Friday, June 11, 2010

week 8 - june 11

We just got our travel plans like 10 minutes ago! we are so excited. We leave Mon the 21st of June, and we leave from here at 11:30am (not bad) and then our flight leaves at 2:50pm where we will be flying to texas! and then from texas we leave at 7:35pm and fly to buenos aires, argentina!!! we are scheduled to land at 7:55am in argentina......their time. But we still have no idea if we have our visas, and they didn't tell us if we could call our parents or not. They really don't tell you anything here.. they just slip something into your mailbox when they need to talk to you, otherwise there is no one we can ask questions to. But i'm sure we'll find out later.

Well I wanted to say thanks for your letters this week, it's nice to have support from your family. It helped a lot, i really miss being able to talk to you guys when i'm sad....i used to be able to just call you when i was at school. But, thanks for your letters, it makes me feel a lot better when i get to hear from you. Also, thanks for all the details of the wedding mom, i loved it! i could imagine it so much better with the details. 

So next week should be my last letter from the MTC, so don't send any dear elders basically after Thurs cuz i don't think i will get them.  Mom, can you please send me some new knee highs, i am almost out! make sure you send them right away though, so i can get them before i leave. And please, if there is a choice between lighter than my skin or darker than my skin, please get the darker ones, the light ones just look silly. Also, can you get me a pair of pearl earings from like target or somewhere, because i really miss those....and also my blue striped shirt with a collar from gap? And i do like the watch mom, thanks! it is perfect! as far as the food goes, i've been trying to get more protein but i usually do eat it.. And we actually get $8 a week for either the vending machines or the bookstore, so there is food avialable, but i'm just not always available to go get it.. But i have been sneaking fruit from the cafeteria after breakfast just in case i start to die again..I'll be sending a package home probably right before i leave with things that i won't be needing in argentina. hopefully my bags are alright as far as weight goes, cuz we did get a bunch of books!! I'm definitely ready for Argentina though.. My teacher Hno. Del Toro said he didn't like the MTC, but that he loved Argentina! so i'm excited! 

This week was better though. We've just been excited because we can see the end in sight.. My comps are pretty cool, we are close and all but it's just different with them. They aren't like my family or my really close friends from home, we are all really different but we get along well. We definitely try to help eachother out. Hna. Mitchell has had a  few things going on at home that were really tough for her, but she has been handling it really well.

I forgot to tell you guys that i was asked to say the prayer at a devotional about 2 weeks ago. I said the closing prayer when a Seventy came, and my companions and i sat up on the stand the whole time.. that was fun.. i didn't trip or anything, thankgoodness, because it was in front of about 2,000 people. and this last devotional we had Robert D. Hales come, so that was a real treat too. So we've heard from 4 different Apostles since we have been here!!! that doesn't happen that often, so we got really lucky.

But ya, i feel like i have grown a lot and i know that i still have alot more to learn.. but i'm excited to go and talk to the people in Argentina.. I always talk to the spanish missionaries here. I just met an elder from Argentina a couple days ago, and one from Chile, and they are so funny, i love talking to them. Today they kept trying to say "world cup" and i had no idea what they were talking about, and when i finally understood they were just laughing. But apparently in Argentina, while the world cup is going on, no one comes out of their houses.....he said they are "fanatics!" ok.. gotta go.. thanks so much for your letters! one more week here!!! so excited.. hopefully i'll be able to tell you more next week.. 

Love you all! Todo mi amor! 
Hermana Amundsen..

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