Friday, April 5, 2019

April 4th: Week Two

Yellow and shmellow all friends, family, inbetween, and alike,

Here we are, the second week of the MTC. I can hardly believe it's been that short yet it makes complete sense at the same time. It's been said that the days are like weeks and the weeks are like days, which is all too true. Time is definitely moving faster than it did the first week. This next week will be my last week in the MTC! Ah! I am so excited (and a little nervous). I've got some of my departure information for Wednesday. I have to be up and ready to go at 4:00 in the morning. Bleh!

I don't have too much to write about this week, as not a lot has happened. Our days mainly consist of sitting in class and studying. Three hours of class at a time is exhausting. It's hard to focus, but I'm always trying to learn something new in the lessons. I'm definitely have grown so much in so short of time.

I got to host the newbies this week, which was pretty fun. I remember when I was like that, so lost and confused and dealing with so many emotions. Ah, great days those were. But they all were super cute. Luckily, all the missionaries I hosted were more excited than sad, but they all were nervous.

In case any of you don't know what hosting is, I will explain it in detail. Ahem. So, hosting is when you get to welcome the new missionaries coming into the MTC. You wait by their car and help them with their luggage and help them know where their room is and where their classroom is. It takes about 10-15 minutes per missionary. I did one and half. I helped an elder for a little bit, but handed him over to another elder because I wasn't going to be able to help him find his residency hall.

What I can tell you all about it my beautiful sister missionaries in my district. I have the best sisters that anyone could ever ask for. We have spent a good amount of time during our breaks and exercise time talking and laughing. It's been great times. We are all going to the same mission, so we will very likely see each other again. I might even be companions with some of them. We all will be on the same plane as well until we reach our mission, so party all day! We are all excited to get some non-MTC food, as we are all heartily sick of it.

In the MTC, you are able to audition for musical numbers for devotionals and things, and I did that today. Wasn't my best performance, but it was good nonetheless. I will find out by the end of today what I will be doing. Lots of fun adventures to talk about next week.

I'm so happy to be out here and I am so excited to get out into the field and start bringing people to Christ. I love this gospel and I know that this is exactly where the Lord wants me to be. I've grown and learned so much and I feel so close to my Heavenly Father.

I love you all!
Sister Savannah Johanson

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