Sunday, September 29, 2013

VI UM PILAR DE LUZ



Oi todo mundo! Como vai?

This week's been grrrrreat! I feel like I don't really have much to say though. Which makes absolutely no sense, but oh well. Haha

First of all, I'M SINGING IN THE RELIEF SOCIETY BROADCAST. I'LL BE ON NATIONAL TELEVISION. EVERYONE LOOOOOOOK FOR ME! I'll be wearing an ugly orange Halloween colored collared shirt. We're all wearing jeweled toned colors, barf. And collared shirts aren't too hot either, but oh well. I get to sing in front of the PROPHET!! I'm so excited! The closing hymn is my favorite, More Holiness Give Me. It sounds sooooo pretty! I know y'all will love it!

I get my re-assignment on Thursday or Friday, if my visa doesn't come in! I'm so stinkin excited! Seriously! I just want to tell everyone about the gospel of Jesus Cristo!!!!! 

I want to share a really cool story with y'all! First off Portuguese and Spanish sound completely different and it was hard to transitioning at first. But the other day Sister Ames and I taught a lesson in another room and afterwards I noticed that it was a Spanish room, like where they teach if you're going Spanish speaking. Anyway, after the lesson I looked at the wall, and tried and read the first vision is Spanish and I couldn't pronounce a single word. Not one. I started bawling, because if you know me, you know how much I love Spanish, and I don't want to lose it! I already feel like I totally did! Anyway, so we go back to our classroom and I'm just sitting there all upset. Then I look behind me, and I see all the apostles pictures on the wall, then picture Elder Holland's face looking at me and saying "So what? Who cares what you want? Who cares if you don't want to lose your Spanish and don't want to learn Port.? SO WHAT? This isn't about what you want, this is about what the Lord wants. This is His work, not yours." Then I started crying more because I felt bad! But I know that this is truly the Lords work that I'm doing and I'm supposed to be in Brazil speaking Portuguese. And I couldn't be happier! 

There's not really much else to say about this week! Except the elder sitting next to me right now is eating something grape flavored and I smell it! GROSSSSSSSS. Hahaha, I know everyone wanted to know that. You're welcome for telling you.

EU SE that this gospel is true. EU SE that Joseph Smith was a true prophet who translated the Book of the Mormon with the help of the Lord. EU SE that this gospel is true! I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that this is absolutely where I'm supposed to be. I could not be happier. I am so grateful for my companion, Sister Ames, I love her! I'm so grateful for the MTC. I love you all and I'll see ya next week!

Line of the week:
Elder Dunlap: I don't like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Elder Christensen: So... you worship the devil?

So funny! We were all dying! I love the Elders in my district! They're all so funny!! 

Te amo muito!

Tchau tchau,
Sister Hallmark





All my Dear Elders I've gotten the entire time I've been here. I still want more! I want to hear how everyone's doing! SEND ME DEAR ELDERS!
Sister Ames and I got too excited to play volleyball. It's FREEZING here in Utah. 
After playing volleyball during gym time, in the rain. It was SO. MUCH. FUN! Me, Sister Hansen, Sister Loo and Sister Ames.


We get bored in class sometimes. And by we, I mean Sister Ames. Hahahaha
Sista Hansen tucking me in for bedtime! She's our second mom. Haha
The story of this is AMAZING! Okay, so they have shirts for each mission, and I realllllllly wanted one for Brazil. I really can't stress enough how badly I wanted one, I was obsessed. Anywho, so they're always out of Brazil shirts, since everyone and their mom is going there on their mission. So the day they get a shipment in, they sell out within minutes. It's annoying. And they never know what day the shipment will come in, so you just have to check everyday. So my companion and I have been going to check before and after each meal, and they never have any. But the other day, we checked, and they had got a shipment earlier, and only had 1 XXL left. I was so upest!!!! :( So yesterday we went to the bookstore to get a few things, and I was like you know what I know they won't have any, but I'll ask if they have any anyway. YOLO. So, I was like do you guys have any Brazil shirts and the lady was like yeah, one medium. MY SIZE. I screamed, THE CHURCH IS TRUE! I was soooooo happy! So here's me, with my shirt. 



Sister Ames and I love fun dip... a little too much. Haha
 
Sister Ames, Sister Brotherson, and I!   Sister Brotherson, our sister training leader, got re assigned to Houston, while she waits for her visa!













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