Hey people! I leave for Washington in 4 days! So crazy! I love the MTC but I'm also really excited to get to Washington.
So on Sunday, Sister Stokes and I were called to be Sister Training Leaders! That means we are over all the sisters in our zone. We interview them just about how they are doing and if they need any help with anything. We also go to lots of meetings and conduct lots of meetings. Last night we held a new missionary orientation with all the new missionaries in our zone! We just told them what to expect and gave them a tour of the MTC! It was so weird because it felt like just yesterday I was in their shoes, but in these past 2 weeks I have learned so much. Sister Stokes and I are so excited for this calling because it is an opportunity to focus on other people and their needs instead of our own.
This week, we have been struggling a bit with our lessons and have been feeling pretty discouraged. Especially when our teachers demonstrate a lesson and we feel like we will never get to that point. Going into our lesson a few days ago we were being pretty negative and just wanted to get it over with. But right before we were going to knock on the door we decided we needed to change our attitude. We decided to trust that it would go well and be positive and excited to teach. That was the best lesson we've had so far. Sister Stokes and I talked an equal amount (she likes to talk a lot), our investigator, Daylin, agreed to be baptized, and the spirit was present and lead the lesson! It's amazing how simply changing your attitude and expecting the best can really make such a difference!
For our Sunday devotional, the Nashville Tribute Band came and sang songs all night. We have been singing their songs in choir so it was so fun to sing with them live. The last song they did was about missions and was called "The Hardest Thing I Ever Loved to Do." The room was full of 1703 crying missionaries. The mission is hard but I know it will be worth it.
I have been trying to think of a funny story to share, but seriously my district is so close we laugh all the time. Its kind of those "you had to be there moments."