Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January 16th 2013 - Week 1 in the MTC :]

Hello Friends and Family!!
This week has been a good one!! I enjoy the MTC, i really do. I feel like i have learned so much, it is the most spirtitually draining and uplifting week.
I ran into Sister Hulme, she is doing well and it was good to see her, i have seen one other person i know here and it was someone that was in my FHE group from BYU-I.
Some crazy info about the MTC is that we have 1700 missionaries right now and by the end of this summer there will be 6000 misisonaries in the MTC, that is soooo many people and i am kind of glad i will be out by then becuase i have no idea how they will manage that many teenagers!!! Ahhh!! It already feels crowded.
Our daily schedule is to wake up, study, eat, study, eat, study, eat, study, sleep. Its nice... haha it really is great. we have Zone teachings and class time in our studies and those are super helpful. My teachers are awesome they are Brother Hanks, and Brother Elton. Brother Elton looks exactly like Dad when he was younger, its crazy, But he is an incredible person and a great teacher, he has helped me so much!!!!
The food here is alright, if all else fails i eat cereal but i go for the cinnamon toast crunch, not the usual captain crunch. haha when we eat cereal for breakfast on sundays that one is always gone first.
We met our branch presidency on thursday, they are all really awesome.
I said Hello to Bro. and Sis. Hacking on Wednesday and they remember you mindy!! :] they asked me if i love jeeping as much as you and if i left a jeep behind! haha they also asked about Alivia and what not, i told them hello for you.
My companion is Sister Esplin, she is just the sweetest thing, we have a lot of fun together and we are getting along really well!! :] she played volleyball for snow college so that makes gym time a blast!! We have 3 mock investegators right now and are working on teaching them, so that is a good learning experience, even though i hate role playing. oh well..
Ian and Melissa, thank you for the mini PMG, it is the best!!!!! I havent even opened my big one yet.
Tuesday at 12:30am the fire alarm in our building went off, i was not happy about that. It is the most anger i have felt here, we had to run to the gym and stay in there until they got it to go off which was like an hour, so that was no fun, i am still tired. We had to wake up at 5 this morning to get to the temple and do the first session, it was really awesome!! :]
The highlight of my week for sure was Tuesday night devotional, Elder Holland came and spoke to us. Tuesday devotionals are always a general authority and it is like MORMON BLACK FRIDAY trying to get in there to get a good seat, pretty crazy!!! He is such an incredible man, he is so easy to listen to. They changed the MTC presidant and dedicated 3 new buildings for all the new missionaries coming in. He spoke to us about misisonary work obviously, it was amazing, maybe i will write more about that in a letter or next week though.
I am in the MTC until January 29th, so write me lots!! :]
mailbox #121 p.s. dear elder works too!!! ;]
I love you all and i hope i didnt forget to mention anything!
Love, Sister Alie Falkner (i like to use my first name whenever possible. i feel like it dont have one anymore...)

1 comment:

  1. She sounds great! So glad she's loving it. Here's Brendon's address:

    Elder Brendon William Foster
    1332 Charlotte Street
    Tallahassee FL 32304