Hey everybody! I am Sister Albright's favorite sister and will be updating her blog for you! If you post any comments, I will pass them on to our sweet missionary!! I might add a few of my thoughts into her letters, but if I do I'll keep them in parenthesis, so you'll know its me!
So this week has been great and weird, as all weeks are haha. The broadcast was amazing of course! Click here for link to broadcast.. can you see Heidi? I hope it inspired you to be the member missionaries that you are! Elder Nelson and Elder Holland waved to us missionaries and we all waved back so that was fun. It was such a cool experience to be in the choir. You won't see me in the video, but when I get home I'll pause the screen on a shot of the crowd and point out where I was haha. But it was so inspirational. Just being in the same room as the apostles was amazing. I know that they have been called of God and that they talk to Him everyday. What a blessing it is to live in this day and age!
I Love devotionals they are so great! We also had Sister Janice Kapp Perry come , she's the lady that wrote all the best primary songs. (Primary is the program that we have in the church for kids ages 3-11) She and her husband were so cute! But it was amazing to be able to sing her songs with her as well, and then we sang the new version of The Sisters in Zion/Helaman's Army. Oh man we all felt the Spirit so strong! Have you heard the new version yet?
Sad news, I have no idea where the pillow room is. (We are all wondering, what is the pillow room?? Anybody know what she is talking about??) I'm thinking of recruiting Scott to try to find it haha. (Scott works in the MTC, and we are all red with envy that he gets to see Heidi every week!) But also, for all you Elders out there that know what I'm talking about, Sisters don't have Narnia Holes!!! (Can anybody tell us that one?!) I think that was the saddest moment for me when I found that out hahaha but we definitely still have fun together in our halls and give each other little gifts all the time so it's all good.
The weeks feel like days and the days feel like weeks. It's so weird. But we are now the oldest district in our zone! We are already great-grandparents! Can you believe that? I'm going to be "like the crypt keeper" by the time I leave here haha! We just got two new districts , of sixteen Elders! So we are officially off balance again, with more Elders than Sisters. But in our district, we just lost another Elder to Columbia so now there's more sisters than Elders for us! So weird. It's crazy being the oldest because I still feel like I don't know anything. And one district underneath us in the intermediate Spanish class, so they definitely know more Spanish than we do! But it's coming. The gift of tongues is real for sure! There is no way we would be able to know half of the words that we do without it.
I am now the second Sister Training Leader, so hopefully someone else gets called to computers soon! Because it's crazy town.
Visa News! Hermana McChesney's mom said that we should be able to get our visas by august! So we'll probably be reassigned. And we are probably definitely sticking with the Neuquen Mission! Woot Woot! That's all I know though. But a couple people in my zone have been reassigned right next to or in their home town...How hard would that be?
I'm loving my "investigators." It's so crazy how real it seems sometimes. (In the MTC volunteers, who are members, come in and pretend to be people investigating the church. The missionaries are able to practice teaching them the lessons.) And it's going to be ten times more intense when we get out there! It's so weird to think that we are already halfway done! The time has just FLOWN by! Ah!
Well I hope all is well with you all! And that you are all able to recognize the love of God and His hand in your lives! I know that He lives, and I know that He loves us. Sometimes it's hard to recognize all the blessings in our lives, but every time I take the time to notice mine I am amazed. We are all so blessed! I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of God. I know that he speaks God's words. I know that Joseph was a true prophet. I am so grateful for all that he went through so that we could have the restored Gospel on the Earth. And to think, he was only 14 when he prayed! I know that we can all achieve greatness when the Lord is on our side, and when we are on the Lord's side! We are children of God, and have infinite potential. I hope you realize that. Love you all!
A Dios! Hermana Albright