BEST WEEK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got the news from the Elders in Elk Grove,
meet up with Obispo and the Ochoas at their house... Diana is mysteriously video recording.. AND OUT WALKS....DRUM ROLL PLEASE....
THE HERMANA PITCHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WAHHHH!!!! We all went to Fidel's baptism together.
I got there and saw him for the first time in forever!
"How do ya feel!?" - Me
"I don't know.... I just wanna get baptized!" - Fidel
and he did :)
Hermana Pitcher and I were talking... we felt like we were able to accomplish what the Lord set out for our companionship to do.
AND FAM BAM YOU BETTER GET READY TO MEET FIDEL! He's expecting us :)
Les quiero mucho!
more email to come!
this week was nutso...
day by day - play by play
Tuesday - My last Mission Leadership Council... because it only happens once a month :( It was the most powerful meeting I have ever been privileged to be a part of. We talked about change, in ourselves, in life, in general. Through humility and obedience, we can accept the will of God in our lives and more fully understand the Atonement of Jesus Christ in order to change. Something that really hit me - If you think that there is something about you can never change (character wise) you are denying the power of the Atonement. It is there for us to learn, to change, to become better and not only once a week, not only once a day, but to ask for forgiveness through prayer every single time we mess up and then stand up and get to work to not repeat the same mistakes ;)
Faith brings miracles but Repentance (believing in the power Christ has to strengthen and change us) brings miracles, too.
And last but definitely not least - a quote from President Boyd K. Packer that hit me in the heart;
"You were once generals in the war in heaven. And one day, when you are again in the spirit world, you will be enthralled with those whom with you will associate. You will ask someone in which period they lived and you might hear, "I was with Moses when he parted the Red Sea," or ," I helped build the pyramids" or "I fought with Captain Moroni."
As you are standing there in amazement, someone will turn to you and ask, "Which of the prophets time did you live in?" When you say "Thomas S. Monson's" a hush will fall over every hall and corridor in heaven and all in attendance will bow at your presence. You were held back 6000 years because you were the most talented, the most obedient, the most courageous, and the most righteous.
Are you still?"
- President Boyd K. Packer, Quorum of the 12 Apostles.
I know that Jesus Christ leads His true church today through a living prophet, and what a great honor we have to live up to that potential we knew we had in the pre-existence. What an adventure to discover what we can accomplish with His help :)
Wednesday - I had my final interview with President Jardine... I had done really good, hadn't cried yet.. because I have been sick this week, my face was already leaking so I tried my best to keep my eyeballs from giving in to peer pressure from my other orifices... ew. sorry.
We sit down, "How do you feel?"
"I'm really excited to meet with you and talk to you! But... I'm just sad about..."
and he finished my sentence because I cracked and the water works began!
"...what it represents..." blah.
We talked about marriage... It was funny. I'll have to tell you that story another time ;) After the interview I was crying and Sister Jardine just hugged me and said.. "your mom will be SO happy to see you..." haha. AHH TIME FLIES SO FAST! I've said so many times this week "I feel like I'm dreaming..." and that might be partly thanks to my good friend, NyQuil.
I'm running out of time! So update on investigators and then pictures!
We had the chastity lesson with Gxxxxxx... and we are now marriage planners! haha We just have to have both sides to be willing :/
During the lesson, Satan was working so hard to make things fall apart! Her house alarms randomly wouldn't stop, the police showed up, and then as soon as we got to the meat of the lesson... families are ordained of God... no sexual relations outside of marriage... Jxx (the baby) FALLS OF THE COUCH and does a head stand before falling flat on his back hahaha.
Halloween was amazing :) we had zone training! My last :(
and most importantly...
HAPPY DAYLIGHT SAVINGS you sleep deprived, beauties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Les quiero mucho!
Mission Leadership Council
last exchange seeing sister schow as a missionary!