After a week in the MTC, I can finally announce..Hermana Tibbits is heading out of the MTC to Guatemala on February 26th!!!
My first Sunday was good. So at the MTC, they don't assign talks so everyone prepares one and hopes they don't have to speak, because it has to be in the mission language(: I didn't get called on, thankfully. The devotional was amazing. I forgot my spiritual journal to tell you exactly what wen on, lo siento. After the devotional, we watch a Sunday "film" (Devotionals at the MTC in the past). We watched the Character of Christ and I LOVED IT!! My companera and I decided to do a Turn Outwards project. we do a small act of service for our district a day and so far it's been good. It really does make you happy to serve others.
So somehow mi companera and I convinced the Elders to play basketball with us and they haven't stopped yet(: We played knockout, and we didn't win one round. They're kind f good and tall. We have been teaching an "investigator and our lessons have been going really well. I know Espiritu Santo (Holy Ghost) definitely is the teacher and we just guide them and create an environment where they can feel the Spirit. I miss my family and friends but know I am at the right place at the right time.
Everyday in the MTC feels like a year. The days blend together. I have to check my calendar to know what day it is...I have a love for the MTC and it's environment, but not its walls. (yellow and white walls=prison) My companion chipped her tooth, so we got out of the MTC and broke free. Also, it is now super weird to not have someone by me all the time.
The missionary daily schedule has been changed. We now go to our residence at 9pm and can go to bed between 9:30-10:30. Mi companera and I surprised our district with treats and small "You're Awesome" notes before their 3-4 lesson with their investigator. I don't really remember what happened this day tbh...lo siento
This is the day when we found out our departure date. We may have screamed a little, because they never told us a date when we would be leaving the MTC. While at the front desk, we saw an Elder leaving with his mom and before he even got in the car he teared up and hugged her. I was so jealous. I want to hug my mom...but I am happy here and know I am doing what I needed to be doing. "Bear with thine afflictions with patience and I will give you success" (I think that's the scripture Alma 26:27) Also, writing in English is getting hard. I have had two dreams in Spanish. I got to see Jace Jr. a couple times which was fun to see a familiar face. I also saw one of Kedryn Peregoy's friends. He approached me and I was super confused until I realized I met him in Japan. That was cool, the world is small. Also, we played 3v3 with the elders which was super fun. Exercise time is so crucial to distressing.
My companion dragged me out of bed to go to a 6 am aerobics class. Everyone here is so special and talented. I love the MTC Our lesson with our investigator went well. We committed her to baptism in May, so great but not what we wanted. (We asked for February 10th) Life is good! I love my companion. We have so much fun together, but can also focus together really well.
Remember to turn outwards this week and serve someone, no matter how small(:
I love you all! Have a good week!