Sunday, March 24, 2013

MTC: pre-adventure adventure Part 2

I am currently stalking Brittni's companion on facebook (as suggested by Brittni) Brittni, however, is getting ready to leave the country TOMORROW (3-25-13). Brittni sent my a whole big update on her adventure thus far. Not EVERYTHING will be posted but I will post the gems from the updates. Read up (:

Day 2 (2-14-13)
It is absolutely amazing how strong the spirit is, especially with all of the new missionaries that entered yesterday. 750! That is astounding! I am so insanely and immensely grateful to be apart of such an incredible work.

Day 8 (2-20-13)
(after a little rough day) I got a letter from Mugga today! Also from Emma Mae! Loved em both! So that was great always love letters! -(Alex side note: WRITE HER!)- Miss em lots!

Day 11 (2-23-13)
I love the Mtc. The Tagloa is really cool. The sentence structure is pretty much identical to the way yoda talks, which is super! My district is pretty awesome, love all of them!

Day 12 (2-24-13)
I love sundays here at the MTC. They are always very spiritual and I feel close to the spirit. I always get some sort of inspiration of revelation  In relief Society we teached a Mormon Message called Sanctify Yourself. It has part of a talk by Jeffry R. Holland. Therefor you already know it's amazing! I felt the spirit so strongly. I love the men of this church who are worthy to hold the priesthood and read to act when it is needed. I truly look up to them and am very grateful for them and the blessings they are for me.

Day 13 (2-25-13)
Todays blessings: I got my hair curled today!

Day 15 (2-27-13)
It has been a bit of a roller coaster of ups and downs. We had an awesome lesson with our investigator Marlyn. That was a definite highlight. We relied on the lord and he pulled through for us. I know this is hiw workr and he will help us if we ask in faith. My testimony of faith in God has grown today.

Day 16 (2-28-13)
My and my compainion always keep an eye out for the elders in nice tailored/skinny suits ha. It is entertaining and always attractive. I saw Caralee today! That was fun! Matt Richards and Brad Nelson come in about 2 weeks! Quin Miles is also here. Fun Stuff. (:

Day 17 (3-1-13)
Me and my companion get along really well. She is funny and sarcastic. Down to earth and chill. Very outgoing. All the boys flock to her. She knows how to bring the spirit. She is VERY good teaching in tagalong. I love her to death!

Day 18 (3-2-13)
Still liking the MTC a lot. I really want to grow to know the scriptures better. I love reading them but I just want to be able to know them better. I am trying to finish the BOM by next week which is a long shot. But I would rather have a far goal and not make it compared to an easy goal and make it. I love the spirit. I love the lord. I love my Heavenly Father. I am grateful to be a missionary! I love it! I also got a letter from Trek today (:

Day 29 (3-13-13)
What a day. What a day. I am just drained. All that fun stuff. I am frustrated with teaching and the language. I need to buck up and stop getting discouraged  It's absolutely not from Heavenly Father. NO MORE DISCOURAGEMENT! :) :)

                                               Sister Burt and Elder Brad Nelson

 "We decided we needed Wendys"

Tomorrow she ventures to the Philippines!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

MTC: pre-adventure adventure

Hello all! I am Alex, Sister Burts childhood best friend/partner in crime and Brittni has asked that I keep you informed/entertained/updated! So here I am doing just that! We're going to follow Miss Brittni and her adventure of being a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Philippines! I'll work on getting the blog all cutesy, but in the meanwhile enjoy the update on bin! If you ever have any questions or something to add to the blog please do not hesitate to contact me.


First off, want to write Brittni? Of course you do! Here you go. This should help. 

 Sister Brittni Burt 
Philippines Olongapo Mission
Km. 140 National Highway
Mangan-Vaca, Subic
2209 Zambales

Secondly, Ladies and gents, words from the lovely Brittni Burt from week 1: 

Hey everyone! i love the mtc! lots. its super great. we have language classes for seven
hours every day. its pretty brutal. but super awesome as well. my
companion is super awesome! sarcastic. funny. just like me. we get
along really well. send me mail!! it would help lots. when i got sick on
sunday night it was all of a sudden out of nowhere. it sucked. after
dinner is when i got sick and right after that we went to a devotional
and it just got worse. elder volpe (he is in my district and one of my
favorite elders here) offered to give me a blessing. we left the auditorium
and he gave me a blessing. it was one of the most spiritual experiences
that i have ever had. he blessed that i would get better, which i did. he
also answered SO many prayers that i have asked. it was truly amazing
he talked so specifically to me that i know it was right from God. i am so
grateful for elder volpe's relationship that he has with god in order to be
able to follow everything that he was prompted to say for that blessing.
it was a huge testimony builder and it was amazing.

3-19-13 Great week! We got our travel plans last Thursday!! We will be heading to L.A. California Monday night around 8 pm. then we will head to China around 11. Then we will go to Philippines! Crazy!! I cant believe it! Im super excited though! It will be a super long  flight but no worries [: Hopefully it will all go well! Leaving the country for the first time!! I sit next to the only other ranga in the class. We're pretty much best friends. Its great. Elder Volpe. Cool dude. Of course he is, he is a ranga. 

Thirdy, PICTURES (If you want to see them larger, click on them) 

On the way to the MTC! (Alex side note: I am really glad I convinced her to buy that shirt)

Skittles game: 

 (Dear Brittni, you are gross. Also I am not turning the picture. Use your head. Love Alex) 

 Flooded bathroom! 


That is all for now ladies and gentleman. Brittni is soon to venture the Philippines. Write her letters, send your love. (: 

P.S. This blog and the post will get advance in cuteness... just wait for it.