The last few days have been crazy. They told us to write a letter home to share our first day experience, but since I didn't have time the first day I am writing it on the second day. So, after I arrived I went to the information desk and they gave me my card to get me into meals and all the buildings. We were not supposed to lose this card, but I ended up losing it along the way. They directed me where I should go and get my name tags. I got my name tag and an escort was taking me to what was left of class when she asked about me speaking Estonian, I then told her I was actually speaking Lithuanian. So, she took me back where a few phone calls were made to find out where the disconnect was, they had no record of the change. They eventually figured it out. They took me to class where I was late and it was super embarrassing. The teacher was only speaking Lithuanian and I had no idea how to understand him. After that class all of the new missionaries with an orange dot (dork dot, means we are new) met for a welcome. I have two companions, Sister Hubert, and Sister Lee is a solo sister who joined our companionship, she is going to Singapore speaking Malay. They both are nice and kind of shy. We then went and ate dinner. The food here isn't that great so you probably don't have to worry about me gaining weight. We then went to a workshop called "People and Our Purpose," where they brought investigators who are either actors or real investigators. We had to teach them as a group of about 35 people, it was really difficult. Everyone was going off in every which way. We then went back to classrooms to wait for our zone leaders to pick us up. They picked us up and took us where we could all sit and get to know each other. It was a very full day, so I was tired. We finally got to go to our residence (at 9:30), where we could unpack and get ready for bed. Quiet time begins at 10:15, but I was so busy unpacking I didn't get any. Today was just as busy as the first day. We learned that we are supposed to teach an investigator on Saturday in Lithuanian. I am super nervous, I do not feel I know the language well enough, but I know that if I rely on Heavenly Father He will help me. The Spirit is strong here in the MTC, it is wonderful. I hope all is well at home.
P.S. My address changed slightly, so take notice on the envelope.
Sister Brianna Liane Brown
2007 North 900 East Unit 69
Provo, UT 84602
November 5, 2014