First letter to me!

There is some information in this letter that is repeated from my last post, but I'm going to retype it anyways.

You're the first person to write me in the MTC, so you'll be the first person I write to. Although not the first person to receive a letter. I'm so grateful for your letter! My first few days at the MTC have been long, fun, and full of hard work. I have been fighting a cold since I got here but it finally seems to be subsiding. My companions are great, both from Utah. My district only has 6 people in it--2 companionships of 3. The older district of Cantonese learners has 10 people. Everyone is WAY cool too. It's like a little club or something. The MTC is like Utopia with a few stupid rules and not awesome food. Everyone is really friendly and loving. We have a good amount of variety between the 2 districts. All of us are going to Hong Kong except one of the elders in our district who is going to New York City. I am excited for Emily to serve a mission. I have one teacher (girl) who is from Hong Kong and one (boy) who is an American.

The best part of the day is gym. I really like playing foursquare. It reminds me of elementary school at recess, only SO much more intense. The "Cantos," as we are known, dominate at foursquare.

My testimony has been strengthened so much while I've been here--and I've only been here a week. I can't even comprehend the amount of knowledge I will have gained by the time I head out to Hong Kong. My estimated departure date is July 5. It will be nice to be here for the Fourth of July. I bet I won't be able to sleep at all that night. One because we'll be leaving and two because Stadium of Fire is RIGHT next door. Stadium of Fire is a concert/fireworks show held every year in the BYU football stadium.

I am really grateful for all my blessings and for all the prayers being offered in my behalf. I can really feel them working and there is an added measure of the Spirit in my life. Ask Emily for some of the other stuff I wrote about for my blog. Emily, if you feel so inclined, you can add them as a comment.

Oh, and ask on my blog for people to write me. I'd really like more letters. I don't have addresses so I need people to write me to be able to write them. Quick plug for dearelder.com--it's really easy and quick, just like sending an email.


Sister Sara Black