Friday, August 30, 2013
Email number 2 from Elder Giles arrived today! It's so good to hear how well he's doing:
This week has gone by a lot faster than last week. My relationships with all the Elders in my district have grown so much! These are my best friends, unfortunately, most of them are going to Colombus.
This past Sunday, my entire district (Elders and Sisters) crowded into the elevator, it was so crowded. All the Elders decided to jump so that the Sisters would get scared.. well, the elevator stopped and we were all stuck in there for an hour and a half. It got so hot in there, by the time we got out we were all covered in sweat hahaha. It was so funny, it was a real good experience too though. We all opened up and told some stories about ourselves. It made us all a lot closer. We didn't get in trouble or anything, no one cared for some reason.. they just thought it was funny.
My companion is a riot! It's so funny, because he doesn't try to be funny. For example, a few days ago I was writing in my journal at the end of the day. My companion was singing this really weird sounding song for like 10 minutes. Finally, I asked him what he was doing. He said, "oh, sorry. I sing russian folk songs when I get nervous" HAHAHA russian folk songs?? We really do get along great though
I'm really starting to love it here. I'm kinda sad that I'm leaving in a few days. We have to leave the MTC at 5:30 in the morning on Wednesday, so I have to wake up at like 4.
On sunday, there was an MTC devotional and Neil L Anderson was speaking. It was a really good talk, I was so excited to be a missionary after that. Also, the day before that I saw Jeffrey R Holland. I was in the front office with my companion because he lost his wallet so we were getting it from Lost & Found. While we were there, I heard everyone's radios go off saying that Elder Holland was coming. Then everyone stood up and put there hands behind their backs. I turned around and there he was. Walked straight through the lobby, outside, hopped in a car and left. I didn't say anything or do anything, but I saw him. So, that was sweet.
My entire district did a session together at The Temple this morning at 6:30. It was so cool when I walked in the Celestial room and saw all my friends there. It's how I imagine it will be after we die, with all of our friends and loved ones there waiting for us. The Temple rules! haha
I sent a letter a few days ago with a letter to Jeremy, Hannah & Averie (because I love them the most) I just sent the rest of the letters this morning though, to Mom, Dad and Amanda. You guys don't need to write me back individually. I just wanted to write you all an individual letter.
Next week, I'll be a Texan. Hootin' rootin' and all. I'm really excited to meet all the people there. I'm getting a little nervous for my flight though, I keep thinking about that Twilight Zone episode with that thing of the wing.
I love ya'll
Posted by Amanda Shaw at 5:50 PM