Aug 20, 2014

Hola family! I love you guys so much! It’s seriously so hard to email cuz I only get an hour every week to do it! I feel so rushed every time! Sorry if I don’t answer all your questions. It’s hard to keep track of all of them in this limited time. I’m trying my best though! And it’s so hard to think of things to tell you guys cuz in the MTC every day is almost exactly the same haha. I can’`t believe I’ve been here for four weeks already! It’s going by so fast. I like it here a lot but its kinda boring at the same time haha… I’m so excited to get out to the field!

HOLLY’S GETTING MARRIED THIS WEEK!!!! What the heck??!! That’s so awesome. I wish I could be there for the wedding but I’m so happy to be out here doing this work.

I’ll tell u guys about my P days. So on P day we wake up at 6:20 and go to breakfast at 7. Then we have personal study from 7:30 to 8:30. Then we have til 5 to do laundry and any other chores we need to get done and email and we spend a lot of the time playing sports so its really fun! Last week I played cage soccer, field soccer, basketball, and touch rugby. So far today I’ve played basketball and volleyball and worked out in the weight room and did laundry. At 5 we plan our studies for the next day, and then we have dinner at 5:30. We have class at 6:15 and we finish at 9:30 and go back to our apartments. P day is da best!! It’s a really nice break from the daily routine. I only have one left and then I’ll be in McAllen! Woot woot!!

Sundays are awesome too. On Sunday we have priesthood meeting, a district meeting (which is basically just Sunday School, and every companionship teaches part of the lesson) and then we have sacrament meeting, which is in Spanish. Everyone writes a talk in Spanish every week and in sacrament meeting our branch president picks people to give their talks. So far I haven’t gotten picked but I have a feeling I’ll get picked this week cuz we are the oldest district in our branch now. Every week one district leaves and a new one comes, but the week before we came our branch didn’t get a new district. By the way my district has 11 people in it. Four sets of elders and a trio of sisters.

On Sunday we have two devotionals and they are always really good. They are usually taught by people who have or have had pretty high callings in the church, like members of quorums of the seventy and ex mission presidents and what not. And sometimes they are videos of old MTC devotionals given by some of the twelve apostles. And every Sunday we watch a gospel related video in the evening. To end the day we all meet with our districts and talk about the things we learned. I always feel the spirit really strong on Sunday.

Well I love you guys so so so much and I miss you a ton! I wanna hear from Katelyn and Kk! How is school going? What teachers do u have? Give me the deets!