Tuesday, January 14, 2014

What a great new year!

  This week was a little slower yet again, but things are going to start picking up and I’m excited about that. On Monday we had a district BBQ it was super fun. We are still teaching José and his family and they are one of the cutest families i have met on my mission. Whenever we go over they open the door and the kids erupt into to cheers and run out to smother us in their hugs :) they are seriously soooooo cute! Jose is ready to be baptized but his wife is a little hesitant because she is Catholic so we are working with her, but she is really starting to open up and I’m super excited for them the gospel is going to bless them so much! We had Zone conference this week and it was amazing! President Toone gave a promise that each companionship in our mission, as long as they are being obedient and striving to reach the standard of Excellency, would be able to find a family and feel the joy of bringing them into the gospel. He said he received revelation on that as has been praying for it. I wish everyone could have been there for the power if that promise it was AMAZING! the coolest thing about it is that all this week and last week families have been showing up out of nowhere to everyone in our zone and we have been getting super excited. Then president Toone came and gave his promise and we were all blown away because the miracles have already begun. Miracles in phoenix!  What gets me even more excited is just thinking about the two temples that are going to be opening this month and in a couple months. One of the reasons we are getting two new temples? Because in a year there are going to be so many families going to the temple to be sealed :) it just gives my chills just thinking about it. Like seriously, I can’t even describe the excitement of the Arizona Tempe mission right now. Believe in miracles! What a great new year! I’m looking forward to 2014

We also met together with the Arizona Tuscan and Phoenix missions on Saturday. Elder Jeffery R. Holland was supposed to come and speak to us, but the day before he got called onto another assignment by the first presidency. We were a little sad because we have been supper excited about this for weeks, but the speaker was amazing. And it’s all about the message not the messenger. Elder Wright of the 70 came and spoke. His wife spoke as well and she was super funny. She told us it was like having tickets to go to the Beatles and then finding out it’s the Dixie chicks. Elder wright said he has never been compared to the Dixie Chicks before. Ha-ha it was a great meeting and I learned a lot and it was fun to see all the missionaries again! Had to say good bye to Hermana Maier, it’s so crazy that she is leaving. I’m next! Yikes! But I seriously love being a missionary so much! I love being a trainer and being able to serve with Hermana Acosta she’s amazing! There is nowhere better to be then in Cielito! (Little heaven) I love this ward so much! And our whole district is staying together! We got transfer calls last night, and no one is leaving so we are super excited! Well love ya all tons! And I will talk to ya soon!

                        Hermana Savage :)

PS. sorry I haven’t written back in a while, especially sorry for the late birthday cards! I haven't had time to go get stamps the past couple weeks but i hope you had a great day!  :)

PSS. update on the lemonites: I forgot to tell you all something super funny. We had zone meeting on tuesday and the zone leaders made lemon bars... bye bye lemonites.. it was hillarious 
Got to see sister Segura and sister Maier at the conference :)

We found out we have like matching clothes. so Friday we were twiners :)

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