Wanted to thank everyone who has been asking me for Lyndsi's address. I hope she feels the love what with all the letters she is going to be getting!
We got another update from Lyndsi this week. Below are her adventures.
ABOUT THE MTC:
I leave the MTC tomorrow morning (December 18th) and head off to meet my Mission
President and my new companion. I am so excited! The MTC has been a
great experience! I feel like I have learned and grown a ton. I had
three awesome teachers and we all got
along great and became really good friends probably cause they are the
same age as me! lol
ABOUT THE FOOD:
So I have been more willing to try the food this week, probably because I
was starving to death but I tried an egg and cream flavored candy that Pres Tarawhiti gave me and it was pretty good! Also my companions
sister brought her these
yummy licorice things the raspberry flavor had milk chocolate down the
middle and the mango licorice had white chocolate down the middle. YUM!
Also super funny they only put gravy on meat and when I smooshed up my potatoes and put gravy on them everyone but
the Americans thought I had lost my mind. The Americans thought it was
We usually wake up at 5:30 in the morning to shower and
get ready on time and by we I mean me. Sister Tafa sleeps til I'm done
showering and then she gets up. But the other night I decided to shower
the night before (INSPIRATION!) because Sister Tafa woke up at 5:45 and
went in to take a shower and there was a mouse
in the bathroom! The other 3 of us woke up to blood curdling screams
from sister Tafa. Luckily she hadn't undressed yet because she came
darting out of the bathroom and jumped on her bed yelling "RAT, RAT" And
sister Moore saw it run under Sister Ryan's bed.
All the other girls were screaming but I was nice and safe on the top
All their suitcases were open under their beds so I convinced
Sister Moore to come with me to find someone to help. Since it was so
early no one was awake so we went back to the
room to catch the mouse ourselves.
We told sister Tafa to just start
getting ready so we wouldn't be late and to shut the bathroom door while
we catch the mouse. Sister Ryan and Moore both chickened out on me so it
was me and the the floor mop out to catch
the mouse. I started pulling all their suitcases out one by one and
beating the tar out of everything inside them with the mop. When I felt
certain that no mouse was in a suitcase I would put it on a bed. Soon
the entire floor was cleared and no mouse was
found. So it was either dead in a suitcase or it had somehow crawled
under the bathroom door.
Sister Moore knocked on the bathroom door and
told Sister Tafa not to be alarmed but we were pretty sure the mouse was
in the bathroom with her. Soon after... we
heard the screams confirming that was where our little mouse "Marco"
had gone. (We named him Marco because we were playing Marco Polo trying
to find him) She was still naked so she jumped back in the shower. I
told her through the door to grap her towel so
I could come catch the mouse. When I opened the bathroom door it was
hilarious!! She was dripping wet in her towel in the shower hiding
behind the glass door scared to death lol I almost died laughing!! The
mouse was hiding under her clothes so me and the
trusty mop went digging for it. It sprinted out of the bathroom though
and under our bedroom door out into the hallway. I chased after it but
it was long gone. They still haven't caught him. lol Good ol' Marco is
haunting the halls somewhere I guess.
On the bus ride to the temple on Thursday it was dead silent for about
thirty minutes until on of the Tongan elders started singing hymns. All
the other Tongan Elders chimed in and sang us all the way to the temple
for the next hour. Even though I didn't understand what they were
singing It was so beautiful and I felt the spirit so strong.
hoping I would get the chance to hear them sing again and well I got my
wish. I am literally the only person who can play the
piano in the MTC so I get nominated to play at every meeting. The
Tongan Elders were asked to sing in Sundays devotional So I have got to
practice with them all week and they have been serenading me with my
favorite Christmas song all week "Silent Night" and
besides having to play it has been so wonderful. Well I love you so
much and I hope you all have a great week if I don't get to write you
My next story is of one of the elders in my district. His name is Elder
Otto and he is one of the coolest people I have met here at the MTC. He
is from one of the tiny little Islands in Vanuatu ( I probably spelled
it wrong) But he literally
learned English FLUENTLY in less than five days. When he told me he didn't speak any English before he got to the MTC I almost died!! His English is literally almost perfect just with a really strong accent
when I asked him how he did it he said I prayed a
lot and read the Book of Mormon a lot. I am here to tell you the gift
of tongues is REAL!!
Well I hope we didn't lose on this post. Who knew Lyndsi was such a Chatty Cathy???
I am glad to know that the rodent issue has been somewhat resolved and that all those years my Mom payed for piano lessons did not go to waste.....with Lyndsi at least. :)
As always please keep Lyndsi in your prayers and I will keep you updated on her adventures in the mission.