Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Week 6


How are you all doing?! Can you believe that it's already March!? Where in the world was February? I think we skipped it this year..? ;) Time is flying; I can't believe that I've already been on my mission for a month and a half! We should get our travel plans at the end of next week! Also, our consecration week starts a week from today! Yikes! haha

I love hearing what you're all up to! It's weird, the only time I (usually) think about things back home is when I read letters and remember that there's a whole world outside of the MTC still... hahaha. How is Kayleen doing this week? I've been praying for her and the family a lot this week! I hope everything is going okay!

I don't know if Jess McInnes even reads my blog, but YOU GOT CALLED TO LIMA PERU AND DIDN'T TELL ME?!? If anyone talks to her, let her know that I talked about her on my blog, because she hasn't written to me yet and I don't have her address... I hope she knows I wasn't very happy when Hunter told me about it in the laundry room last week and I had no idea! haha

So it's weird looking at myself and realizing that I'm still just a normal person. haha I think as little kids it's easy to see the missionaries and look up to them so much that you see them as these like extraordinary, put-together people who are so cool and then you become one and you're just like.. huh. I'm still just me. hahahaha Also, I'm getting really good at 20 minute naps! I take advantage of the prep time I have between gym time and when class starts again and I usually just crash on my bed and I'm out.

I don't really know what to tell you about this week, so I figured I'd just quote something from my journal, just to show you the broad spectrum of emotions I feel here. Haha, don't worry, this one's a positive one, just keep in mind that it's like an every other day thing... or maybe every other minute, emotions change:

"Day 41: Monday, March 4, 2013:

I love the MTC! I love how much everyone talks to each other and how much study time we have and how much we learn! I love learning cool new things and hearing other missionaries' testimonies and life stories! I love my teachers and teasing them and how willing they are to put up with us and help us all the time! I especially love the devotionals and firesides and hearing/singing with all of the other missionaries! As excited as I am to get out to Hungary, I'm really going to miss the MTC and my teachers and all of the old friends I run into/ new friends I have made here.

Life is so good. I got a package today from Mom with a bunch of snacks and a really good article from the Ensign. Getting material to read is like gold in the MTC/on the mission; it was such a good article about perfectionism vs. resilience. I'm so excited that tomorrow is Tuesday and we have devotional! I just wish I could get more sleep out here! I'm trying to think of things that happened today, but I can't really remember. We taught Edit a lesson though; it went well, I guess, nothing spectacular. She still won't pray for us.
Today I'm grateful for prophets, apostles, my Mom, beautiful Hungarian words, hilarious moments with my district and teachers, packages and just the MTC in general."

So... yeah. There you have one end of the spectrum. I could send you some entries on the opposite end, but I won't. haha hm. Something funny that happened this week... One day Grossen testver (brother) sent us out to bear our testimonies about the Book of Mormon (in English AND Hungarian) to someone that we don't know. We had ten minutes to run around the MTC and find them before we had to be back in class. It was so fun! When we got back into the classroom, Clawson nover was just like "That was SO fun! Can we do that EVERY day?!?" Grossen testver just looked at each other and then back at her laughing and I was just like "Uh, we're missionaries. That's what we'll be doing every day, I'm pretty sure that's the point..." hahaha

How was everyone's fast Sunday? I hope you all bore your testimonies.... (: I did!

Oh, and I did get all the blogs! It was probably one of the best moments ever, I read them all in less than two days.... hahaha so yeah, feel free to send me their newest posts... (: Oh, if you can, search Magda elder Hungary something...I was reading his blog before I left too, but I don't think I had it bookmarked. I really want to know what cities our osi are being trained in right now! But I don't know how to find out... haha hm. Mom, some of your letters still cut off... One of yours cut off the other day after the excerpt from Trenton Disque, it said something about Bryson Day too. I got the full story from Nathan already, but idk if there was anything in the letter after that? Thanks for the FB updates! I love them and knowing where everyone is going! I was going to ask about that youtube video! I had no idea it even existed until one of the other Hungarian teachers came and told me she had seen me on youtube. Yes, I do know the other missionary from Davis coming here, but he doesn't get here until after I leave. He will be my Kicsi's (small's) kicsi, if that makes sense. Our kicsi get here today!! Idk if I told you that we found out they called another girl to come earlier! Prayers do work! I can't wait to meet them! Anyway, so two girls come in today and then with the group in April there are supposed to be 10 or 11 new missionaries going to Hungary, we're not sure yet. Exciting stuff though!

Which mission presidents do we know? The two that sound familiar to me are Michael Waddoups (is he in our FH stake? if so, he was my trek dad! but that might be another Waddoups) and Larry Bird, maybe?

Hey, Mom, is there any way you could maybe, possibly send me a new pearl necklace? Like one of the long ones that can wrap around once? My long one broke a few weeks ago and I don’t think there’s any way to fix it… but I'll send it back to you with all my other stuff in a couple weeks!
Anyway, I have to run! I hope everything’s good! I love hearing about all the blessings you're all receiving right now! Remember to read the Book of Mormon! And, everyone, PLEASE don't text and drive! I heard yet another awful story about that yesterday. So just do it for me! Don't take away someone else's free agency and life by abusing your agency! (: I love you all! just keep swimming! you can do it!
Butterfield Nover

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