Hello family!!I get to email early this week because we leave on Monday! I hope you all are doing well! You sound good from the dear elders and notes I got this week! Everything had been great here.
First, I just want to say thank you a million times for all the packages. Mom, thank you for all the good stuff in your package;) it was exactly what I needed.
Quincy and Harrison, I love you. Good luck with school this week. I hope everything is going well.
DAD! Good luck on your talk! You'll do great. You always do. I loved what you sent me. Just remember, don't cry:)This week was great! We got yet another chance to go to the TRC with our same investigator. She's become our best friend. We had time to sit and talk to her about a bunch of different things. One of the teachers that is over our entire zone said something about how we were part of the last "3 week program" for a reason and that there was a specific reason why we weren't part of the two weekers. I honestly think it's because of this TRC opportunity we've had. This lady changed my outlook on missionary work and gave me a boost in confidence. I'm so grateful for everything we learned being with her. She's a life changer. I'll have to send you the picture we took with her.
Funny story...you know the district videos we were requested to watch before we came to the MTC? Well 80% of the missionaries in those videos work at the MTC and they are like mission celebrities. Since we've been teacher-less all week we've had subs everyday and four of those missionaries have been our subs. Everyone in our zone gets so jealous because they really are famous around here. We watch video clips of them everyday for different lessons we have and it is so funny when people walk in and see them. It's really like celeb status.
Anyway, they've really focused this week on everything we need to know about going into the field. We had a 9 hour "in-field orientation" yesterday that was surprisingly enjoyable. A lot of the things we talked about made me really excited to get out and teach real investigators and working with members.