Thursday, July 16, 2015

Saying farewell at the MTC

EMAIL JULY 15, 2015 9:15 pm

How are you all doing?!
How's mom doing? And dad? Don't say fine if it isn't true ;)
I love you so much. 
I am doing really really good. I love the MTC so much! My companions are Sister Wright and Sister Childs, both the ones I was friends with on facebook before.
I saw Elder Troumbley tonight and got a picture with him. I think his P-day is tomorrow so his mom might be getting a pic. Kinda funny story how I ran into him. I was sitting next to an elder who said he was going to the Netherlands, asked if he knew him and he was like you mean this guy, who was sitting literally in the seat next to him. The Lord works in mysterious ways. I don't think he knows who you are tho haha I had to try to explain to him and that was weird so ya. Um, what else. 
I've seen Sister Saluone (Mallory) today. I saw Elder Peterson (Kaleb) in like the first fifteen minutes I was here. 
We just met our branch President, President Dansie. I'm in Branch 69. So if you need to talk to someone, that's who to get a hold of. 
We aren't supposed to take long to email tonight, but I just want you to know that everything is going really well here. I see Jackson's email, but tell him I will read it on Tuesday if I don't get time tonight...Tuesday is my P-day.
It is so hard to think of things to tell you right now, we were just told we could email you like 10 minutes ago and it's kinda weird haha. 
The Spirit is so strong in the MTC. I am constantly amazed at how Heavenly Father lets a bunch of 18-20 year olds carry out his work with little supervision, besides the Spirit obviously, and it all works out really really well. I am in a district where there are two tripanionships, mine and a tripanionship of elders, Elder King from Ohio, Elder Banz from SLC, and Elder Ebert from Houston Texas. They're all going to Brazil. We have a lot of fun and laugh a lot. 
Portuguese is difficult, but nothing I can't handle, 1 Nephi 3:7 right? 
Dad, did you know the Richards family from Tuscon, he used to teach seminary at sabino. She was one of the sisters who helped me get my nametag and stuff.
Ummm....I seriously can't think of what else to say.
OH! I need you to send me a voltage converter PLEASE :) they don't have any at the MTC store. Also, food. Food is good, I like food. Please send me snacky foods I can eat at my apartment at like 9:30. I get kinda hungry. If not that's cool too. Also, I realized when I made my bed at 9 last night that I didn't get the mattress cover maybe send that too :) Love you:)
Things are fun in the MTC. Dad was right, I love it. We have our first lesson with an investigator tomorrow, and it's in Portuguese. Wish me luck, I'll need it. 
Elder King already has his visa, he'll be heading out Wednesday we think. Tonight is the first time we'll get mail so maybe we'll find something out.
I love you muito muito!
Tudo bem?!
Hope you guys are having a lot of fun and not missing me too much.
I know that this is where I'm supposed to be. It's been confirmed to me many times. I love my Savior and I know I  can do anything with his help, including learn Portuguese. Sister Hirschi is an amazing teacher and super cute! I love her!
Sister Wilkins

P.S. I'm sorry I'm a scatterbrain right now. I'll try to get better. Also LOVE YOU. And I'll try to write you a real letter soon. Please ask questions. It'll make my letters longer if you do :)

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