Sunday, September 23, 2012

SIster Bullock's letter September 20, 2012

FAMILY!!! (Sorry I don't have time to write everyone individually!)
            Hi :) I'm so excited that I finally get to write you! But I only have 30 minutes- Well, 25 now- To write! Hopefully I can write everything that I want to! So yeah! Let's begin! Basically I love the MTC! The Spirit is so strong here and I absolutely love everything I'm learning! I feel like it's been a month, when it has only been a week! But at the same time, I can't believe how fast it's all going! Time just flies here! You sit down, and 5 minutes later, your 3 hour class is over! It's insane!
             I love having a companion! Sister Jarrett is just amazing! I'm constantly learning from her and striving to be like her! She is such a wonderful example to me! My district is wonderful, also! I love all my little Elders! The sisters and I all feel so motherly towards them haha!
             For the past 5 days or so, Sister Jarrett and I have been teaching 3-4 different investigators. They're not real investigators, but they sure do a great job at acting like they are! It's really awesome and it's taught me so much! I'm learning to love role play and planning and study time! I have like 5-6 hours of study time a day, and it's still not enough for me! I just want to learn as much as I can!
             Hm... So much to say, not sure how to make it flow. Haha! Um, Thursday is P-day! So that is when I can write letters and emails and such! It's so hard not getting to write all of you all the time! I want to tell you everything that's happening, right when it happens! Also, Thursdays mean I get to go to the temple!! I'm so excited for that!
             Oh! Guess who taught relief society back on Sunday? SHERI DEW! Yeah, coolest thing ever! She taught about the role of women in the church. It was a really good lesson and something I think will be very useful out in the field.  Also, Tuesday devotional was awesome. Paul E. Koelliker and his wife spoke to us about obedience and not getting distracted while in the service of the Lord. Service of the Lord. I love saying that! I love being a called and set apart servant of my Heavenly Father! It's pretty much the coolest thing ever!
            Oh! Dad was telling me I forgot to tell you where Sister Jarrett is from! She's from Winnemucca, NV. Also, we have dorm room prayer every night! I love it! The 5 of us (Syster Chesley left for Sweden back on Tuesday) kneel in a circle, pray in our mission language (if we're learning one) and then have a giant group hug after! It's awesome :)
            Also, thank you for the packages! Especially for the laundry bag! I didn't know what to do with my laundry, and then your package came! So thanks for that! You must have read my mind or something :)
            Thanks for all the letters! I love getting mail! It always makes my day 100x better! I never knew how important mail was to a missionary before I got out here! It's nice to know how you guys are doing!
            Want to hear a couple of cool stories? K, they happened on Tuesday! First, all day Tuesday, I had like this self-pity thing going on where I just felt super inadequate and unprepared and all that junk. Then after the devotional, we were having a testimony meeting with our branch president and while his wife was speaking, I felt the spirit come over me and I heard the words, ''Kelsey, you are fine''. And instantly I felt the love of my Heavenly Father and the comfort that comes with His love and Spirit. I was so much calmer and so much more able to feel the spirit. Ever since then, I've really had the confidence to teach my investigators and I've been able to have the spirit more strongly present in the lessons! By the way, listening to an investigator pray to their Father for the first time is probably one of the most spiritual experiences I've ever had!
            Second story! Sister Jarrett gets really awful headaches. Tuesday was just an awful hard day! She said that she couldn't focus during the devotional, but when Elder Koelliker said ''Don't get distracted'', the spirit told her to ask our Elders for a blessing. And so she did! Our Elders are amazing! Who knew that 4, 19 year old boys could be so strong and so with the spirit??  I'm so impressed by them! The Spirit was so strong while they gave her a blessing! There was not a dry eye in the room. Well, not on any of the sisters, at least :)
            But my time is running out! So please know that I love you and miss you all! I know that the Lord loves you and will bless you in all things! Strive to have His Spirit with you continually! Tell Dad, Ally, Logan Sierra, Cesar, Maddux and bebe, and Amanda that I love and miss them all!! I'll see you in 18 months!
Love, Sister Bullock

1 comment:

  1. Such a great letter. It's great to see how she has adjusted to mission life. It is going to be wonderful 18 months!