Sunday, August 18, 2013

Here is my bunk
Some of the Elders in our mission!
Me and my companion!
This week has been amazing! For our devotional on Tuesday, Elder Scott came and spoke to us! He talked a lot about the gift of tongues and gave us an apostolic blessing so that we would not get discouraged. He was so sweet; he kept telling us how much the twelve love us and then mentioned that his deceased wife was there with us. Then on Wednesday, I had the opportunity of hosting the new missionaries that came into the MTC. The first one was a cute little sister from Taiwan. She was really good at english for just arriving the night before! Her name was Sister Hsu (pronounced shoe) and is going to the Salt Lake City Temple Square mission. I can't image traveling to a completely different country all by myself. I really do admire her. The next sister I helped was named Hermana Ordeñez. She was born in Peru but grew up in New Jersey. At first I couldn´t understand what she was saying though because she pronounced New Jersey with a y (New yersey). The best part of this week though was attending the temple this morning and watching the new temple video. I liked it better because Eve was valiant and outspoken. I have also developed a stronger love for the Book of Mormon this week. In our lesson we memorized the first vision and I never knew the impact it could have to bring the spirit. We are supposed to recite it slowly with fervor and eye contact with the investigator. So here it is without any notes--try to imagine me saying this as I look you in the eye ;) Vi una columna de luz Mas brillante que el sol directamente arriba de me cabeza y esta luz gradualmente descendio hasta descansar sobre me Al reposar la luz vi en el aire arriba de mi a dos personajes culyo fulgar y gloria no admiten descripción. Una de ellos me habló, llamandome por me nombre, este es mi hijo amado, escuchalo. I love you all and hope to continue to hear from you. Good luck as school starts up again, and remember that no matter what happens, Christ knows you and what you are going through. Turn to him. Buena suerte! sinceramente, hermana gunter

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hola! These past few weeks have gone pretty swell. I am learning the language quickly but I am in the stage where some of my english and spanish get mixed up and I am starting to forget how to speak some english; so please excuse my grammer! We got a new investigator who was a lot harder to work with than Estaban and his name is Jorge. Luckily yesterday, my companion and I were able to get through to him. I also was asked to play in sacrament meeting on Sunday and totally butchered the hymns on the piano which was super embarrassing. Our zone is super funny and our district is full of 18 year old (immature) boys. They are also very funny though. Yesterday, they pulled the prank that a companionship had recieved their visas and were leaving to the Dominican Republic MTC. We were so sad because they were leaving us that we planned a party, wrote notes and made them gift bags! Then the next day they told us it was a lie and I have been mad at them ever since! Dumb boys! I absolutely love my roomates they are all so funny! We got in trouble last night because we were talking way to loud and way too late. Some security guard came by our door and told us to turn our lights off. I will send you pictures of them when I get a chance! Anyways I love you all and I wish I could write more but I have to go. Love you, Hermana Gunter