Friday, October 19, 2012

Learning Language at MTC

Hey Everybody. It's my first real pday. I finally got to go to the cupcake temple. haha. It was great!!!! Everything is going pretty well. I finished teaching my first fake "investigator" yesterday, and got to extend a baptism invitation. It was pretty awesome that she said yes, even if it was fake. It's been weird teaching with 2 elders. I'm finally starting to get used to things and actually like them, so I'm scared ill get my visa and have to leave. I'm in a district with 4 elders and 1 of the elders got his visa yesterday, so he's leaving on Tuesday.... So if I get mine I'll leave on a Tuesday. I guess that's what the thing is. Whenever you get your visa, you leave the next Tuesday. Oh and I get to call home whenever it comes through so keep your phones on because I can call any day.... It'll be pretty weird when he leaves because then when we teach our investigators it will be me and 3 elders teaching a lesson. The language learning is going good too. I'm so grateful for all of the Spanish that I know because it definitely helps A LOT!!! I love my teachers they are awesome!! Sister Ririe and Brother Villanova. Brother Villanova is actually from Brazil, which is a good thing because he loves to correct our pronunciation and make us say phrases and words over and over again, which the American teachers don't do so much. Something that I find weird about the MTC is how much your learning is up to you! They give you loads and loads of study time and not very specific things to study. So you have to pick things to study and be really self disciplined or else you end up talking for all of your study time. The food is pretty good, but I think it's making me fat... haha Annika was right. All you do during gym is play volleyball. You'll be happy to know that the Brunos are starting to become popular in the Mormon world because I've been stopped on many occasions because someone has known one of my sisters. I also love how much I feel the spirit. I love watching the MTC experience videos with all of the real life investigator stories and such. Did they do that when everyone else was at the MTC? Anyways Please write me letters and Dear Elders my mailbox number is 299 Ill send my real address in another email. But yeah still haven't gotten pants!!!!! Send them soon so that I don't get shipped off to Brazil without them. Halloween goodies would be nice too ;) Anyways...... I love you all!!!!!! I had a scripture to share but I forgot to bring them and I don't remember the reference but look forward to one next week. LOVE YOU ALL!!!!! Desi

Strong Spirit in MTC

Friday, 19 October 2012 Sister Deseret Rose Bruno MTC Mailbox #299 BRA-SPE 1210 2005 N. 900 E. Provo, UT 84604-1793 Dear Family, Week 2 in the MTC!!! It's been fun, and I've been learning a lot. It's been awesome to feel the strong spirit here. Portuguese has been fun to learn, but when I don't know a word I spit out the Spanish word and like 75% of the time it's the same, so everyone thinks I have this huge vocabulary. It's pretty comical to me. Anyways, I hope you guys are doing well. How is it with just you 3 in the house? Write me as much as you can! Nikki--how's your art going? You should draw me a temple or a portrait of myself or something, so I can hang it up in my room!!! Michael--How was your big track meet? Are you preparing for your mission? You should start reading Preach My Gospel chapter 3, and memorize the missionary purpose... Dad write me... Love, Sister Deseret Bruno

Solo Brazilian Sister in the MTC

Querida Familia, Today we have a half p-day, so I get to email home :) I just want to take care of business first. If someone in Provo could please send me jeans, and exercise pants (preferably black) I need them!!! If you need some money to do it you can transfer yourself some, if I have any. Oh and please send me my account balance after, because I have no clue how much money I have. The MTC is awesome my first day I felt such a sense of belonging. Unfortunately, I'm a solo sister like Annika. It makes it really confusing and its been a trial for me,but it's OK because I have nice sister companions and a great district. The first day was awesome. I got to say the closing prayer in front of all of the new missionaries and the MTC presidency. It was AMAZING!! I've felt the spirit so strong these last few days. The language is coming along. I'm really proud of myself because I can understand almost everything my teachers say. I know a lot more than the elders in my district so sometimes it's hard not to come across as a know-it-all. Yesterday, we taught our first "investigator" it went OK. She was really nice, but I think we confused her more than she needed to be. I also learned how to pray yesterday, so I've been trying to make sure that every prayer I offer is in Portuguese :) Anyways its also been amazing to see how much closer I've grown to the Lord in just a few short days of constant prayer and gospel study.I still don't know when I'll get my visa, but they say that as soon as I get it, I'll be shipped off to the Brazil MTC. It's in the Lord's hands, and I know that this is where I'm supposed to be. I'll just wait for his timing :) If you get this email in the next ten minutes email me back!!!! Besides that I want everyone to write me a Dear Elder so that I can know whats going on today.Especially if you can send me a box and when you can. Anyways email me back and write me a Dear Elder or a real letter. Also I dont know if I have the right emails for everyone so Dad if you can or anyone send me a family email list. Love you ALLLLLLL Besos, Sister Bruno