Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dear Family,
Wow, so much has happened already. They don't even give you time to breath it feels like. We've already started teaching the first lesson to each other. It's been really hard, I'm not gonna lie, really out of my comfort zone. The good news is it's only my 4th day and so I have a long time to get it down pat.
My companions name is Hermana [Sister] Guthrie and she's from West Jordan and she's 22. It's kinda weird having somebody follow you around all day.
We were observing other missionaries teaching an "investigator" and after they were done my companion and I were talking to him. We found out that he's actually a convert and served a mission to Des Moines Iowa, Spanish speaking. He told us that the mission presidents like to keep the Spanish speakers strictly Spanish only. I'm going to be staying here at the MTC for 9 weeks so my departure date will be around July 27th. I wish I could write more but I'm running out of time. If you want to know more write me a letter! I'll write more later!
Hermana [Sister] Jilyn Hepworth

Hermana Hepworth

More Pictures

Here are a few more pictures of my arrival at the MTC.

Arrived at last

My big day has arrived. Some of these pictures
were taken in the back of Wyatt's yard before I
left for the MTC. The other pictures are taken
in the parking lot of the MTC and at the MTC>
May26, 2010

Dear Mom,
Wow, this first day was pretty overwhelming, really fun! They are letting me write letters to you on the first day so you know we're alive. We didn't even get to unpack until 9:30PM, we've been having lots of meetings and orientations. I met my companion, her name is Hermana Guthrie and she is going to the exact same mission as me and Spanish speaking too! I have a paper that says my estimated departure date is July 27th so I'll be here for 9 weeks. The Relief Society here put together an exercise thing for the sisters, they have classes that start at 6:00 AM and its yoga and kickboxing and Pilate, stuff like that. Well it's almost time for lights out so I need to go to bed soon. I'll write you when I can on my preparation day, (that's only when they want you to do it) I wish I had time to write more! I love you!

Love Hermana Hepworth (That's what it is says on my name tag

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Write Me a Letter!!!

The MTC just emailed me my address for while I'm there and I thought I'd share it with everybody, so here it is!


Sister Jilyn Hepworth
MTC Mailbox #206
2005 North 900 East
Provo, UT, 84604

Mission Field:

Sister Jilyn Hepworth
Iowa Des Moines Mission
8515 Douglas Avenue Suite #19
Urbandale, IA, 50322