It's so good to hear from you and those from Arizona! I certainly do miss everyone! The time has just flown by! I haven't used my debit card at all, but I plan to use it at the airport for luggage. And, I fly out , not Tuesday. I was wrong. So a couple more days.
Today we went to the temple early and did initiatories and then did an endowment session--for a change our whole district was in one session! It was great. The temple is such a place of peace! All right, I have a list of a few things to tell you, so yeah.
Mom, do you think you could check the internet and see if you can find fleece lined tights? They are a bit pricey..so just a pair or two would work. I just want to stay warm. Someone told me they heard of sisters buying extra big tights and wearing tights over sweatpants! Surely it won't be that cold...right?
There have been people from church news here this week. They were videoing and taking pictures. The videos will be used in between confrences for a special clip about the MTC. The pictures will be in deseret news. There should be a picture of me carrying my tray to put away at lunch. Dont be surprised when it says that I'm from Nebraska! So, keep your eyes open! :D
I got the valentines! It was sweet! And no worries, if I have anything negative to say, that I really need to say, I'll say it. But we are so blessed and so many good things happening that I can't waste my prescious 30 minutes typing about the negative! Life is wonderful!
We taught Bregita (I think I told you about the question she asked about living with God). Turns out that we misunderstood our instructors and she is a less active and she decided to play along the 1st time. The 2nd time she told us she was less active. She is one stubborn woman. She finally agreed to come to church. During that lesson I truly felt the Spirit working through me and I felt a special sort of love for her, no matter how frustrating she was. I shared an experience and testified of the truthfulness of the gospel. She then asked how old I was and she told me that I was older than 21. Not in years...but yeah. So, I apparently look roughtly 18 and act older than 21! I wonder how old I am in the eternities! ;)
It's a really cool experience when you feel the Spirit teaching through you. You know that you are not in control of this lesson. It's really incredible.is the true teacher.
Let's see. Forthey tell everyone the topic and we all have to prepare a 3-5 minute talk. Then during sacrament meeting they select 2 missionaries to talk. Well, I wrote my talk. after talking with President Meyers I got the impression that I should rewrite my talk, and that I'd be giving it. Sure enough, I got called up. One of the members of the branch presidency said that I had been a target for awhile...whatever that means. The talk went well. Our district (because we are leaving) did a musical number and sang I Know that My Redeemer Lives. We sang a Capella. It was BEATIFUL. The Spirit was SO strong. People were in tears and it was hard not to cry. It was absolutely amazing. We have learned so much, especially in the last few days. It's impossible to even try to tell you.
the MTC President, Pres. Brown, is continually encouraging us to study the doctrine of Christ and understand how that relates to our purpose as missionaries. (Our purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them to receive the restored gospel through Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the , and Enduring to the End.) We are to recite that often. It's incredible how often those topics are in the scriptures. It's all over the place!! It's really great.
I'm excited to leave, but not. It's safe here! We can't screw investigators up! Out there...well it's scary out there! Out there, we are REAL missionaries ;) and people RECOGNIZE and Respect us as such. It's kind of a big deal. Alright, so, we leave the MTC at. Which means we should arrive at the airport around , plus getting through security. Sooo I can't call until we are through security I think. I don't know what time it will be. I will try to call, but it won't be until after 7 your time. sorry!
Oh, Miranda! I have a little request. One of the Elder's in our district, Elder Waite doesn't receive any letters. He's a good kid with a strong testimony. He was a football player. Will you write him? He is in my mission, so it's the same address as me. It's Elder Tyler Waite. Anyway. It hink that is about all I've got! Life is great. I'm excited to get out and get to work. I hope all is well. I'm both sad and happy for the passing of Sister Cain. She's a sweet sweet lady.
I hope all works out with the money thing. I love you all! Good luck with everything you are involved in!!
Sister Randall! <3