Tuesday, March 4, 2014

I'm a missionary now!

AHH! Hey everyone! How are y'all???  I sure do love the MTC!! It's seriously SO amazing! My companion is sister treadwell! She's from Texas, so she's pretty great! We seriously get along SO well!!! I just love her! 
I share a room with two other sisters, both are from Idaho, and we're already so close! 
We have just another set of Elders in our district, they're pretty amazing as well! They're both from Utah, and are a little quiet, but they're starting to open up and talk now, so they're pretty cool!
My teachers here are so amazing! Now that I think of it, everything is amazing! Our classes are the best.
The days are a little bit long, but they're SO worth it! Literally every hour of the day has something planned, we get up at 6:30, and go to bed between 10:30-11:00, so it's SO nice going to bed at night!
We have three investigators right now, possibly four, but I'll explain the last one later ;) 
But all of our investigators are members, but they act as if they're not, so it's amazing teaching them. 
I swear it's the coolest feeling in the world when you literally feel the spirit guiding your words, and while you're planning lessons and everything. It's truly amazing.
Yesterday we were teaching John, which was our second time teaching him, our first lesson with him was really awkward, he didn't like to talk, so it was kinda just like us teaching opposed to actually having a discussion... 
Anyways, yesterday while teaching him he asked a question about why God doesn't just tell us everything we need to know right now.. Anyways, I gave an analogy of a book and how we don't want to just read the last chapter, it would ruin the story! Anyways, after I said that, his entire apperance   changed. He totally understood what we were saying! It was amazing. 
Once my companion and I were evaluating our lesson, sister treadwell told me she had the exact same thought to explain it like a book. 
Coinsidence? I THINK NOT! Totally the spirit talking!!! Amazing.
Also, yesterday, we have this thing called TRC where you basically go and teach another "investigator" but without your teachers watching you, which is pretty cool.. Anyways, as we were going to go teach Rachel (our person) we found out that she was late.. So we were just waiting for her to show up, and this man comes up to sister treadwell and I, he saw that we were holding our bible and book of mormon, and started asking a million questions about it.. And then continued to ask questions about what we believe and just a million other questions! We ended up talking to him for about 45 minutes while we waited for Rachel, he ended up being a REAL investigator looking for missionaries to teach him. 
SO COOL! Now we're trying to find out how to get in touch with him, His name is Carlos.. And he's pretty amazing! It was TOTALLY The Lords hand in placing him in our path. 
Right after that amazing little moment, we taught Rachel.. And ohmygoodness! BEST LESSON EVER! It went SO well!!! I love being a missionary SO much!!! It brings me SO much joy!
Yesterday, before all the good, my companion and I kinda had a breakdown? Not bad, just overwhelmed  by everything, totally expected, but I'm so thankful for my trials because they bring me so much closer to the Savior, it's the best feeling ever after a trial and seeing your growth. I love it.
Oh, apparently I don't have to fake a southern accent! Apparently I already have one? I can't go anywhere without people asking me if I'm from the South.. My district always make jokes about it and try to impersonate me.. It's rather funny! What's great is I'm starting to rub off on them! Now they're saying y'all and everything! It's great!
I SMELLED THE CREAM SODA TREE!!!!!! IT SMELLS LIKE IT SOUNDS!!! SO COOL!!!!!!!! Hahahahaha, it brought me so much joy!
I can't send any pictures right now, mainly because I don't have a cord to hook my camera up to.. So if you want to send me one, I would greatly appreciate it!!!
Oh, my companion and I are the Sister training leaders in our zone, so that's pretty cool! Basically we're in charge of all of our sisters in our zone, right now it's just my district, but tomorrow we have a new district coming in, so we'll get to help them find their way around and basically be in charge of them.. So that's pretty cool! We have more meetings than the other sisters because of that.. So it kinda cuts into our study time, so that's a bummer D:
I'm trying to think of what else.. .And what other questions y'all had..
BIG shout out to Jessica for writing me everyday!! Those letters make me so happy! I normally get them at night, so it's nice knowing that people actually remember me ;) Now that y'all forget, but letters are the best!
I love the restrooms in our residence hall, every time you go in there, someone is singing a disney song! Disney is EVERYWHERE. It's pretty awesome! 
Sister Treadwell and I are normally singing frozen.. So that's pretty great!
HA. So the other day, we were walking up the steps to go into our classroom and started quoting frozen, and you know that part where Olaf is kinda in several pieces? Well he says "Quick! Grab my butt" and sister Treadwell said it RIGHT in front of some elders.. It was the FUNNIEST THING! I was dying.. Isn't it great to know that I'm still immature? Haha, maybe I'm just tired.. I dunno.
Oh! I'll also be able to call y'all when I leave the MTC! So it'll be early in the morning, but I can fo sho call! 
Brittany, be sure to send me a dearelder with your phone number if you would like for me to call you bright and early! ;)
We're going to the temple later today, so that's pretty awesome! I'm pretty excited about that!
Our devotionals are seriously the greatest! Pretty much anywhere you go, the spirit is there. It's the best feeling in the world, I swear!  I feel so at home here, you know how I felt kinda awkward at home? Like I was just waiting to grow? Well now I feel like that's happening to me!! It's the best!!! I just love it!!
Yesterday one of our elders gave me a priesthood blessing, I was fine, but I felt impressed to ask him for one.. So I did and it was one, amazing for me, tons of answers to my prayers.. And two, amazing for him. It was his first time giving one, and by the time we said amen, everyone was in tears. It was amazing.
Church is pretty great... It's weird not being at home for church though! 
I missed my primary kids this week! Who is teaching them now? I miss my kids hugs.. Those were pretty amazing.
I kinda need to go now, but I sure do love y'all!!! I pray for y'all every night and can feel your prayers SO much!! I love y'all!!!!
-Sister Lyndy Bond
PS: Feel free to send me stamps! There were other things.. But I don't remember what they were D: I'll probably write it in a letter if I remember... Love y'all!!!!!! 

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