|Got my Russian nametags!|
|Got my Russian nametags!|
okay okay i don't even know where to start this week. once again we're just gonna take it day by day, i hear that's a good strategy. tuesday we had a devotional and sang come thou fount which is like the mother of all jackpots in the mtc. seriously sister willerth and i have a game where we go into the bathroom when the showers are full and start humming come thou fount and we see how long it takes for everyone to join in....it's never longer than a verse. so funny. anyways, Russell M. Nelson came and spoke!!! i don't have that journal with me and a week ago seems like a thousand years but of course i remember that it was amazing. the only problem was it was like 100 degrees in that room and i had a fever (dad and i are on the same page apparently) so it was a little rough. but still good.thursday we wore the brother okoren shirts (will definitely send pictures) and it was the greatest day ever! brother okoren ran in late and was like "i have to go get some stuff, you guys just sing and pray and i'll be right in" we all look at each other as soon as he leaves and yell "it's time!!!" we all hurry and throw on the shirts and try to sing a hymn but we're too excited so he comes in and is so shocked he yells "duh lat na (whatever!?)" and walks out! he comes back in 2 minutes later just laughing so hard, someone has a video of the reaction somewhere....anyways, this was all thanks to adam! we got an extra one and all signed it and gave it to him. now we all wear them around the mtc and everyone loves them. even though no one gets the inside joke, it's still great. anyways, we thought for sure that would be the highlight of the day, but then that afternoon someone brought us our russian name tags!!!! they are so cool but we're not allowed to wear them until we leave! rough stuff. elder hildebrandt was so excited he ran up and hugged the poor man. but that's not all! we also got our flight plans!!!! we leave SLC at 7:50 and fly to DC where we have a 2 hour layover. i'll call you in DC, we land at 2:00 (is that eastern time? i think so) so i'll probs call around 2:30. we have 3 hours in DC and then fly to Munich (hallo to the motherland!) we have 4 hours there i think and then we fly to Donetsk!!! So crazy! There will be like 50 missionaries on our flight to DC so no way that plane's going down! then there's 10 sisters who are all going to Donetsk, so awesome! it's crazy!
wednesday i felt a lot better and it was such a fun day. the elders all were hosting (welcoming the mtc babies) so we had an all girls class with brother okoren which was so fun. he clearly loves us the most because he was in such a good mood. he just told awesome and sometimes scary mission stories which were great (he went to the baltics mission, didn't the stucki kid go there? idk)
brother okoren taught us a new method of personal study. we read 1 Nephi 1 three times. first we just did a super simple summary 2-4 bullet points. then we read again and pulled out every point of doctrine we could find. then we read again looking deeper, looking for cross references, etc. this definitely made a big difference and i got so much new stuff out of a chapter i have read so many times. i'm for sure doing this from now on, i'd definitely recommend trying it.
yesterday we got to go on a field trip! sister willerth made me and sister rohrbaugh go to the health center even though i felt 100% better! the doctor said it was probably just a virus and it shouldn't come back but he wrote me a prescription for claritin to clear out my sinuses and keep me healthy while we travel. so we got to walk to the byu health center to pick up the prescription! it was so weird walking around in the real world! we're like "hey we look like real missionaries! wait, are we real missionaries? we're not ready for this!" haha next week will be interesting that's for sure!
-i saw connor noe in the gym the other day. it was way funny because i saw him lifting weights with a couple of elders and they were all flexing their muscles trying to look cool and i just walked over "excuse me elder, are you a noe?" (we take off our name tags for gym) and he was like uhhh yeah, and i told him i'm a schrecengost. it was funny because we know each other's families kinda but i don't think we've ever talked. i didn't even know he was coming but it was good to see a somewhat familiar face. he said to say hi to you all.
|Sister Shrek and Sister Russell|
|Our Ukraine Shirts|
|We found it! The room of requirement Abby told me about. It has always been locked until today.|
|There's even a scale in this place!|
|The sister in teal in the front is Pres. Eyring's granddaughter|