Great! Never start a talk at 11 o clock at night !
Unless you want your talk to go like this…
CARAMBA! Is it really so soon? I think I haven’t realized everything yet. I am still thinking I’m just chilling… anyways, I finally got my whole wardrobe together! (Yay) Sometimes I really don’t like to go shopping but I am proud to say that I got 80% of my missionary cloth from DI! Who would have thought, right? I still have to get an Alarm clock and all that other small stuff but it’s crazy that I’ll be packing my suit case soon. I started to pack all of my stuff at my apartment so I can take it to the storage that I rented. I am also in process to apply to BYU and I still have to write my talk for church tomorrow. Scary! One of the Elders that taught me is coming and his wife and I am way excited!! They are such wonderful people!!
Oh boy! Boys ain’t nothing but trouble! Not that I got into trouble haha (I better not!) but I am leaving on a mission and I can’t do anything really. It’s all just bad timing but that’s okay. Anyways… I can’t wait to become a missionary!
Today was a really good day and I learned so much! I realized that my mission is coming up very soon and I’ll be Sister Kranewitter on tuesday. Hah! I feel that I am running out of time to do things. Anyways, so today I went to two religion classes with my best friend and they were quite fantastic! I learned so much and once again it helped for my talk. I texted the brother that assigned me the talk because I am not sure if he wants me to talk about missionary work at all. So my topic now is on the blessings that come from spiritual preparation. It;s going to be great.
The two religion classes that I sat in were BOM and New Testament and I loved it!! I really hope that I will get accepted by BYU so that I can get this special education. I just really want to be a cougar!!! *Rawwwrrr* We later went then to an institute class which was on the Holy Ghost and I really loved it. Bless the teachers heart for giving that lesson every wednesday for less than 5 people. I love how I have so much access to the gospel here in Provo. It is great (that’s a lame sentence but I just can’t express in words how much that means to me). I love how the people are such great examples to me. It just feels great to be somewhere were you’re with people that do the right thing.
My friend also went shopping in my pantry and fridge and got a moth worth of food from me haha. I also realized that I am playing games every night now and I am always up in guys apartments…. well hopefully they don’t get me into trouble haha.
I can’t believe it’s coming up so soon! Well my highlight of today was when I went to a friends institute lesson. She did an amazing job and she is going to be such an amazing missionary. So many girls are going on missions right now! I think it’s wonderful that there are not only boys but also a lot of girl snow that willing to give the lord 1 1/2 years of their life to serve him (go missionaries!!!). Anyways, what I liked a lot about my friends lesson was that I now know what to talk about in my fare well talk. I was given the topic of temporal blessings but I should focus it on service. One of the Elders that taught me is also coming down to hear me speak wich I am really excited about! He and his wife are really wonderful people and I love them so much and can’t wait to see them.
Also I just realized that my mission is so so so perfect for me. I love this place already without even being there!
Well it was super fun and I am blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life. One of my best friends made me a birthday cake and it was super super cute. I love her, she is no nice and such a great friend. She is also an example to me like so many other friends that I have (I am so lucky for the friends that I have)!! I invited a buch of people after FHE and we all pretty much just had food and played just dance 🙂 Then I got cake and my face and kissed on the cheek by handsome boys (what more do you want ?) haha
WOW. That’s the best description for this day! I am so grateful for everything heavenly father has given me in my life. Today my mission prep’s wife came and looked at my cloth and helped me to figue out what I still need and all that stuff. Well then my one of my best friends ( she is really amazing) and me went to Salt Lake to do an endowment session. We first stopped by her grandma and then DI in wich we spend about 2 good hours. To be honest half of my missionary closet is from Di. The other 20 percent is either also second hand or new. I love DI and I am glad I got all my missionary cloth. We then went to the four o clock session and it was packed! No seat was spare! It was absolutely beautiful and a different experience (live endowment). I am still impressed that they learned everything by heart. I was also thinking about my roommate and how she is going to go to the temple soon and going to feel the spirit and I just felt so happy for her!
After the session we went to Arie to look at a jack for my mission and possibly a backpack. Well Arie is quite fantastic and pricy and I spend $230 on a waterproofed coat, a fleeze (or however you write that), and a backpack (It’s soooo much money). But I needed it and I am sure I’ll be greatful to not get soaked. Anyways, today was amazing because we we’re just at the places where we needed to be. First DI were I found the rest of the clothing that we needed (my friend also got some really really cute stuff), then the temple (it was so beautiful), and then Arie. Not only because I found all the stiff but my friend met this guy who had served at the Phillippines and gave her really useful advice!
I loved this day and I am kind of sad it’s over! I also realized how close my mission is coming up. It just kinda crashed me a little bit with excitement and sadness, but I really feel blessed to serve a mission!
My mission is coming upso soon! I am so ready though, I just could go any day into the MTC. I did not know what to do with my spare time so I went to mission prep (my old mission prep class) and it was totally the right thing to do. My teacher is amazing, he also is a branch president (I think that’s what he is) at the MTC, he also serves a mission with his wife in Puerto Rico (I might be wrong) but he is so so amazing and his wife is too. If you really sincerely listen to his lessons are open to take in you can feel the presence of the spirit so strong. Today his lesson was just a general overview of the missionary schedule and how divine our callings are! We also talked about keeping our journal, especially on our mission. He said it’s good to have a personal and a scripture study journal and I am so glad that I kept my study journal. I always took lots of notes in his class (like I said he is the best!) and my goal this year is to keep my personal journal bette. I am terrible in writing into my personal journal but I realized that it is important to keep a record of my mission! So my goal on my mission is to write into it for at least 7 minites each day and to not miss a single day of my mission. That’s going to be a challenge for me but I think it’s a good reasonable goal right?
Well I also talked to his wife (she is so wonderful too) and she told me she would look through my cloth and see if she approves of it and also gave me some good advice. I also figured out who is going to drop me off the MTC, and who is going to come to my set apart thing. The plan is that I get set apart (AS A MISSIONARY OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS!!!!!) on the 22nd at 8pm and then go and spend the night at my mission prep teachers house so I can have his wife as my companion (my roommates will be at work or school in the morning that’s why) and then she’ll drop me off at the MTC! It’s
crazy it’s coing up so soon!
I am so thankful for the people that heavenly father has blessed me with.He definitely knows us and who we need in our lives.
Well most people that I know that are LDS at least owned a CTR ring in some point of their lives. I personally love CTR rings. I once had a German (WRD) one and I loved it. It was funny because WDR is a famous radio/tv station and lot’s of people would ask me about it. But It walso was a good opportunity to talk about what it really stands for. Unfortunately I lost that awesome ring but I got a Joseph Smith ring instead. I always thought those were pretty cool too. Well… I got the guy version and I had also tons of lds people asking me about it but hey I liked my ring! Anyways after a while I lost that ring too. Well I didn’t quite loose it, I forgot it at my friends cousin place where I was baking… (women! right?!). After that I got another one that said CTR on it (yeah I am joining the english club) but it was really hard for me to choose one because I am really picky when it comes to stuff like that. But I found a pretty one without realizing at that time that the meaning “Choose The Right” meant more to me than the ring itself.
I also thought a lot of symbolism, for example I should’t do anything wrong because I am constantly reminded by my ring to choose the right, and it’s just wrong to do something wrong if wearing that ring. Does my analogy make sense to you, and if so, is that not cool?? I was just thinking about the temple and connected the ring to my endowment (that’s all I am saying about it). When I picked the ring I payed attention to it’s design, it’s a white ceramic ring on which CTR is written in cursive black which is surrounded by Hawaiian flowers on the right and left. The white color reminds me of the temple, its purity, cleanliness, and most importantly the atonement of Jesus Christ, the CTR reminds me of the laws, ordinances, and covenants I made with God. The black writing on it reminds me of how serious those ordinances and covenants are, and the flowers, they remind me of the beautiful temples and the garden of Eden. So to me this ring reminds me of the temple and since I’ve been endowed this meaning has changed more and become more deeper. I hope that I won’t loose my ring or at least not for a while haha.
I found a picture of my ring!
Anyways all I want to say is that always be reminded of who you are who you represent in all your actions! And a way that you can be reminded of that is by your CTR ring or any item that has a special spiritual meaning to you!
OMG!!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT I AM LEAVING IN 2 WEEKS??!!
Well…. since I can bring a backpack to my mission I bought a black one (it’s really simple but yay for backpacks!) and I am just buying the last stuff I need for my mission (I always need some stuff!!). I am so excited I can’t believe that it’s only 2 more weeks, I am already ready. They can send me any day. I am trying to finish reading the book of Mormon again before I leave and I have 200 pages left so I should be able to accomplish that. And I am reading it at least 30 minutes a day, so I might as well step it up and do it an hour. Well one of my friends in my ward said that her family is in my mission and that they always feed the missionaries so I am way excited to meet them!! I am just so so so excited. Last sunday one of the counselors asked me to give my fare well talk on the 20th (did I already mention that?).
Well since I am leaving so soon I better fill my canteen haha. That’s just a joke and I hope that peoplewhot know me and read this really know that I am joking! But I heared that the MTC is really empty. Anyways I have some friends writing me which I am really excited about (of course we’re just friends) but I just love making that joke. Anyways… I just thought about it and I am pretty sure that I’ll be the shortest Sister missionary on the field… pretty sure… .
I also started my application for BYU and I just need to submit it. I’ll find out on February if I am accepted or not.
I thought that one was pretty funny!