Michelle has now been on her mission for 6 weeks CRAZY.
I'm going to keep you updated on how she is doing by posting her letters on here!
Enjoy and show her the love and send her a letter, she would love that!
Love N. :)
HELLO HELLO HELLO,
how is everyone??? hopefully well.... well like a say every week... another week has come and gone. ITSS so crazy my goodness i love it, Hong Kong is now 6 weeks away can you believe it ahhh i am slightly freaking out.
alright stories stories
you will be all proud to know that i speak chinese.... in my sleep, yes when i am sleeping. Haha this can you help you realize how intense the MTC is haha i kind of/ really love it a lot. so funny. I don't know if this is going to make sense to you but i will try anyways... you are so focused throughout the day that when you go to sleep its the only time that your mind actually has to time to "think", normal people would probably think of home or activities they used to do before the mission etc etc. yes i am cannot turn off my brain from thinking in cantonese how i could say different sentences... or bear my testimony to our investigator who needs to here about "this" on and on and on. It at least takes me an hour to fall asleep every night haha oh dear.
the TRC is always interesting especially when you have natives. Well that was just the case this last TRC, a native from Hong Kong named Elly. She was darling and had no problem correcting our Cantonese... every sentence if necessary.. hahaha after the lesson she came right up to my face in her thick Cantonese accent "what are you, mexican", i said no.. then i was going on to tell her what i was... "INDIAN" i was like alright.. no not that one either... haha and then i told her. Lets just say that i am sure i will have a lot more of these kind of stories when i am in Hong Kong... love it.
We challenged our investigator to Baptism....and she said YESS wahoo we are so excited and our companionship has been working so hard to meet our baptismal date of October 28th so that is excited :]
Language Stories of the Week-
in meeting with our investigator i wanted to tell her how pretty she looked today. I ended up telling her this "oh i am so pretty", which she answered yes, yes your are... and then i said yes i am pretty then you" hahah yeah oops.. didn't mean to say that huh. Oh dear. The joys of learning a new language.
Oh goodness time is flying here it is unreal, we dropped our other district off yesterday and sent the off to Hong Kong we are next and its killing me, its finally setting in that i will actually be in the country of China in 6 weeks. its unreal. blahhh oh dear. yes i have a lot to learn hehe.
food is not doing well with my stomach here... without fail i am sick after every meal. i went and talked to the dietian about it yesterday and they are started to make me "special" meals which is nice haha.. they are pretty simple but at least they don't kill my stomach... you know i pretty sure this food is not having a good effect on a lot of people... i know this because i can hear the effects... haha yes there is a reason they have you pack gas meds hahah... because they are very much needed here at the MTC haha seriously though its unreal, you sit in a devotional and i am not being dramatic here...every minute or less someone farts hahahaha.
I want to end with something i learned in relief society, It was a talk given by sister Mattsen... she was talking about how important the mission was and how it was something that effected the rest of your life and she put it this way that just made so much sense to me and was incredible when thought about like this. She gave a time line assuming we would live to be 100 and gave the percentage of your life was on a mission. 1.5%. This 1.5% of your life...that blessed you for the rest of your LIFEEE and continues to brings blessings for the rest of your life. Sometimes i think it is hard for people to realize how this is not a sacrifice at all 18- 2 years... but a privilege... a privilege and honor that will bring blessings to you for the rest of your life.... 1.5% I loved it.
well my darlings my times is up once again. i love you all i pray for you oh so very often, and i feel your many prayers :] and they are very much needed. I hope you all have a fantastic week.
chidi gin (cya later)