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!