Hey you guys love you all! Just want to say… GABE GEORGE I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOUR CUTE FACE HERE! For those of you who are now probably scared, my family has some close family friends named the George’s and we’ve basically grown up together. They have a son named Gabe who just got his mission call to CUSCO PERU! Gabe you’re going to love here! They’re going to love you, promise! But anyways, on to you guys!
Nope got no diseases from Abish (who’s a girl) and now has a home! Also…. fun fact for those of you who didn’t know (nobody knows but my mother) but yes mom…. I did gain 20 pounds. But I think it’s mostly muscle. We weighed ourselves at a place that tells you how much fat you have and your height and everything and yes all my clothes still fit! So…. no idea where it came from. I will be willing to try your shakes if the Chia here doesn’t work (which it isn’t… I gain 100 grams, so need a new plan). Congrats on giving blood! I’ve been donating too down here! …. to the mosquitos. Anyways ha-ha SLCC orientation sounded fun. What did Kake think? Wow, Robert’s funeral sounded so good. I’m glad there were a few laughs there, that’s a good way to remember him. Neil A. Anderson? That’s pretty cool! So not UVU? Its ok I understand! And that’s what they were building when I left, I can’t wait to see it! Dang… you guys really are prepping up the house! Sounds like it’s going to look nice! Easter sounded like it was super fun! But sounds like you guys are all really happy! Love you guys so much!
To my week. Um… it was rather average. Oh to explain the title….. I had a birthday this week! Now you think “Another one…?” and… I had a Mission Birthday! HAPPY ONE YEAR! WOOT WOOT! Anyways…the mission president came this week and we had a conference from 12 to 2 then 3 to 6 which was spiritually refilling. The next day his wife was going to talk to the Young Women’s leaders down here, but she can’t speak any Spanish. So…. I got to translate! This was awesome! She said some great stuff to them a lot of which I want to apply. But basically the goal is to get your Young Women to the point of being ready to serve a mission and to have that testimony! Cool right? They don’t need to serve, but it’s just to get them to that point! Then there was the conference that night for everyone and I had to play the piano (SURPRISE!) which was kind of weird ha-ha and then Sunday was more conference and it was really good. The sister leaders visited us too and that was really fun, I went with Hermana Allred and she was really fun! But now to my spiritual thoughts ( I have two).
So my first one. Sunday a sister wanted to talk to Hermana Harbertson (my mission president’s wife) and I had to go translate. This woman was talking about all these problems in her life, about she was a widow with two daughters who go to college and she doesn’t know what to do and how it was just so hard for her. Hermana Harbertson didn’t say what I thought would have been said. She said “Three things that you should do: 1. Do NOT lose your faith, 2. Look for God’s hand in your life, and 3. Pay your tithing.” That caught me so off guard! But it’s true! When we pay our tithing God really will bless us! It’s a guarantee! Awesome right? My other one was a little bit bigger…. this week I was feeling like a lot of missionaries look at me like I have no success and I was really upset. I felt like I have had success but I felt like a lot of people didn’t think so. When the Mission President came I just wanted to talk to him. I kept saying prayers that he would pull me in for an interview or something. Or that I would have to chance to tell him. Well… it never happened. But God always answers our prayers, and that’s just what he did. Saturday night I had given up hope, I had thought that President was just going to leave and I would just have to figure it out. While President was talking he randomly stops and says “I feel like we need to recognize the missionaries. Will they come up here and sing “Called to serve?” I gave him a look that said “Pres… Can’t play this song on the piano…” and he says “Don’t worry I’ll play.” So he played and we sang. Afterwards we were walking back when President looked right at me and said “Thank you.” Two words, and it was exactly what I needed. I almost started crying. Right on the spot. But God ALWAYS answers our prayers if we’re doing what we should. I know that’s true. And if you’re looking for an answer right now, do what you know you should do and God will answer you. Thank you so much all of you and I love you all!