I am here! I love my companion. She is very sweet and kind and we were friends at the very beginning. I am in provo. Right next to the cafeteria in 3m :). It is great. My teacher is good. He hardly ever speaks english to us. Our learning pace is up to us and what we want to learn.
Give Asher a squeeze and a kiss for me. I miss that little guy. He is so sweet. I would love to have some pics of our family, but I also need other things too, so don't send anything yet because I have a list of things I want. but I haven't made it yet. What have you guys been up to. Thank you for the card and tell Neen thank you for the letter :). Yesterday I taught my first investigator named Ellen in tagalog... It was super hard and it was frustrating when I could understand what she was saying, but I couldn't reply. I am learning a lot though. It already feels like I have been here for ages. We have sisters.. I forget what they are called, but they are over our zone and they come in every night and ask how we are. It reminds me of girls camp with the tent advisors. They are very sweet. There is only one sister older than me and it is Sister S., My companion. She is 21 and that is just in my district. There is a 28 year old in my zone I think. Our Elders are very young and they are little babikins. Some of them are very homesick and it makes me feel bad for them. Learning the language and teaching it to others is definitely hard, but it is getting easier each day and I am learning a lot. I love learning the language. I think it is super exciting.
Well, hello gorgeous! We're all here! Mom, Janeen, myself, and Asher. Its good to hear from you, and to hear that you're doing well. According the interwebs there is a provo west mtc and just a regular provo MTC. We're unsure what that means. We thought maybe you translate. RIGHT NEXT TO THE CAFETERIA!? You best eat some ice cream for us. Steer clear of the orange juice unless you want to clear a room. How many people are in each room? What is your companions name? Where is she from? How many people are going to the Olongapo mission. We love you!!!
There is a Provo West campus and those are the apartment ones. I am a little jealous because they have a little more space, but they get shuttled over here every day, so they have to get up earlier and such. They do have more freedom though, but I am right in the center of the MTC. Near all the important stuff like the store and the mailroom and the cafeteria, and gym. I am eating icecream tomorrow... if they have it. Things are a little different because of the program tomorrow. There is supposed to be some historic announcement and I am soooo excited to be in the room with the first presidency!! I always steer clear of the oj. There are six sisters in my room. Sister S. is from Indiana. There are a TON of people going to the Olongapo mission, my comusa is not one of them. There are 5 girls in a different district that just got here going to Olongapo as well and in my district there are 3 sisters going to Olongapo and all five of the Elders are going to Olongapo. Love you too!!
Us:Mom is crying. Tears of motherly joyish feelings. She's a 50 year old babikins, she's not home sick but she's Jasmine sick. We tried to give Asher kisses, he's not in the mood of course. But we'll give him some later. What have we been up to? WELL isn't that a wonderful question. Basically the same things as when you left. Mom and Dad spend their days exercising and being olds. Janeen spends her day selling pest control, she's going to a single adult dance tonight to meet her future husband. Emmett invited Middleton, Nampa, and Ontario stakes so she hopes it will be pretty decent. I'm sure she misses you. She need a wing woman. I am doing the usual, just taking care of Asher and trying to make the appropriate life defining decisions. You already understand Tagalog? That's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So exciting. Love, Jannelle, Mom and Janeen. Also Asher.
Tell mom everything is alright. I am having a great time here :). I love learning the language and our district is super fun. We all get along very well and have a lot of fun. The Elders crack me up, the poor things. All us sisters have fun. On Thursday we did yoga in the morning, it was supposed to be there today, but it was filled with chairs so no yoga dangit! We have gym time like 4x a week :). They require it now haha. I am starting to understand some Tagalog. The numbers and weekdays are the same so that is nice and some of the words are the same as Spanish, so my Spanish was helpful afterall. Except when I want to reply in Spanish.
Dad says that he loves you. Stuart asks if the food is making bubbles in your tummy... then he laughs lol. He also asks if you've had your first devotional.
Tell Dad I love him :)
Kamusta po kayo? ( sounds like como esta kinda theing po kay- O) That means How are you? The Elders and sisters walk around saying Kamusta as a greating. It is fun. Pacienta (Patientia) is sorry. The food hasn't really bothered me, but I have been eating a lot of fruit and healthy stuff like wrapps. I have only eaten like two brownies and an icecream bar for a dessert haha. They have a lot of selection for food. We haven't had devo. We have devo on Tuesday, I think.
Everyone here says that Sunday is the best day, but this Sunday is not a normal Sunday with the broadcast and all. It is different. We have to wear our best missionary attire and I am thankful for the suitcoat Jacque gave me. When I got here I also discovered that I am not allowed to have any dressed that are super long. Apparently it is a problem, but it only cost 50 cents to have some nice ladies hem them for us, so I am going to do that later today.