February 25, 2015-MTC The First Email Home

Hola!
This past week has been crazy! Like, just swoop of motion, and I have no clue what English Speaking Missionaries do here, because I am so focused on language!
They give you your first “investigator” two days after you get here. AND YOU HAVE TO TEACH IN SPANISH! It was crazy. Lots of Dictionary looking up, and praying. We’ve taught him three times, his name is Sergio. He’s super cool, from Argentina (Troy shout out). Yesterday we taught this lady named Maribel, and she “knows” more English than Sergio. They’re both really members, but they act really well.
My District is the coolest. So me and my two Companions (Hermana MacDonald and Hermana McLachlan) and then a trio of boys, Elders Brower, Lomou, Maluia and Elders Bingham, and Hyde. It’s way cool. I’ll send a bunch of pictures.
My companions are cool. McLachlan is super chill, and Macdonald is very on the ball. I get along great with McLachlan, and still working on good communication with Macdonald. But it’s all good. I’m the Senior Companion for these first two weeks, and then we switch off.
Gym time is the best, I’ve been trying to run a mile every morning, but I got pretty sick. We’ve also been playing Volleyball, and I’ve gotten  better at that.
The food is Ok. But I love the studying! We literally spend 9 hours of our day in our classroom studying, the rest is for eating, working out, and getting ready. It’s actually super awesome!
My district is super awesome, and we all want to be close,so that makes it better. Bingham and Hyde were supposed to go the MTC in Mexico, so they leave next week, because they just got their visa’s.
I guess that’s all. It’s good! I like the Dear Elder a lot.
Love you all!


Hermana Lord

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February 18, 2015 MTC Here She Comes!

We got up bright and Early!  All ready for Kylies big adventure to start!  Kylie was excited, anxious, nervous and scared all at the same time.  Kandies family was still in Utah so they helped ease the tension.  Rachel came over and helped her pack her suitcase.  I was trying to finish up hemming a couple of her maxi skirts that we cut off.  We took lots of pictures and waited for the 1:00 oclock hour to come when just Dad and I would drive her to the MTC.

On the ride to the Missionary Training Center (MTC) she cried and cried and felt so scared.  BUT, the minute we drove onto the MTC grounds there were people waving, smiling and welcoming us and the whole mood changed.  Missionary’s lined the side walks all waving to us with big smiles.    Dad made the comment. “It feels like we just entered Disney land.  A cute sister missionary opened Kylies door and welcomed her with excitement and enthusiasm.  She said she would be her very own escort all day.  They talked freely and after hugging us quickly Kylie wheeled off with her luggage chatting and smiling with her new missionary friend.  We left feeling so at peace and just felt that she would be totally fine!  It was a great day!

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February 17, 2015 Being Set apart as a Missionary!

Tuesday night I was set apart as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. My family all met and went to dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory.  Then President Glover came to our house to do the setting apart around 9:00 p.m.   My family was there including my Grandpa and Grandma Homer. Also some friends, Kara Fluckiger, Chloe Schooley, Aunt Diane and Mary my cousin.  Afterwards we had a testimony meeting.  Everyone bore their testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and also told me that they loved me and were proud of me and supported me.   It was a very special night.IMG_4324 IMG_4326 IMG_4327 IMG_4331 IMG_4333 IMG_4336 IMG_4339 IMG_4345