Friday, June 25, 2010

Hermana Hepworth y Hermana Guthrie

Picture of Hermana Hepworth Y Hermana Guthrie al templo de Provo

The MTC Rocks!

Querido Mundo [Dear World], So this week is going to be a fun one! Most districts in the MTC teach only once a week in the TRC and their last week is teaching week where all they do is teach, no class. Districts learning a language start teaching in their language 1/2 way through [that's where I am] So missionaries usually have a hard time adjusting to teaching their first week in the language so our teachers are basically experimenting with us this week, we're only having 1 hour of class from each teacher and the rest of the time we're setting up teaching I've only taught the first lesson [The Restoration] a handfull of times in English but we figured out that if you taught every moment possible this week we could teach it about 40 times! And we have to....I mean GET to teach it in Spanish. I can only say that I'm glad to know that the Lord is going to help me through it because there's no way I could do it on my own. I already know that I couldn't have learned as much Spanish as I know now without the Lord's help! Another awesome thing that's going on is we get to meet our new mission president tonight! 1/3 of the mission presidents get replaced each Summer and mine is one of them, the Quorum of the 12 Apostles are the ones that train them so they told us that at one time or another all of the Apostles will be here, maybe not all at once but they will. We saw Elder Nelson and his wife walking somewhere yesterday on our way to lunch and so we took a detour and basically stalked him :) So we got to say hi and shake his hand. We're having a special fireside tonight and we don't know who the speaker is but there's a rumor that it's President Monson or's a good thing it's our pday so we can camp out in front of the door and study there, we're probably even going to skip dinner and just get something from the vending machines. We want good seats and there are more missionaries than there are seats so a lot of missionaries have to watch it on a TV in another room. Hmmmm, so I got to go to the outside world these past two days, my knee has been hurting me so I went to a doctor [you probably already know mom, did they call you for the medical info?] So they gave me a giant shot in my knee and I'm going to a physical therapist once a week for the next two weeks. It's good to know that the outside world still exhists though, I was beginning to wonder :) No I love it here, I learn so much and it's been a very humbling experience thus far. I have a feeling I'm going to be even more humbled as time goes on! So I don't think there's anything else....write me letters cause I would love to hear from you!!!! Hermana Jilyn Hepworth

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hola Mundo!

Hola mundo!
Oh man, I really don't even know what to say...I've been so busy! It feels like I just got here but yet if feels like what I was doing before this was forever ago, I love teaching the gospel, we taught the The Plan of Salvation this Thursday. I love teaching so much because all we do here at the MTC is study, we study Spanish and English only and when you're doing that all day long you learn a lot! I think of things about the gospel that I'd never wondered before and my testimony keeps getting stronger and stronger the more I learn! I was sad yesterday because it was one of our teachers [Hermano Rapp's] last day. He's going to San Diego to live with his parents for the summer. He's really spiritual but really really funny, we laugh SO much when he's teaching us. So as he was telling us all goodbye I was having a hard time not's funny how you can grow to care about somebody so much in so short amount of time. I've found that a large part of that is having spiritual experiences together. I love my district SO much, we're awesome [44A for AWESOME!] If you're reading this then you should write me a letter...cause remember that I can't feel the love unless you SHOW me!!!
Choose the Right!!!
Love Hermana Jilyn Hepworth

Jilyn fell down some stairs when she was doing a service project cleaning the senior building. She bruised her arm pretty bad and hurt her knee. She is scheduled with an orthopedic surgeon to have it checked out. Hopefully she will be alright. I was told that if it is serious they will let her call me but if it is not, she will write to me. So in this case, no news is good news. She is doing very well and is such a great missionary.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 11, 2011

Dear Family,
I'm so sad that Patches died! I got the letter yesterday and I starting crying. I didn't realize I would be so sad when she seemed like it would never happen.
Yes, I got the cookies and they were yummy!
I had trouble getting on the computer today, I tried to log onto the computer a million times while I was doing my laundry,(they have computers in there) and it wouldn't let me log on and everybody seemed to be able to log on except for me so I let somebody else use my computer...and they were able to log on, yep and so I had to wait forever for another computer to use and it actually worked for me but I was getting concerned because there's not that much of pday left we go to dinner at 6 and then class right after and then it's over. There never seems time for everything! It's awesome though, I've already told you this but the TRC is where we go once a week to practice specific tasks in spanish with volunteers who may or maynot be members and then we teach a lesson in English. our 5th week here we start teaching in Spanish. This week went really well actually. I'm getting more comfortable with the setup and talking more.I realized that I love testifying about the church one on one with people. I can feel the strength of the Lord so strongly in my words as I testify of Him and His love for us. The more and more I testify of it the more I am assured that it's true. When we did some of the Spanish, I said some things and I wasn't even sure of exactly what I was saying when I said it, but I know it was right! We went to the temple again today and it was really amazing! As I sat there in the Celestial Room there's a picture of the Savior greeting us and I could feel the Spirit so strongly. When we were leaving we went past some sealing rooms and couples were being sealed to them and I could feel the Spirit there and I knew they were being sealed together for all eternity.
Te amo, Estoy apendiendo mucho espanol!
Love Hermana Hepworth

June 3, 2010

Dear Family,

Yesterday Hermana Gunthrie (my companion) and I were sitting on a bench studying and some Elders came up to us (trying to "contact" us, we do that all the time) and we were talking about where we were from and I said a small town in Southern Utah and he was like what town? My mom is from a small town called Glendale.....and I was like What, oh my heck, that's where I'm from! His grandpa is Gerald Spencer. He started telling me about the story with his relative who saw somebody on the side of the road along time ago and picked him up..and when he started saying that I was like, oh my heck this is the story cause Clarence was the guy he was picking up.... anyways I thought it was so crazy!!!! He wrote my name down cause he was so excited about it, it was funny!
We did our TRC yesterday (Teaching Resource Center) we teach investigators (and you never know if they're really members or not) We had a task to do and we had to do it in Spanish (meet somebody in the park and testify to them and set up a time to talk to them again at their house) We did that 3 times and it went alright. It's hard because you have to think of your response in English first and then translate it into Spanish. Then we taught the first lesson (the Restoration) one time in English, it was really good. The investigators said the lesson was taught really well and that they have a lot of knowledge. Overall I'm pretty good, sometimes I get down but for the most part I'm happy!!!!!! and I'm happy to be here.
I love and miss you all!!!!!!
Love Hermana Jilyn Hepworth

June 4th, 2010

Dear Family,
My P-day is almost over, but one thing I forgot to ask you in my email is what is Wyatt's email address. Tell Teala I saw Matt's dad on Sunday. I was also thinking about that boy I told you about. I saw him in the laundry room. I asked him him if he knew Kyle Spencer, and he said YES, he was just at his house. I'll bet it was this kid's farewell that the Bishop (Kyle Spencer) went to on the Sunday of my farewell. You should ask him, Elder Morgan is his name.....I think it is his nephew. I see that other elder we met in Mount Pleasant all the time in the cafeteria. Speaking of which I feel like I live in the cafeteria, and the class room. When I'm not in one, I'm in the other. The food is definitely not as good as it was talked up to be. There's like a 1/5 chance of it being any good. Although the salad wraps are amazing, and they're always there for lunch. It's set up Subway style, and you can put whatever you want on it. I have that whenever the other options are less desirable. I don't want to eat it for every meal, surprising I know. My P-days are on Friday.
Love all of you,
Hermana Hepworth