The heading of this email is 100% TRUTH!
This past Sunday all of the missionaries in the mission had the super special treat to enjoy a sacrament meeting with President Utchdorf + his DARLING wife Harriet + thier daughter + grandson Eric.
It was a meeting that I will remember for the rest of forever.... I wish that can say I took really great notes but the spirit was so strong in the meeting that I spent a lot of time wiping tears.
President Uchtdorf talked a lot out putting our trust in the Lord and encouraged us missionaries to THINK BIG & creatively when sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with our brothers and sisters in NY.
I hope that everyone had a safe 4th of July! Yesterday to celebrate Hna Anderson & I + our roommates decorated the house in our 4th of July gear...thanks to momma worley for sending the care package.
For lunch we celebrated with a super awesome sister in the ward. Her name is Hermana Villanueva. She is from the DR, cooks the best food and tells the FUNNIEST jokes. Yesterday she cooked us an american lunch.....dominican style and fed us Costco samples of Angel food cake for dessert. The rest of our day was spent tracking in an area higher up on the island than we normally go to.
The missionary work is going great. We spent a lot of time this past week teaching lessons and finding people to teach.
Heavenly Father really loves His children and I feel blessed to be able to take part in this work.
Today we get to go to the temple and then Chinatown!
Some happy things:
-New york Rats are REAL!!!!!! This past week Hna Anderson and I were walking down Amsterdam and a lady was freaking out about a rat that was scurrying along the side of the building.
-Lots of old men sit outside playing dominos on the summer days with thier Latino music bumping.
-Rita & Jeffery Molina. Rita and Jeffery are mom and son who are from Ecuador. Jeffery is around the age of 14. Rita has been investigating the church for a few years now. This past Thursday we had the oppertunity to teach them about The Plan of Salvation and after the lesson Rita runs to her room and brings out a bright pink (1/2 used) lipstick which she gifts to me. Such a tender the moment.
-Teaching English class! It's one of my favorite things! This past week we taught four students how to order food in English at a resturant.
-Sister Perkins & I! We came out to the mission field together and snagged this picture right after the mission wide church service this past Sunday....isn't she super cute?
-Selfies during companionship study!
I love you all,