I am doing well! The days are long, but the week is
going by so fast. I can't believe I have already been here for 5 days! I
love it and the spirit is seriously so strong. I didn't realize how
much of a distraction phones, TV, and basically everything is. I am
studying harder than ever before, and I actually don't mind doing it. I
love this work, and I am so excited that I get to be a part of it.
So on the first day, I found out that I am a solo sister, meaning that I
have a companion, but she is in her 5th week here and in a different
district. It was a little lonely at first, but by the second day I grew
to like it. There are 3 other elders in my district and that is it. SO
SMALL, but we all get to know each other pretty well. They are all a
little awkward and quirky, but funny. I have so much love for everyone
here, even though I barely know them. In the other district there are 3
sisters that I room with, one being my companion. I love them all and
they have helped me so much already. I'll be sad to see them leave next
week. They are all going to Cavite City. I can say that this is probably
the hardest thing I have ever done, but they keep encouraging me that
it gets better, at least here at the MTC. Yesterday we had a mission
conference where everyone gathered together. Sister Hacking, one of the
wives of the MTC presidency said something that really helped. She
said,"The moment we feel we are the weakest and are about to quite is
the moment right before a miracle will happen." In the Book of Mormon.
It talks about the Lord sending the weak to do His work because those
are the ones that are the most humble. I know that I am not very good at
this whole Tagalog thing yet, but I have faith that it will get better.
By the end of the first day, I was able to say a few basic get to know
you things. The next day, we learned how to say a prayer, and by the
third day, I could do all of that and bare my testimony all in Tagalog.
It was simple, but I can do it! As I said before, the Kaloob ng mga wika
(the gift of tongues) is real!!
Hope all is well at home! Mahul
ako tayo (I don't really know if that was the correct form of saying it,
but it means I love you all.)
Note from mom--Remember she'll be in the MTC until April 7th. She needs letters!! You can email or send letters on DearElder.com.