Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mission Addresses (Please note, they are subject to change...)

Provo MTC (I'll be there 3 weeks)
Sister Anna Marie Elmer
Peru Arequipa Mission
Provo MTC
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604

Peru MTC (6 additional weeks to Provo time) Also, no packages can be sent to the Peru MTC...
Hermana Anna Marie Elmer
Peru MTC
Centro de Capacitacion Missional
La Molina
Amazonas 12

Mission Address: This is pouch mail, just so you know. Pouch rules apply.
Sister Anna Marie Elmer
Peru Arequipa Misson
POB 30150
Salt Lake City, Ut 84130-0150

Mission Package Address: aka Mission Office
Sister Anna Marie Elmer
Peru Arequipa Mission
Edificio El Pera
Avenida El Ejercito 710, Oficina 7031
Cayma Arequipa

I would love to read anything you might feel like sending me :) Also, this is the time I will use for my shameless plug for Because I'm serving in a "pouch" mission, they ask that you use the pouch mail services. If I am going to be completely honest, the pouch rules stink and are a real pain in the fanny. is free and you don't have to bother with the pouch rules. That was my commercial for this wonderful service that I have been known to use myself on occasion. The only down side of dearelder? You can't draw pictures or doodle in the margins. Sad.
On a very happy note,I am so crazy excited to be set apart tomorrow night and the to head north to Utahland on Saturday! Also, assume that I do not have your address. Include it in your first letter to me so that I might write you back (hint, hint) I look forward to your letters! (great big giant hint) Well, I'll catch ya on the flip side!
Much love, and aw heck, one final hug,
(Almost) Hermana Anna Elmer :D

Sunday, February 14, 2010

One Step Closer

Aw, great friends!
The Family...for the most part

Today another big move was made towards the mish. It was my non-farewell. Yippee hoorah, that part is over! I was very blessed to have many friends and family in attendance. The reviews seem pretty...ok. I received everything from "You did great!" to "It was adorable." (that one made me laugh. Are talks supposed to be "adorable"?) to "I fell asleep." I'm pretty sure that last one was kidding but it was so hard to tell, she had quite the poker face. I also got, "I cried right along with you." Problem. I don't really like crying. I don't actually know anyone who does, but still... However, what I dislike more than crying, is crying in public. I feel like a total fool. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I were a cryer by nature. You know the kind, the ones that say they enjoy a "good cry." No such thing. I'm not one to wear my tear glands on my sleeve. That just gets messy. I would say heart on my sleeve but I have no troubles showing other emotions. It seems to be only the wet ones.

Oh yeah, I was going to mention something interesting. My mission boundaries have recently changed. The Peru Arequipa Mission is now about 1/4 the size of what it was on the mission map in my call packet. It no longer reaches into the mountainous regions but sticks to the coast. Oh good, my hair looks awesome in humidity...false. Anyway, I could not be more excited! In the words of one of my friends currently serving, I'm ready to "go forth and [try really hard to] tear it up!" (brackets added for my own nervous interjection). Also, I just realized that tear, as in running down my face and tear, as in into tiny pieces are spelled the same way. Interesting. Both distinguish some kind of discomfort and probable destruction. Tear.

And so, the count down continues. 10 days from today I will be in the Provo MTC. What will I have to do to fill the following 9 days? To be honest, not a whole lot. I'll gladly take any suggestions. :)