|Our Missionary Stand|
The new president has arrived!!!! Tuesday our zone and a few others headed over to the stake center anticipating the moment we had all been waiting for...meeting our new mission president. We all sat down in the chapel...patiently waiting. When the moment came and the new president walked in with his wife you could feel the spirit that they brought with them. Sister Stutznegger already had tears in her eyes and President Stutznegger had a HUGE smile on his face. They walked in and immediately started greeting each one of us one by one (keep in mind that there were probably over 100 missionaries in the room). Sister Stutznegger shook my hand and continued on followed by the President. When he shook my hand he turned to his wife and yelled, "Hey! You've got to give her a big hug from her mom!" She turned around, came back, and had me stand up in front of everyone to give her a hug. She hugged me and quietly said, "This is the hug that I promised your mom I would give you." That's when the tears came....I sat back down totally crying...I'm sure the missionaries were wondering why Hermana Ingram was being a bawl baby but it had meant the world to me.
After having greeted each one of the missionaries, they stood up at the pulpit and began introducing themselves. What a change! They had us all laughing our heads off! Hermana Stutznegger doesn't speak any Spanish but she stood up to introduce herself and in her best effort said, "Buenos tardes!" She finished introducing herself in English and the President translated for her. They are the two sweetest people and you can tell they truly care about each and every one of us. They focused on how we were going to be a mission of "exact obedience" and how by doing so we would have more success than ever as a mission. I just about stood up and gave a giant HALLELUJAH! I can't wait to see where things go in the mission and to become a mission of exact obedience.
Thursday we went as a district to the area of the other Hermanas to help them contact and find new investigators. We carted over a table, Books of Mormon, pamphlets, hymns, pictures, cards, etc. and set up a "missionary stand" where we contacted people and taught them more on what we believe. It was actually kind of funny because we were right smack dab in the middle of a bunch of other stands. There was the lady to the right of us butchering whole dead chickens, the man to the left of us selling tacos playing mariachi music....and us...preaching the gospel battling the mariachi with our hymns! We ended up contacting a couple hundred people who were pretty interested in what we had to offer.
FELIZ 4 DE JULIO! What's the 4th of July with out a little BBQ??
|4th of July Celebration|
¡Gracias por todo! Les queremos muchísimo. ¡Nunca lo olvidan! Échenles ganas esta semana!
Con mucho amor,
|My Zone before cambios|
|This is how hard we're working.....a hole through my favorite shoes|