The princess training has begun! So far
its...different. It's good and everything, but very different from the
training that we have been doing for the past three weeks. But it's
good. There are so many awesome sisters in our class! They are from so
many diverse places. To name a few, England, the Philippines, Russia,
Portugal, and American Samoa. It definitely makes class interesting.
I've heard so many prayers in so many different languages in that class.
On Wednesday we got to go to Temple Square! We took a small tour and
then we talked to the manager of visitors centers for church
Did you know that only 2% of missionaries get to go to Visitors Centers?
And the calls to visitors' centers are extended differently than normal
mission calls. It starts off normal, your picture and information come
up on a screen, but when the General Authority gets the impression that
you need to be at a Visitors' Center, your papers get set aside. When
they finish the other mission calls, they come back to you. They look at
your picture and information and then they decide which Visitors'
Center you go to. Then President Monson looks at the call and approves
it. (Or if it's not right he sends it back.) So that's cool! And we're
going back to Temple Square tomorrow to go on splits with other
missionaries and give tours. Crazy!
Oh I have a story! On Sundays we get to walk to the temple. It's just a
nice chance to get some fresh air. As you can imagine, there are
missionaries EVERYWHERE at the temple on Sundays. Like all over the
grounds. So we were there, walking around, and I saw two people holding
hands. I did a double take! But then I realized that they weren't
missionaries. But Sister Walsh turns to me and says, "I saw those people
holding hands and I wanted to yell Stop those missionaries holding
hands!...and then I realized that they are probably married and just
taking a walk at the temple." hahaha we're already awkward sister
missionaries! I just love the fact that we both freaked out about it.
I have to get going. The next time I'll email I'm going to be in Nebraska!! I'm SO excited to get out there and start working!