Saturday, April 19, 2014

First Things First

Okay so first things first...
GO watch the "Because of Him" video online at
Your mind is blown, huh?? Yet another reason why the church is the bomb. So I'm not joking I've watched the "Because of Him" video 10 times this week in English and 7 times in Spanish. We also showed it to all our investigators. On Sunday every time you go to Youtube that video is going to start playing. Sooo coool.... Okay, now go watch the video again. haha.. I'm serious. 

Okay, wow I have to say this has probably been on of my favorite weeks here. 

Last Sunday we all had to prepare talks on the Atonement completely in Spanish then our branch President would randomly pick missionaries to give their talks. Lets just say my talk was straight out of 'Preach My Gospel' and 'Folletos'. Luckily Hermana Wells and I were the only companionship not to get called on. 

Later that same night the BYU men's choir came and sang to us! Boy was that awesome. They sang other songs rather than hymns.. not that I don't love hymns, it was just nice to hear a different tune. They sang all types of different stuff. They sang 'Lean on Me" and I was so into it, haha. After they sang some tribal songs and all the Tongan missionaries got way stoked. Then during the song they started doing the huka and that's when ALL the missionaries got so into it. It was AWSOME. 

Also every Sunday we have a "Sunday funday" activity to get to know the whole zone better. One of the new Elders is a convert so he shared his conversion story with us. He had no idea what a Mormon was but he did love musicals. So, he went and saw The Book of Mormon play and became obsessed (to this day it's still his favorite play). One day he spotted 2 missionaries at McDonald's and went up and talked to them.. and from there he started getting the lessons and later was converted and now is on a mission. One funny thing he told us was that before he was a member he saw a guy in the hall way with a Book of Mormon he asked him where he got it and the guy told him that one of his friends gave it to him. He asked the guy in the hallway if he could have it. The guy was like "Sure, for ten bucks"! He ended up buying it haha and now he says he feels so dumb because we give them out for free.

Something a little embarrassing happened last week that I forgot to tell you about. My teacher wrote the word Revelacion on the board then asked us what this word made us think of. Not really thinking that hard I responded saying ummm... America...thinking the word meant Revolution not Revelation. So yeah.. as you can see I'm not fluent yet but I can understand about 90% of everything I hear. Everything here is 100% in Spanish. English doesn't exist. 

On Tuesday we had another devotional and Elder Neil Andersen came and spoke to us and I sang in the choir.. it's cool because it was broadcast to all the MTC'S in the word so yeah... I'm MTC famous. Oh my! while at main campus for the devotional we ran into the New Zeland Elders. They find us everywhere! they asked us to take a picture with them and asked us for our emails. In the MTC getting someones email is equivalent to "getting did-gets". Not to worry we ended up not giving our emails out but we did take a picture with them haha. 

We ended up getting 70 new missionaries to West Campus this week and guess who got to be a host?? Yep, this Hermana! I am no longer a newbie. I feel like time is so warped here. The days are long, the weeks are short, and the months are really short. I have today been out 1 month. 1 down 17 to go.  We got our travel plans yesterday. We are going to be leaving on April 28th. We leave the MTC at 7:30 and our plane leaves SLC at 12:25. We will arrive in Puebla at 8:30 that night. 9 days left, better send some massive dear elders. 

I feel ready to leave. I feel like a better teacher, not perfect at all, but better. I can feel myself getting better and better everyday. Wells and I can do the first lesson awesome! We had our best lesson so far this week on Thursday in the afternoon and then that night we had our hardest lesson. We taught this super strong catholic man. He was trying to Bible Bash us the entire time and the feeling in the room was awful. We had to teach him again yesterday and it went really well. I wasn't teaching that man, the spirit was because I was saying things and showing him scripture that I didn't even know I knew. Guys this church is true. Don't take it for granted. I'm so grateful to be in the MTC on Easter when I am the closest I have ever been to my Savior. Just remember without the atonement you are helpless. 
xoxo Hermana Han

 It is this dark every night when we get home.
 Who knew?
 Got the Easter package!
 Wells and me with the crazy New Zealand Elders.
 Thanks Aunt Penni!

 We got to host new missionaries arriving at the MTC!

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