Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween at the MTC

Happy November!!

Sundays are interesting here. All of the sisters have Relief Society together. We watch the Mormon Tabernacle choir’s Music and the Spoken Word and then have our Relief Society meeting. A guest speaker comes for this meeting each week. This week Sister Dalton, the General Young Women President, came! It was so fun! I have never seen a happier woman in my life! She talked about trials and how we shouldn't stop when we’re in the middle of a hill. It takes just as much distance to go up as it does to go down, so you may as well get to the top and enjoy the view and the satisfaction that comes from overcoming challenges. (Can you tell she's a runner?) :) For Sunday School, we have District meeting, so the six of us in my district meet together and one or a few of us gives a lesson. After that we eat lunch and then have Sacrament Meeting with our branch (2 Cantonese districts, 2 Portuguese districts who are waiting on their visas and a few English districts). After Sacrament Meeting, we have time that we use for a walk around the temple and district study. At night there is a devotional. Sunday's are still busy, but it's nice not to have language classes and to be able to do my own personal study.

Guess what!!! We have 2 baptisms!! Assuming everything goes well in our last 2 sessions, Soren, our practice investigator is pretending to be is getting baptized this Friday. Mr. S is hopefully getting "baptized" next week. Obviously they won’t actually be baptized because this is all so we can practice teaching in Cantonese before we get into the mission field, but we still have to plan the service and have it all organized. Heavenly Father is amazing! Can you believe we've only been here 7 weeks and already we can teach with enough clarity to teach someone enough about the gospel to lead them to baptism!!! This is sooooooo exciting!!

Quick, about Halloween, it was fun! I decorated our residence hall with the Halloween cards you and Jenny sent to me. Sister L. acquired a rubber foot which we are growing in a bucket of water in our residence, and Elder N's family sent him a pumpkin with Mr. Potato head pieces, we decorated that on Sunday. Grandma Jones sent me a pumpkin mask and Sister L. had a mask as well. Oh and the card Grandma Jones sent me was a singing card that sang "The Monster Mash." I might have danced a little when I opened it. . . hahaha We also acquired a pumpkin flash light from the give-away box. Oh and tons of cookies and candy!!!! yummy!! Overall, a great Halloween!

Yikes! I'm out of time! I love you sooooooo much! Thank you for your support and prayers and for letting me be here!! Missions are the best!!!


Sister Nelson

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