As you may have heard, this is my last few days in the MTC; by Tuesday afternoon next week, we will have arrived in Bucharest! We are all feeling pretty alright about the language, but have been reassured that it will all go out the window when we get there haha. To practice verb conjugations, we have races in the two classrooms on the whiteboards. So far, Elder Brown and Sora Armstrong are the reigning champions!
This week was very exciting with all the new mission presidents here, as well as tons of general authorities. We got to hear from Elder and Sister Sitati (of the Seventy) last night, and they both talked about how important it is to not get stuck on your mistakes. Learning a new language, that's something very important to remember. We all make mistakes with the language, but we just have to laugh, pick ourselves up, and move on. It's the same with the mistakes that we make in life; we must, as Elder Sitati said, "let our mistakes propel us forward and make us better." He also said that we must always be hopeful; if you don't have hope, you aren't going anywhere!
Some of you may recall that last week, there were bats in our residence building; as a result of several sisters having first hand experiences with them, they moved all of the sisters out of the building and set the ones that encountered bats up with appointments to get rabies shots. We are so grateful we weren't in that group!!
As my time at the MTC comes to a close, I can honestly say that through teaching our investigators here and learning about the culture of Romania, I have a genuine love for the people in Romania and Moldova that I haven't even met yet. My testimony of this gospel has grown so much in the last month and a half, and I am excited to share with the people in Romania the love that Heavenly Father has for them!
I love you all tons and hope you have a great week!!