Tuesday, September 21, 2010
well honestly i don't know what to write today.... umm. hmm. well crazy things are happening. 1. i learned how to roll my tongues two days ago, i haven't been able to do that my whole life... so that is nuts. but i still can't do it with sound yet and sound normal. it is interesting but i am learning. 2. my spanish is getting awesome. como muy excelente es maravilloso. como santa baca es loco!!!!! pero si es muy bueno a ora. estoy muy feliz sobre eso. pero..... ya its nuts. 3. i've been praying about rolling my tongue and the gift of tongues AND being able to memorize words just recently. yesterday i memorized 50 words. and i remember all of them. NOw thAT is NUTS!!!!!!!!!
the other day i played piano for all of sacrament. i had to play some weird goofy spansish songs that had a really weird rhythm. but i prayed and during prelude music i played sight read like 20 songs no joke almost perfect. so ya. that was pretty sweet. PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED!! no matter how silly whatever you are praying about is.
SPEAKING OF MUSIC I GOT SELECTED TO BE IN THE PRIESTHOOD SESSION CHOIR!!!!!! DAD LOOK FOR ME ON TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! we practice a bunch. during class too but i guess choir comes first in priority so that is cool.
umm i've been doing some tricking since i've been here. its fun. elders go nuts its funny. they're like do a backflip and i do a gainer flash or a cork and they go crazy. its fun.
and a sad story. elder williamson has a really loud voice. you know like when someone just talks loud??? well all the elders were like commenting on how this new hermana was cute and i was like ya she is pretty cute you know no big deal shes cute. BUT elder williamson is really loud and everytime he sees her hes jokes "Hey look its reeders girl' not thinking she can hear. but like 70% of the time i'm positive she is within hearing range and i guarantee its freaking her out hahahaha.... sooooo ya awkward situation and i have like nothing to do with it. haha ya i feel bad and like a creeper because of that and i don't really know what to do.... so ya theres my awkward moment. i feel really bad. like he is sooooo loud when he talks. ummm ya so advice would be good.
i started the book of mormon last friday. i'm in the middle of mosiah now. it is the bomb!!!!!!!!!!! i can't think of anything more for now sooooooo i'm going to get off. i still have 15 minutes though. so write me back real soon today and i can reply.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Ok this letter is for everyone to say what is going on.
Where to start..... Ok i'm getting a haircut today i will send photos. i'm really sick right now it stinks but whatever the lord probably wants to answer my prayers in some crazy way like humble me so i can learn more... so i'm fine with that. it is hard but the atonement was hard and i am a disciple of christ so why should it be easy for me? exactly. i'm turning into a planning freak. okay not freak... but i get the greatest pleasure checking off goals and setting and completing and executing. i probably sound crazy. well ya planning takes stress away. i started the bom again on friday. i'm at the end of 2 nephi already due to hours upon hours of study time. it is so awesome. it is true. i LOVE IT! READ IT!!!!!!!!!! Erin that is way cool your going to do ldv. i'm so happy. i'm looking forward to packages and stuff!
i'd like to say some things from my journal about the atonement. the enabling power of the atonement give the righteous the abilitiy to be god like in certain moments of their lives. aka miracles. to do things normal mortals couldn't. like receive extra strength, or anythign wrought from prayer. whether it be preparing to sing or play piano. ANYTHING! any miracles. christ will help us through our struggles. he has felt our frusturations in life and he will give us strenght accordingly. ex. me learning spanish. the more i struggle and work to learn he feels that and he helps me through it by giving me the gift of tongues. he feels our frusturations in the moment and helps us.
i can't wait to get to chile. when i think about someone somewhere struggling thorugh life, looking for meaning i just makes me tense up and my stomach sick and makes me shake and get ansty. i can't stand it. and i won't let me not preparing in the mtc be the cause of me failing to speak to someone or failing to know a scripture etc... or having the spirit. i just can't. i won't. i'm setting the bar at the sons of mosiah and alma. thats what i want to be. i'm willing to sacrifice everything for that. even if its just one person i need to help someone through their life. and see the change. READ THE BOOK OF MORMON. a man will draw nearer to go by reading it says jospeh smith than with any other book.
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Learn to walk by faith in a world governed by sight.