Feb 28, 2015

Temple Square and DNA.

Week two: check.

Guys... I survived another week of being Sister Slater. It is so true what other missionaries have said: the days feel like weeks and the weeks feel like days. I can't believe that by this time next week, I am going to be a Nebraskan. My mind can't seem to wrap around that idea. But let me tell you all, I could not be more excited to get out to the field. I'M SO PUMPED.

Earlier this week we had to say goodbye to our incredible Elders. It was not okay. I am going to miss their spirit and testimonies more than words can express. But, man, they are going to be All Stars out there in Virginia. VA doesn't know what is coming for them. 

We started Visitors Center training this week! And do you know what that means?... Temple Square, baby! We went up there on Wednesday and were able to take a tour. It was so fun to go up there with Sisters who have never been there before! I definitely take that place for granted. Temple Square is so beautiful and it was awesome to be able to see it with different eyes. We are headed up there tomorrow as well and we actually get to talk to people! To say I'm excited is an understatement. I just want to talk to real live people who aren't teachers or missionaries. (I'm such a terrible person haha.)

We were also able to start "Chat" this week which is when we get to talk with investigators online through mormon.org. So cool, right?! Well, let's just say that our first chat wasn't so cool. An investigator by the name of Jack got on and the first question he asked was "So, how do you explain the DNA of the Lamanites?" What the heck? I was stunned. To make a long story short, he as a PHd in Biology and has been investigating the church. And to me, it sounded like he was trying to find any reason to prove that the Book of Mormon is false. In the end, we invited him to pray and ask God whether or not Book of Mormon is true. He needs to understand that God doesn't work through science. He works through faith. He seemed like a good guy, though! He just needs to feel of God's love. Bless his heart. It bugged me though because I knew that my dad could answer his question! So dad, I'm counting on you. 

But thinking about my dad while that was happening, it made me really miss just being able to go up to my parent's room and have a nice chat with them on their bed. I just miss them. And my bed. 

Also, WELCOME HOME SISTER JENSEN! I am seriously a wreck down here in Provo because I wish that I could give you a hug and be able to welcome you home properly. But I am so proud of you and hope you to see you soon!

I also just wanted to thank everyone for the packages and letters that I've received. I am so freaking spoiled it's ridiculous. So a huge thank you to everyone for bringing a smile to my face everyday!

Overall, it's been a great week! And even though I'm feeling a wee bit homesick, it just makes me so grateful to have such amazing family and friends that make it so hard to leave behind.

I love you all so much! Have an incredible week!

Sister Slater
 District 43, everyone. We're pretty cool.

 Teacher selfies? Why not? Sister Jones and Sister Evans for dayzz please.

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