Sawad dii Kha!
Well this past week really just flew by. Everyday just goes by so fast, I can't believe I've almost been here for two weeks now. I'm am seriously just loving the MTC. It's really hard sometimes, like for example: I get up at 5:45 to work out and then I have class at 7:35 and I study and have class all that time until dinner at 4:30. After dinner I just have the hardest time focusing. My brain hurts and I usually am fighting falling asleep. I just want to be done! But that hardship is only a small part. It's nothing compared to everything I've learned and everything that I have felt. Last week I was reading my scriptures and trying to find something that would help with our lesson with our investigator and I just turned to the end of second Nephi and everything that I needed was right there! I've never done that before, it was so amazing. I've found so many answers just by reading my scriptures. I'm so grateful for seminary too and that I took good notes in my scriptures from class. Something I wish I would've done though is take scripture mastery more seriously (take note on this younger sibs).
The language is REALLY hard. But I have to keep telling myself that I've only been here a couple weeks. And I can already bear my testimony in Thai and use some of the words in conversations. That too is pretty amazing! The hardest part is the tones. If I say maa it means come, but if I say it with a higher tone or a lower tone it means something completely else. I get really confused about it. But we just barely learned about tones so it's ok. The last week I was really bad about complaining that I wish that I could be speaking something easier like Spanish or French. There was one day that I kept saying things in Spanish and the spirit literally told me that I would have my time to learn Spanish and that for now I just needed to focus on learning Thai. It was a really big eye opener for me. So now I try and use the Thai that I know more often. And it helps a lot! I can't wait until I can actually speak it!
Well the Cantonese people in our zone left this morning for Hong Kong. I was really sad. It's weird how fast here you come to know people and how close you get to them. Our Phii Thai's leave for Thailand next Monday, I'm really sad about that too! Our floor level is going to feel really lonely! We get new Thai's in the next 4 weeks though I think? Then we'll be the Phii Thai's. That will be weird!
Well I miss you all so much! I'm so glad the spirit is so strong at home. I pray for you guys all the time. I told the Lord like months before I even put in my papers that if I go on a mission all I want is for my family to be protected especially while I'm gone. I'm not there to be there for my younger siblings when they need me or just be there to help out and that has been really hard for me. But just as long as you guys are being protected then my prayers are already answered! I'm so excited the house is all done, I can't wait to see it when I get home. Home seems like a different life to me right now, it's weird to think of. I love you all!
P.S. Mom could you send me some Ensign talks every once in a while? I miss reading them. Thanks! :)
I forgot to send this picture last week.
This is all the new Thai's that came in.
Me and Sidtee Studying it up!
Me and Sidtee Johnson at the Temple
Sundays are my favorite and temple walks
just make them that much better!
Reppin' Boise State on P-day!!