Hola Familia y Amigos!
Another week has flown by here at the MTC! I can't believe there are only a couple left! So my whole District is leaving 10 days before me because I'm the only one that Is staying for Visitor's Center training--So I found out that once I say goodbye to all of them (that's going to be hard--they're like my brothers and sisters) I'll be assigned a new companion and We'll take a trip to Temple Square pretty much every day ish to shadow and learn from the Sisters there in giving tours and referrals! I also will have the opportunity to work with online proselyting, helping answer questions that people all over the world might have about the church and hopefully referring missionaries in their area to them through the online system, I'm pretty stinkin' excited!
So last Thursday, Sister Williams auditioned again for a musical spot in one of the many meetings they here at the MTC and the audition went very well and we got a letter the very next day asking us to perform "Savior, Redeemer Of My Sou" next wednesday (That's TODAY, in just a few hours) for the new Missionary orientation meeting! We're so excited :) That same Thursday I also auditioned with Elder Chelak, the amazing floutist (we did "Nearer My God, To Thee") and the Sisters on the board (the wives of the MTC Presidency) loved it, they really want to use us too, so that was awesome, we haven't heard when or where yet, but they said we're definitely in the "yes" pile, so YAY again! OH and also as we were leaving, there was a sister who really really wanted to sing a song to audition but she didn't have an accompanist, but she caught me on my way out and I accompanied her in "How Great Thou Art" too! So I pretty much auditioned three different times within the auditioning hour and the sisters there got so used to me, now they recognize me when passing in the hallways and everything :)
The Brigham City Temple dedication was a really neat thing to participate in this last Sunday! We heard from Elder L. Tom Perry and then President Boyd K. Packer who gave a neat talk about growing up in Brigham City and also wrote the dedicatory prayer (which Elder Nelson read), It was so neat to be with hundreds of missionaries also attending the broadcast, the hardest part was singing "The Spirit of God" at the end of the meeting, the Spirit was so strong. Temples are such wonderful blessings and I have come to love absolutely everything about them. The temple truley is the house of the Lord, everything done there in is holy and marvelous and sacred and true.
So this Monday morning, My district had the opportunity to Host the new-coming Senior Missionary couples. We got to take their bags and show them their rooms (which pretty much Hotels, much nicer than our dorms--but they deserve it :) and escort them to their meeting and talk to them along the way about where theyr'e going and how they will be serving. It was probably the most fun I've had here--I could have done it all day! I loved hearing about the missions they had served and have yet to serve, and they were so loving and sweet! I'm totally going to be one of them some day!
Well, there's only a couple minutes left of computer time, I have so much to do today! But just so you know, every day that I'm here, I learn and grow and change for the better. Every day that I'm here, I realize more about myself, my purpose, my Savior, my Heavenly Father, and the comforting and empowering strength of the Spirit, oh and Spanish too. Everything is coming together as I put faith in my Lord. I know that Heavenly Father loves us, all of us. He gives us challenges so we can grow, don't let those challenges distance your from Him, but instead bring you closer to Him by relying on His love, and the love of His son--whose arms are ALWAYS outsretched to lift and support us when we turn to him.
Gracias por su amor,
La Hermana Mitchell