WOOOOOO we hit our halfway mark...3 MORE weeks to go and i'm off to Espana!!
Pues, pues, pues... there's sooo much I wanna write, but I accidentally left my notes and everything I wanted to write about back in my residence hall haha sooooo i'll do my best of remembering!
Oh yesterday night was devotional. LOVED it. And guess who spoke....BISHOP WADDELL! He used to be the mission president over Barcelona Spain Mission 10 years ago!!! So it was super neat to hear from him. At the beginning of the meeting he asked if there were any Spain missionaries, and he had the Barcelona missionaries stand up...hahaha there were like 6 of us and for those who really know me, know my face gets red really easily. Hahahaha soooo doing that in front of the MTC, super rojo. Anyway, to the important stuff... He focused on missionaries and our purpose a lot. Something I loved that he said was "We can't do WHAT the Savior did, but we can do AS the Savior did". When I accepted my call, I technically said what the Savior said "Here am I, send me". The Savior accepted his mission, without changing the conditions. On our missions it will be hard. There are a lot of things we can choose to complain about...however, the Savior never complained. He was perfect. He endured everything He went through by looking OUTWARD. And that is a goal of mine that I want to keep: to look OUTWARD. I find it easy sometimes for me to say "this food is gross, this bed is so uncomfy, I'm so tired, my companion and I are so different, the language is hard...." But that stuff doesn't matter and that's not why im on a mission. It's not about me, it's about the SAVIOR and others. If I look OUTWARD, I can gain the spiritual eyes to see the needs of others around me and I'll be able to SERVE a mission and not just GO on a mission. I also loved the quote Sister Waddell said "When you are on the Lord's errand, you are entitled to His blessings". Ah so much good stuff. Each of our missions are perfect for US. There is something special and specific for each of us to experience or do or whatever in each place we are called to. We may have a lot of baptisms and we may not have any at all--but what's important is that we keep our covenant we made with God and help others come unto Christ. AH Wish y'all could just be here with me. It's the bezzzzt!
This week was actually really sad also! Our zone lost 3 districts who all pretty much went out to Argentina! :( We seriously had the best zone, but I know they will bless so many people's lives just like they did for our zone! Haha so after they all left and pretty much having no one left in our zone, my companion and I were called as Sister Training Leaders! I am super humbled and super excited to be able to get to know all the Hermanas and serve them. It's crazy though--we have 33 NEW missionaries coming into our district today! So lot's of getting to know people. Can't wait!!
Our sunday walk was soooo fun! I ran into a lot of familiar faces!!! AKA the Lewis family and Paige Mosman!!! It was so fun to see them and felt like a little piece of home.
Don't know what else to say, but to thank you for all supporting me and for your love and emails! We only have so much time to email on P-Day and I wish I could get back to all of you, but i can't...but I will eventually!!! Love you all sooooo much. Til next week!
Hermana Doezie <3