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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 10, 2013 First Week In The MTC!!!

Hello Everyone! 

I LOVE the MTC!!! The spirit, the people, the lessons, THE GOSPEL! My mind has been blown so many times these past few days that I don't even know where it is anymore! I CANNOT BELIEVE I'm only here another week and a half! 2 weeks is not enough!, I actually love it here and am okay with staying as long as we are (we fly out tues morning) and could actually do more! but this timing is the Lord's timing, so here we go! I'm trying to get caught up in my journal cause I have SO MUCH STUFF in my head, I just need to write it down and get it out! Hopefully that'll fix it. 

Gym time was great too! We played outdoor volleyball and tomorrow we're doing 4-square! :D Me and my companion, Sister Morrison, are now the Sister Training Leaders (we were called our 2nd night here) and we get to welcome the new missionaries this Wednesday! Haha we don't even know what we're doing- how are we supposed to help them? Somehow... somehow :)

Huge things I've learned here so far: our purpose is the exact same as that of the Godhead- we're on their side. FOLLOW THE SPIRIT. Focus on the investigator and their own needs.

It is still so weird to be called Sister Hehl and to have people know how to pronounce my last name so well but not even know my first name. Amazingly, the Lord has been helping me not be hungry between meals and has helped me stay awake all day, even though we only got 5-6 hours of sleep last night! He's definitely sustaining me. We got to watch Music and the Spoken Word yesterday and I saw Uncle Brad! Bragged about him to Sister Morrison. My district really is like my little family here! I wish I could tell you about each and every one of them, plus my teachers, but again I don't have time. :( (we do have more sisters than elders!) we're all so close and we're together pretty much all day, so it's great we get along so well.


-Sister Hehl

Monday, June 3, 2013

Goodbye for now, everyone!

Well hey everybody, it's Alyssa. I just wanted to say thanks and goodbye! Every single one of you has made such an impact in my life and I couldn't be more grateful to you all - for your time, concern, effort, and love! I wish I could express my love and gratitude in person, but this will just have to do. Just know it's sincere, really!
I can't believe I leave for the MTC in 2 DAYS. THAT'S CRAZY! It's surreal that it's actually here, but I'm as ready as I'll ever be! Although I have the normal nerves, I know the Lord will take care of me and make up for my weaknesses. I just feel so incredibly blessed to have this opportunity to be an instrument in the Lord's hands, for all the support and love shown to me specifically recently, and to everyone who has helped me get here and to become the person I am.

Peace out ~ see you in 18 months :)

- Sister Alyssa Hehl