This week was pretty awesome! Thanks for all the letters and Dear Elders, they are always fun to get and make any day lots better :)
WE ARE GETTING A TEMPLE, WE ARE GETTING A TEMPLE, WE ARE GETTING A TEMPLE!!!!! AHHHHH! :D I am so excited I can’t even tell you! I wish I had been there for the announcement to hear all the excitement in cedar. What was it like? When they announced it in conference I was in shock and my hands went straight over my mouth. Everyone in my district looked right at me and smiled and I of course started to cry. Hermana Stayley gave me a great big hug. I can’t wait for next general conference to see if there will be another big announcement that will change my life, like the past two. We are soooo blessed. I really hope I will be back before it opens so I can go to the open house and stuff. Any idea of when it will be completed? Conference was amazing and I loved being able to watch it in the MTC because the spirit was already so strong that each talk was just amazing!
After conference on Saturday my zone decided to have an Easter egg hunt because we have some pretty awesome Zone leaders. It was really fun. Saturday night we had a district meeting and shared our thoughts from conference. These are my favorite meetings because the spirit is sooo incredibly strong. I love my district so much. The elders are awesome, the sisters are awesome and we get along so well. I think the reason we bond so fast is because we are spiritually bonding. I love this environment and it’s definitely an environment I want to try to create in my future home. I have discovered that I have some type of allergy to the spirit because I am always crying. There must be something in the air at the MTC.
So last time I said hermana Savoie is going to Texas. I meant to say Salt Lake city she is from Texas. I just have to type so fast that I mess up a lot. So I apologize if my spelling is horrible haha.
Last week when we went to the Temple we went and did sealings. It was my first time doing them and I absolutely looooved it! Being able to be a daughter being sealed to her parents for time and all eternity was the best feeling in the world. I love the temple and the peace that is there. It’s nice to get a little bit of a break from the missionary work on Thursday mornings to go to the temple.
The other night I was able to get a blessing from Elder Varner. I am sooo thankful for the power of the priesthood. It is such a blessing. Thank you so much to all of you who are worthy priesthood holders. You are my role models.
Sunday night after conference we had another devotional and Vocal Point from BYU came. They were amazing! And then Tuesday night our devotional speaker was the author of the Work and the Glory books. He talked on personal Revelation. It was great! Monday morning when I was reading my scriptures I came across Moroni 8:2-3. I put my name in for Moroni's and it really hit me. I can really feel all the prayers helping me out. So thank you soooooo much! I love you all so much.
So yesterday I had the best experience ever! We were practicing inviting our investigators to pray to know if god cares, and to know if the church is true. We had to get into character and when I was playing the investigator it felt so real. I had to learn how to pray before I agreed to get on my knees and pray, and I was a little hesitant because I had never prayed before and I wasn't sure if I was doing it right but I gave it my best shot. As I was praying to know if this church was true and if it was something God wants me to do I was hit with the spirit so Strong that I stooped right in the middle of my prayer. It was the most amazing feeling ever. As the investigator I truly got the answer that this church is true and as myself I got that answer too. I know without a doubt that this church is true and I love it with all my heart! This Gospel is sooooo amazing and it makes me so happy :) I can’t wait to share it with others.
Oh my goodness so on Tuesday Elder Vaner was explaining to us how he really, really hates dogs. He stood up and was going to demonstrate to us how he would swing his scriptures and smack the dog away. He swung with full gusto including sound effects and the handle on his scripture case ripped, sending his scriptures at full speed like a cannonball right into Elder Cavin’s unsuspecting stomach. They were both instantly on the floor, Elder Cavin in pain laughing, and Elder Varner dying of laughter. We were all laughing so hard that some of the other district came over to see what had happened. We have a good time together haha.
Well I hope everything is going good for everyone. Things are getting better for me, except for I got sick last night. Which really sucks because all I want to do is sleep and I can’t really :( luckily today is p-day so I could take a little bit of a nap. It’s just a cold and a pretty bad cough, but hopefully it gets better soon! It’s crazy that I’m in my third week at the MTC already. The time is starting to fly! I love you all so much and can’t wait to hear from you!
Love, Hermana Savage
|Easter egg hunt with our zone|
|Hermana Staley, Funke,Hansen,me and Savoie|
|Elder Dial, Cavin, Stanford, Varner.|