Sunday, October 13, 2013

Conference was absolutely incredible. I got to watch it all in ENGLISH! with all the Gringos in the zones next to mine. And we hung an American flag under the TV for all four sessions. HashtagPatriotism. Conference was pure power. Jefferey R. Holland's testimony caused me to physically shake, it was so strong. I wish I could go through and talk about all of the points and highlights that changed my mission and my life, but I just never have enough time! We are instructed to make conference our 'walk and talk' for the next 6 months, so I hope you all REMEMBER and APPLY all of the messages. I'll try my best to do the same. Before this conference, I read all of conference from April and it was amazing. I LOVE the words of our prophets and apostles! What a blessing in our lives.
Here are some quotes I love from April conference that you might've forgotten (I had):
I have come to know that faith is a real power, not just an expression of belief. There are few things more powerful than the faithful prayer of a righteous mother...Teach yourself and teach your families about the gift of the Holy Ghost and the atonement of Jesus Christ. You will do no greater eternal work than within the walls of your own home. --Boyd K. Packer

Indeed our heaven is little more than a projection of our homes into eternity. --L. Tom Perry
Isn't that the truth? If nothing else, the realization of how much I love my family makes this mission more than worth it!
I challenge each of you to read 'Your Wonderful Journey Home,' by President Uchtdorf. It is beautiful. I love learning and talking about the pre existence because it speaks to my sould and yes, I am homesick for heaven.
check out these scriptures:

 Matthew 24:46 Blessed is that aservant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

Matthew 7:24 ¶Therefore whosoever aheareth these sayings of mine, and bdoeth them, cI will liken him unto adwise man, which ebuilt his house upon fa rock:
We know that faith without works is dead. How important it is for us who have such great knowledge to be DOING something with it! Remember that we should repent for all the things we're not doing and should be. 
I just watched Mom's 50 video! (Finally got it working.) I love the family so much!
I'm learning patience here and I'm learning how to get along with my comp and I'm learning how much a person can sweat in a single day (3.5 cups, I measured. Just kidding that's weird and gross and impossible.)
We're reading the Libro de Mormon as a mission before Christmas and circling all the synonyms of Jesucristo, highlighting all the attributes of Christ in light blue, all the missionary passages in green, and everything else we like in red. It's so awesome to read it that way! (Especially in Spanish.)
I played volleyball with some Elders in my zone and I killed it. I challenge anyone to a game when I'm back.
I LOVE YOU! You all better enjoy eating cookie dough icecream and drying your clothes in a dryer and walking around barefoot. And vegetables. Those are things I really miss.
I bought a cookie sheet and made chocolate chip cookies today for my zone. That was really cool. 

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