Tuesday, October 29, 2013

: It's ukulele time!



Oi todo mundo!

 How is everyone? I'm doing just dandy here in Spotsylvania! :)

So, Sister Romney's ukulele arrived! She has the exact same one as me! So cool! So now we stay up playing Taylor Swift on the uke. She's pretty good now. We're both obsessed! Haha

Good news! ANNICK GOT BAPTIZED. She was baptized on Saturday and confirmed and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost on Sunday. She was just glowing. During the baptism I couldn't help but cry because I feel like I felt a small portion of the love that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for us. I love Annick so much, it's insane. She's so awesome and her kids are the best. Even better, we've been teaching the Dwire kids, Berkley, Morgan and Grant and they all agreed on a date for baptism! They're all three scheduled to be baptized Sunday, November 24th! Sister Romney and I were jumping up and down when we left! We were like "THE CHURCH IS TRUE!" So this weekend was super good for us! 

So, let me tell you all a little story about earlier this week. I just remembered. SO. Sister Romney and I decided we wanted pizza for dinner one night and both our favorite pizza place is Little Ceasers. So we went there, naturally. Sister Romney likes plain cheese, so I'm like that's cool, I like cheese too, so that's what I ordered. I said may we please have one CHEEEEESE pizza? So we get into the car and I have this feeling I should open the box and check the pizza. Did I? NOPE. I sure didn't. So we get home, I grab the ranch, obviously, then Sister Romney opens the pizza. GUESS WHAT KIND OF PIZZA THEY GAVE US? MUSHROOM AND SAUSAGE. If you don't know me very well, let me be the first to say that I HATE mushrooms, like with a burning passion. My whole family knows. I seriously could not stop laughing! I was like we would get mushroom pizza!!!!!! I could not believe it! Oh, the irony! I told Sister Romney I that was the Holy Ghost telling me to check the pizza because Heavenly Father knows that I hate mushrooms, but I didn't listen! Moral of the story, LISTEN TO THE HOLY GHOST. 

So last week I put the wrong address on here! It's 11810! Not 11801! So the full, correct address is 11810 Forbidden Forest Circle, apt #302, Fredericksburg VA, 22407. Write me! :)

Well, the church is true! I will have more for y'all next week! Love you all so much!

Line of the week:
Sister Romney: I have so much spit in my mouth.
Me: What...?
Sister Romney: WHAT? It's like overflowing. Doesn't that ever happen to you?!
Me: No......... Hahahahahaha

EU AMO VOCES MUITO!
Tchau,

Sister Hallmark

Obviously this was BEFORE opening the fungus pizza. You can clearly see how happy I was before the mushrooms intervened. 

Sister Romney, Annick and I right before she was baptized!!


This is Rosie! I love her! She's a great member!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Virginia is the bomb.com




HELLLLOOOO.



How's everyone's week been? Mine's been crazy! I've already been out for two months now and it definitely doesn't feel like it. Another sister from my district, who got re assigned to Houston, just received her visa. So hopefully mine will come soon. I know with the government being shut down and whatnot, probably delayed the process a little bit, but it's all good. The Lord knows when I'll get my visa, I just wish I KNEW! Haha, it's all good though! I'm enjoying my time here in Virginia.



One of our investigators, Annick, is getting baptized this Saturday at 1:00! I'm so excited for her! She's from Madagascar, so she speaks Malagasay, French and English. She's awesome. I love her so much. Heavenly Father has really prepared her well. Everything we teach her, she's always like "yeah! That makes sense! Oh, yeah!" Like, when we talked about tithing, we said you know, after you're baptized, you start paying tithing and all that stuff. Her reply was "I don't want to wait to be baptized to start paying my tithing." I'm telling you, she's AWESOME. And she has the cutest two kids on the planet, Alydia and Jerry. They always taunt Sis Rom. and I though! They stick their arms up at us and want us to pick them up! We're like NOOOO why do you do this to us?! One of the rules is that we can't hold children. It's by far, THE HARDEST to keep! They're just so cute! Alydia is 3 and Jerry is 2. I love them!



So our ward mission leader is.... well.. I don't even know how to explain him.. He's different.. Basically we never get fed. Sister Romney and I go out to eat all the time becasue there's no system to feed us in the ward. I'm not complaining though, I've learned to love fast food. haha. So on Sunday, after the talks, he stands up in the congregation and straight up starts telling the ward that we're not getting fed and that members need to feed us more. It was SOOO awkward! We were like WHAT. We didn't tell him to say that! Now all the ward members were acting weird around us. Hahaha, it's co crazy. But yet, extremely funny. Ahh, gotta love awkward moments.



Well the lady at the library just told me that my time is up on the computer! :( I love you all so much! And miss everyone! Send me letters!! I look forward to checking the mail everyday! My address is 11801 Forbidden Forest Drive, Apt #302, Fredericksburg Virginia, 22407. I want to hear how things are going!



I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that this church is true. I have so much respect for Joseph Smith and all he did for this church. I love him. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and was translated for our time! I know it! I know that Jesus Christ lives! I know that He and Heavenly Father love us so much, beyond comprehension! I am so grateful for all the wonderful leaders (YW leaders especially!!) that I've had in my life, and that have been the biggest example to me. I love this gospel! I love it so much!!! I love being a missionary and sharing that message with everyone!



Until next week! I love you all!







Tchau,

Sister Hallmark

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tender Mercies!

Oi todo mundo!!

Disclaimer: I forgot my camera at home!! I know!! :( I'll bring it next week! Sowwwwwy, no pics for this week. :(

Virginia is BEAUTIFUL. Well, what I've seen of it anyway. It hasn't stop raining since I've been here so I forgot what the sun looks like.. Haha, but I love it! My companheira, Sister Romney is great! We get along so well, she's super sarcastic and got a sense of humor, just like me. So we got along right off the bat.

The ward I'm in is great! Everyone's super nice and welcoming. But Sunday was a bit challenging. So, the first day I got here, we're all eating lunch in the cultural hall, then all of the sudden Sister Romney turns to me and was like "oh my gosh, Sister Hallmark... I am so sorry to do this to you..... We're speaking on Sunday." I reacted normal but was freaking out on the inside. Then the young women's president asked us to give a little spiritual thought on the Holy Ghost during Young Women's. So we prepared a talk, and taught in Young Women's. It was cray. But so fun.

I've only taught two lessons so far, but it's been wonderful. One of our investigators Annick, (She's from Madagascar!) She's awesome! She'll be getting baptized on the 29th! I can't wait! All of our other investigators are going great we should have some on a baptismal date soon.
I'm so excited to be here, I love the work and I love the Lord. I know that this is where I am supposed to be. I just have to trust in the Lord that my visa will come whenever it's ready. I love this place with my whole heart. I can't wait to teach more people! THE CHURCH IS TRUE.
Line of the week:
Sister Romney: Hey, can you pick that up?
Me: I would... But I have Saran Wrap on my arms.... 

Tchau,

Sister Hallmark



PS...Here is my new address!

11810 Forbidden Forest Circle
Apt #302
Fredericksberg, VA 22407

Saturday, October 5, 2013

VIRGINIA RICHMOND MISSION!!!!!!!

   OI!!!! I'M GOING TO THE RICHMOND VIRGINIA MISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!! I LEAVE WEDNESDAY AT 3:30am! SO. STOKED!

I literally don't know what else to say I'm so stinkin excited!!! I can't even breathe! My companion is going to Anaheim California! We're both so excited! 

I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO SAY I'M TOO EXCITED! THE CHURCH IS TRUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

EU AMO VOCÊS!!!!!!!!

TCHAU,

SISTER HALLMARK



My visa still hasn't arrived yet, so I have been temporarily re-assigned to the Virginia Redmond Mission! I will arrive there on Wednesday. Here is My new address! 

Sister Darci Snow Hallmark
9327 Midlothian Tpke Ste 1B
Richmond VA 23235-4965
United States







Leaving the MTC for the General RS Broadcast! 

 Sister Ames and I in the conference center! 

Sister Ames and I again in the conference center!

Relief Society Meeting! 
Me, Sister Jackson, and Sister Ames!


Found Megan! 

 The mom from 17 miracles! I told you I'd get a picture! 

 
Found Chelsea! I mean Sister Armstrong      
Sister Ames and I on the temple walk!
Christensen!
Mourino and Christensen! 
I love our elders! 
Best district EVAAAAAA!