Monday, October 4, 2010

Amy last week in MTC October 4, 2010

Da jia hao!
Its so weird to be writing my last e-mail in the MTC. We got up early today so that we can do laundry. Its strange to think that today is our last full day in the MTC and its a p-day. I am so excited to leave the MTC and to head out to Taiwan!! This week has been really weird with people leaving and packing. A few of the Elders who are not going to Taiwan left today or earlier this week. We got our flight plans switched earlier this week so now alll of the people going to Taiwan are on the same flight. I am so glad that they put us all on the same flight. It was so great to be able to call home too and to hear all of your voices even just for 5 min. I can't wait to talk to you tomorrow!!!!!! So just a reminder of my new flight plans. We leave SLC at 11:30am and get into LAX at 12:30. Then our flight leaves LAX at 5:10 for Taiwan. I will call some time around 1 or so. About calling cards. I will try to get one here at the MTC if they sell it and if not I will buy one with enough minutes to talk to you without any problems. I can't wait to hear from you all!!! I'l call home first and then Autumn and then Alden.
Ok enough legistics. This weekend was conference. Wasn't it great!! I loved the Spirit that was felt so strongly. It made me so excited when they announced 5 new temples!! One in Indiana too!! It thought of Kailee my old roommate when they annouced it and how excited I bet she is. All of the talks were wonderful. I had a few questions that I wanted answered during conference and they were answered within the first few talks! It was such a testament to me that Heavenly Father is indeed mindful of each of us and knows our needs and answers our prayers. We all watched the sessions in the gym. It was so fun to watch it with all of the other missionaries. I dont' know what my favorite talk would be but I noticed a theme throughout all of the talks. The importance of prophets was disscussed over and over. Especially the talk givien by President Ezra Taft Benson on the "14 fundementals of a prophet." You all should read that talk. I read it in my teaching of the living prophets class and its really good. I was also reminded of something that my teaching of the living prophets teacher said, "When prophets quote other prophets we need to pay attention to what they are saying." Having that talk mentioned twice at least to me tells me that we need to trust in the prophets more and follow their counsel. Also as Elder Holland and President Monson were talking about the people in their lives that have made a huge difference I thought of the many people who have made a big difference in mine. I am so grateful to each of you for helping me be who I am today. Especially my family. Thank you for all of your love and support thoughout my life and providing me with every opportuntiy that I wanted. Thank you for your strong testimonies and examples of what a disciple of Chirst should be. Words cannot express how grateful I am to you in the small amount of time that I have left to write an e-mail. Thank you for everything! xie xie!
I really don't know what else to write. This week has been really non eventful besides conference. Since I will be talking to you tomorrow I dont' know what else to say. I love you all! I can't wait to hear from you tomorrow!
All my love,
Yang Jiemei
Sister Amy Papritz

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