Friday, October 31, 2014

Wode jia

20 October 2014

Wode jia (my dear family),

Thanks so much for the letters!  I loved reading them.  They definitely brightened my day but saddened it also as I thought about then I said goodbye to you and how I'll miss you all while I"m gone.

Tomorrow is our first preparation day!!!  I'm stoked!  I'll finally be able to wear pants and pick up my package from the mail room and be able to email!

"Before we hasten the work, we have work to do."  Chad Lewis
Tonight was our first devotional and it was awesome!  Former NFL player, Chad Lewis, was the speaker and he was hilarious but he also bore strong testimony about letting our light shine.  It got me so pumped to get out in the field!

After hearing him, we watched a previous devotional by Elder Bednar "Characteristics of Christ". Incredible!
How could He pray for the well-being and unity of others immediately before His own anguish? What enabled Him to seek comfort and peace for those whose need was so much less than His? As the fallen nature of the world He created pressed in upon Him, how could He focus so totally and so exclusively upon the conditions and concerns of others? How was the Master able to reach outward when a lesser being would have turned inward?        Elder David A. Bednar
Try and find it online if you can....

Today we also had our first temple walk too.  It felt so weird walking out on the street and leaving the MTC.... But Provo is seriously gorgeous right now.  The trees and mountains are so colorful and I love it.  We took a few photos so I'll try my best to send them in the email tomorrow but I hear it's tricky figuring out how to work it at first.  Tomorrow morning we're going to the temple which will be super cool too.  Let me know how everything at home is going!  Love and miss you all!

Sister Hancock

P.S. Because you are probably waiting for me to say this.  The food sucks here.  That is all.

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