Friday, February 5, 2010
February 5, 2010
How is everyone doing this week? I am missing everyone! Thanks for the letters! You guys are so awesome! I am still loving the MTC I can't believe I have been here for a week though! Its so crazy! All of the days just blend together! I can't even remember what has been going on! Its just awesome! Lots of study and classtime! I am learning so much! I love it so much! I am still getting along with my companions really well! And I love my district! The Elders are so funny! They just don't work hard sometimes. But I guess I haven't talked to you for a week so I will just tell you a little bit of what's been going on... thats If I can remember.
Well Sunday was really good. We got up and got ready and went to the spoken word. Then It was Relief Society. All the sisters in the MTC have Relief society together and its so cool! The spirit is just so strong here. But the MTC president talked at Relief Society and he pretty much just talked about keeping the Elders in line! It was really funny. But I love being a Sister at the MTC because we get such great treatment. Everytime we walk into a room the Elders stand, they also always open doors for us. And at mealtime the stand for us when we come to sit down at the table and they take our trays when we are done! It's pretty sweet!
But after Relief Society we went to the new sister's meeting about grooming and eating healthy. They just told us to look our best and take care of our bodies. I have been eating salads at the cafeteria because I don't want to gain any weight and well pretty much its the best thing they have there anyways... besides breakfast! I love breakfast here! I have cereal, oatmeal, bagels, french toast, pancakes. There is so much to choose from!
But sunday we were able to just study after the meeting and learn. I love all the time we have to study! I have learned so much! Its crazy how much I have learned from the PMG and the scriptures. I never even knew... But then we had sacrament with our Branch. I love my branch president and his wife they are both super nice! Its President Nuasem and his wife. But our branch is made up of 3 districts which is actually our Zone! Its been so cool getting to know our Zone and the other Sisters in it. Then sunday night we went to the MTC Choir. I was pretty much dragged along! My companions both wanted to go and so we went and sang. It was a good experience though! The music is so beautiful! After choir practice we had a sunday night fireside. It was a musical fireside! So beautiful! I totally loved it! We sang hymns as an MTC for an hour! That was pretty much sunday.
Monday... We just pretty much study and go to class all day. I am trying to think of anything particular that happened. Let's see... WE were able to go to watch a movie. It was called the Gift of Teaching by Elder Holland. It was really inspiring! Mom, you should totally watch it I think you would really like it and it would totally help you with your teaching. Except I am not sure where you would watch it or how you would get it. Maybe on LDS.org or something.
But Tuesday was a really good day. We had a fireside where Elder Richard Hinkley and his wife came and talked to us! It was so cool! He is in the Quorum of the Seventy and is President Hinkleys son! It was such an amazing experience! He just talked about missionary work and how to be a sucessful done it. I love this thing he told us "I glad I did, Not I wish I had." It was really inspiring.
Lets see.. Guess what! Your never going to believe! But I get up every morning at 5:40 to go and excersize with my companions! It's crazy! Mom and Ellen aren't you proud of me. They actually have a class for Sisters at 6:00 am so we go. But I actually ran the mile yesterday! Ten times around the indoor track o yeah! I am so proud of myself! But way mad I am not losing any weight. O well..
I can't even remember what we did wednesday and thursday! The days just all blend in together! Its so insane! But I just want to let everyone know how thankful I am for letters and packages! They really keep me going! I am just having the time of my life and learning lots! Working super hard! But its all worth it! Mom and Dad thanks for everything! I love you so much and hope everything is working out at home! You should send me some pics so I have some to show to people!
Mom... I need a copy of my patriartical blessing. I guess I didn't bring mine! And did you get a chance to pick up my make up? I love you so much! I hope you have a great week! I will email you next week about my flight plans and hopefully will have the time I will be calling! I love you guys! Have a wonderful week! I love you Zack! I hope everything is going good in Chile!
Love, Sister Madison Whitney
p.s. I went to the Provo Temple today and it was so beatiful! Such a good experience! I Love and miss you!