Hello again my dearest family and friends!
So after my last email home, I received letters and emails asking lots of questions, so today I am going to try my best to answer some of them and tell you of some of my adventures. Here it goes…..
Some of you wanted to know how my day goes. Here is pretty much my schedule. We get up in the morning. We don’t really have a set time. Sometimes we wake up early and sometimes not. Usually we are up between 6:00- 6:30. We then exercise a little bit if we feel like it, but I don’t really exercise in the early morning. We then get ready for the day (shower, dress, brush teeth, etc…) Then we head up to our classes. We have to be in class by like 7:15 for personal study. We go to breakfast at 8:15 and then have to be back at class at nine. We have like a three hour long class. We study, practice teaching investigators, etc. We go to lunch and then come back to class after that where we do some of the same stuff. We have some personal and companion study during that time as well. We head off to dinner, come back to the classroom, have more study, and then head back to our residents and get ready for bed. Quite a boring day actually, but we make it so much fun!
Some of you wanted to know more about my companion Sister Jackson. She is really cool. She is from Cottonwood Heights (just outside of Salt Lake City) She has wanted to go on a mission pretty much her whole life, but didn’t make the final decision until like last year I guess. She is almost 21 years old and only has one more year of schooling at BYU when she gets back. She is majoring in psychology, which is kind of cool. She loves monkeys and has spent a lot of time researching them (partly because of psychology.) Anyways, she has been on lots of cool adventures.
Some of you wanted to know about the food here. I think it is pretty good, but I know lots of missionaries who have hated it! One of my most favorite things is hamburgers and french fries. They have that almost everyday for lunch, so I have had a few of them. As far as ice cream treats go….well I haven’t had as much as I thought I would. We all have so much candy anyways from the holidays so whether I eat ice cream or not, I have lots of chocolate back in the resident. As far as gaining weight…yes I have gained a little, but not a lot. I’m trying to watch myself.
One of my most favorite things about the MTC is gym time. We have so much fun! I play basketball almost everytime. The first gym time we had, I taught the other sisters in the district some of our basketball drills that we did in basketball practice. It was a lot of fun once they caught on to it and we were able to go at a faster pace. There is nothing that I love more than basketball, so I love getting to play it. There is also a track in the gym, so I have run a little bit. There are also machines, so I can work out my arms and legs and such. I like it.
My teachers are the best. We have a few different teachers that have all been helping out. I love them all though! One of the teachers kind of reminded me of uncle Ben a little bit. You probably wouldn’t think so if you met him, but he did to me. His name is Brother Bacon.
One of our other teachers is Brother Davies. You know a little bit about him just because he posted a picture on Instagram and tagged me in it. The other sisters and I told him to also put it on Facebook and tag all of us.
There is so much more to tell you, and not enough time to do it. I will try my very bestest to tell you as much as I can each week. I have been writing in my journal though, so you will be able to hear of some of my adventures when I get home….Happy 2014 to you all!! I am so excited for this year! I love you all so much! I will get pictures to you as soon as I can! I promise.