Thursday, February 26, 2015

Emi's Second Email! February 24th, 2015

So we're leaving the MTC today, so I won't be able to actually email till next Monday. Sorry and thank you if you've written me. Hopefully my typing skills will allow enough to cover this week. Sorry, I'll send the pics later. 

It's been so awesome here. It's crazy how close you can get to 100 strangers in the course of two weeks.

Mama can you send me some Mitch's stickers and a new head bristle for my toothbrush??? 

So there's an Elder here, Tiegl, who's gnarly. He's from Germany and he left the church for a few years (he is 25) and now owns a couple of businesses. (I'll show pics later) But he's a huge teddy bear. He's super into fashion and was telling me people will steal my beautiful watch, so maybe I need to downgrade.

So no one told me "The District" training video was filmed in San Diego! The beach looked so beautiful. I was showing someone La Jolla on google and started tearing up. The most beautiful place in the world. 

Does anyone know what the Roman numeral for 50 is. Not that I care for football, but Superbowl 50 just seems like it won't have as long of a title as the past few years and it's been killing me.

So we went into Manchester DT last week to practice and we did exchanges. I was with Sister Longin (pronounced Losha) she was in the exercise pic and it was probably the most fun I've ever had in my life. So many more people are willing to hear about the gospel than you would expect. Some people even approached us!

Haha so one of our teachers is a total babe (I'll have pics later). She's from Germany and all the guys had crushes on her. One of the guys in our district said she was spicy and then Elder Tuivai was like, but Sister Doncheva is sweet. The next day they said the teacher was "so sweeet" and then the same elder was like Sister Doncheva is sugar. It was hilarious.

Also, one of the elders I thought I was friends w/ tried to steal my scarf and lie about it. That's the condensed version, but it was super lame.

Anyway top ten for now.

Top Ten
10. La Jolla
9. San Diego.
8. Being so comfortable here
7. To have be....

ran out of time, sorry

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Emi's First Email!!! February 18th, 2015

Thanks everyone for all the help and support, can't believe I'm actually here you know? Haha, not even sure what to write, but..

So on the way here, we met up with a ton of missionaries going to either Leeds or Manchester. Met Sister Bril going to the same mission, she's awesome, I hope we end up as companions. We took this jumbo tron plane here, double decker and everything. It was so fancy and really empty so I got to lay across some seats and sleep.

Jet lag is a real thing. I planned everything out perfectly to try and get used to the time zone difference, but it did not work. Now I have a nice reputation for falling asleep all the time which wouldn't be too bad but my companion and I were made Sister Leader people so it does not look so good. Not sure why they did that, we're the youngest here and you know me...

So we're going to the Walmart of England (forgot what they call it) so that'll be fun, gonna get some bedding. Does anyone know anything about the USAA debit card? 

We went to the temple here, it was awesome. Also, does anyone know of a cheap earring that won't infect my ear? Sorry this is gross, but I think the inside of my ear had a pimple. At first I didn't know what happened and thought I'd have to go Picasso and cut that bad boy off.

Our district (people we study with) is awesome. My companion is from Idaho. The Elders are from: Belgium ( a 4'6 Filipino), a Ugandan, kid Ben Walter who went to BYU in the summer and would've been in my ward if he had stayed for the fall, Tonga, Italy, and South Africa. They are so funny. The one from South Africa (Barendse) always says I'm gangster for the most random things (glad he can recognize a Sister Thug when he meets one though). Like I brought my gold Micheal Kors watch and he's like "Sister, are you gangsta, only gangsta gurls wear gold where I'm from," or "You like to wear converse? That's gangster sista." (He has some sort of accent) So at first I didn't think half of them spoke English, but they all do haha... The one from Tonga is HUGE and plays rugby, but has the squeakiest voice and says the funniest random things.

I'll share one thing that shows our district perfectly:
We were sharing what our favourite TV shows are. Elder Tuvai (from Tonga) was "Tom and Jerry." Elder Allen, he has a TOTAL Urkle voice it's awesome, (not making this up) "My Little Pony." Elder Barendse "Jersey Shore." Elder Walter "The Office." My companion Sister Schwab (really fun to say out loud) "Chuck." I said maybe "friends" (forgot about Avatar the Last Airbender and other stuff), but some of the Elders said I had been reminding them of Jennifer Aniston and I just lost it, THAT IS THE BEST COMPLIMENT EVERRRR! Ah I'll remember that forever.

So the MTC president here, his name is Preston and we're in Preston England hahah, and he used to be the mission president of my mission only a few months ago so it's been awesome getting to know him.

Also, fun thing Sister Larson (I forgot her first name, is friends with Hunter Renfro from back home).

Sorry, I have no idea how long this is, let me just fill you in on some fun lingo so far. 
"Sweet" -candy, "fizzy or still "-sparkling or flat water, "clever you," "love," "trousers" -pants, "How are you keeping" -how are you, "What are you playing at" -what are you doing, "Tidey" -clean, "bin-man" -trash man, "carry on" -keep going, breakfast, lunch and "tea" not dinner. "Housemate" -roommate, "adverts" -ads/advertisements. Crap is a bad word.

Let me try to upload those pics. Am I suppose to do a top ten? That'll probably help me stay positive.

TOP TEN
10. Christie's help in setting this up
9. Support to have ended up here
8. Traveled Safely
7. Jessica's continual friendship
6. It was sunny a little bit
5. Not strangling my companion
4. President Preston
3. To feel so happy while here
2. Our District

1. To be a missionary


These are Emi's pictures from the week. 
They aren't in order. 
All of the captions are exactly how she wrote them...
 and I just pasted them here for you all to see! 


Don't mind my thunder thigh arm. This is our zone.


Elder Tuvai "eating" my chapstick 


Elder Tuvai's hand...don't mind the snow reflecting off my hand


 Elder Allen on left Elder Barendse on right


 Temple...at night


 Elder Tualla and Sister Schwab




RTC so bad


 Tuallalala




 Temple



 These aren't in order


 Solo shot, happy? (I told Emi she had to take some pics of just her)


 Elder Clinger, Sister Larson, and Elder Walter


 JUMBO Tron


 Cool carpet


 Sister Brill


The inside


 Landing in England


 The menu



 Tastes like Diet Sprite




 Elders


 So DANKY


 Not bathrooms


MTC



 Thought that we couldn't go in. It's on every door


 Whattup Megan Bertha!


Only saw the part the said "What e'r" thought it was sassy. 
Still don't know what it actually is.


 Temple


 EW




 YAY


 Matching pants





 Our District


 Sorry, can't help it


 Sunny day, view from our district room

video
(I love how happy Emi sounds!!)


 SUN


 Tuvai always giving lessons


 "Exersize" volleyball. How do you spell that


Sis Losha from France and Sister Zhu from China. 
She's also the only member in her family.



 He's pretty into himself



 Don't mind the double chin


 Elder Bwire



 Don't mind the belly either


In action: doing nothing


Tuvai pondering the gospel


You'd think I was pregnant


 Temple Walk



LOVE US


 England air does nice for my hair


Some missionaries


Going to Greece and Germany wow