Friday, August 27, 2010

Week #2 Stay and Study..10th Row!

Como vai????
Hello everyone!! wow i have been on a mission for almost two weeks ok a week and a half and i first would like to say i am sorry for the crazy letter last week. i hope you could understand it it was all over the place. so i have so much to say! ahhh ok i umm i love my elders our district is the best! we call ourselves the funny district that can sing idk its the mtc humor here i love it. so last sunday was so cool i didnt have to speak in portuguese i was worried about it but my whole district was asked to sing this week so for those of you who know me i cant sing! so well see how that goes. anyway dad- we watched the spoken word ahah made me think of you we love mo tab they played lillies of the field mom and that made me think of you. we got to go on a temple walk later that day so i have pics and i think the only way to send them is via me printing them here so ill try to do that soon. monday i said goodbye to emilie wong i will miss her she is great. i think i grew a six pack on monday during our class everything is so funny here we played a game called basketch basically using a trashcan with paper and i dont think i laughed harder. i love my teachers o and great news were getting a new portuguese teacher that actually went to brazil!!! she is so cute she went to sao paulo so it will be nice to have a girls perspective. so basically i have been loving the mtc ya its hard and yes im tired but i love being here i know this is where im supposed to be. but for some reason i was feeling kindof low on tuesday idk what was wrong with me and on tuesdays we have devotionals and there was word that it was going to be an apostle so it was crazayyyy. and the gym just barely got re opened so people started lining up at 5 to get in and the program didnt start until 7 and me and my comps were like no we should be obedient and stay and study until its time to go. so we did and we were the last ones in and i was super dissappointed cause there were no seats left and then i heard my comp say sister corbin and she started bolting down the stairs she found 3 seats right infront like 10th row! we were blessed for being obedient little things like that happen all the time i love it and dont worry im sitting there and uhhhhh elder holland walks in o just one of my favs i was so excited! i wish you guys could here this talk it was exactly what i needed to here at that moment. he said " if you dont feel up to it.... well its still the church an the work has to be done... welcome to the family" " we cannot fully prepare you for this war, its all his work, all his church and we all signed up" he quoted what i said in my farewell talk " missionary work is hard bc salvation is not a cheap experience" wow it was amazing blake and dad you would have loved it!!! I want to be on the team and here i am i signed up for the war and couldnt be any happier. i am no longer my own but the lords and this is the lords time.
on wed my district played for square it brings me back to the good old days we prob play like three times a week haha its fun. o ok so here is a great story so as a companionship we decided to contact three different people before lunch in portuguese. so i decided to have our last one be sister cannon (lil cannon dg) to be my last contact so we went up to her and my companions started and i went last testifying of prophets and the book of mormon and she starts crying! and with tears in her eyes says aubrees speaking portuguese of course i felt the spirit and hugged her for like 30 secs ahah but i will never forget that. she leaves in 9 days and i will be so sad to see her go!
no word on visas mom so im still here and prob well be for a while but thats okay im starting to like it here. also this new missionary named hermana pond came in the other day and we know some of the same people her name is jamie pond i believe she is cute. ummm lets see on thurs aka yesterday we did the trc which is when you teach volunteers it went great! we taught the new teacher we were going to have starting next week.
this morning we were able to go to the temple so great. so my official p day is on friday and i go to the temple in the mornings and walk around the temple sunday afternoons
i try to stop appreviating here but its supps hard ahahah and ill try not to apprev on the emials mom pmg = preach my gospel and dont cut it in the show just is shower ha
side notes blake- there is this elder in my district that laughs like david burton and i lov my life cause i just laugh all the time
amber- wow could your letter make me cry... yes tell zoe i miss her and hi to her too! i miss you tons
mom- a lady is getting me some flipflops ahah so no worries. good news about the shot!! i didnt want to have another one
lauren- you are my best friend i love dear elders from you ps can you send me kvw's address i need to write her while im here and i cant wait to get a package lil gets one everyday!
shout out to my DGS i love you your letter is coming!
we just have no time here at all so i can really only write one letter a week... o well.
welll i love you all and i hope this letter makes more sense then lasts weeks. my portuguese is coming but slowly. o and ps i love my sisters one of them is like a scriptorian and i pick here brain every chance i get i bet she hates it but she claims she loves it ahah well see how long it lasts until she asks me to stop bugging her. so yup there you go i love getting letters and dear elders!
love your favorite sister mish
sister corbin

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Aubree's First MTC Letter

AHH can you believe it! I am on a mission!! okay well this thing is way weird there is a flashing red light count down and I am still trying to figure this all out. How is everything!! there is so much to say but not enough time. I will start with when I got here. So after I wen to lunch with my friends abby and lauren drove me down to provo. we made all the way there without crying or anything it was great. then we met up with lil and we followed her car to the mtc lot and we both got out together we took a few pics and the host was waiting for us. the moment i saw lils mom cry i lost it. i looked down and lauren was holding onto me and she wouldnt let go at that moment i realized this was it! i said goodbye to everyone and let the chaos begin. my hosts took my bags and we went and checked in and pure craziness. i had to do go everywhere, get my books go to my room and then i got to meet my district! so as im on my way with my host we go up the stairs o and look its adam gasin ahah hello brother is what i said gave him a quick hand shake and moved on I walked into my classroom and met my district. I love them!! they are the best elders! we get along so well. we didnt waste anytime i walked in and they all made me say stuff in portuguese. so then i got to meet my comps yes comps i have two companions!!! one is sister michael she is from san jose very sweet and the other one is from bountiful utah very smart her name is sister smith. I am the senior companion and I have to run with it. everything is still kind of confusing but i love it! i dont know what i was expecting from the mtc but im getting the hang of it and yes blake to answer your question i am soooo tired all the time but ill get used to it. um lets see so i guess the mtc was expecting 6 brazil missionaries and got like 74! and i am only one of three sisters of the whole zone! and no one is going to my mission so basically only sister companionship and only person going to my mission but thats okay. i love being here with people i know it makes it feel like efy or something ahaha but it is def not um loved running into elder russel well have to take a picture and i saw emily wong, jamie perry and jamie jabeara also elder alviso and many others i knew up at the U. I got to send a letter home mom i hope you got it its about the shot. o and i love DEAR ELDER it is the best thing on the planet ok the restored gospel is but it is so close!!! please dear elder me if you can!! yes I got everyones dear elders and i need addresses! i never have anytime to write and barely have enough time to write this email so dont send to much email on her i prob wont have time to read it. to answer your question mom i am on the top bunk i do not need detergent and i have three roommates. i would of had four but this sister was in our room and the night we got there she is supposed to go to brazil but she has been there for 10 weeks so she got reassigned to san jose california to wait for her visa or stay there permanetly. so looks like im not going anywhere anytime soon but i hope i do!!! um the food is great its huge! i feel like a deer in the head lights everytime i walk into the cafeteria and o we have no time to eat. all day we eat and go to class ha but i love both so i am fine with it. my companions and i are going to these workout classes in the morning. we went to kickboxing yesterday so fun! i have only been here for four days and the days already are blending together!! I already know how to say a prayer in portuguese and might have to give a five minute talk in portuguese on sunday wow ask me if i was going to be able to do that last week i would have laughed. i love my teachers one is irmo zwick who went to portugal who is our language teacher and the other is irmo miles who is our pmg teacher he doesnt speak portuguese which is hard because you try to learn all you can. but since there were so many brazilian missionaries that came through they ran of teachers ha thats okay.
i hate to admit this but i brought too much stuff!!! ok blake and dad you were right and i knew you would be but hey i learned this one for myself haha be expecting a package home :) i just got so many books that no way my luggage would be less than 50 pounds o and i dont even have all the books either bc us brazilians are taking over. before i forget HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANDY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! o and yes i eat the cliff bars dad and mom i need flippy flops rainbows just dont cut it in the show but i might just hold off on it and see if i can get them here. I also cannot apprev here it is really hard ha cause i lov to shorten every word but i am working on it. as for me I am doing great! I love doing the lords work. already have i seen the spirt tesitfy to me that this is the real church and so many of my prayers have been answered! i keep telling myself faith over fear both my companions are worried about the language and so am i to a point but i know the lord well bless me as long as i do what he wants me to do!
thank you to everyone who wrote on dear elder it means so much to me i hope i can send some letters today but today our pday is only three hours bc our real pday is i believe friday so it will be awhile until you hear from me again! i love you all so much!
until next time...
sister corbin

Time to Go! Here we come world...

Hands off, it's time to go into the MTC. It's a beautiful day to see the Temple!

Last minute farewells

Awesome Welcome Party when she arrives!
Steph is a buddy from Delta Gamma. Lauren, Lil, and Abby get to say goodbye!

Lauren and Aubree got to go visit Jenna on Temple Square. Jenna has been serving there since early July.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Aron arriving from Mexico!

Aron Procuniar just retuned today from his mission. This is at the Orange County Airport this afternoon. Aubree missed him by 3 days. They grew up together, I believe he is finally taller than her now. Welcome home Aron!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Faith in Every Footstep

Aubs will be landing in Salt Lake City in about a half hour. She's on her way to join the army of the Lord. She is so excited to serve and is ready to start a new journey. She will be entering the MTC tomorrow around noon to join her cousin Sean and thousands of other missionaries. What better place to be than in the hands of the Lord.

mother will now take over

I LOVE AND WILL MISS YOU ALL!!! my mom will put up pictures and emails from me starting this week so keep in touch and if you want to write here are some addresses

Im not sure how long I will be in the provo
MTC because of my visa but you can write me a letter at

Sister Aubree Lyn Corbin
Belo Horizonte Mission
Provo Missionary Training Center
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT, 84604
until oct 18

or you can go to so I get the email the same day!
you can email me at

When I get to Brazil hopefully in October or sooner use the mission home address to send letters and packages until I know where I am living:

Sister Aubree Lyn Corbin
Brazil Belo Horizonte Mission
R. Sao Paulo, 1781, 10 Andar
Ed. 17 de Maio-Sala 1001 Lourdes
30170-132 Belo Horizonte- MG


My call opening

my friend abby recorded two videos of my call opening but this is the later one. and yes I was clearly emotional but it was the best experience, one that i will never forget.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

One Week to GO

I only have one week to go now! After being delayed it has been a long process.