Leih hou ngoh ge gatihng! Ngoh ngoi leihdeih!!! (Hello my family! I love you guys!)How is everyone?! I miss you so much! Grandma and Grandpa Wilcox - thank you SO MUCH for your care package!! I was so happy to see those O'Henry's! And the elders in my district loved them too :) I shared. They were like, "Oh my gosh! These are like the best thing I've had since I've been here! Tell your grandma I love her!!!" haha. So thank you so so so much! Misti, thanks for the dearelder! I love getting mail! And everyone else - thank you so much for your love and support. It means the WORLD to me. I love you all!
Soo... I'm known as the crybaby sister. Not crying as in sad or discouraged or homesick, but crying as in every time I feel the Spirit, I cry. My eyes just leak. I don't know what's gotten into me! haha. Every single time we have a devotional or something, Sister Morgan, Sister Johnson, Sister Palmer look over at me and they say, "Every time." Because I'm always crying! I just feel the Spirit here SO MUCH. It's so amazing!
I made a list of Do's and Don'ts for the MTC. Thought you guys might like it:
DO love your companion to death.
DO absolutely adore all your teachers.
DO write notes in every meeting you go to!
DO eat at the salad bar
DO try to SYL all the time
DO bond with and love all your roommates
DO sit with your district at meals, and hang out with them as much as possible.
DO LAUGH! A lot! :)
DO study your brains out
DO pray. More than you EVER have.
DO write lots of letters on P day!
DO go to 2M for gym time - you can watch conference talks and mormon messages while you do the bike or eliptical! (however you spell that...) they have headphones you can get in the bookstore. LOVE THIS SO MUCH!
DO be positive, not negative!
DO study your scriptures and love it!
DON'T judge others before you get to know them
DON'T try the cafeteria's "better than anything" cake... because it's delicious and you'll want 10 pieces.
DON'T get discouraged -- that is Satan.
DON'T be frustrated by know-it-all elders..... aghh. Working on this one :)
DON'T be afraid to make mistakes!
DON'T forget your shower shoes. Because the shower floors are disgusting. Lots of gross hair. I think you'd throw up, Dad. I almost do.
DON'T rip your nylons. Yup, did that. It's lame.
DON'T give up!! :)
Oh my gosh, did I tell you guys about the BAT in our residence hall the other week? A live bat. I'm not even joking. It was flying around -- get this. It HIT ONE SISTER IN THE FACE! Is that the most disgusting thing you've ever heard??!!! I was FREAKING out. The sisters in my room were making fun of me. But honestly, bats are the grossest thing in the world. If someone in Hong Kong offers me fruit bat soup, I'm going to refuse. I'm sorry. I just can't do that.
I hope i haven't been too negative about the language. It's difficult, yes, but I don't feel like it's impossible or that I can't do it! I feel pretty good about it, actually. You're right, Mom and Dad, memorizing comes pretty easy to me! I think that's been a spiritual gift I've been give to prepare me for this mission. It's cool to see how the Lord prepares us for these experiences.I feel the Spirit so much here, I could just BURST. I am so thankful to be here. This mission will truly affect me forever - and my family, and my future family, and on and on. It feels so right to be here! I love it so much! Please keep writing me - I thrive off mail and news from home! I love you all more than I could even express. Whit, I hope you and Jare Bear have a fun prom! Please email me pictures!!!!! :) I want to seeeeee! Pakrer, less than a month till you date and drive. SAY WHAT?! ahhh! that's nuts! Oh man, I miss you guys. Jaren, I miss talking about books with you. The other day I did this weird thing with my tongue, and Sister Johnson said, "You look like Barty Crouch.... Junior." And I almost DIED laughing. Then we quoted Harry Potter for like 10 minutes :) It made me miss my brothers!! Sister Morgan has a laugh attack every time I say, "Ramses! How are you?" she says I sound just like Nacho. Guess I've got that accent perfected :) anyway, i gotta go. I wanna see if I can send pictures!