What a whirlwind of a week. And it was only 3.5 days! It went by so fast but then I feel like I've been here for months. It's a strange feeling. My first day was so intense and so fast. I was whisked away from my family and was thrown into things head first. I received my name tag (WHICH I LOVE SO MUCH) and went to meet my district and companion. My companion is Sister Bond. I love her dearly. She snorts when she laughs and it's the best thing ever. We get along so well! There are 6 sisters in my district. Three are going to the best mission ever and the other three are going to Birmingham, Alabama. There are 4 elders and they are all going to Washington D.C. North mission. I love our district! Everyone is so funny and so kind. The elders seem like little babies so it's easy to think and treat them like brothers. I also love our zone. Every night we pray as sisters in the zone and it's such an amazing thing to be apart of. Everyone is so friendly and are so welcoming. I'm sad most of our zone will be entering the field so soon.
Our schedules mainly consist of cafeteria, class, cafeteria, class etc. It's a struggle to focus for so long so thankfully we pray every. Second. Of. The. Day. No joke. The amount of prayers we say is kind of crazy. Sister Bond and I counted one day and before 10 o'clock in the morning we had said at least 15 prayers. We lost count after that. It's exhausting but oh so good.
The MTC is so spiritual. It's crazy how intensely you can feel the spirit. It's amazing. The MTC is a funny place. One day you think you bombed teaching a lesson and think you're the worst missionary ever. Then the next you feel so at peace and know you can do this but only with The Lord helping you. Funny but an emotional rollercoaster. It's a fun mix.
If I've learned anything so far it's that Heavenly Father is so aware of us. He is aware of our strengths, our weaknesses, our wants and our needs. He just knows. Which is so bizarre to think that there is someone who not only knows you so well but loves you so much. How could someone not simply rejoice in that knowkedge?! And how lucky am I to go and spread that knowledge?!?! I love this place. I really do. And I love wearing that little black plastic badge that reminds me that I am representing my savior and that I am here for Him and His children.
I love you all! I can feel your love, support and prayers.