May 24, 2016
So this week has been pretty great! My head is finally doing better (Thank Goodness!), and so classes and teaching has gone a LOT better this week.
I am finally getting Spanish down. It has definitely not been easy but it is getting better, I no longer feel like I have 2 fire hydrants down my throat, it's more like 1 now haha.
So I'm sure your all wondering what I mean by sleep talking. Haha thankfully it's not about me, but it's still worth sharing. So the other night Hermana Grover (a sister in my residence) and I were almost asleep and the other 2 Hermanas were asleep, and all of a sudden my Hermana, Hermana Oliphant flipped over in bed and yelled "BOO!" at the top of her lungs, and then it was dead silent for a second and Hermana Gover and I busted up laughing and the other Hermanas awoke, also laughing. Long story short, Hermana Oliphant thought that Hermana Grover was coming over to talk to her (this was in her dreams) and she thought it would be funny to scare the pants off of her, so she flipped over and yelled boo and woke herself and the rest of the dorm up. Needless to say we were up a little late that night laughing.
So the MTC food is still not the grandest, however we do have connections so we got to have some cookies n' cream milk shakes the other day which were fabulous!
So to finish off, yesterday my companion and I met with our investigator, Diana. She is such a sweetheart, we started teaching her last week, which is crazy because it feels so much longer. But yesterday when we went and taught her we were talking to her about the Book of Mormon and she asked us what our favorite stories are in the Book of Mormon and my companion felt prompted to share the story of Nephi getting the brass plates, which is kind of a strange one to share because she told her that Nephi cut of Laban's head and she said that she doesn't think that God would help man kill another man, and then I had a scripture pop into my head 1 Nephi 4:13 which talks about how God would rather one man die instead of a whole Nation parish and we related it to Noah's ark, and the spirit was just so strong, it was incredible. She also prayed for us and we committed her to pray about being baptized, so that was pretty cool. It was a great lesson.
So unfortunately, no Jeffrey R. Holland yet, but we are expecting him soon, so hopefully it will be within the next 3 weeks!
I hope you are all having a fantastic week! I love and miss you all so much! I'd love to hear from you!
Your Sister Rebecca Lynn Barnes
1.MTC President and his wife
2. Tie signed by David Archuleta- MTC Spanish pass around tie
3. Zone leaders last day at MTC