Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Molly and her companion, Sister Low, on the way to the Preston MTC
Wow. My head is reeling! I didn't expect to have the computer until later this afternoon, so you'll have to give me a second to collect my thoughts. I think it is so hard to start because my life has changed so, so much! Haha I planned on having this long report for you but now I just feel like crying! It's almost too overwhelming to think of how I have grown, how much I've learned and how blessed I have been. In only one week!
My companion, Sister Low from Murray Utah, is incredible! She is probably the best proof to me at this moment that God knows and loves me. First off, we have almost too much fun together. Our humor is so similar. She also understands all my deep feelings about Nauvoo and Pangeanteers because she was in the Blue cast in 2007! I kid you not. We've had a great time swapping stories and remeniscing. Lastly, her strengths really help me with my weaknesses. She knows the scriptures and Preach My Gospel so well! And she has been very supportive in helping me fill my well.
The Manchester area is stunningly beautiful and the Preston MTC felt like home the instant I stepped through the door. It reminds me SO much of the Jerusalem Center! Not just the feeling of being isolated with the same amazing people (eating, sleeping, exercising and learning together) but also the Spirit that is here. It really feels like I'm home! Everyone told me that I would be sick of sitting in class, but on the contrary, I honestly feel like I have not had enough of it! Also, there seems to be hardly a minute for personal study or reflection (partially becaue I have some extra responsibilities that take that time) and I want to just lock myself in a room and read the scriptures for a week. Now that I am beginning to look at the gospel through the eyes of an investigator, everything takes on new meaning! It's wonderful and exhilarating.
The food is just as greasy as everyone said it would be and I haven't gotten used to it (good or bad thing? I'm not sure) but I've been so blessed to sleep really well and have plenty of energy. In two days we will go contacting as companionships on trains and in public squares throughout Manchester. I CAN'T WAIT! I really feel the fire to share.
Please keep praying for me. The learning curve is steep, but I feel all of the prayers already and I have faith that I will continue to be enabled.