Date: 3/8/17 4:46 AM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: FW: Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?
Sr. Tonini (still Corina to me),
Do not be discouraged about your language. I know just how you feel. When I went on my mission we did not have the MTC and had to learn Japanese “in the field”. There was no language training program whatsoever. I had to sit in meetings and listen to try and pick out words and then look them up in the English/Japanese dictionary. I couldn’t even tell when a word started and ended. We all eventually learned the language…some better than others. Your first few weeks will be a language challenge but soon you will realize that you are understanding more and more about what is going on.
Enjoy being the junior in your companionship. There is much to learn and soon enough you will have to make many of the daily decisions…where to go, what to do, etc. You will be blessed abundantly.
We are so proud of you and your decision to serve a mission. What a great heritage you are providing your children…being the 4th generation of sister missionary efforts.
Con mucho amour e abrazos.
PS. I just realized you are our first grandchild to go on a non-English speaking mission Omedito gozaimasu (ops, that is Japanese for congratulations!)