MISC: I’ve been pretty sick the last couple days :(. So I apologize to those of you who have written me letters, I havent had any energy this week but know I love you. Today is my last Pday in the MTC!! Next time you hear from me, I will be in the Philippines! Sa katapusan!! (finally). All of us are traveling over there together but I am the only one going to Cebu. Everyone else is going to Cebu East or Tacloban. So I will miss them. We will be in Manila for about 5 days at the MTC there and then we’ll take a boat to Cebu. Ahhh the ocean. Gihapon (also), this Tuesday it is rumored that we will be having an apostle coming to speak to us. They are broadcasting the devotional and only do that for apostles so we shall see! My time here at the infamous MTC actually went by pretty fast and I secretly enjoyed it.
Funny Story(s): 1. My mga kauban (companions) and I were sitting on a bench outside and we watched two elders running while one of them pushed a laundry cart in front of him. Right in front of us, the cart hit a bump in the cement and he flew over the cart! Poor elder, his face turned bright red as we started laughing, I’m sure he was totally embarrassed. 2. Somehow my skirt ripped one day and it just happened to rip where my behind is. The rip was about 8 inches long and no one told me for the longest time! But eh Its all good. Had to happen to me at some point. 3. Alex and I see each other about four times a day. During dinner one time, I went and talked to him and his zone and one of the elders was like-“You always eat his grapes” and then I responded and said “I like his grapes!” And them of course being boys busted out laughing and as I tried to backpedal, the elder laughed and said “Just walk away… haha” They are a fun group.
Companions: Sister Huxtable is so hard on herself with the language and gets discouraged more than anyone I know. Sister Hagedorn. She’s funny. We say “Wala’y Kalibutan” to her all the time which means “Where’s your head?” We feel she’s up in space all the time. Im closer to Sister Huxtable, although I love them both. I’m just not sure why Sister Hagedorn is on a mission because she doesn’t have a good attitude about being here. Sister Huxtable also thanked me the other day. She told me that she was glad my original companion never showed up because they have both been so blessed to have me as a companion to help them transition into the mission.
Cebuano: (word for salt is asin and word for water is tubig) Cebuano joke 1: The ocean is tubig. Cebuano joke 2: Why couldn’t the ocean get into heaven? Because it was full of asin!
Spiritual: So my teacher told me the full story of when the Typhoon hit her mission but I just wanted to share with you another small part. She said they were told that the storm was suppose to hit their area around 10 the next morning. So when she was saying her prayer the night before, she told us that she had a strong feeling. She said that the spirit whispered to her and said “Sister Savannah Henshaw, are you ready to come home tomorrow?” She responded in her heart that she would be willing, but that she wanted to have a family. This story strikes me because what if the spirit asked you that question–Are you ready to come home tomorrow? What would you say? If you say no, then what are you doing in your life that has eternal significance to make you stay? Just something to think about 🙂
Inspirational quote(s): 1. Your life unfolds in proportion to your courage. 2. Charge hard in all you do! (quote by Taylor Moyes)
Sister “Ayo Ayo ‘Merica!!” Moyes