Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Second letter from MTC--Sister Training Leaders

16 April 2013

Hola Famila,
     Things this week have gone a lot better. I am finally into the groove of things. Mom, you wanted to know what a typical day is, so here it is:
      So, generally I wake up at around 6. We are required to wake up no later than 6:30 and be in class by 7:00. That 30 minute window is not enough time, also, with only a couple of showers, and a bunch of girls it is necessary to shower at odd times or wake up early. At 7 we are in class and we plan for, like, 30 minutes. Then time for breakfast, and then we are back in class again. This was the time we spent teaching Patricio, who ended up being our teacher Hermano Pitcher. Last week was the last time we taught ‘Patricio’. We did not do a very good job. We never told him our purpose of why we were teaching him, oops! Now we know now and can do better for next time. This week we have two new investigators ‘Kevin’ and ‘Cora’. The couple of lessons that Hermano Pitcher has taught us has been amazing. The spirit was so strong and it was totally a call to action for us. One of the things he said that I really liked was, "Elders and Sisters, you are the super heroes of this church. Little kids sing about you. Everyone sees you, for some people you are all they know about this church- they see a white shirt, tie, and a black plaque," I have come to realize just how important it is that I have characteristics of Christ. I am out here representing him! I still have a long way to go, but I am working on trying to be better every day.
 After Hermano Pitcher leaves we then have personal study for an hour and then we go off to lunch. After lunch is Gym, YAY! Our one block of time we are not eating or sitting down. After lunch it is back to the classroom again. We then study language and do companionship study. Then it is off to dinner. When we come back we are with Hermana Young. She is so super sweet and patient with us. We have had her since day one and she always helps us make commitments to follow. These end up strengthening our district. She is with us till 9:30 at night. We then go to our rooms and get ready for bed and are in bed with lights out at 10:30. We have several other teachers that come and help out throughout the day they are: Hermano Pilcher (different from Hermano Pitcher), Hermano Croft, Hermano Menis, and Hermana Pinto. I love them all and they are all way helpful. I will send you a letter about my district because I don’t have enough time to write about them here.
 Oh, and some news this week. So Hermana Roundy and I were called to be Sister Training Leaders (What used to be the Coordinating Sisters). That means that basically we are over the sisters in our zone, we make sure that they are doing ok, and that their needs are met. I am excited to be able to serve the sisters in my zone. Well that is all I have time for this week. I only have 30 min to write and to read all my emails. It really isn't enough time. I love you guys so much.

Hermana Jenkinson.


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