Friday, September 24, 2010

September 20, 2010


It's so great to hear from you! Congrats on your marathon Annie! Way to go! Thank goodness for Keith hooking up the hot tub :) Hi Granny and Grandpa! I'm glad Mitch's wedding was good! Sounds like it was super cute! Could you write me on dearelder and give me Brooke's mission address ( on envelopes of letters in my center dresser comp) and Ryan Burke's address? That would be great. If you could send Nicole my cuticle nippers ( in my hair cart, bottom or second to last drawer in the red nail kit, they are the biggest thing in there)

This week has flown by, the days seem like weeks and the weeks seem like days. We do so much in a day it takes forever but it's so great. We pray a ton- I counted it up it's usually about 13 times each day. We had a large group meeting about DOING, KNOWING, and BECOMING to be diciples of Christ. It was so good!

I did get the blowdryer from Nicole. Thank you soo much. She also sent me cookies. She is so sweet :) Oh so it's against the rules to have toe rings so I took mine off sadly. Now my toe has a tan line and looks so strange ahaha. But you bet you i'm saving it for a year and a half and bringing it home ;) We also can't have gum so I'll have to see if we can in the field so I can use my stash.

Each week we have to teach lessons to investigators. This week the lesson part went REALLY well. The spanish part is pretty rusty but it all helps I guess. I was being an investigator for some elders and I meant to tell them I have 7 brothers (hermanos) but accidently told them I had 7 men (hombres) haha they busted up and I went bright red. Oh well, I better get used to those kind of mistakes.

For gym we started playing 9 square (we took 4 square up a notch) it is fun but I still like sand volleyball better. Gym is still the best- just gives you something to look forward to. One of the branch counslers wifes said the only difference between MTC and prison is in prison you get visitors ahaha so true. Playing the piano in sacrament has been pretty good. I always mess up but they are just glad to have someone to attempt. It's not like the singles branch at home though, they are so intimidating here and you have to do everything perfect- I got in trouble for not playin postlude yesterday haha. We get a new district in our zone this week with 4 new hermanas. I'm excited to meet them and have other girls. The elders that are leaving are going to Veracruz Mexico but visas haven't gone through so they got re assigned. 3 of them are coming to Pocatello Idaho mission. I also talked to Marcus Hawker he leaves tommorrow and got reassigned to Cali.

Yesterday we watched the Testaments and I was thinking Dad's popcorn sounds so good right now haha so the Sunday I get back I will probably request some popcorn :) Ya I saw Devin Henicksem I think he is going good. I just saw hans peterson for the first time today too. I also saw a girl who was in my spanish class at BYUI. She just got here this week and is going to Germany. CRAZY. It makes me happy I only have to learn spanish.

I am getting some pictures printed right now so I will send them sometime this week hopefully. If you look in my write2whyte e-mail I got a letter from SLCC saying I didn't have to take bio 1610 if I didn't need to take anymore bio. I think the title is under dental hygeine though. It is from Evelyn Udell. If you can't figure it out it's ok. Maybe send a laundry bag with nicole (light weight and mesh so it can fold up small)

My district translated the Blues Clues mail song into spanish and sing it when we get mail. It is so hilarious. I am going to miss the Guatemalans when they leave next week. Time flies!!! Although I don't know if these next 7 and a half weeks will...

My spanish and gospel teachers are cool. They served in Argentina and Canada. Good think I like them because we are with them about 3 hours each so 6 hours each day. They help a ton and keep you encouraged. It's great to have someone share experiences to pump you up.I don't think I have ever studied so much... every night my brain is killing me and I'm crawling for my bed haah love it!!!

Daniel Wong wanted me to tell you Hi. He is doing really well with spanish and is excited to come to Idaho :)

If you  need anything let me know. I can only write on Mondays though. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy every moment because it is all going to seem like a dream when I get home. Keep me updated on everything back home! Maybe you should also send me Shelmans address so I don't feel so bad for not writing Seth. That is funny what his grandpa said. Hopefully he is married by the time I get home. :) Thank you for everything. Your prayers help A TON!!!!!! I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU!!
Forward this to people you think would like it :) so I don't have to write the same thing to everyone :) thanks love you!!

September 13, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010 at 18:03

HOLA FMILIA!!! Que tal?

It has been a crazy week, but I LOVE it! My district is amazing! Mi compenero es de L.A. she is super nice, just kinda slow (eating and walking ect) or maybe I'm just fast :) We live with 2 other sisters. Hermana Stevens from Payson Utah y Hermana Forbush from Ely, NV. WE are the only 4 sisters in the zone. There are 7 elders in our district All but 2 elders are going to the Santiago NOrth mission (the other 2 are going to Guatemala Rasomthin, the new mission) We have elders from Utah, Washington state, Cali, Oregeon and Alaska. We are already so close it's awesome how we all get along. I'll print some pictures off and send them to you some tome.
They have early morning workouts for the sisters but I'm not a huge fan of going because then we only have 15 min to get ready. Then we usually have 6 hours of class and 3 hours to do other studies. After all that gym time is THE BEST time of the day. We usually play volleyball, it's super fun! Mon is our p-day obviously. We go to the 9 or 9:20 session. I can only e-mail immediate family while at the MTC plus be only have 30 min so will you send me Ryan's home address? You should use dear elder so then I can get it more often and tell everyone to write me through there too because it's ree and it's fun to get mail during the week :) Nicole Polatis wrote me and said she can send pakages of any size for a dollar so I wondered if you would hit her up to send me a blow dryer because mine doesn't work. Me being the tard that I am didn't check it before I left and it doesn't work. Thanks! As for espanol, we have learned to pray, testify, meet people and aske the questions. We also memorized our pursose en espanol (preach my gospel pg 1) Now I am working on the 1st vision en espanol. It's amazing how fast you learn, I feel completely lost but I have elarned a lot. It's a lot of work but totally worth it.

They did change the dress code so I don't have to wear nylons. YAY!!!!!!!! I only wear them if I feel my feet starting to get blisters.
I have seen Elder Wond, Marcus Hawker (he is in my building), Case Bradley, a boy form my social dance lass at BYUI (elder Duncan going to Seeden), Elder Knighting from Springfield going to Brazil (he just looked familiar so I asked where he was from). so it's fun to see people, but we are always so busy we don't usually have time to talk.

I think I have become the pianist for my branch. . I played yesterday and I have to play next week so we will see what happens. For releif society, Sister Dalton (YW pres) came and talked to us, it was AMAZING, she talked about "High on a Mountain Top" and we are the banner unfurled going to wave to all the nations. She aid to do 3 things: pray morining and night, read the BOM at least 5 min a day, and smiel. Keys to success! It was so good.

Tell everyone hi and to write me, especially on dearelder (simple). I love you all so mu7ch! A year and a half will go by fast :) Te amo, te amo, te amo MUCHO!!!!!!!

Hermana Whyte

P.S. my mailbox # is 278. My ESTIMATED fly out day is Nov 8, and my release date is March 27, 2012 (either exciting or depressing haha maybe I shouldn't have told you that until Christmas 2012 :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Temple Day

Stephanie received her endowment in the Salt Lake temple on May 28, 2010.

"The Call"

On May 20th, 2010, Sister Stephanie Whyte was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints in the Santiago Chile North Mission (spanish speaking). She is to report to the Provo, UT MTC on September 8th. The excitment has only just begun! Stay tuned for the stories and pictures.