Tuesday, January 7, 2014

WE got a LETTER...Thursday, January 2, 2014

"Ok people (missionaries) are NOT kidding when they say they have no extra time here!! I always thought they were just exaggerating? BUT NO - there are literally zero extra minutes!  It is unbelievable and tiring and AWESOME!

Anyway, I made it through the first 2 days! Can you believe it? 

My Companions - YES  - I have 2 (we are a threesome)!  Their names are Sister Curtis and Sister Tegge.  They are very nice and we get along wonderfully. They are both from Canada (Edmonton and Southern Alberta) and we will all be going to Halifax together.  Oh and they do say 'eh' and 'aboot' and they call the bathroom the 'washroom'  

WE are the only three sister in our district and they only three in our room , we each get our own bunk YAY! We met with the Branch Presidency tonight and got assigned the be the new sister training leaders for our zone - WE are also in the MTC choir - my companions like to sing...

The English speaking missionaries are always scheduled first for everything so we have to be at breakfast at 6:30am and dinner at 4pm so we are pretty hungry by breakfast the next morning - 

Tomorrow we get to teach our first investigator!  WE prepared A LOT today and I am so excited to share our message with him. It is crazy how much love you can feel for a "fake" investigator when you pray to see them as God would and when you pray for the spirit to guide your lesson. It is powerful and I can't wait to do it for real in Canada!

The food has been great.  Haven't seen or heard of (nor do I want to) any of the things Will described to me....

Thank you for supporting me and loving me.  It is still hard but I am so thankful to have such amazing family and friends rooting for me at home!  I know that I am here for a reason.  I know that my Savior needs me to be his hands and serve and love the people I teach.  The spirit is strong here and I am honored to be a part of this great work!

Love you all - Sister G

ps we are supposed to be leaving on January 14th...love you