Sunday, November 17, 2013


I leave for Mexico exactly one month from today... Crazy, huh?! 

Things are going well here. We finished with our first "investigator", Lorenzo. But my companion and I were the only ones that didn't get him to be baptized! D: We forgot how to ask the question in Spanish! So we made sure we learned it this time so for our next "investigators", (Pedro, from Guatemala and Jesica, from Buenos Aires, Argentina) we'll be ready. :P

Today was really awesome. Our District Leader (the one that looks like James Franco, picture attached) is a convert to the church. (Also the only member in his family.) He's been a member for just over 17 months. I tell you this, because today we got to go to the temple and do work for his family. He got special permission from the MTC President to do baptisms, and we did quite a few names. The spirit was so strong! Then we went to the main campus of the MTC and took pictures in front of the giant map. It was awesome!

It snowed today. First time since I got here. :)

Spanish is going pretty well, I think. Puedo hablar mucho, si yo trato. :3

The other Hermanas that my companion and I are living with are awesome. Hermana Lance is an illustration major at BYU and is A M A Z I N G at drawing. Seriously. She's also kind of hilarious. Jussayin'. And her companion Hemana Washburn is super cute and fun to talk to. :)

AMY! You will be happy to know that my companion and I used the cups to teach the restoration to our investigator, Lorenzo. IN SPANISH. He's actually a teacher of a different name, and in his feedback he said that it was a little complicated, but really good. :)

Okay, so I am going to try to describe the pictures I'm attaching, but probably not all of them. Some are self explanatory.
 Pic1: My tag! "Dork dot" still attached.

Pic2: Rules of SYL (Or HSI: Hablar Su Idioma)

Pic3: Me and my companion, Hermana Price.

Pic4: Elder Graf! James Franco look alike...

I will send more in a separate e-mail because it's not letting me attach more. :P

One other thing... My zone is pretty much OBSESSED with four-square. It's, like, weird. Haha It's pretty funny, actually.

I am having a great time and am doing well, so don't worry. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers! I love you all! :)

Here are the other pictures I wanted to attach. Some at the map, some at the temple. Also, one of me at the building where we have class and one of my companion as well. Also, there's one of me with my district. :)

♥ Hermana Beaumont

Saturday, November 9, 2013

HAPPY P-DAY EVERYONE! (Or is that just me...?)

Things are great here at the MTC. I have an awesome companion and an amazing district. :3 I thought my mother would like to know that I am actually at the West MTC (which used to be housing for BYU, but has been modified to account for all of the new missionaries) so I probably won't get to see Erika except for MAYBE at devotional on Tuesdays. (BTW, EVERYONE at the West MTC is Spanish speaking, so there's a lot of opportunity to practice.)

Speaking of devotionals, guess who's speaking this Tuesday!? L. TOM PERRY. I'm SUPER excited!

A couple things my siblings might find interesting/amusing:
1.) My companion's name is Hermana Price... isn't there a character in the BoM musical with that last name?
and 2.) There is an elder in my district that looks uncannily like James Franco. I didn't get to get a good picture of him, but I will try in the next couple of weeks. (He was planning on getting a haircut today, so I might have to wait.)

Okay! So there's actually a lot more. First, I've already taught my first "investigator"... IN SPANISH. (I'll be seeing him again later tonight.) They expect a lot of you here at the MTC, but Erika don't let that scare you. They're SUPER nice and super understanding if you make mistakes.

One of the rules here is SYL.... Speak Your Language. The second part of that being: Use what you know. If you can only say, "I have to use el baƱo," then that's what you say. I'm actually remembering a lot more of my high school Spanish and it's helping a lot. The teacher actually asked me if I wanted to change to the intermediate class, but I told her no because I already love my district too much. Plus, I can still learn everything I need to in the beginner class. :)

The food is pretty awesome here, and Erika: All the drinks are caffeine free. Can I hear a "hallelujah!"?

I was at the main campus for a little less than a day, so I can tell Erika a couple of things: It's huge; try not to get lost. More than likely you will be sharing a room with five other girls (the room I stayed in had three bunk beds.) And make sure you bring something to carry your shower stuff in! I forgot to and the first night was hard. :P But it's pretty awesome. (I like West MTC better, personally.)

Having my tag is awesome! I still don't really feel like a Sister Missionary, but at least I look like one. lol

Okay, so, reasons why my companion is awesome:
1.) She's gorgeous. (Jussayin')
2.) She's humble.
3.) She helps me exercise. (It's been cool.)
4.) And she's hard working, so she keeps me in check. haha

Hermana Price is from Utah, about an hour from the MTC, so she and one of the other Hermanas in the district have been having a hard time with homesickness. (The other is from Idaho.) She's really quiet, so sometimes I worry that maybe I'm being annoying or something, but she says that I haven't done anything thus far to make her dislike me. lol She's working really hard at Spanish, and though I don't really know much, I have been able to help her some.

Okay, this is where I tell you how terrible of a person I am. Yesterday, we were in the computer lab doing language study, and there was an Elder sitting diagonally across from me. His name was Elder Musselman. I, being the somewhat sleep-deprived person that I was, died laughing. I felt so bad, but it was so funny! Then, his companion started laughing at me, and Elder M. told me that the dry cleaning lady had the same reaction, which only made my laughter worse. Tears streaming down my face, I tried to apologize but it was hard, as I couldn't really speak. Yeah. I'm a horrible person.

I AM FRUSTRATED. The stupid computer won't let me send you pictures, so they will probably have to wait until next week when I can find someone to help me. (It's just me and Hermana Price in here right now.)

I love you all! (Especially you, familia.)

♥ - Hermana Beaumont