Friday, August 5, 2016

Week 2 - Or - I'm heading to Texas soon y'all!

Hello Everyone!

Just had our second week at the MTC and apparently there's this tradition that your second week here you get sick so guess what happened? (eyeroll) Anyway, our Sunday devotional was really great! The speaker was the director of the missionary department of the church and he produced all the commercials the church used to make! (I forgot his name.) It was really entertaining and he had a good message. It was about being the best missionaries we can be and not comparing ourselves to other missionaries. Our Tuesday devotional was Bishop Waddell of the presiding bishopric and it was AMAZING! His biggest thing was that we need to SERVE a mission, not just go on a mission. When you serve a mission you're thinking of the people around you instead of just yourself. Be like Christ and look for the good in people and focus on their needs instead of yours. It was a really great talk.

Our TRC's changed so now we're teaching two girls named Kylee and Yui (you-ee.) Kylee's really cute and she's here in Provo for a promotion she had for her job and wants to learn more about Mormons. Yui is the cutest Japanese girl you'll ever meet! She's always really happy and smiling! She majored in English at her college in Japan and now she's at the ELC here. She really likes the lifestyle of Mormons and wanted to learn about what we believe.

We got two new roommates this week! Sister Unga and Sister Warren. They're super nice and they're both going to serve in Oklahoma. Kinda bummed we'll only see them for a few days.

In other news, WE GOT OUR FLIGHT PLANS!!!! We leave Tuesday at 3:50 in the morning. I'm excited to leave the MTC and go out to the mission field, but I'm also really sad. The spirit's really strong here and it's full of great people! I'm going to miss the people in our district who are going to California. And I probably won't see the elders who are going to Texas very often. It's weird how you can only know someone for a few weeks and feel like you've known them forever.

Well that's all for day! And here's some pictures for ya!

Hope everyone has a good week!

Sister Hailey Poulton

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