This week was extremely dramatic, so I'd sit down for this one.
Extremely dramatic means something slightly out of the ordinary occurred.
Because MTC is Groundhog Day. Awesome day, but Groundhog Day.
So Friday was Halloween! My favorite! We didn't do a ton, as missionary work requires all the focus, which is good! But Wilkinson Shimai and I dressed up as each other. So clever, right? The elders in the older district dressed up with decorated swim goggles as masks and came around "trick or treating," which was giving all of us a pack of cereal they had stockpiled from sack lunches.We ate way much candy from everyone's family all day. Fun times! Cavities for life!
So that district left for Tokyo and Sendai on Monday, so sad but we are so excited for them to finally get to Japan! However, when they checked in at the travel office at 3:30 a.m.,They did not have Barbosa Shimai's visa yet, so she had to stay. It was so shocking and pretty sad. She came to our room at about 4:00 and stayed the night and she had been reassigned as our companion until her visa comes. Which should be very soon! Although we have heard a lot of should be's from the Travel Office this week. We really love having her in our companionship but we hope she can go soon! Ten weeks in the MTC is a bit too long!
This week I would love for you to read Helaman chapter 5, it's about his sons recounting what their father taught them. Helaman named his sons Nephi and Lehi in hopes that they would follow the example of their forefathers in taking on their name. I love that concept, because when we can do the same thing! When we are baptized we take on the name of Jesus Christ, promising Heavenly Father to do our best to follow His example. Jesus Christ is our friend, brother, Savior and main support. Through Him we can be clean and happy. I love my Savior, and I love you! I would invite you to pray to Heavenly Father this week and thank Him for loving you. If you're not sure about that yet, ask Him! He loves questions, and that's how we learn.
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