Lyndsi actually made it to New Zealand, YAY!
We got our first email from her this week. Very exciting stuff. Below are some of the things she shared about her life in the MTC.
ABOUT HER COMPANION:
My companion is Sister Tafa-Muavaa and she is great we laugh
hysterically together all time, and we work really well together in
study and in teaching the fake invesitgators. She is from Austrailia and
is going to be serving there in the Syndney South Mission.
ABOUT THE MTC:
There are a
couple other missionaries from the states but the other about 70 of them
are from Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Austrailia and New Zealand and a couple
other little Islands I cant pronounce. And trying
to pronounce all their names is a joke, they mostly just laugh at me
really hard when I try so usually I just call them Sister or Elder.haha
ABOUT NEW ZEALAND:
Its BEAUTIFUL here! It rains a lot but only for like ten minutes and
then the sun comes
right back out. Everything is green even the tree trunks covered in
moss and the clouds are out of control beautiful and they make the
sunsets magnificent. I can see the ocean and part of the city from my
room to which is fun. All the girls here have been
so welcoming and loving and they are all so wonderful. It is customary
to kiss someone on the cheek to say hello when you shake their hand if
you love and respect them so I have had a lot of kisses:)
ABOUT THE FOOD:
The only thing I don't like is the food. IT IS AWFUL!! I
hate it!! And the MTC President, President Tarawhiti (Tara-fiti)
watches you as you clear your plate and you are not allowed to throw any
food away at all (except me with cheese and milk and stuff because I'm
lactose Intolerant LUCKILY! ;) ) When I first got
here I tried their porridge and I had gotten a bowl of cereal just in
case luckily because I hated porridge so I poured it in my cereal bowl
after i was done and let it settle to the bottom under the milk so
President Tarawhiti wouldn't know haha So I just don't
take anything I wont eat for sure anymore. I may be starving to death
my clothes are already fitting a little looser. They eat Tomatoes and
Mushrooms with every meal including breakfast and they put vegetables in
their biscuits and they make pancakes with corn
in them (instead of chocolate chips lol) And NOTHING is seasoned no
salt or even pepper. Its very bland. They also make pork and beans or
these weird spaghetti-o things for breakfast every morning and eat it on
their toast with fresh tomatoes on top?? Who does
that?lol Yesterday they made hamburgers and they were not anything like American hamburgers but me and the two other people from Utah were so
excited we made fry sauce and I almost ate the whole thing, my companion
was so excited that I was eating!!
the candy mom sent with me, I am glad that I brought it. Everyone loves
me now because they got to try American candy.... You can tell her that
it is universal to use candy to make friends!haha
Lyndsi gets to visit the Aukland Temple tomorrow which will be a fun little field trip for her! She also said "I feel good and I love what I am doing!" which makes me happy.
If you would like to write Lyndsi the addresses are here on the page and if you want me to send her a message with my weekly letter I am happy to do it! Just shoot me a text, email or leave a comment.
Please keep Lyndsi in your prayers and I will keep you updated on her progress.