Then spake Jesus saying, "He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." John 8:12

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Boots

This week we got the new boots. That's what we call them. We refer to everything as if we were in the military because we say we're in Mormon boot camp. But now that we aren't the new ones we run this town. Humbly and obediently, of course. We have so many inside jokes already, haha. I LOVE these sisters! We were the best apartment (they left today). Here is a pic of us in front of our apartment. 

 Our last night together we had a raging dance party to church music. I hesitate to even write about this because it sounds like it would be really annoying and none of you are gonna believe me when I say that it wasn't ahah. My headlamp has like a hazards setting, so we used it as a strobe light. Haha like I said, I had the best apartment. They were all such good examples in their own way and I already miss them!

We were also the best district. Our elders were so great. They are great leaders, not because they think they're leaders, but because they are sincerely good. They have so much love. This is us with one of our teachers.

 We grew so much this week, and we grew together. We teach each other; our teachers just guide the discussion. I learned so much from my district. Everyone has gone though so much and it's only made them better. Their testimonies are so strong. And so are their examples.

It has been a blessing to be here.

I leave at 2:30 am April 21 I found out. Hopefully I'll be able to write more next week! I want to thank those of you who wrote me letters before and on this trip because they are SO helpful! <3 Love

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Made It!

This week go to and select my mission and put in this address
Sister Olivia Lee Lessard
2023 N 900 E Unit 819
Provo UT 84602
Here at the MTC they will print the letter and give it to me every night. Everyone send one! Probably don't send hard letters to this address unless they will get here within a week just in case I leave in a week. But dearelders, yes please!

I took great pics but I can't figure out how to email them! I'll just tell you guys what I'm up to.

There are 6 in my district; I just realized a couple days ago when I was looking at a picture I took that I am the only white one! Aha. We speak English together often because 4 of them are from the States and one from Argentina. But all grew up speaking Spanish in their homes and of course our classroom, the lessons we teach to pretend investigators, and the scriptures are all in Spanish, which is easy for them. Sometimes I want to cry! But I have felt the Spirit more and had more prayers answered here in one week than in months of regular life. It is a HUGE blessing to have no responsibilities other than studying, talking to, and talking about God, Jesus Christ, and their loving plan! Who gets to do that?! I know i'm really blessed! I know my Father knows me and has a plan for me. I know he knows you and has a plan for you. What more could I ask for in life, why I am so lucky to know those things?

Miss you all!

Edited to Add:
The "domes" are what we work out in. They make me feel like I'm in Divergent. Very futuristic. The fact that we can't get into gates, buildings, the laundry room, or cafeteria without our magnetic ID card helps. Speaking of laundry room, we washed the same load of clothes twice the other day. We pulled everything out of the washer, and threw our clothes in some front-loading "dryers."  But after we pressed start, we heard water rushing into the machine. Whoops. I hope the extra-clean clothes make up for the fact that my roomie Hermana Torralba and I aren't big on showers. "I don't like baths." "Oh, you're a shower person." "No, I'm a dirty person." Haha don't worry we always look and smell good so who cares? Deanne Wong was like Asian Barbie at E.C. because she was so pretty. And she always bragged about how she never showered, so we're doing better than her. I bet she didn't even wash her clothes twice.

Anyway, Hermana Torralba is my bestie here but her companion, Hermana Ferrari, and my companion, Hermana Cuellar, are absolutely amazing, too!!!!