Tuesday, July 30, 2013

MTC = Pretty much Disneyland!!

Hello Family and Friends!!!!

Holy Cow!!!  The MTC is AMAZING!! :)  So this is my one and only P-Day in the MTC because I leave Monday EARLY in the Morning!!!  AHHHH!!!!  I can't believe I am already leaving!!!  This place is amazing and I love it so much!!!  So my flight is at like 6am so we are leaving the MTC at 2:30 in the MORNING!!!  Can you say early??  Yep it is pretty early@@@  And then we heave a layover somewhere...haha so Mom that is hopefully when I will call you!  So like 11is but I'll probably write you a letter to tell you because we don't have that much time to e-mail it says we only have 30 minutes on the computer instead of an hour I guess...not really sure.

Well if my body is true to form it will not matter that she waits to call me from the layover I will still be up watching the clock starting at 2:30am.  It's a missionary mom thing!  Sigh

Wow so much to tell you, like I said in my letter I am in a Trio with two AMAZING sisters!!!Sister Grant and Sister Winward and I love them both so much!!  They are amazing!!  Mom ask the Lord why I am in a Trio I don't know why haha but he knows :) love you!

So I have been e-mailing with Sister Winward's mom and we were both curious why they are in a Trio when there is suppose to be like 14 sisters heading to Chicago this transfer.  Guess they are just special.

Did I find what Tiffany left bahaha...Nope No clue!!  So that is sort of a lost cause I guess.

One of her roommates from Snow buried something for Sister North and Sister Attanasio when she was there about a month or so ago.  Guess the girls didn't find it.  Sad day.

I can't believe Zaner broke his arm!!  That is so Sad!!!  And I hope you are feeling better too!!!  Sounds like things have been pretty crazy!!!

The night Sister North left Zane was standing on the slide in the backyard watching the fireworks (Pioneer Day here in Utah on July 24th) and he dropped his candy and tried to get it and fell.  He broke both his radius and ulna near the elbow so a full arm cast for him.  I have had a kidney infection that has been NO fun and taken way too long to get control of for my liking.

Letters I have received this week!

First letter was from Bishop Lindsey!!
Then yesterday I got like 3 from my mom!!  haha not sure how that all worked out but yep finally got them.
Rebecka Bischoff (and family)
and today Janelle Sanchez!!!

So that is totally crazy, I totally would have been the first letter if mine didn't get stuck in some limbo land!  O well, glad they finally showed up.

Thank you all for your letters@  They are so fun to read!!!  Seeing how I leave this week I would send mail to my Mission home so you make sure I get it and my Mom can write that down because I don't remember it ;  But I love mail!!!!  And I have more time to write letters then to e-mail so WRITE ME!!!

Man I don't even know where to start!!!  I freaken LOVE my District!!  They are so Amazing!!!  We work really well together and for the most part we stay pretty focused!  All the Elders (six of them) are going to Santa Rosa, Cali and then us three sisters are going to Chicago.  Mom to answer your question on why I am not with more Chicago people I guess because I'll work with them in the future.  Not really sure but I love it!!!

So for one of our investigators we have been teaching Jen and she is our teacher Sister Freeman.  At first it was weird to teach her but it is completely different from her being our teacher than when she is our investigator.  But man Jen is amazing and I love her!!  Yesterday we started teaching Gabby and she just wants to know about our church.  We had no idea what we were going to teach her and planned so many different things but in the end I don't think we taught anything of what we planned but the Lord helped us teach to her needs.  It was awesome!!  We are meeting with her on Wednesday.  Tomorrow!  We are really excited about that!!  Sad thing is after we meet with her we have to tell her we are being "transferred" which is a bummer but it was an amazing lesson and we have really grown to love her so much!!!

To get them use to teaching people they have teachers play the role of investigator or they have other people come in a play a role.  Sometimes they meet with actual investigators they never know for sure what they are getting.

Wow!!  Sundays here are AMAZING!!!  Relief Society is super cool with EVERYONE!!! (all the Sisters) and before that we were able to watch Music and the Spoken Word which was Grand!!!  Before Relief Society we sang the one song that Janice KatPerry (or whatever her name is) wrote to the tune of Sister in Zion and Holy Macaroni!!!  The spirit was so strong!!!!  Totally brought tears to my eyes and made it hard to sing!!!

O my goodness blasphemy her name is Janice Kapp Perry - You can listen to the song here http://ldsmag.com/article/1/12869 it is about halfway down the page.  I can only imagine how powerful that was with all those sisters singing.  Brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it or reading the words.  

The Sisters of Zion - Words and music by Janice Kapp Perry

The sisters of Zion are called to God's labor
We willingly serve Him with spirit and might
We go to the nations with truth everlasting
We teach of the Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ

We thank thee, O God, for a prophet to guide us

We trust in His words and our purpose is clear
The angels of heaven are walking beside us
We'll share our glad tidings with all who will hear

We go forth enlisted with Helaman's Army

In numbers much greater than ever before
With power and spirit we'll faithfully witness
The heavens have spoken, and truth is restored

Our Branch President is AMAZING!!  President Willes he is an inspired man!! The first time we met with him we all shared something about us and bore our testimonies and had discussions and then we met with him and at the end one of the Elders received a blessing and all the Elders helped.  WOW was the spirit so straong!!!  It is AMAZING!!!!

Pretty much every day just blends together but I have made it a goal to write in my journal at least a little every night so hoopefully that will help me keep some of the days different.  We are always learning so much and at first the days were so long but now it is like I have so much to study and not enough time!  There is SO SO much to learn!!  It is crazy awesome!!! :_

GYM time is one of my favorites!!  It is such a wonderful break from studying!!!Our first GYM time we went and played sand volleyball as a district and pretty much it was a BLAST!!!! :)

Well, I love you all SO SO SO Much!!!!  I am so excited to be here serving a mission!!  The Lord is cheering us all on!!  This Gospel is so true!!!  Please pray for my investigators that they will be able to understand the truthfulness of the gospel.  Keep working hard!!!!

I love you all so much!!!!

Sister North!!!


NUTTY HAPPY BIRTHDAY (tomorrow) PS I don't have your address....Hard to write you Happy Birthday when I can't send it  hehhehe  I love you Nut!!  Hope you ahve a dandy day!!!

Well me thinks that means a Nut has not written Sister North yet.  Tsk tsk  :)

Ok, so everyone she loves letters and her excitement is readily evident in her letter.  Seems she is coming out of her skin.  :)  So pick up a pen and write her, it would be cool for there to be letters for her when she gets to the mission home.

Sister Amber Jeane North

Illinois Chicago Mission
800 Waukegan Rd #203
Glenview, Illinois 60025

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