November 23, 2016
So I made it and I am loving the MTC. It sort of just feels like I am in a California compound really. The MTC has these big walls around it so it is hard to really let your mind understand that you are in Peru. I have so much that I want to tell you but I just dont know if I am going to be able to fit it all in but I will try.
The language is hard. Muy hard, the teachers just walk in speaking Spanish and I am just sitting in my seat trying so hard with all my might to grasp what she is saying, but I get nothing. Its difficult for me to keep myself from comparing myself to the other missionaries because that's just what I do. I feel like everyone else is getting it way faster than I am... but my mission President is awesome! He said that you will get Spanish, but the most important thing is to have the language of the spirit. So hopefully as I keep working and trying it will eventually click with me. At the MTC we teach ¨investigators¨(they are really just teachers) in these cute little pretend houses and it has been frustrating as well because I know what I want to say to them, but I just dont have the Spanish words to say it! So I guess I've just got to keep working on it!
President Moore and Hermana Moore are awesome. They are truly called of God to be here for me. They have been very supportive, loving, and caring towards me through all of this. I truly love both of them and I am very thankful to have them here with me. In my times of stuggle they know exactly what to say to help me and I know that my Heavenly Father is watching over me.
My companion is awesome. Her name is Hermana Staheli and we get a long very well. She's from Utah, she is the yougest of 6 and, when i asked her what her favorite movie was she said "Pride and Prejudice", so we automatically were meant to be. In out room there are six hermanas. Hermana Burg, Messenger, Heartline, Brown, Stahlie and, me! We all get along really well. In my zone there are 12 hemanas and I dont even know how many Elders. The Hermanas in my district are Hermana Luchie, Glasset, Stahlie nad, me. We have six elders in our district as well. All the people I am surrounded by are so loving and that is exactly what I need, a family away from my real family.
The food.. I was doing good the first few days and then it just really got to me. It is really hard for me to eat breakfast, I dont know what they are cooking their eggs in but I am not a fan! They have this really sugary yogurt that you are supposed to use as your milk for cereal and I just dont think I am ready to try that yet.. but lunch is always good and maybe it is just because i am really hungry by that point in my day. Sometimes they have ice cream during lunch and that is truly my favorite I think:)
I am busy and I love it! When it is time for bed there is no question on whether I will be able to fall a sleep or not. All the Hermanas slowly fall asleep in conversation but once my head hits the pillow there is no converstation happening with me. So they just fill me in in the morning and I'd rather have it that way. Waking up is a little more difficult, but it is one of the easiest things I do all day.
Funny story from this week. All the Hermanas share a floor and two bathrooms, but there isn't that many of us so we usually all only use the main bathroom. I was in there brushing my teeth with the Latinas and I was trying to think of what to say to them and I just wasn't coming up with anything, but when I was leaving I decided I would tell them all Buenos noche as I am leaving the bathroom but I was nervous so I accidentally said buenos dias... they all kinda laughed a little and then I felt awkward. I guess it really isn't that funny when I am writing about it but it was funny for the Latinas.
Well I love you all, thank you for your prayers