Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hello Family!
 
Wow I made it to my first P-Day! Can you believe it? These past few days have been so crazy, but they have also been some of the most amazing days of my life.
 
So first off you should be getting a letter in the mail today and that one has all of the details from my first day. I sent that one Thursday morning. I also sent one yesterday morning with the details of my second day but I am sure you will read this first.
 
Anyways today is my first official Preparation Day. I feel like a real missionary now. Actually not really. I don't know if I will ever feel like a real missionary. But I am learning how to be one today.
 
So I am sorry if I retell some of the information that is in my first letter but just in case here is some stuff for you to know:
 
My P-day is Saturday and I am going to go to the temple at 11:55 (Tell Britt) and next week its the same thing.
 
Now remember the two weeks that I thought I was staying here for? Well it turns out that VC's stay here an extra week. So far I am scheduled to fly out on June 3rd. I don't know times yet. But as far as the extra week I am so excited because that's when we do our visitor center training. I am also so excited because we also get to go to temple square as part of our training!! We will be there Wednesday June  29th from 8-12 training and then we will be there to conduct tours on our own on that following Saturday from 3 pm to 8pm. I am so EXCITED!!! We also for that last week will be working at the call center. So cool!
 
My companion is Sister Swindler and she is a doll! I absolutely love her and we get along so well. She loves pickles, ice cream, and popcorn just like me. However, she loves to exercise but I guess that's good for me. I have exercised for 30 min. everyday since being here. That's right, be proud. Anyways she is 20 and from Riverton Utah. I also believe that she know 1 in 5 people here at the MTC. We can't walk or go anywhere without her finding someone that she knows from somewhere. The Branch President assigned me as the Senior companion for now but we will switch half way through our training.
 
Its true what they say though, all we do here is study and eat. But I still love it. Last night we were learning about teaching our investigator that revelation comes through prayer and then we practised it. Now I was pared with Sister Whiting who is another Sister in my district headed for NZ. Anyways she was the investigator and I was the missionary and I was trying to help her pray and after our conversation and when we finally kneeled down to pray it was like I could feel this warm power consume my body as if I was experiencing what an investigator would feel. It was incredible and all we could both do was cry. The thing is though that this stuff happens all day long here. I have a ton of other experiences like that but this was just the most recent.
 
Wow did I mention that I love it here? I am excited however to get to NZ.
 
So in my district  we have 6 elders and 6 sisters. The elders are all headed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Haha. Every time they walk into the room, we sisters all sing OOOOOOOOOOOOklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down plains. (from that musical) anyways it always makes me laugh. So the elders are headed there and 5 of the 6 sister are headed to NZ and the other sister is from Australia but she is headed to London. (She is here late because her visa came late)
 
So I am having a wonderful time here so don't worry about me! I hope all is well at home and that you are all adjusting. Send me letters! I miss you all and I want to hear from each of you. Tell Danny and Steve to EMAIL ME!
 
I love you all! Until next Saturday!
 
Love,
   Maquel
 
 
I tried to send pictures but my computer isn't working so maybe next week. Love you!
 
 

1 comment:

Brittani said...

So proud of you! I am sorry I didn't know to come today but I will try for next week! Love you I will email you! Bchristiansen84@hotmail.com