Surprise! I've only been gone one day and I'm already emailing! They scheduled us a mini pday today so we can write to our family and let them know we are alive and doing well:) Haha so...I'm alive and doing well!
The MTC is awesome! I already love everyone here! Yesterday since we had the "dork dots" on (a little orange sticker on our name tags that lets everyone know its your first day here) everyone we passed by talked to us and welcomed us to the MTC. Everyone is so friendly! But thats kinda like BYU, so I guess its not that different. Speaking of BYU, its weird being just down the street from school (I can see the bell tower and Heritage dorms from our windows) and my friends without having any access to it.
So the first day was a lot to take in! I laid in bed last night awake for a long time just so I could take everything in. When we pulled up, a nice sister helped we with my luggage and took me to a series of different buildings where I picked up my name tags, books, keys and other important stuff. Then they took me to my room where I just set my stuff down and left again. Then she took me to my classroom (its the same classroom you're in all day, everyday, the whole time you're here). On the way there I met some of the sisters in my zone including the sister training leader! They're super nice and took me to my class. They also live next door to us! Then we met everyone in our class and I met my companion! Sister Ostermiller! Shes from Rexburg and is going to the same mission as me! So are the other 2 sisters in my class (that I also live with).
Then we got all together (all the new missionaries) and had a devotional thing which was super awesome! And theres a ton of missionaries! Next we had dinner and free time. That night we got to teach (in a group setting) 3 different investigators! It was super awesome and super real! (The whole time we kept debating weather they were real or not). You could feel the spirit so much in those rooms.Then we got to meet our zone and district leader and they took us on a tour. And then we ended for the night!
We also got to meet the other 2 sisters that live with us (theres 6 total). They're super awesome! Especially because they are going to Tahiti and have to learn french AND tahitian while in the MTC! Crazy!
Anyways, it was a long, crazy, fun day! And I've already learned so much! I cant wait for classes today! The sun is finally coming up! And we have class in about an hour!
I love you all so much and miss you!
Mail me a letter:
Sister Emily Griffiths
2301 E 2nd Street Apt 14
Bloomington IN 47401
Mission Office address:
Sister Emily Griffiths
Indiana Indianapolis Mission
777 Sunblest Blvd
Fishers IN 46038