Sunday, August 26, 2012

1 Month Down!

Sister Eddy has now officially been in the MTC for 1 month!  Here's a little update on how she is doing: 

She has LOVED receiving all of the dear elders from friends and family.  Thank you thank you!  And please keep writing her!  She love's hearing from everyone.  

She's had no problem whatsoever becoming the "popular sister missionary" at the MTC.  To quote a recent letter, "We are definitely the cool Sister Missionaries here.  This is probably a slight bit sacrilegious, but our saying is "Getting cray-cray with the Seirei!"  Seirei is the Holy Ghost.  Super bad, but it's catching on.  Especially since we seriously are always surrounded with the Spirit and Japanese missionaries.  This place is like a big bubble of fuzzy feelings.  Haha."  Of course, any of you that know Carlie understand that she means no disrespect, she just a fun lovin' gal.  :)

Her Japanese is coming along great!  She can now sing all of them hymns in Japanese!  She's also the only one in her companionship that can locate Japanese scriptures in the Bible and BOM!  Way to go Car!

She's learning a lot about the Gospel and is so happy with her decision to serve a mission.  She is excited to work with the people in Japan.

She LOVE'S her companions and speaks of them often.  They seem to get along really well.  Here's a funny story that she told in one of her recent letters:
"So, I'm trying to think of a funny story I could tell, but I'm guessing it wouldn't be as funny in type.  I will try though.  Okay, so my companions are seriously ridiculous.  I love them so much!  This one night, Sister Buhler was doing imitations of people we know or have seen around campus and she did this one that was spot on.  Anyway, we were all bursting out laughing and Sister Walker peed...all over the floor.  I SERIOUSLY died!  The bad thing was that we didn't even stop laughing after that to help her, we just laughed even harder.  I doesn't even sound funny, but you guys...I know have a six pack because of all the laughing we do.  I can't even comprehend being with any other companions.  Of course, I will in Japan, but I lucked out as far as the MTC goes." 

   She has a little polaroid camera that she uses and then she sends some of the pictures home to us.  Here are a couple that she sent to us this week.  They are pretty small, so the quality is not the greatest, but here you go!

Her caption reads:
"My companions and I with some of the girls from Japan!  Love them all!"

Oh, and here's MY (Ashley's) personal favorite:
"This printed out bad, but I wanted you to see the awesome slide board they have!  "I'm feeling skinny Tony!""  :)  Haha  classic. 

She misses and loves all of us, and tells us often:  Ai shite imasu! (I love you!)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

How is Sister Eddy Doing?

Well, Carlie is just about to hit the two week mark at the MTC!  She has been able to write a few letters and e-mail us twice.  Here's an update on how the first couple weeks have been for her.

  • She LOVES to receive letters!  So...write her!  Her mailing address is right here-------------------->  See it?  On the right hand side bar?  She also loves receiving letters through Dear Elder.  To learn more about that, go here.  :)
  • She is now known as Eddy Shimai (Sister Eddy)!
  • Carlie is in a "tri-panionship", meaning that she works and teaches with two other sister missionaries.  Here's what she wrote about her companions:  "So, we've been a tri-panionship for one week now and it is so great.  We all get along so well and all have very similar personalities and style.  I seriously got lucky to have such great companions!  Our senior companion is Buhler Shimai and she is amazing.  She always holds the group together and makes sure we are all doing OK.  Walker Shimai is our new recruit and she is adorable!  Seriously, I am so glad to have such stylish companions!  :)"   
  • She's getting used to the 5:45 (sometimes 4:30 am)!  mornings. :)
  • She starting to learn some Japanese and actually bore her testimony to us in one of her letters!   Watshi wa Kami sama wa Josefu Sumisu o toshite fukin o kaifuku saramashita.  Lesu Kirisuto wa watashitachi no aganainushi desu.  Kono akashi no okage de, Kami sama wa watashitachi no inori ni Kotaerareru to shirimashita.  Kozoku o kansha shite imasu.  Kozokus o shukufuku shite kudasi.   
  • A few days ago, she found a weird growth behind her ear and had to go into the doctor.  Turns out it was a bacterial cyst that had developed in her sweat glands.  No worries though!  She was given some antibiotics and say's that it is healing up nicely! 
  • Her P-Days are on Tuesdays.  
There's just a little update on her life in the MTC.  She is loving the people she is working with and is learning a lot!  She misses everyone back home and loves you all!  

MTC Drop Off!

Sister Eddy was taken to the MTC on July 25th.  Before we took her to the MTC, we went to the Provo Temple grounds to take pictures and spend our last few moments together.  

Here she is at the MTC.  Isn't she the cutest sister missionary you've ever seen!?  The Japanese people are in for a treat!  

She will be in the MTC for 10 weeks training and learning the Japanese language.

It was a great day, and surprisingly, no tears were shed there or on the way home!  We're all so excited for her!    

Being Set Apart as Sister Eddy

Carlie was set apart as a missionary on Tuesday, July 24th.  We decided to go to dinner as a family one last time that night  Here's all the Eddy siblings below.  

 Adam, Megan, Carlie, and Ashley

That night, the missionaries from the ward came to wish her good luck!