Everything is going great here! A lot of people find the MTC super
busy and overwhelming, but honestly it's not that bad. I suppose I'm used to
long days and waking up early from high school, and Provo is still Provo, so
nothing's terribly new. My companion, Sister Branch, is adorable! I seriously
love her so much. She's from Mesa and going to the Utica, NY mission. She's
turning 22 on Saturday and went to BYU-I for a few years before she came here.
No other sisters are currently at the MTC going to Alaska, but there are three
elders that are going. Our district (group of missionaries who have class and
meals together) has 9 people - three sisters going to Utica, two sisters going
to Colombia, SC, and me and the three elders going to Alaska. Everybody's
Usually there's more than one district in a zone, but this is a
low-number time for the MTC (probably because it's before the summer rush? not
sure) and so our district is our zone, which is also our branch! So for our
Sunday meetings we'll have a large branch of 15! Our branch presidency is
AWESOME--we met with them yesterday, and it was definitely my favorite part
here so far. They were just so loving and knowledgeable and awesome and it was
The food here is good! I know a lot of people don't like it... but
it's not bad. Oh, and somebody ask Scott if he drank the orange juice and
that's why he had problems. There's some rumors floating around about it...
I love the schedule here! We have classes and lots of things to
keep us busy, but also time for personal reflection. I'm learning so much!
Anyway, have a wonderful week! I love you all! Remember Jesus
I'm leaving in FOUR DAYS to go on a mission to Alaska! I'll be flying to Utah, be in the MTC (Missionary Training Center) for about a week and a half learning my responsibilities and getting used to missionary life, and then on to Alaska! Once in Alaska, I'll be serving, proselyting, teaching, and ultimately bringing people to Christ for the next eighteen months. I couldn't be more excited!
I can email once a week, and so I'll be sending out a general email with updates on my adventures. My mom will upload them to this blog for all to see, so come back every week!
I can't wait to go and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I'm so grateful for all of the support I've received in preparation for this amazing opportunity, and I'll see ya'll in eighteen!