Sunday, September 1, 2013

2nd Week of the MTC

Hello everyone!! Finally reached another P-Day!

So this week has been pretty eventful! First of all, the Elders in our District left Tuesday morning at like 3 am to fly out to their missions in Mesa, Arizona, so our last class with them was Monday night. It was honestly pretty sad....I may or may have not cried a little....ha. We all missed our own families while being here in the MTC so I think this little District family kinda formed to make up for it. We were all so close and we had this great love for one another! It was pretty weird the next day being in class without our funny and spiritual Elders. They will be awesome missionaries out in Arizona!
The MTC District
Second, WE GOT TO TAKE A FIELD TRIP TO TEMPLE SQUARE! We went two days ago and it was such a cool experience! All the sisters who are serving there (which includes girls from China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, Switzerland, Fiji, etc) got onto a charter bus and drove to SLC. We were given a tour by some of the Temple Square sisters there and it was amazing how strong the Spirit was at the Square! It was so peaceful and I loved every single minute of it. Tomorrow we get to go back, and guess what? We will be the ones giving the tours! Holy smokes. We will be companions with a more experienced sister, but still.....nerve wracking! Haha. I can't wait!
Third, all Visitor Center sisters have the chance to chat online with people who are interested in our church or who have questions. It was seriously one of my favorite things so far! People get on chat through and we wait until someone connects with us to start a conversation. Sister Hansen and I chat together since we're companions and we get to use our first names. It has been great getting to teach people in this unique way. Technology is amazing.  So, cool story. Yesterday, we had a guy named John from Ireland talk to us and right off the bat he told us that he wanted to get baptized!! We immediately started asking him about the Church and what he knew and he is golden!  He has been trying to live a clean life for the past year and a half and said that the Book of Mormon was his "manual for life".  Sister Hansen and I were so pumped for him!  We found a ward close to his home that he could attend and we got his information so that the local missionaries in Ireland could speak with him.  He had been reading about our church on and for a long time and soo badly wanted to be a "proper mormon" and get baptized!  Just 20 minutes before we started chatting with John, our teacher told us that sometimes MTC missionaries are able to take an investigator with them to the field....and low and behold, it happened with John!  We have our first investigator and we aren't even to the field yet!  It's crazy how much love you have for someone that you barely even know!  At the end of our conversation, we told him the next time we would be on chat and gave him a link so he could have us as his online missionaries again.  Man....this was one of the best experiences yet!

Sister Hansen and I were walking to class and we stopped at the water fountain to get a drink. I was talking to the other sisters around me when I heard a huge THUMP. I turned just in time to see Sister Hansen's head bouncing off the wall......She smacked her head right on her forehead! Apparently she had closed her eyes because she was so happy to drink some water and didn't look where she was going....hahah. Don't worry! She is fine and there isn't even a bruise! We all made sure she was okay afterwards and held onto her to make sure she wasn't going to pass out, but then Sister Hansen and I COULD NOT stop laughing! It was probably one of the funniest things that happened the entire day. Haha. I cried I was laughing so hard. 
Volleyball Crew
Anyway, I'm so excited to be here and to meet all of the wonderful sisters from around the world who have such strong testimonies!! I am stoked to be out in the field next week and continue my mission in SLC on Temple Square. The Church is true and the Atonement is real!  We are able to be forgiven of our sins and mistakes we make in this life and have that guilt lifted from us!  Happiness is attainable!

Work hard, enjoy life, and I love you all!!

Sister Asay

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