So I have arrived at the MTC and I am so excited! To be honest I was scared but soon realized, I didn’t have to be. Everyone is so friendly and tries to help. The spirit here is so powerful I get filled no matter which building I walk into!
My companion is Sister Zackrison and I love her so much! For those of you who do not know, I met her on Facebook before I came, so it’s quite a blessing we are companions and one of the things that calmed me down when I fist arrived.
My district has 4 Elders and 4 Sisters. Sister Zackrison and I are the only 2 going to the Alabama Birmingham mission, the other 6 are going to the Florida Jacksonville mission. My zone on the other had has 1 other district the same as mine and they are ALL Alabama Birmingham missions. (: There is one Elder who is from Jamaica and he kills me! He is so cute because when it got cold for a couple days he was in a big heavy coat with gloves and a hat on. It was adorable because in Jamaica it’s always warm!
So when we first met our Branch president he was telling us that we would get assignments in the zone and district. Well, Sister Zackrison and I have been called to serve as the Sister Training Leaders in our zone! Or we like to say it as the Sister Zone Leaders! This Wednesday(tomorrow) we get to do orientation for all the new missionaries who are going to be coming into the MTC! Exciting!
General Conference in the MTC is amazing. I have never felt the spirit more strongly! I loved the every single talk! I even admitted that this is the first conference that I had paid attention to all the sessions! I can’t say which talk was my favorite because there were so many good ones! But the Sunday devotional after conference was so good! Vocal Point from BYU came and I love Vocal Point! They are an a capella group and it’s so amazing! The spirit was radiating from them.
Today I went to the temple because it’s P day today and I loved it! The Provo temple is beautiful! But I wanted to share a quick experience with you. When I was sitting in the Celestial room I was just praying for answers for investigators and what not but then I wanted to thank our Father for allowing my family who have passed on (Uncle Travis, Great Grandpa Cutler, Grandma Drummond, and even Grandma Judd) for being there and participating in my setting apart. Anyways after that happened I had so much warmth come over me I was practically sweating! I knew they were in that room with me and that they loved me and were proud of me for serving a mission for our Lord.
I love this Gospel and I know it is true without a doubt in my mind or heart. I love the Lord with all my heart and I know he hears our prayers and will answer them if you have real intent on your questions. He loves all of us and is always with us. We are never alone and remember we can always turn to him in times of need.
I love you all and you all are in my prayers!
P.S. tell people if they want my weekly emails to email me maybe just a short email or something or please send me their emails so I can add them to the group! Thanks so much!
P.P.S Kari! Or anyone else that would like it. My MTC address is:
Oct. 15 AL-Birm.
2007 N. 900 E. Unit 84
Provo, UT 84602