Day 3 in the MTC but it feels like its been a week. Time flies here but goes so slow at the same time. When I arrived Wednesday I knew how to say Hola and like taco but after 2 days in the MTC I know like a ton of phrases and words. My companeras are amazing; we were put in a tri-companionship together because one girl Sister Woodmansee is going to the Philippines and she was the only girl so far in the MTC sent there so she is paired up with me and my companion Hermana Shupp. We have a saying here in the MTC to "Speak Your Language" so everywhere you go you here people talking together in a crazy language and i have learned like 10 different ways to say hello. The food is super good which is dangerous because I might get fat and not be able to fit in my chair on the airplane. I might have to ride in the cargo port of the plane but it will be worth it.
The first day in the MTC we had no time to ourselves it was all go! go! go! like probably more fast paced and butt kicking than the army. We went to our district class which is full of elders going to the same mission as me and Hermana Shupp so thats cool but apparently we are the only girls going there, apparently they just opened this area for sisters to serve in about 2 years ago so its still fairly new. We went to this workshop where we were put in groups of about 50 new missionaries and we went to try to answer some investigators questions. We cant figure out if they were real investigators or not but we treated them as such and hopefully was able to help them out.
The second day was a long blur. Our schedule with sister Woodmansee didn't match up yesterday like it was supposed to so while me and Hermana Shupp were at gym she was supposed to eat because she is in a different district and is considered a "solo" missionary. The poor sister has not been taking the adaptation very well and has had to visit doctors and stuff to try to get help, and me and Hermana Shupp just pray for her a ton and try to make her stay in the MTC more bearable. Anyways so yesterday we ran into one of the investigators from the workshop on campus and started talking to her as much as we could in Spanish. Her name is Mercedes and she liked us so much she asked us if we would teach her outside of class time. So we taught her Friday morning so today about le templo and she asked me about my family and I told her about how i gained my strongest testimony when we went through the temple as a family and i knew that i would see them after death. She is catholic and had a brother die when he was 5 and so the concept of being able to have more after death and see him again brought her a ton of comfort and peace and she asked us to set up another appointment with her for next Friday.
Besides the amazing spirit i feel all the time and the amazing comaneras I am with i have to say my favorite part of the MTC is their chocolate leche (milk)! Its to die for and me and Hermana Shupp have it at every meal. Also the aerobics classes at 6 AM for the sisters is super fun my companionship goes everyday and even though we have to start our day earlier than normal its worth it and it boost us for the day to follow. We have 14 hour days. From 6-7 we workout and get ready, 7-8 is breakfast, 8-12 is class time where we learn everything in spanish and our teacher only speaks spanish to us. Then we have an hour for lunch and then from 1-2 is our gym time and we usually like to play volleyball, 2-5 we have companion and personal study to learn the language and work on our class assignments and then dinner for another hour. Then from about 6-9 we have devotionals or workshops and then till 10:30 we study and have companion prayer and preparation for the next day. I am the Senior companion in our companionship so I am responsible for the safety and security of my companions and i am also in charge of leading prayer and study times. Its kinda crazy that its only been 3 days but I love it and I couldnt imagine myself anywhere else!
I love you guys tons and am grateful for all the love and support from everyone!