Serving as a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint in the Texas, Fort Worth Mission

Thursday, April 16, 2015

4/6/15 Week 56

This was a pretty dang splendid week! We had zero time to teach anyone, but its ok cuz my cup of revelation is officially at the brim! General Conference is to a missionary like tamales are to a Mexican! In other words: the BEST THING EVAAA!! But I’m going to start from the beginning of the week, then end with the good stuff to build the suspense. Ha-ha
This week was my 2nd favorite day of the year...April fool’s Day! Or Dia de las Bromas! Jeje! Let’s just say we really aprovechamos del dia:) At the end of the day there was green milk, neither of us could find our fruit, the sink was taped, Vaseline was on the drawers, we saran wrapped the elders door, and switched all the cereal/granola into various bags :) ya it was a pretty good day:)
District service activity - I am seriously going to be an excellent gardener when get back

Another great thing that happened this week was our fantastic Easter choir testifying experience!  It was up in Fort always weird going back to old areas...ahh trip down memory lane. But it went sooooo good!! That day also happened to be the cumpleanos de mi hermosa companion (yippee - Hna Ford!)  An hour before the performance our investigator Fabiola had fed us each a million flautas, so before I got up to sing my solo I was so nervous I felt like I was just pumping out all the flauta grease through my sweat glands. That’s basically the life of a Spanish speaking missionary in Texas, but I think I pulled it off.  And then they played "Because He Lives" at the end and everyone was crying.  It was beautiful!
Now we are finally to Saturday General Conference! Hooray!!  We watched the first session at the stake center with our entire zone, and then our ward mission leader took us to this crazy all you can eat sushi buffet.  The Elders and Sister Ford wanted to throw up, but I think I found a new favorite food!  But then for the next session...TANYA CAME!! WOOOHOOO!  Tanya is our wonderful investigator who we just set a date for baptism on May 10th. It’s more of just a goal to work towards because she has some things to work on.  It might be kind of a long road, but she wants it badly and is willing to work, so really  that and some faith is all she needs! But she came to the church with the 2 cutest girls ever that she nannies.
Awkward that day, of course at 2:30 right in between sessions all the youth from the stake were just getting back from trek...ha-ha - ya try explaining that to an investigator who is just coming to church for the first time! "I promise we aren’t Amish!!"  But other than that minor setback and the slightly awkward 15 minutes of announcing and sustaining the general authorities, there were definitely a few talks that were very specific to her :)
Sunday!  Yippee!! Best day the whole week.  Feliz Pascua! This day was kind of frustrating because we were supposed to have a beautiful sunrise singing festival with a bunch of other churches and it was supposed to be the awesome missionary spirit filled bucket of joy....but then after waking up at 5 am and driving to the other sister’s house it was canceled because of rain. Nooooo :'(:'(   So we went and broke down the elder’s door to get the waffle iron (YUM), then headed out for our second choir performance up in rich people country.  
The Colleyville stake put together a very interesting Easter morning music program...we sang, they sang, then Glenn Beck spoke! Ya apparently he's a big deal and he lives there.  I really had no idea what the big deal about this guy was...before I heard him!  There’s only 1 word to describe it....INTENSE!!  He was slamming the pulpit, waving his book of Mormon in the air, yelling at the top of his lungs, it was crazy.  I just kept looking around to see if anyone else felt as uncomfortable as I did, but I guess it was a good experience. I definitely am grateful for the SOFT QUIET whisperings of the spirit :)   
After that we headed back down to watch conference at the Wankiers (aka family away from family) - love them! We watched conference and had some brunch, received revelation, played conference bingo (ha-ha good times) It was awesome! I wish I had brought my notebook with me so I could share all of my favorite parts with ya’ll.   For the afternoon session, we headed out to Carrollton to watch it with our Dallas district, part in Spanish, which was super cool.  After it ended (sniff sniff, always the worst part) we headed back to the Wankiers for a fantastic Easter bbq then out to Lantana to practice this song for Zone conference - lots of singing, so my voice is kind of nonexistent today.  But it just happened to be the house of my bff Sister Olsen from the mtc! So cool!! And they gave us an awesome referral, can’t wait to go back!
La Familia Guzman - my favorite!

Anyways sorry this email is so scattered.  Just so many things happened this week! It was amazing! I just want to share with ya’ll my testimony that I know Thomas S Monson is a prophet of God on the earth today.  God called him and all the other apostles and 70's to be his hands on the earth today.  I love what Elder Nelson (I think) said "What are you going to do with what you have learned today?"  I hope you all learned awesome things during conference, cuz I know God had a message for each of you if you were willing to listen! Now take that message, and in the words of president Ames, "Fly with it!"  Put it to use and make it a part of you.  Blessings will come.  I know it.  Love you all! 


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