Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Happy Candy Week

I mean... Easter. That's the holiday we were celebrating this week, right? Mostly I just remember the massive amounts of candy everyone in our district got. I think we all gained 10 pounds this week. It was awesome! I'd like to give a special thanks to Baba, who supplied the eggs for our easter egg hunt. I was delighted to get a package from her, and when I opened it, it was full of about 50 little plastic eggs! Well, on Sunday, Hermana Seegmiller and I hid them all over the floor that our classroom is on and then everyone else looked for them.
It was pretty intense. I'll send a picture tomorrow for everyone to enjoy.

When do Melissa's parents report to the MTC? Let them know that I HAVE MY VISA!!! So I'm sure everything will work out just fine for them, too. I sang at the new Senior Missionary orientation yesterday and I hoped I would see them, but they weren't there. But I did see Elder and Sister Kuta, who worked at the temple with Grandma and Grandpa.
After I sang my song, I left the meeting (because that's the
procedure) but today as we were leaving lunch they saw me and stopped me and said, "Do your grandparents work a lot at the Idaho Falls temple?" So, Grandma and Grandpa, they say hi! If you didn't know, they're going on a records mission to Eugene, Oregon.

I really enjoyed General Conference this week. The talks were all wonderful... I especially loved the emphasis on familes. That is definitely something we need these days. Families are so important and I'm so glad I have a great one! I also really love to hear President Eyring talk. He has such a wonderful spirit and he reminds me of Grandpa--very tall, and they have the same hair style! To get ready for conference, we watched the video "Special Witnesses of Christ" on Saturday night. All of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles and 1st Presidency (in 2003) bore their testimonies of the Savior and the restoration of the Church. It was very powerful--if you have not seen it, I suggest you do.

Today was exciting as well, because we met with the Argentine Consul to finalize our Visas! He came to the MTC to talk to all the missionaries going to Argentina this transfer. He told us a lot about it. Well, he told us the bad things because he knew that everyone else already told us the good things. At one point he said, "Now I'm going to talk about politics... as you know, the World Cup is happening soon..." and he talked about soccer for a while. So I guess Argentine politics and soccer are the same thing! Great! That will be really easy to understand. He also said that the public mail system is awful, so if you ever want to send anything then send letters through the Salt Lake pouch and packages through a private carrier.

No travel plans yet, but we should get them on Thursday or Friday!
Meeting with the consul today really made it sink in that I'M GOING TO ARGENTINA! Soon! Our district also gets to be hosts tomorrow for the new missionaries. I'm really excited for it!

But another exciting thing happening tomorrow is that my big brother is turning old! Happy birthday Shawny! 26! I hear that's a magical year in most men's lives.
Use it well, and write me a letter. Or else. (Dad, if he doesn't write me a letter, break his legs or something.)

I think that's about all I have to report on this week! I will let everyone know when I'm leaving and how the hosting goes! (Hopefully I won't scare off any of the new sisters...) Have a good week, and go Butler!

Hermana LaPray

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