1 July 2013
So this is my last week in the MTC! I can't even believe how fast the time has gone by, I feel like I just got here! I got my travel plans Friday and my flight leaves at 6:00 in the morning on Monday July 8th! I have to be at the travel office at 2:30 a.m.! So everyone please pray for me that I will be able to wake up haha. Getting my travel plans was the weirdest thing ever. So many emotions and running through me....excited, excited, excited, a little sad to say goodbye to my district and zone, a little nervous (because you know Spanish is hard and people's salvation will be in my hands) but mostly I'm excited! I feel so ready to just go out there and share what I know. Also another weird thing about my travel plans is that I have a layover. haha I thought that was kind of funny. I have a layover in Dallas from 9:40 a.m to 11:05 a.m. So if everything goes as planned I should be in Houston at 12:10 next Monday, ahh so excited! There are 21 people in mine and Hermana Shannon’s travel group. Hopefully they are all going to the same mission as us, we haven't met anyone here at the MTC that is going to our same mission so as of right now we are pretty convinced that we are the only people in the world going to our mission.
So as you all know I got to host this week and it was so fun! I cried a couple of times because watching people say goodbye to their families just brings back so many memories and it always gets me when an Elder is crying and saying goodbye to his family. But I get to host again this Wednesday so that will be fun!
We got new Hermanas in our zone this week and new Elders! They are so cute I love them all. The sad thing is that we only get to be with them for one more week!
So today me and Hermana Shannon were talking to a Mexican worker here at the MTC and we were like....WHATTT. haha it was so funny. It was a really great reality check for us. You don't realize how slow your teachers talk to you until you talk to someone that speaks Spanish all the time.
This week we had some AWESOME devotional speakers. Janice Kapp Perry came and gave a devotional on Tuesday and it rocked! We sang all the Primary songs she wrote and she sang us a couple of songs. It brought me back to the good old days of Primary I loved it. And for Relief Society yesterday Sheri Dew came and talked to us and that was Incredible. She talked to us about things she has learned throughout her life. I feel so blessed to be here at the MTC at this time.
So the craziest thing happened to me this week. Do any of you remember Chelsea Pilkington? She was in my ward in California and we were friends? Anyway I saw her, she is in the MTC right now. I can't believe we recognized each other! I got a picture with her I will have to send it.
This is probably my last e-mail I will be sending from the MTC. Kinda sad but Very Very exciting. I want all you you to know that this is the true church. The spirit has confirmed this to me many times. If any of you are struggling with this truth, ask God. He will confirm the truth of this gospel to you. I love this gospel so much and I can't wait to go out and share this truth with the people of Texas! I love all of you with all my heart!
Hermana St John
P.S. For the Fourth of July we get to go up on the MTC soccer field and watch the stadium of fire - Fireworks! Wahoo we get to stay up until 11:30 rock on!