Saturday, November 28, 2015

November 27.. Give Thanks in All Things!

¡Hola Hermanos y Hermanas!

So basically your last week en la CCM es cray! Especially when it is the week of Thanksgiving because your schedule makes no sense what so ever. ESPECIALLY if your P-day is on Thursday. They basically took away our study time all week and spread our P-Day through out the week. 

In sacrament meeting here, they just call random missionaries from the Branch to come and give like a five minute talk in Español. Like two seconds before you go up. So guess who they called on this Sunday...That's right. ME. And I was also the chorister for the meeting. I stood up and down prolly like 5 times! Anyways, everyone said my talk went super well. They all understood what I was saying, so I suppose that´s a plus!  I spoke on Fe en Jesucristo y su Expecíon. I just love how Jesús knows exactly how we feel. All the time. We are never alone and I think that is the most beautiful thing. The Sunday Night Devotional we had this uber funny guy come and talk with us. Steven B. Allen who is the Managing Director of the Missionary Department. He was hilarious. He had everyone stand up and down for different questions, like who is speaking a different language, who has been here 8 weeks, stuff like that. But the funniest question he asked was Who has been Dear John´d while at el CCm? LOL! We all could not stop laughing because actually a decent chunk of people stood up. He taught us that Satan is going to hit us hard. He is so mad us rn. But he said he will be very sneaky. We have to be very careful so we are aware of him in our lives. He also challenged us if you are struggling to get out of bed in the morning to yell, NOT TODAY SATAN. I have heard that so many times this week it´s crazy! We can not listen to Satan! He wants us to quit. He wants us to give up. We have to push through it. 

On Tuesday we went to the temple in the morning and then had our last class with Hermana Ellison bc she flew home to Cali for Thanksgiving. It was super sad. We took a group picture with all of our favorite Names of the Savior. It was totes adorbs btw! In Choir that night, Hermana Eggett was talking to us about the disciples in the crazy storm and one of them asking the Savior, Lord! Carest thou that we perish? and he said something that I want to share with you. He said If you join The Savior, he will calm the winds and waves of your life. The Lord does care. All he is doing is waiting for us to ask. He will descend to the depths of the sea to save us. In the Devotional we heard from Elder Jorge F. Zeballos of the seventy. He shared his 4 keys that he thinks are important to missionary work, Understand y live the missionary purpose. Teach the gospel of Jesucristo by el Espíritu. Love the people. Work Diligently. He went on in more detail about these things, but I know they can apply to everyone, not just missionaries! Live your purpose all the time! Remember who you are and always act well thy part. 

Wednesday I actually meet an Elder going to my mission and that was awesome! The first person I´ve met! Everyone I meet is going to Yakama! But I finally met someone! And I don´t even remember his name. lol srry bout it. That was basically the high light of Wednesday. We had In Field training all day long and when we didn´t, we had Training for the service project! 

So Thursday Morning we had Elder Dallin H. Oaks come and speak to us! It was the best. His whole family came and they were the cuuutest. Of course, he talked about being grateful, but he said it in such a great way. He really just wanted us to be grateful for ALL things that the Lord has blessed us with. He forgets not his own. Ah. ¡Es Perfecto! Then we had a service project. We worked with Feeding Children Everywhere and the CCM was able to package 357,000 plus meals for Utah Food Bank! Each meal feeds six people. It was amazing! It was fantastic. We had a talent show in the night and t was really cool. Got to clap in the CCm which was weird...but good. 

Well Hermanos y Hermanas, I fly out of Utah on Tuesday Afternoon! Estoy pumped to finally get to Washington!..Even thought I have no clue what I am doing, I am excited. Thanks for all the love and support. You are fantastico. ¡Adios mi Amigos!

Hermana Lizzy Davis
Washington Kennewick Mission

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