So hows it going? In case your wondering the title says- I am Sister Davis. That is one of the only sentences I know. So the MTC (or CTM as they say in Portuguese) is great. I have learned a lot from the devotionals and classes we take. The first day at the MTC goes something like this...the shuttle drops you off and an elder comes and helps you with your bags, then he holds onto your bags while you go in a building and get your missionary tag and some other things. Then you are introduced to your host who basically helps you with your suitcases, takes you to your dorm room, then 1 minute later walks you to a building where you get a huge bag of books- if your learning a language. Then she takes you to your classroom...or in other words...your new home. I was actually very late and when I walked in the room, the teacher asked me a question in Portuguese...ummm what? So I missed most of that class which has made this week a little hard because I pretty much missed a whole language class, which isnt good when learning a language.
I have 2 companions- Sister Earl and Sister Lillian. They are great, they both went to BYU and so they know a ton of people here. Being in a trio is nice in some ways but also hard. Its nice because you have 2 people to talk to and walk with. But its also hard because my companions practice their Portuguese together, which means I dont have a partner to practice with. They also make a lot of decisions without me, so I usually have no idea what is going on. Its hard but Heavenly Father knows what is best for me and He must have given me 2 companions for a reason. In our district we have 14 people. 5 sisters and 9 elders, we have a lot of fun.
At the MTC you get to go to quite a few meetings, which are usually great. Our branch president asked us to read the entire Book of Mormon while we are here. Its amazing how much I am learning from the scriptures. 1 Nephi 3:7 really hit me this week. Nephi talks about "I will go and do" and that is what I am trying to do. The rest of that scripture talks about how the Lord will not make us do things that we cannot do and will always help us. I have really come to know that is true. This week has been hard. Learning Portuguese is hard. Teaching 3 lessons in Portuguese is hard. And everything you do here at the MTC can get overwhelming, but I know Heavenly Father takes care of us. I really have learned this week that I need to be patient with myself. I am not learning the language as fast as the members in my district and its frustrating but I know I will learn it and things will work out. Not in my time, but in the Lord's. We were able to go to the temple this morning which was great. I really needed to feel that peace that I always feel at the temple and it made me feel so much better! I am so happy I have the chance to go to the temple every week!
I think thats about it. In case your wondering...Baylee and I see each other all the time. Our rooms are right next door to each other which is great! We accidentally dress a like quite a bit and it really confuses everyone haha. Oh, and by the way...there is a sister missionary turning 20 this Saturday (ME and Baylee of course). I will no longer be a teenager...weird. I hope everyone is doing well! I love you all!
Sister Kaycee Davis
P.S.- the funny thing about learning Portuguese is quite a few things sound like my name. Like- que followed by a word starting with 's' or 'c'. Its been kind of confusing and I have to remind myself that I am sister Davis now and my name is not Kaycee haha :)