The MTC gives so many blessings, but after each language learning block (three hours) my pride takes a hit because I am the slowest learner in the classroom, but there is a marked improvement and maybe I have been given the call to Mongolia just so that I can smile and say "I love you" to the people--I don't know how to type in the Cyrillic alphabet yet, so I can't show you how it looks. I know that the Lord is watching out because after one of my classes, I was on my way to dinner and broke down crying about how it would have been would have been easier to just buy a house and how I am not a stupid person, but I cannot seem to catch on to the language, when suddenly Naite popped up. Out of the blue!! I think that it was a pat on the back from the Lord because she just reminded me of home and I was able to just give her a hug and she said the same thing. This first week is the hardest, but eventually you start to pick things up and she let me know that she knew that I was smart. It was exactly what I needed to get me back on my feet and back to the classroom to try to learn more
|Sister Olsen with her missionary host, greeting her outside of the MTC.|
I don't know how to add pictures yet, so maybe next Tuesday, but there is a service you should tell everyone about call DearElder.com and it is same-day email delivery where they will print out the email to send to me that day. It is nice to have, but I love letters as well!
|On her way to the MTC!|
**This is Sister Olsen's first email sent to me (Allie), received this morning. I will be updating this blog with her emails as soon as I can. If anyone is interested in getting her MTC info, feel free to leave a comment with your email or a way to contact you and I can send the info over. :)