Sister Corinne Bauer

Sister Corinne Bauer

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Week one: done!

Madre and Padre, brothers, and my future devoted blog readers,
This letter is mostly to you mom and dad, and of course skyler and forrest! I cannot believe that I have already been here a week. The first few days seemed to take for ever but now the first week is almost over and it seems like I just got here yesterday! My Korean teacher is awesome! His name is brother ball and he is from new Zealand which reminds me of course of flight of the concords but also makes me think that I will speak korean with an New Zealandish accent! In class our teacher speaks only Korean except when we have coaching time. It has been a really awesome experience learning the language and we all seem to be picking it up really quickly. We learned the alphabet and can now read, all be it slowly!!! My companion is named Sister Washburn and she is the best! We are almost always laughing which is awesome but we also get a lot done. We have already taught 4 lessons in Korean!!!! It is kind of stressful but we have been very successful and our investigator (he is really a volunteer who is definitely american but I almost believe he is really Korean everytime, he was actually in my companions ward) is really sweet. We also have two other sisters in our room, Sister Rovelsky and Sister Evans, they are so awesome and the 4 of us are all going to seoul! We are the seoul sisters! In our district there are three elders and 10 sisters, and in our zone there are an additional 4 elders and 6 sisters. It is pretty unusual for a district or zone to have more sisters than elders and even more unusual that the elders are so vastly outnumbered. Our branch president is President Shinn, he and is wife are Korean and they are so amazing! I already love them and especially their smiles. The MTC president sat by Washburn Chamae neem (I dont know how to type in characters yet) and I during lunch yesterday and it was super awesome, he is so kind.
The food at the MTC is really great! We have been able to try a bunch of different things but the desserts and chocolate milk is the best! I will write more about the food in my paper letter when i do not have a timer counting down each and every second. We have gym five days a week and it is really fun, there is a lot to do and plenty of time to try everything.
Sunday was the most wonderful day, the spirit was so strong, which was good because I really needed the lift. Some people were even getting emotional about exercise, which was ridiculous! I am so grateful to have made it to pday!!!
I was able to go to the temple today which was really great although I had to wake up extra early! I am so glad we got to go and eat in the temple cafeteria which was really nice as well. We can now pray, bare our testimonies, and read Korean which seems so amazing to me. We also can say a lot of random things that we bring up whenever we can.
I thought I would let you guys know that I forgot to end my disney movie club account, so if you could help me with that as soon as the next letter from them comes that would be awesome! My membership number will be in the letter and I think you will just be able to reset the username and password and log in as a new user because my account was reset!
Sorry for that tangent but I thought that should be taken care of promptly!
Make sure that Javi gets his stuff at some point and if you see him tell him to write me! I welcome letters from anyone!!! I love getting them, they really brighten my days and remind me that I haven{t always lived at the mtc. I hope that everything is going terrifically for everyone! I love you all so much and I miss you! I know that I am doing the right thing and that our whole family will be blessed because of it. Make sure to let sandy, grandma, sarah, and other family members know my address so that I can begin writing wthem as well! I am so glad to be here at the MTC and so grateful that I have the support of all of you at home. Tell Jed that his picture is already inspiring me and the other sisters in my room.
I am so excited to hear from all of you soon and I will be emailing next week and writing letters later today. I love you all so very much!
I have like three more minutes so I will just say that I am so happy here and glad that I made this decision, I cannot believe that I am actually learning Korean and that eventually I will almost only speak it! It is such an amazing experience to see the growth we are all experiencing! The four of us in our room are all so close already we definitely couldnt have been luckier! I am sorry about the lack of capitalization and apostrophes, the keyboard is being psycho! I love you so much, the days will quickly pass before we are together again, I know it.
sister bauer
(mom, I think you can still call me corinne, or you might think you are talking to yourself)

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