Hello Family! thanks for writing me every week :)
so first things first...we made it to the Ritz...and they said that there is no andrew rogers that works there....it was super cham and it was so awkward because we were all sweaty and in our worn out missionary clothes walking into the ritz. well they looked at us like they just felt so bad for us and they thought we were crazy for thinking we had a friend there haha. It was an adventure. so there is no Andrew Rogers at the Ritz. sorry, WE TRIED!
#2 I havent gotten the CTR rings yet! uh oh. Hope they come in time for the baptism! if not we can give it to her later :) but sister chan is doing GREAT! SHE JUST HAD HER BAPTISM INTERVIEW AND PASSED! with flying colors i might add. Our district leader Elder Smith told us that she was the most prepared person he had ever met. Thank Heavenly Father for giving me the opportunity to meet her and teach her! I love sister Chan! <3 she is amazing and will be getting baptized this coming Sunday. I am so excited!
#3 no mom i haven't really started packing yet. I have been organizing things. I really like to organize and clean stuff now. But I have not started to pack. I do not want to be over weight. I don't think i will be. I don't really have that much stuff. I think bringing the letters that i have received home will probably be the heaviest thing so i am not really worrying. But i won't know anything about flight plans until next monday when i have my exit interview with president Hawks. So i am not sure how much anything can weigh...no problem ill worry about it later!
#4 the Zone is doing great!!! we had zone training meeting this past friday all about the Savior. well it always is but we got to talk about christmas this time! it was great :) the Zone members are doing well. They are so faithful and such hard workers. They just find find find and teach teach teach. I love them all so much. When we were walking around observing the zone members while discussing what changes we wanted in the zone, i just felt such a deep love for each and every one of them. I am going to miss them so much! it is soon busy being a sister training leader. But i just love love love being busy. we plan a lot and really put in the effort to help the missionaries. I hope that they will take in what we try to help them learn. I have definitely learned to trust and rely on my leaders on this mission of mine.
Anywho, this week was a good one. We were able to go to sister chan s house and teach them how to make cookies while we talked about baptism interview questions. then we just prayed and prayed all week for her. She is so ready and so cute :) love her.
what else happened? hmmm we found and taught some more. all my days and weeks are morphing together i don't really remember what happened this week. I went on some exchanges and OH i went to MLC with president and sister hawks :) it is the leadership training meeting. and guess what... sister hawks made enchiladas!!!!!! REALLY SHE DID! i almost cried :) and then president Hawks talked to us about something that i thought was really cool. He was talking about missionaries going home and about how people always tell them, "awe don't worry about it la. You will do well with adjusting back into the world. Out of the missionary life and back into the real life." then president hawks said, "why draw back?". this is the best time of your life. the most righteous you have ever been. The best at keeping commandments and listening to the spirit! WHY DRAW BACK!? why would you ever just go back to what and who you were? why would you want to? isn't your mission supposed to CHANGE you? well i love that so much! i am not going to just come back and fall back into the world. I want to stay where I am an keep on progressing. Yeah, things will change. I can listen to music and watch movies again and that kind of stuff, but I am not drawing back. ever.
Dad, i hope you can think back on your mission and really think about where and how far you have come. You are such an amazing example to me and I know that your mission changed you.
and mom, just listening to your testimony growing up and reading your testimony now has strengthened mine so much.
please mom and dad, don't draw back! keep moving forward and keep progressing to the celestial kingdom. I will do my best and think about the eternal family that we will have later on.
I love you all so much. keep it up. Don't quit. Remember the reason for the season, and keep on keeping on.
#my beautiful city