gotta love the MTC!

Everybody says here that the days feel like weeks and the weeks feel like days….it’s so true!  So much is jam-packed into one day, and then again, I can’t believe I’ve been here for almost two weeks.  It’s cray.
What’s amazing too is how close you get to these people too in such a short time.  Last night one of the Elders in my district was saying how he didn’t think we could get any closer after the first week, but it just keeps happening! We just had some Elders from our Zone leave this morning and it was totes sad, it’s like saying goodbye to family (not as emotional, but maybe even more so because chances are we won’t see each other again).
But we always have so much fun here at the MTC!  Supposedly we aren’t to be sarcastic or laugh excessively…but we definitely don’t follow that!  We can definitely focus on the work when we need to, but sometimes you just need to have a good laugh sesh.  It’s definitely a good sign that our district can have so much fun together, because we really feel like a family, I love them all! When we’re feeling down we can lift each other up, and it’s so great.  I absolutely love being around such great Elders who hold the Priesthood.  This weekend I was feeling really homesick, and I just felt like I really needed a blessing, and the Elders were right there, ready and willing to give me a blessing – and it was exactly what I needed.  It was such a cool experience.
And I got to sing in the MTC Choir yesterday (Sunday) for the majority of the 12 Apostles!  It was so amazing.  I was so lucky to be here when the worldwide broadcast happened.  Things like that don’t happen very often! It was interesting to watch it from a missionaries point of view, because it didn’t really affect us that much, but it really put a lot of emphasis on members being vital in the work, which I think was super cool! It’s going to be interesting to see if what was said really influences people.  And it’s cool being in the States, because I think what they said about internet and social media usage will affect us here more quickly than it does elsewhere. But we’ll see!
It’s so hard to think of what else to say! These weeks are flying by and it’s hard to remember all that happened!  One cool thing though…So our “investigator” who became our teacher after one week, me and my companion committed to baptism before he even announced he was a teacher (we all knew though!).  It was definitely a cool experience.  I won’t really give much details, but even though these lessons aren’t the real deal, you really learn how important it is to rely on the Spirit in the work. 
But we definitely have two awesome teachers for our district.  One is really spiritually in tune and I leave his class just feeling really inspired, and the other is just so intense and his lessons are “machetazos”! It’s a great balance. 
Like I said, I love it here in the MTC! Hope everyone is doing well! Love you all!
Hermana Newey

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