I had another great week here in the Philippines MTC. I love my district more and more each and every day. Growing up in Utah I pretty much just interacted with a bunch of kids who had also lived in Utah their whole lives. But now I spend every single day arguing with the crazy Elders and Sisters from Australia and New Zealand about the correct way to pronounce things and all of our different culture differences. I love it! Also, my super cute Australian companion is always singing "The Star Spangled Banner" and I think it's so funny. They also all make fun of me and Elder Brown for saying "super" way too much. Honestly, I just love everyone here. They are always so kind to me, even if I sound like a total idiot trying to speak their language haha. So far I've been told that I look like Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and a fairy. Not really sure how any of those make sense but I'll take it. Everyone in the batch of missionaries we came in, as well as the senior LTM's, are all leaving next week and then it will just be our little district of 6 here at the MTC for 2 days. It's going to be so sad to see them all leave! I never thought I would actually like it here so much. The food here is actually really good. We have rice with absolutely everything, every single meal. It's good for now- but I can assure you that I'm never eating rice again when I get home. We had burgers and fries for dinner last Thursday and I was seriously the happiest person in the world. It wasn't quite the same as back home, but I still loved it and it was the first time I went back for seconds.
Anyway, sorry that was just a bunch of random stuff that probably didn't make sense. Just wanted to let you all know that I'm still safe and happy. I'm so grateful that my Heavenly Father trusts me enough to be a representative of His son and share His gospel to His children. I have two investigators that I have to teach in ALL TAGALOG. It's so hard because I have this amazing message I want to share with them, but I don't know how to say it in their language! It's so frustrating, but I know I'll be able to do it one day and I can't wait!
I'll leave you with the scripture we memorized in Tagalog last week- Moroni 10:5.
"at sa pamamigatan ng kapangyarihan ng espirito santo, malalaman ninyo ang katotohanan ng lahat ng bagay." I just wrote that whole thing from memory, are you so proud of me?! Look up that scripture so you can know what it means in English, I promise it's true!
Love you all so much,