Friday, July 26, 2013

Happiest Place on Earth!

    First off whoever said Disney Land was the happiest place on earth is delusional, they obviously haven't been to the MTC! Even though I'm stoked to get out of here it is like a happy prison.  Everyone is so kind and say hi to you and just asks where you are serving.  

Also who ever said chivalry is dead also lied because all the elders are super respectful.  I'm sure they are told to do so or they will be called to repentance haha.  They will run up and open the doors for all the sisters, it's great! 

I LOVE my district, we are the best (and also the most good looking, seriously haha). There are 6 elders and 6 sisters.  2 of the elders and my companion, Sis. Famuliner, are going to Perth Australia and the rest of us are going to Sydney South.  Luckily we DID get our visas so I will be leaving for the Land Down Under on Monday!!! I'm stoked, but also super nervous.  Our poor district leader, Elder Hubbard, didn't get his visa and he has also sprained his ankle and had horrible hives due to an allergic reaction to some meds he is on.  Poor elder.  He's a trooper though and is so positive we all look up to him.  My distric is seriously the best! I love them each.  My companion is Sis. Famuliner and she is from a small town near Ogden.  She's super sweet.  We get along fine. 

    Teaching is REALLY hard, this whole work is the HARDEST thing I have ever done!!!! It's hard to recognize the spirit in planning and in teaching.  You really have to learn the principle of faith and patience.  Things I am trying to do every day.  It's hard to not be afraid of the silence.  I can't wait to get out there and really teach though! I have to teach a lot because my companion is really quiet but thats okay it's making me learn a lot.  I can't wait to get to Australia though!!

    A mission is seriously the coolest.  The first day I got here I could already see His hand influencing me.  Um.... the food is not that great. The beds suck.  And you are literally in class ALL day but its great because you learn a lot.  

Mom thanks for my package with my shoes I really needed them ha.  And i LOVED the treats!! It seriously made my whole week!!! You have no idea how much it means to get a package or a letter.  Emails are nice but letters are the best because you can hold them and smell them... (hint..hint everyone) I WANT LETTERSSSSSS!!! 
i guess I'll have to wait till australia haha. 

So I saw Elder Angilau, Elder Harris, and of course my love Sister Andersen.  It was so great to see them.  They all looked fantastic.  I believe that Mana and Megan are already gone though.  i can't wait to hear about their adventures.  The lord for sure blessed me by giving me Meg as my coordinating sister.

Love, Sister Boiteux

Funnies of the MTC...

So there is an elder in my district who is HILARIOUS!! He says the funniest things. For example
"So whats with this Phillip Phillips guy? His name is Phillip Phillips and he sings Gone, Gone, Gone."
talking about the law of chastity with adam and eve lesson.
Sister H. "It could have gone better"
Elder "It couldn't have gone any worse!"

                                                   Sister Boiteux and Sister Anderson!!

                                                          All the girls in the district


                                        Sister Boiteux and her companion Sister Famuliner

Saturday, July 20, 2013

1st letter!

  Biggest news... 
my visa did not come through yet so I'm being reassigned temporarily, i'll find out where next Thursday or Friday. Only 4 people in my district got theirs. Including my companion because she and 2 of the elders are going to Perth. The 4th who got theirs is an elder going to the Sydney South. Im excited for the opportunity to serve in 2 areas in 2 cultures but I sincerely hope I get my visa soon! I want to just get to Australia!

 Don't worry about me I'm doing okay. Today was SUPER long and a little overwhelming but I'm handling it pretty well I think. I can already see the lord blessing me SO much! 

  Megan is my coordinating sister! Meaning her district is over mine. I've seen her, hugged her, cried with her, and talked to her. God truly abides with his missionaries!
  I've also seen Elder Harris, Elder Angilau, and Elder Larson. They all look great! It's really hard to remember to call Meg sis. Anderson! Ah I'm so happy i have her. Her positivity and smile keep me going.
Anyways I love my district! There are 6 of us 6 girls and 6 boys. All six girls are tightly packed into this teeny room, but it's fun. My companion is Sis. Famuliner. She's from Ogden, she is really nice but a bit reserved. I love all of them already! They are all great. Sister Perez and Sister Rushing, both of whom I met on facebook, are in my district. I love them even more in person.

 I can tell the work will be VERY hard and VERY scary. But I know the Lord will bless me. I am homesick still but I'm survivng. My P-day will be next thursday.

Funny of the week: 

I looked like an idiot when I couldn't open the door. I was pulling SO hard and people were making weird gestures at me. I realized I had to swipe my card... so 5 minutes later, yeah I felt dumb. Ha!
  P.S. I LOVE my name tag! I feel legit!!!

Love, Sister Boiteux

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Here we go!

Hey everyone! So in a mere matter of HOURS I will be set apart as an official missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!! And then tomorrow I am off to the good ol' MTC! I seriously can not wait!! Anyways before I leave I just wanted to say that I love each of you and am so thankful for all the support.  I can't wait to go serve the Australian people and take part in all the adventures waiting for me there.  I hope that through this blog you can enjoy them along side me! While I'm away, since I will not be able to come on here personally, I am going to have my sister Carly keep you all updated weekly.  I'll try to keep my emails light-hearted and amusing so you can enjoy them ha.  Well best wishes to all of you, I'll keep you in my prayers always! And remember this isn't goodbye but merely just until next time! Well See you in 18 months! :)

Love yours truly.
Sister Ashley Marchel Boiteux