Hello from the Provo MTC!!!Today is my first P-Day and you know what that means.... I AM WEARING PANTS!!! Over the past week I am truly grown to appreciate the simple things in life, such as pants =]
I LOVE MY ZONE! We honestly felt like family after day 1! (even though the days HONESTLY feel like weeks) We had a zone meeting where we all got to know each other and man... there was NO dry eye in the room. There are 2 other converts (16 months, 14 months and me right in the middle at 15 months). The blessing about my zone is that we all come from troubled backgrounds. It was strange that we all felt so comfortable to just pour out our hearts but it was so powerful. Divorced parents, broken homes, not have a relationship with parents, inactive members and the list continues. I am not saying these things are a blessing but in that moment each of us knew we were meant to be a zone.... and that is the blessing. We all sit together at lunch and we are the loudest group in the lunch room. I honestly feel like I have known these Elders & Sister all my life and NOT A week.
I do love my companion but in some ways I am having to LEARN to love my companion. She seems to be more caught up in the social aspect of things, but hey... We are learning and growing together. I don't want to be mean, but in some ways I feel like I am being held back in how much I could progress. UGGG..... But I am thankful I am getting a crash course on learning how the Savior sees us.
THE MTC IS A SPIRITUAL PLACE LIKE NO OTHER!!! I have not even left to go into the field and the thought of not being a missionary brings tears to my eyes. Heavenly Father, Christ, His gospel 24/7 and THERE IS NOTHING BETTER!!!!! I would also say this... the MTC is a spiritual boot-camp. I have never felt like I needed to use the Atonement more in my life until now. You can not get through the MTC without CONSTANTLY praying and asking for help from Heavenly Farther. There is no other way you can do it. End of story.
I don't have long but I wanted to say how much I love all of you and how much I miss you. I have received 4 letters and 1 package so far and they really make all the difference so please keep them coming! Since this is more of a general e-mail I have written many of you personal letters. You will get them after I leave the MTC so until I get my new address please e=-mail me =] In some ways this e-mail does not even scratch the surface of this past week so I will try and be more descriptive next P-Day
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! And I pray to hear from all of you soon!
With all my love,