April 06, 2015

Week 43: Because He Lives

First Big birthday shout outs to grandpa, dad, and jordan!!!! i've been thinking of you 3 and jordan i can't believe you turn 18 tomorrow!!! Such an amazing experience being able to celebrate your birthday during an exemplary basketball tournament in Italy--- rooting for you over here!!!
Well this week flew by.  The church came out with a new video for this easter season called GRACIAS A QUE EL VIVE / BECAUSE HE LIVES.  As missionaries we have little pass along cards, trying to get as many people as we can to watch it.  It is such a powerful video- reminding us that Christ lives and is right here with us....we just have to LOOK for him.  I invite you all to watch this video and share this wideo with those you love!

This weekend was general conference.  General Conference is a world wide conference we have every 6 months where we get to listen to a living prophet, apostles, and church leaders.  It's 8 hours in total, and as it is my 2nd time watching it in spanish I can't help but feel so grateful that i speak english--- the native tongue of our leaders. It's definitely not the same listening to a translator, but nonetheless i could understand everything and feel the great tranquility fill the room as we listened to men and women called of God.  General conference is a great opportunity to recieve guidance on how we can better live our lives, how we can grow closer to our heavenly father.  During October 2013 conference, i recieved the answer that I needed to serve a mission.  I remember being in Utah, and i called my family afterwards and said "HEY I think Iám going to serve a mission!" My family was a bit surprised haha but i just knew so strongly that I needed to go, and everyday here in Monterrey I am so grateful for the strong prompting I recieved during october 2013 conference.  I truly know that during these conferences we can recieve guidance and answers to our questions.  My favorite talks were by Elder Holland and Gerald Causee--- you all should definitely go watch them!
Our church buildingWe had a bit of a crazy week with super hot weather and rain, and we also changed houses!  It was a spur of the moment decision, but i've moved one street over in a brand new house the bishop's wife has prepared for us :)  We are literally 3 houses down from the bishop haha it's great!  our new house is very cute-- and get this, our study room is PINK!  yes.  hot pink walls everyone.  it really does motivate me to study.  I feel a little bit like Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde hahaha.  I truly am learning how to be independent around the house-- fixing water heaters, fans, washing clothes by hand, screwing on toilet seats-- sister missionary life is pretty glamorous.

Lately I have been drinking lots of cantalope juice-- it is so good here!  And omelettes with corn tortillas-- i'm actually diggin' the corn tortillas more than the flour.  I'm truly a native.  I've learned that the true way to cook them is directly on the stove, without a pan, flipping them with your hands.  I'm getting to be a pro.

This sunday we should have a baptism!  We are preparing Eduard (10 years old) for his baptism April 12th.  This week we also had a few of the 15 and 16 year old girls in my ward accompany us during lessons because they are all on spring break.  BECCA THEY REMIND ME OF YOU <3 <3 love and miss you family!!!!

Feliz Cumpleanos Elder Weiss!
Los Tigres...the famous monterrey soccer team

C O N  A M O R
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