Monday, October 5, 2015
IT'S A GIRL
as it turns out
I'm going to be training this cambio!
HAHHAAHHA LITERALLY WHAT
I AM KIND OF FREAKING OUT BUT ALSO SO SO SO SO SO EXCITED BUT LIKE HOLY CANNOLI I AM GOING TO BE TRAINING A BRAND NEW FRESH FROM THE MTC MISSIONARY AND LIKE
I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS LET ME JUST TELL YOU
but also, this week has been the CRAZIEST WEEK OF ALL OF EVER. I practically wasnt in our sector all week because we've been doing lots of special things and we've had lots of special meetings (that's what happens when a missionary goes home).
So,we worked! Because was our P-day, and then we had our last district class of the transfer and then I had to go to the capacitation [training] (i am not 100% sure that that is a word i am just spelling the spanish word in an english way haha but anyway) for the trainers
because i'm training
and thenHna Alonso and all the rest that are leaving went to the temple and I was on a special exchange in other sectors the entire day and then we had conference all day (here it starts at 1 in the afternoon) and also and even this morning we were running all over Santiago to do some last minute papers so that Hna Alonso can actually leave the country and now i'm in another exchange for the day because our 'children' will arrive :)
I AM SO TIRED LET ME JUST TELL YOU. It has been a LONG WEEK and also i may or may not be getting sick but IT'S ALL FINE it's okay i'm okay dont worry JUST HOLY CANNOLI THIS IS A LOT THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS
I'M TRAINING??????????? I'M GOING TO HAVE A DAUGHTER?????????? [missionary lingo for a new sister trainee]
IF YOU DID NOT SEE GENERAL CONFERENCE YOU SHOULD GO AND SEE IT RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IT SERIOUSLY WAS SO GOOD
We really have NO idea how lucky we are to live in a time when we have a prophet and apostoles [apostles] to lead and guide us. God loves us IMMENSELY, so much that he has shown us EXACTLY the way in which we can return to live with him again. All we have to do is find the way, and once we find it, to keep on it and not falter. God really does call prophets in these days and if we are seeking happiness or courage or advice, we will always find it in their words, which are the words that God wants us to hear.
I am always amazed at what I learn in conference and how every single person that speaks seems to be speaking directly to me. I especially enjoyed the talk by Russell M Nelson about how the world needs strong women to lead it and that we need to be those women. I think that talk really spoke to all of us as sister missionaries, but i think it applies to all people. Really and truly, we are in the last days; we need to be preparing ourselves and our families for what lies in wait. We were chosen before this life to live in this generation; we were chosen to lead these people in the ways of righteousness and we have so much more potential than we can ever imagine. We need to see ourselves and everybody else through the eyes of God and realize that every single one of us is valuable and deserves to return to live with God after this life. Every single one of us is a child of God; every single one of us matters; and every single one of us deserves to be happy for all of eternity.
So open your mouths people! Look for the truth and when you find it, don't let go! Help others to find it as well; don't deny yourself and others blessings because you're a bit timid. THIS IS OUR ETERNAL DESTINY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE don't be ashamed to shout it from the rooftops; if somebody has a problem with it, blame it on God. He has commanded us to spread his gospel and if that is what we are doing, we need not be ashamed.
I love this gospel with all my heart and I am extremely grateful to be a member of Christ's restored church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that we have a living prophet and that his counsels are directly from God. I know that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us infinitely and eternally and I leave this testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen.
I love you all and am SO EXCITED for all the changes that have come and are yet to come. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK LOVE YOU ALL