Sunday, September 25, 2011

Week 2 and Lima bound soon

This past week has been good. I didn't start having a hard time until about Monday. I was so worried about my spanish. Our second day here we were given an investigator and we had to teach him in complete spanish. SO AWFUL! We didn't know hardly anything. We started copying out of our spanish preach my gospels, but we quickly learned that was not the way to teach, we weren't teaching by the spirit and couldn't answer any of Beto's questions.

So by Monday night a lot of our district was feeling the same way. We decided that on Tuesday we would have a district fast for help with our spanish and our lessons. Tuesday was amazing I was able to receive lots of different tips and help from other teachers and zone language helpers. Here are some scriptures that really helped me.
1 nephi 17:51 (so great). I know that they lord has so much power that he will be able to teach me how to teach in spanish and how to be able to teach with the spirit and know what my investigators are saying back to me.
The next one is 2 nephi 31: 3 well actually the whole thing.  I know that the lord will help me and won't give me things that I can't handle. I know that even though I have only been here a week. I am already learning so so much!

Tuesday night’s fireside speaker was Russel M. Nelson. It was incredible. We got to sing in the choir and we were singing ‘Where Can I Turn for Peace’ while he walked in. I started crying as he came in the room. I knew at that time where I could go for peace. I knew that I could go to my Savior anytime. My prayers had been answered. It also was a great testimony strengthener about prophets. He is indeed a prophet of the lord. He was so funny. We had been given the new issue of the Ensign, which is all about the Book of Mormon, and he spoke right from it the whole night. It was incredible.

In Relief society we got to all meet together (all 400 sisters at the mtc) . Sister Sharee Bird gave the lesson and she used this quote "Obedience brings forth blessings, but EXACT obedience brings forth miracles". Sister Nelson also used the same talk on Tuesday night. This quote has come to mean so much to me. I know that if I am completely 100 % to all of the rules. I will be blessed.

Oh so I have had lots of questions about my visa. A lot of the sisters that have been called to go the Lima Peru MTC have been delayed multiple weeks because their visas have not been here. Instead of being disappointed, the sisters in my district decided to just plan on not going on time. Which we were happy about because we are struggling with our spanish.  Yesterday my name was read over the intercom (which either means you are being reassigned, or that your visa came).  My stomach was in huge knots as we walked across campus. As we walked in the door two other sisters (in our zone, who were already suppose to be in Peru) had their travel itineraries in hand. I got my VISA!!!! I will be traveling with them on OCT 5th!! Any my flight leaves around 9 that morning. I'm so excited and SOO nervous.

(ok mom interjection here – Kaylee doesn’t know that last Sunday some of our extended family were having a special fast for an ill relative and I asked if they would please include fasting that Kaylee would receive her visa and be able to leave as scheduled after the 3 weeks to go to the Lima MTC.  Hmmm power in fasting, you bet!)

I get to go to the temple this afternoon and I'm looking forward to it so much! I didn't realize a week and a half of not going would have such an effect on me.


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