Sunday, September 18, 2011

MTC - it's awesome

Tucano's ... a lunch to remember :)

We're Here

Welcomed by wonderful friends Elder & Sister James (Zimbabwe bound)

Off she goes ... what a joyous event (through the tears)
We love her, we'll miss her but couldn't be happier!

Here are some excerpts from here first letter 9/17/2011

The MTC is so wonderful! I love it so much! I love learning and studying. In my first classour instructor walked in and started right off is spanish. no english! Ah!! Last night we had to give our first lesson in complete spanish to our investigator Beto. Oh my! It was truely awful, but I learned so much just giving one lesson and have learned so much for our lesson later tonight.

My compenera is Hermana Eddings. She is from centerville. She was super excited the first day about being her and was so excited for the work.  She is also going to the trujillo peru mission!  There are two other hermanas in our district and one of them is Hermana Stemile and she is from Kansas andshe is going to the lima south  mission(i think). And the other sister is Hermana Adams from California. She is so wonderful! We get along so well! We feel like we know each other from somewhere, and we have become wonderful friends! There are 7 elders in our district and all of them are going to Mexico. There are three sisters next door to us, and they are all going to  Peru as well, and they were all suppose to leave two weeks ago to leave for the lima mtc, but visas are really bad and they have been delayed. We found out that the government in Peru is changing so much right now that visas are taking forever. So as of right now we are just planning on staying in provo longer, because of all of the other hermanas experiences.

As I got here the first day I was so nervous and unsure what was ahead of me. I didn't know anything about my companion or teaching or the work. And I don't know much more now, except for the fact that I am suppose to be here! This is where I need to be! I love the mtc and am excited to continue to learn more about the gospel, especially how to teach it in spanish! Please pray for me, this spanish is no bueno :).

Please send lettters as often as you can. We get mail twice a day!

Thanks so much for all of hte love and support! I love being a missionary and have felt so many blessings as I have already been here. I know that this churhc is true and that God blesses us when we are obedient. He watches over us!

Love you all!!
Hermana Sandstrom!

1 comment:

  1. looks like you got the hang of the "blog" thing. Good job super-mom tammy!!!