Sister Watko’s first and only Pday in the MTC!

FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!! So ya today is my first and only p-day in the MTC so next time you hear from me, I’ll be in Detroit! Crazy. I feel like I have been here forever. So the MTC is pretty much the most awesome place EVER! The first five days were amazing and so exciting and I learned sooo much! Monday and Tuesday were freakin hard. I learned that Alma 26:27 should be our family scripture… haha. Yeah really rough. I was being really down on myself and then felt silly because the investigators aren’t even real. But I got a blessing from my zone leaders and prayed really really hard, read Brittany’s letter and I was fine yesterday. I guess thats what will happen in the field so it was a good experience… I guess. I feel like I have learned more in a week than I have my whole life. It’s so amazing. Things I thought I knew, I just keep learning more about. 

My companion is awesome! I feel like I have known her my whole life, but I just met her a week ago. Her mom died of colon cancer when she was 12 and her dad got re-married 8 months later. She has one of the strongest testimonies of family and about our Heavenly Father’s love. She is really tough and sometimes too tough. She’s had to grow up that way. She is so funny though and is a really big help to me. There have been ups and downs with her but I love her. And I just keep thinking how its possible that we could be companions in Detroit. Can’t wait for you guys to meet her in a year and a half. 

My teachers are brother Sisneros and brother Weber. They are great! I’m gonna miss them. My “investigators” name is Dan. He is a friend of Brother Weber, so he pretends to be him. He is so frustrating but I love him. He understands everything we have taught him and he knows and wants to be like Christ. He just doesn’t want to take the steps to change. The first lesson sucked. We just threw a bunch of doctrine at him. Second lesson, we did good, him not so much. Third lesson sucked. So by the fourth lesson we decided to kind of start over. Dan really loves us and he was just praying cuz we were kind of forcing him to. So we went in there and asked him questions about his family and life, to get to know him. Then we each bore our testimonies and told him he has his agency and we cant make hhim do anything. He wants to have a relationship with God. So we asked what he thought he could do to build that relationship and he said “I guess read the Book of Mormon and pray”. Which we have already asked him to do many times. So we just testified that that was what helped us build a relationship with God and said that he would too if he was willing. So on Saturday when we go back for the last time I guess we will see if he did it. I felt the spirit and I think he did too. So even though it’s fake, it feels real and I love it… but hate it at the same time. Dan is frustrating. Also we found out that the real Dan is still not a member so we didnt know if that was supposed to make us feel better or not. 

Toby is going to school? Not sure what that means but Good Luck my little buddy! 

Will you guys send me addresses of people I might want to write. (Newmans, Marin). I have more time to write letters than e-mail so that would be great. 

I get to go to the temple today! I’ve been deprived! 

Well, what else do you wanna know? Let me know. My flight leaves at 7:30 in the morning on Monday. I have to wake up at like 3! 

Jordan, obedience=no regrets. I totally agree. Thanks bro 🙂 Sisters… write me! Tell me whats going on! I love you guys so much! I miss you! I feel like I’m forgetting a lot but I am running out of time. Sorry it’s been a rough week mom. I love you. Dad, Hi. I love you too. You sent me that on Monday when I was having a really hard day, so thank you. 

I love you!

Sister Watko




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