Monday, April 20, 2009

We had such a great opportunity this week. On Tuesday nights we have a devotional. Every 4 weeks it is usually an apostle. We were all excited and and trying to predict who it was going to be. Elder Barnett used to work in the Cafeteria and has friends that still work here. His one friend actually makes dinner for who ever is going to speak. Well at lunch Elder Barnett was talking to him and found out Elder Holland would be coming!!! We were the only district to know before hand the anticipation all afternoon was killer. That night Elder Holland did not let down. He is such a powerful speaker. You could feel his love for each of us missionaries. He does not beat around the bush about anything. he was talking about how until this point in our lives nothing that we have done can compare with what we are doing now. nothing. He told us that "we need to grab our sock and hit the ground running, and don't stop until they have to carry you home. Give all 18 months." It reminded me of what President Porter said to me the night i was set apart and when I had my final interview. " Work every minute of every day, and to keep every rule every time." i could feel the love that President Holland has for missionaries and for missionary work. This work is so important. Then the coolest part was when we were walking back to our classroom after we were out front by the parking lot and he drove by and was talking to us out the window of his car. all of us that were there just stopped and watched him. What a humbling experience to sit at the feet of the apostle of the Lord and then to be less then 10 feet away. It was amazing!
Soeur Cordner and i got 4 new roommates last week. Not going to lie it is fun to have more people in our room. They are all going english speaking and will only be here for another week and a half. Since i am learning French and they are in our room something in my brain says that they should be speaking French too so i will say something to them in French and they just look at me like ok. It has been quite comical. I was also called to be the coordinating sister in our zone. This mean basically that i watch over the 4 of us sisters in our zone and report anything that we are struggling with or anything of importance back to our Branch President. It is actually been really fun. I am able to get to know the other 2 sisters in our district more and we all have so much fun. This next week we get almost 20 new missionaries and i think we get a few new sisters. That will be fun.I've also realized this last week that my english spelling is getting worse i seem to be combining french and english spelling together, it is quite funny.

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