Dear Family and Friends!
Thank you all for your emails and letters! I sure do appreciate them! :)
So this past week has flown by super fast. I remember on Monday, thanking "I can't wait for P-day on Friday but that’s forever away!" and now in a blink in an eye it’s already Friday! I'm leaving the MTC Monday morning and I'm excited! My zone and I call the MTC 'heaven's prison'... but we all love it too. lol :) Last Sunday and Tuesday I sang in the choir for both devotionals. It was so wonderful! I really loved it (plus I liked getting out of class too) We sang "Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer" WOW! What a spiritual and profound song! It’s become one of my favorite! Our Tuesday Devotional speaker was Marcos A. Aidukaitis of the 70. He is from Brazil. He talked about choosing what kingdom we wanted to end up in NOW! I loved it! He told us all to write down what kingdom we want to end up in and how we are going to achieve it in our journal. So i did that! :)
Most of the days here blend together but me and my companions have been teaching Lawanna in TRC. She is considered a 'real' investigator. She is such a beautiful person and has lived a hard life. She grew up on the streets in Arkansas and Georgia. She didn't go to school and is now around the age of 30 learning how to read. Her mother sold her for drugs... and things like that. We got to know her and talked to her about God. That’s what our first lesson consist of, that she has a heavenly father who loves her. Our second lesson we talked about the plan of salvation. Man she grilled us HARD!!! But it was way cool seeing how much I know and how I can tell it simple to her. Sister Curtis mentioned Heavenly Mother.. man that was hard to clean up, but eventually we did. lol. Sister Owusu face palmed when Sister Curtis said that! haha! Yesterday we found out that she has been a member for 5 year, but her story is true. She is very loving and has one of the strongest testimonies I know! She praised us all and said we will make really good missionaries! We even got pictures with her!
I love my zone so much! We are all really close and good friends! The elders feel like younger brother to me and they love yelling "Sister Willie!" Then they throw a gang sign or something. lol! All 18 of us are leaving on Monday and we are not sitting by each other! :( We understand why but still it would be the coolest party if we did! ;)
Today I got to go to the Temple and it was so splendid! The sisters at the Temple loved on us, which I have missed motherly hugs.
Love you all! (sorry its shorter this week)
~ Sister Tara Willie
Her zone at the map!! Georgia here we come!
Tara and her companions with Lawanna!! :)