Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hola! It's me again, Hermana Payne!

Life here is great! Can't really complain... alright, I probably could.. but what good would that do!? Seriously though, life is great. After last Pday I started a note card of things to write home about so that I wouldn't sit down and have to think so hard as what to write. Hopefully I will have time to write everything. First of all to some of your questions. The food... well, what is there to say? I definitely don't starve. It's dorm food so not a lot more to say about it except that it's okay. Thankfully we do get to work out!!! There is a gym class for all the sister's at 6:00 and then we have gym at some point during the day. The morning class is a half hour with a different class everyday. It's nice that we can get up and do that if we want. During our actual gym time we have just been playing volleyball. So sorry, I feel like this is just me rambling on. Pay it no mind.

Last week I told you a little about my companions. Well, this week things are much better. There was one night that we were about to start companion study and Hermana Jones and I knew that something was wrong with Hermana Wheeler. So I told her that she needed to be open with us or that these next two months were not going to work for anyone. To our surprise she actually told us what was going on in her life. For being such an out-going person she really was a Private person. It is so humbling to find out why a person is the way they are by the things that they have gone through. I was a little ashamed after at how annoyed I was letting myself become. This is just my lesson with Hermana Wheeler.. But there are sooo many other people that don't act the way that I do, or the way I think they should.. It was a little lesson of how I need to be way more understanding of eveyone that I come in contact with, and love them anyways. I'm sitting here writing all of this, and they are probably sitting at their computers writing the exact same thing.. that they have to love me. Anyways, so yea, being in a three-some is great now. It of course still has its challenges, but still good! Lots and lots to learn from each other.

Sunday was a great day.. It's probably going to be one of my most favorite days of the week. We had a fireside that rocked my socks! Then we got to watch the Testaments! I love, love, love that movie. My favorite part is the end when Christ comes. It is such a cool thing to see the people meet their Savior, Jesus Christ. There were many believers that had waited for Him for so long, and never lost faith. The coolest part though is that here again, we are the generationhave that has to be prepared to meet our God as well! SOOOO cool! Eh, I'm not ready! Totally workin on it tho :)
This is hard to have to try and recount the thoughts and feelings of a whole week. I just wish you all could be here to experience all of these things with me. Today I was preparing a thought for tonight that I have to give to an elder. The scripture is Ether 12:27 (I think) The one about weak things being made strong. (ahhh I only have 8 min left and have soo much more to say) and I relate that to the refiner's fire, and how we are all constantly being shaped into what our Heavenly Father wants us to be, and what we CAN become if we work on it. My thoughts have been on this a lot these last couple of weeks. What is it taht my Heavenly Father is trying to teach me?? What is it that he is trying to teach you?? Well, I see my weak things everyday! But look for the promised blessing in that scripture that we are all promised! He probably thinks that I'm being difficult.. but changing is hard.. But sooo good! Look for the promise :)

ON a side note, my release date is November 29th.

Mom, Are the shoes the same shoe? They fit kind of weird.. havent decided anything yet.

Thanks for the robe! iT's perfect.

As to the stationary, something like the kind you sent your letter on would be great.. but with lines on it. And i also need some cards. I will probably send you one so you know what Im talkin about. Okay well that time went way way way to fast.

I love ya'll sooo much. Thank you sooo much for all you do. I miss ya'll and pray for ya'll!

Hermana Payne

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

HOLA! It's me again! Or I guess it's really the first time! Man, there is already a lot of pressure for this letter to be good.. no promises :) We have a half hour to read emails and then reply.. after 30 minutes the comp shuts off. So it is required to fix any spelling or grammer problems... I HATE proof reading and I dont have time.

So the MTC is great, I am absolutely LOVING it.. well depending on the day.. or even more like the hour. But hey, life is great! Things have been kind of crazy here, definitely having to get used to things. SOOOOO much to do in a day, and not enough time to do them. We go to bed tired but still wanting more time in a day to do more. Waking up in the morning I HATE but let's be honest, you already knew it would be hard considering that I never went to bed, or at least got up at a decent time. It's getting better tho. Everyone says they still fight sleep all day long tho... BOO! Oh well. My teachers are Hermana Gigena, and Hermano Allred, which we call Todorojo which means all red in spanish... and he has RED hair.. haha. Both are great. I like Hermano Todorojo's teaching style better tho. Did I mention that I HATE spanish? haha yes i wanted it really bad, and of course still do. I just want to know it and speak it NOW. But we still cant help and have a little bit of envy for the Elders and Sisters leaving in 3 weeks and that they dont worry about speaking another language. But hey, all will come in good time :) i just have to remember that!

I saw the girl in your ward that teachers here at the MTC.. I told her to tell yall hi! I have also seen Kevin a few times, and one of my boys from EFY, and Mitchell.. i went to prom with him my senior year! HAHAHA! Well I am still looking for a couple of teachers that I know here, but still no luck. speaking of mitchell we got a picture.. but we all have to have our comps in the picture.. some of the rules here are funny, and over the top.... Not complaining, just stating the obvious!

Eh.. this keyboard is sooo messed up and sooo hard to type on.. anyways.. my comps are great. I am in a three-some. Hermana Jones, and Hermana Wheeler. I LOVE Hermana Jones, we get along really well... Hermana Wheeler i'm workin on.. it doesnt come as easily. it is so weird being with not only one person all the time, but 2!!! I mean you can't go to the bathroom without someone else knowing about it! It is weird getting used to being with someone ALL the time! There will be lots that I need to learn from both though :)

Yes, i got the skirt! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. so did all my roommates and comps! was it from mr mack? they wanted to kno. i will let you know about the shoes. and drew i got your letter, THANK YOU!!! I will write you back today! Kels, i will write you back today.. i dont have yuor home add tho.. send it to me in dear i can only write on pdays tho. uh all i have to say is DEARELDER.COM!!! i get the letter the same day! I LOVE mail! Drew, i know i dont deserve any from you, but thanks anyways for the letter :) you know what its like!

ahhh four minutes left! So not enough time! But I love you and miss you and think abtout you! You are in my prayers! know that life is good and that i am loving how to become a good missionary! there is SOOO much to learn! Heavenly Father is making me into who He wants me to be! The gospel is true, and i LOVE it. i cant believe the opportunity i have to be here!

Hermana Payne

I also got a package from Dusty, Drew tell him THANKS and that he has a letter coming as well!!