Sunday, November 17, 2013

First 'half' P-DAY!!!!

Dearest Family and friends!

Life here in the MTC is very busy but still fun. :) I am in a trio with Sister Curtis (from Honeyville UT) and Sister Owusu (from Ghana). They are both pretty awesome! Sister Curtis just turned 19 a few days ago and is full of life. lol, She enjoys making me and Sister Owusu squeal! :) haha! Sister Owusu moved to the states 3 years ago, but still has her "African" blood in her! She is so full of life and loves to laugh! She makes me laugh a lot! lol :) She has tons of 'you so white' jokes. She has a great capacity to love everyone too. :) We get along pretty good, but at the same times its hard being in a trio. I LOVE my distract!!! Its me and my companions, Sisters Kendall from Vernal UT and Szilagyi (sa-la-gee) from Kirkland Washington, Elders Call from Montana, Hunsicker from Florida, Shelton from Nibly UT and Vaughn from Farmington UT. They are so funny and great! :) We are all going to Macon Georgia! Which we are told in not normal for a whole distract to be going to the same mission, but you know whats cooler than that!!?! Our Whole ZONE is going to Macon!!! This never happens we've been told. :) The other distract has 5 Elders and 4 sisters... So 18 Missionaries total! :) My zone is pretty awesome too! (There is a sister in the other distract who is 26, and yes we have bonded.) :) 

I have only unpacked my smaller suitcase... I don't feel as bad for having a lot of stuff anymore. Most sisters have TONS of stuff!!! My roommates (my comps and sisters Kendall & Szilagyi) have really big bags and some have 3 bags + a carry on and purse!!! 

I have seen a few people that I know! Sister Lauren Hilman (USU), Sister Moore (Timari Moore Bingham's lil' sis), Elder _________whats his name...?!?(from Oklahoma!) and I'm hoping to find Sister Tanner Moody (also from Oklahoma).

We have been studying so much that my bum hurts from sitting! lol :) We all ready have 2 investigators we are teaching! Ian and... a crazy black lady's name... we are starting to teach her on Monday! We talk a lot about our missionary purpose and how it effect us. A scripture that has stood out to me is D&C 11:21: "Seek not to declare my word, but first seek to obtain my word, and then shall your tongue be loosed; then, if you desire, you shall have my Spirit and my word, yea, the power of God unto the convincing of men." My teacher (who is like my age... all the teachers are pretty much around my age) Brother Johnson, brought this scripture up and it really stood out to me about why I need to be at the MTC before I can just head out to Georgia. It also gave me comfort that I don't need to be perfect with my knowledge before I start teaching tho.

~ Sister Tara Willie

P.S. We got our travel papers and we leave SLC Tuesday November 25th at 8:30am.

 Tara's District
 The sister missionaries in her district
 Lunch Time
 Tara and her comps with their dork dots :)
Sister Owusu, Sister Willie and Elder Hobbs from OK

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