So last Tuesday, I sang in choir again but right after rehearsals for the devotional I lost my voice so during our musical number I sang very quietly because I sounded like a dying cow ahah But we sang Joseph Smith's First Prayer and it was so amazing. It invited the Spirit for the evening. The speaker that night was Elder M. Russell Ballard! That's two apostles in a row. We shall see who comes to talk to us this Tuesday(:
Our district has been chosen for hosting visitors. Last Monday we hosted an important Methodist Preacher, last Friday we hosted a Taiwan Consul. Our district was informed that he was going to be very serious. We all had to prepare well. All our tones had to be correct and it while practicing it felt like the first day at the MTC because we had to say "Wo shi Xu jie mei" "Wo cong Jaizhou lai" "Wo yao chu Yingguo chuan jiao" basically introduce ourselves, where we are from and where we are going to serve.
Everyone was so nervous to have this meet with the Taiwan consul because he is the man in charge of the Taiwan VISAS. All future missionaries going to Taiwan were in our hands! The meeting with him went very smoothly. He wasn't serious as we were informed. He was very nice and told us all about Taiwan weather and the people. I knew all about that already because I lived there for a few months. But it was a great experience to meet an ambassador of Taiwan. He also gave us Godiva chocolates afterwards! I think the meet was a success!(:
This Friday we host an important non LDS Boy Scouts of America guy. It's going to be in the Deseret News. So that'll be very important also.
Saturday, at evening class, Wu Lao Shi called me tiaopi, i'm not sure if that is the right pinyin but it means mischievous ahah I was just asking him how to say pop, as in pop my knuckles. but he wouldn't tell me because Sister Olsen started singing. haha but it was just funny how he called me tiaopi. We have so much fun with Wu lao shi he is my favorite teacher. He served in Canada, i think in Alberta. Mandarin speaking of course. We play leap frog when we learn grammar. It's kind of hard to explain but say you are playing with 4 people- 2 companionship. You and your companion sit next to each other and two seats away from the other companionship. One companion has to say a sentence and the other has to answer it. And then you are able to move one chair counter clock wise. It gets really intense but it is very fun and a great way to learn Mando.
That night at zone prayer in our residence, the sister training leaders decided that each sister should be a princess. While in the room, I look over to my companion and give her a look, and she starts laughing, because we both knew what mine would be. MULAN of course! ahha I am the only Asian sister in our zone. Right now our zone is made of 3 districts but this Wednesday we get new MAndo speakers and I am hosting. Hosting is basically taking the new missionaries away from their families and in the MTC, getting all their books and bags, showing them their room, and leading them to their class room where they can be overwhelmed with the MTC life and learning a new language right off the bat. It's going to be fun aha
So 3.5 week in the mission field at the MTC and drama between the Sisters have started. But not between my tongban and I! My tongban and I have the perfect companionship, no drama. We are completely chill with each other. I am so glad to have Sister Christensen as my tongban, it's a true blessing. I hope we are tongbans while in Leeds!
How has the family been? show me the stairs!
Sister Aria Chee