Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Oregon Here I Come!!

Well everyone my time here at the MTC has come to a very sad end! But this past week has been incredible! So last Tuesday night Elder Rasband, the new apostle, came and spoke at the devotional! It was a world wide MTC devotional and guess who sang in the choir?!? This girl (: I was also on the big screen soo pretty much people from all over the world saw me😁 But it was really awesome, he interacted with all of the missionaries, walking around and letting us ask him questions. It was SO GOOD! We talked about how missionaries are called. It made my testimony grow so much knowing that one of the 12 apostles looked at my face personally and received the inspiration for me to go to Eugene Oregon! I know that this is where I am supposed to go to serve the Lord! 

The District and Sister Harris (one of our teachers)

Brother Gordon (our teacher) & the District!
Classes this week were super good!(: I love my teachers! They have helped me grow so much and I have truly had my love grow for Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. I know that he is a true prophet of God and that the Book of Mormon is true. It was also my last week with my investigators! They have grown so much throughout our lessons just as I have. But yeah that was pretty much my week. We get up, work out, study, have class, eat, and study some more and then have more class! Yesterday was our last day in class (because today is P-day) and it was also our last day with the Elders in our district :/ it was a sad day! But it was also really good! We got done with class at 5:30 so we basically had 4 hours just to be as a district and hang out. We got a lot of pictures this week. Hopefully I can figure out how to put them on the computer😂 But so last night all the Elders gave us blessings before they left. We had our own devotional thing where we sang a song and had a prayer and then everyone who wanted a blessing got one. Which I think it was all of the girls and 2 of the guys, 2 of them didn't want ones... but thats okay! Elder White gave me mine and it was so spiritual and amazing. It made me cry. I cried a lot last night and this morning cause we said bye to two of our Elders after breakfast. I know I am going to cry a lot tomorrow as well saying good bye to my sisters. We are in the same mission so it wont be as bad. Last night we all just sat on one bed and talked about our lives and the mission and spiritual things and it was so great! 

I'M GOING TO OREGON GUYSSSS!!!!!!!! My flight is at like 11:00 am and its about 2 hours long. So I should get there around noon in Oregon time. It's so exciting yet nerve racking at the same time! Well, yeah, that was my week! Next time I talk to you guys I will be in Oregon! (: I just want you all to know that I know this church is true and that I am so glad that I am on my mission right now at this time. I love you all and really miss you guys!!

Sister Morgan😀

Our "cheat sheet" cards with great scriptures on them!
Our Branch President w/us
Me & Sister Karratti (One of my other teachers/ investigator!)
Sister Leavitt & Me & Sister Dobbins
All the girls in my district! Sister Simmons (my companion), sister Peterson, Sister Leavitt, Sister Dobbins, Me, and Sister Reese
Our "funny" picture

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Hey Guys!!
    So this past week has been pretty crazy! first to begin with I almost missed my flight because I was running behind on packing... (usual for me). soo i forgot my list of everyone's emails. If you want to get my letters you send those to me! I had also been pretty sick before I actually went into the MTC. But once i was in the doors I felt a lot better! I went to class and met my district, and I love them so much! There are some incredible people here with me. We all know how to have a really fun time but then 10 mins later have a really spiritual experience. On the first night we had groups of like 50 people teaching different investigators and i felt the spirit so strongly! And by the end of the night I had no problems falling asleep, I was drained! My teachers are incredible and they have helped my testimony grow and confidence in role playing grow (I always feel so dumb doing it). But I am getting more comfortable with it and better... I think (: 
    So there are 3 sister companion ships and 2 elder companion ships in our district. Me and my companion Sister Simmon, then there are Sister Leavitt, Sister Dobbins, Sister Reese, and Sister Peterson. The Elders are Elder White, Holebrooke, Bouk, and Powell. We all get along pretty well. The oldest are 24 and the youngest are 18 so its a very different group of people! 
    Its CRAZY that it has only been a week here. It feels like I have been here for like 3. Being up at 6:30 and going to bed at 10:30 is a struggle but i'm getting through it! So there have been some good times and also some bad. My first two days were great! and then it sunk in that i was gone and then I got a little homesick!(; I saw a couple of my friends from Hawaii and from home in Colorado so that was great! Me and my companion are two very different people.. more like complete opposites. So its been a struggle to connect with her as much as I have connected with the others in our districts. Its been getting harder and harder each day. But I just keep praying that I will be able to love her and serve her in anyway possible! Cause that is all I can really do. 
     Sunday was INCREDIBLE!! We had church with our zone and then during relief society all I could think about was eating a box and mac and cheese and taking a nap. I really miss mac and cheese.. but then me, Sister Leavitt, Sister Dobbins, Elder White and Elder Holebrooke went to choir practice and it was so great! There are so many people in that choir! It was really nice to sing again, we are singing Nearer My God To Thee. Which is actually about a story in the Bible! I had no idea! But that was great(: Then we had a fireside and Brother Heaten (Dad that's your friend!!) talked. He talked about how we need to teach repentance and baptize converts. And how this small sentence means so much more then you think. It is a way bigger picture then just the convert and the people it affects here on Earth, but how it affects their whole families who are alive and not. Then he had converts tell their stories and it was just so great! Then my district went to Elder Badnar's talk, The Character of Christ! It was about turning against the natural man and then turn to Christ. And how we need to not focus on ourselves but on others. Especially when we are going through trials, that we need to serve others and not focus on ourselves. It was just soo good! Yesterday was rough, with so many thing adding up on each other that I just ended up praying hard for 30 mins crying and just having a break down. BUT today is going a lot better. We went to the temple and it was soo pretty!(: and I get to wear jeans!!! I never thought I would be this excited about that. So while at the temple we didn't need to wear our name tags but the whole time I just kept checking for mine then realizing oh yeah its in my locker! I was so worried that I didn't have it on. Then when I put it back on it was so much relief. I didn't realize how much I loved that little name tag on my chest. I am so thankful to be here and I know that this is where I am supposed to be at this point in my life. I love this church so much and I know that it is true.
Talk to you guys next week!!
Sister Morgan!

PS i forgot to take pictures so other people in my district are going to send me some. Then ill send them to you guys!(: LOVE YOUUU!