Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MIRACLES MIRACLES MIRACLES




K what the heck. You will never believe what happen this week. Geez I don't even know where to begin. Okey dokey, so Sister Wilson and I were just walking around campus talking to people and we ran into this guy Brian, who was actually from Dallas, so obviously he's cool. Anywho so we're talking to him, and we see this guy like across the lawn from the corner of our eyes just staring at us. First of all, creepy. But we continued talking, obvi. So I'm literally in the middle of saying the first vision or testifying about the Book of Mormon, who knows but definitely testifying of something good. And he walks up to us and puts his arm on Brian's shoulder and goes "I hope you're not letting these girls give you any trouble." And I was like ah crap. He's like anti Mormon or something weird and he's gonna start bible bashing or something, clearly I just jumped to worst possible scenario. Then Brian looks confused and was like oh don't worry, they're not. Then he goes "well sister Wilson and I have had some trouble in the past." And I'm like ohhh he's probably from her last area or something, then I asked her if she knew him and she was like ...no. And I was like K SOMETHINGS FISHY HERE. Then he starts laughing and says I'm a mormon, I live in Colorado I'm just up for the weekend. GOOD ONE. I have never been so scared in my lifeeeee. hahaha. well maybe that was an exaggeration, but I was pretty scared. So Brian had to leave, we gave him a Book of Mormon and went along our merry way. THEN it gets better. So Zack (the member) was like so the whole time I've been here I've been carrying around 2 books, the book I'm reading, and the Book of Mormon. Smart man. He said that he met this really sweet girl named Candace who said she loved the Book of Mormon musical when she saw his book. Then he talked with her for a little bit, then gave her the Book of Mormon and she said she would read the introduction by the next day. We were floored. We gave him our card and were like well give her our number!!! Then he goes "well I'm going to meet her right now, don't you wanna come?" UM OF COURSE. So as we're walking over there, oh yeah, he served his mission in Brazil! When I told him I was going there he was like oh you're a visa waiter then kinda laughed. Everybody thinks I'm a lost cause. I'll get there eventuallyyyyyyy guysssss. Anyway that's completely besides the point. So as we're walking he turns to us and says "would you sisters believe that last night I was praying that I'd meet y'all so I could pass her off?" Instantly I got the chills. I wanted to cry. So we go into Berry Berry, this place she works and met her. She was the sweeeeetest girl I've ever met in my entire life! And so we had a lesson with her and she brought her boyfriend and her roommate was there. It was the best lesson ever! She was soooo awesome and so prepared! SUCH a miracle!

Ahh, missions are just GREAT! I love them! I love the gospel and I love the Lord!

Line of the week:
K so this was probably one of the most awkward lessons ever. So I'm talking about prophets and I was like "Yeah God called prophets like Noses Moah. Instead of Moses and Noa. Then I stopped, laughed a little bit, then said the same thing again! It was awkward because the people who we were teaching didn't laugh. I was like LAUGH PEOPLE THIS IS AWKWARD. Hahaha

Te amo voces!
Sister Hallmark

Monday, June 16, 2014

Charlottesville Round 4




SO. I'M STAYING IN CHARLOTTESVILLE YSA FOR ANOTHER TRANSFER. I'm PUMPED. I never wanna leave ysa, it's seriously the best! I can't imagine not teaching people my own age. for real. oh and Sister Wilson is staying another transfer with me! :)

So MIRACLE. So there's this new member in our ward, Morgan Tracey, and we'd been trying to visit her for a long time, not having any luck. Well, the other day Sister Wilson was like let's go try and see Morgan, so we did and not only was she there but her roommate, Maria was too! So her roommate opens the door and she has a really thick accent and Sister Wilson says, oh what a beautiful accent you have, where are you from? She was like oh, BRAZIL. I almost peed my pants. Long story short, she was super interested. Then we went over the next day to have language study with her and this other guy in my ward who served in Brazil and I taught her the restoration and she loved it! She's seriously GOLDEN. It was super rough teaching in Portuguese, but I'm sooo excited to go to Brazil now. Not that I wasn't before, but I reallllly am now. Haha

Line of the week:


Sister Wilson: Dude you have a dentist appointment tomorrow.
Me: Shoot, I have to floss tonight.
Then we stayed up late talking then realized it was 10:30
Me: I'm not flossing anymore. 

We were like delirious that night. Everything was sooo funny. 3 fillings from the dentist later, and now I will start flossing people.  

I am sooo happy to be a member of this church and to know about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It is such a miracle. I am grateful to the Lord for everything. I love the Book of Mormon and am grateful to Joseph Smith for translating it though the power of God. I know this is Christs church. And I love it.

Ate logo! Tchau,
Sister Hallmark












Monday, June 2, 2014

K this week was happy and sad but mostly HAPPY! :)




So, I got a call from my mission president and I almost peed my pants, because I thought it was my visa. Haha, that's a joke. It was the exact opposite. My paperwork for my visa has expired so he told me I can either choose to stay in Virginia permanently or re submit my paperwork. So, after praying and fasting and talking with my mission president, companion, bishop, and the Lord some more, I finally came to a conclusion that I'm going to start the application process again. Give it one more go. I've got nothing to lose, right? I feel confident that this is what the Lord wants me to do. I am so grateful for the companionship of the Holy Ghost, I could not have made this decision without him.



Now! For the good stuff. SO Fatu graduated high school on Saturday and had this huge grad party with all of her friends. YSAAAAA AGEEEEEEEEE HOLLLLA. dude we talked to so many people about the gospel it was soo exciting! This week's gonna be great! Full of miracles! I just know it!



ALSO. IN OTHER NEWS. MY BEST FRIEND IN THE ENTIRE WORLD GOT HER MISSION CALL TO HOUSTON TEXAS SPANISH SPEAKING! I AM SOOO EXCITED FOR HER.



I am sooo happy to be here in Virginia right now! This is the best mission. The best area. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed my life so much and I am so happy to be able to share that with everyone!



Tchau tchau,

Sister Hallmark