC at the Portland Airport and yes she is going to Mesa Arizona, so
we could totally be companions again!!
listened to Music and the Spoken word on Sunday morning through the
BYU-TV channel and it was AMAZING! I loved it!!
favorite scripture is 2 Nephi 31:20. You can pass that on to to put
on the plaque.
went to the temple this morning. An Elder in my district, Elder
**********, went through for the first time today! He initially was
going to go on Thursday, but after our Branch Presidency heard how
much we wanted to be with him the first time, they asked Elder ******
how he felt about waiting. I'm glad he decided to because he
obviously doesn't have family with him here at the MTC, so we got to
be like a family for him :)
guys love Costco.
love Yoga. We have a 6am class once a week for yoga. I wish
it was 6 days a week.
met Elder ******** (no relation to my companion, but yes it is Aunt
am feeling a little anxious when it comes to meeting with our
role-playing investigators here at the MTC. but I need to have faith
that if I prepare, the Holy Ghost will put words into my mouth and
most importantly will help the investigator to feel the truth of what
we teach them.
so grateful for everything you guys have taught me as I've grown up.
It has helped a ton here.
am also grateful for the gift of being able to focus. We're taking in
a lot of information in these two weeks (I leave for Mesa on June
17th Tuesday morning) and these are long days, so I'm grateful that
I'm able to keep focusing (although I did start to fall asleep in the
Sister ***** and I were called to be the Sister Training Leaders
(which is exactly like the Zone leaders, except we are over the
cool that you met J******* ! Yeah she was in the musical with Kevin
and I! She's a sweet girl!
still can't get over the fact that Kevin is dating Kara. I'm freaking
out with excitement and I want to shout it to the world. If they
break up, I might be the most sad. (don't tell kevin that haha I
don't want him to feel pressured.
got to go finish my laundry now but I have more time for emails, so I
will send you some pictures next :)
love you so much!!