So I'm sorry that my Christmas email was really short. There was no time! lol but I have a bit more time today.
I love the MTC! There are some things that I'm not so crazy about, like the weather, how all the buildings look the same, and some of the food...
But overall it's awesome. Most of the food so far is good! The Elders here are so nice to the Sisters and they're so respectful, always holding the door open and helping with everything. They're very entertaining too, so it's a pretty good mix. Elder Nelson, an Elder in my zone, is completely insane. He is soo funny and crazy and super immature. lol but Hey, I don't have TV anymore so he's pretty much my TV!
My favorite thing here is when all 2500 missionaries in the MTC have a fireside or something and we all sing. The sound of that just sends chills down your spine! It is so powerful and SO amazing.
I have heard from various missionaries that Vina del Mar is absolutely gorgeous. I am so excited. :)
Every day for gym time, I usually play basketball. haha it's just super fun. Plus it's awesome when I play against super short Hermanas, because I feel like a giant and I can easily get the ball in the hoop! haha.
I have actually made several really awesome 3 pointers. If only you could watch me go at it!
My companion, Hermana Whipple and I made a rap in Spanish about the Hermanas.
We were pretty proud of it, even though it's kinda stupid. haha. Here goes:
El RAP hecho por las hermanas
Las HErmanas en la casa!
Estamos aqui para decir
Que pasa! Que pasa!
Como el rey de leones
Somos de las calles!
Pero no es posible si tu no bailes!
Anyway haha that's it. I have laughed so hard since I've been here, the energy here is amazing. I love it!
I love how the MTC is like a mini world. We have homes and classes and a cafeteria, a bookstore, a laundry place, a Health Clinic, a Salon, a mailroom, ... and so much more!!! lol
Ok, so in case you didn't tell Sister Niko what my favorite scripture is, I think one of them is D&C 35:13!!! So put that on my plaque! Yay!
Greg Olsen, the painter, came and spoke to us on Christmas, and that was really cool, he showed all of his paintings and the backgrounds of them and gave a really good message.
I love watching movies here with all the missionaries. They think everything is so funny, and all romantic things are just incredible. haha. So watching It's A Wonderful Life on Christmas...Yeah it was probably the funniest thing ever. But it was also super spiritual.
EVERYONE PLEASE USE DEARELDER.COM!!!!!
My name is Hermana Amy Schrader and I'm going to the Chile Vina del MAr mission! I'm at the MTC! Please everyone use it! I hope you all do!
I have to go, I will write letters to people's dear elders when I can. :)
LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
ADIOS AMIGOS Y FAMILIA!
Hermana Amy Schrader