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|"Abuela" Hermano Rodriguez|
|Hermanas Woods and Day|
Hola Hola mi familia!
I love you all so much! I feel your spirits and prayers every day and boy was Conference uplifting! We watched the Women's conference in Spanish and the rest this weekend in English.
New apostles, wooooooooo, they're awesome!!!! Side note family, when I was in the MTC and got a call from someone in the 70 that I could stay on my mission and be the exception, it was Elder Rasband! WHAT!? Conference was super inspiring and we received a lot of answers and guidance! I especially loved President Uctdorf, Elder Holland, and Elder Nelson -- with all their wonderful talks about divine nature, potential, and exaltation! Mother power! Teacher power! Power from the Heaven! Families! ...I could go on forever ;) I truly loved it! Especially about how we can raise righteous families and have the power to discern, teach, guide, and protect. Throughout the talks about families and mothers, I was bawling. I love you mommy, grammas, aunts, and sisters! And I love this divine potential and nature that we are given!
I made a summary of our awesome attributes from Russell M. Nelsons talk:
"[We are] are filled with love, truth, pure faith, peace that surpasses everything; we are angelic, tranquil, stalwart, strong, courageous, devoted, covenant keepers, devout defenders of the faith; we reflect righteousness and we are articulate; we are different from the world in happy ways, full of virtue, light, love, knowledge, courage, character, faith . . . we speak with power and authority of God, have the gift of discernment to view the trends of this world, make important thing happen through our faith, we shepherd children on the covenant path, we know the power and peace of the endowment, call upon the powers of heaven to protect children and families, teach fearlessly, speak what comes to our heart and mind, follow impressions insights and inspirations; we are contributing and a full partner with a firm understanding of the doctrine of Christ; we will raise a sin-resistant generation; we will detect deception in all, as we use the power of our covenants, and we will express beliefs with confidence and clarity."
We were then promised that "The Holy Ghost will magnify our influence in an unprecedented way," as we "rise to our full stature and fulfill the measure of our sacred calls."
General Conference was pretty much the high light of my week!
I am being transferred on Tuesday to North Hollywood/Burbank area. We have English and Spanish missionaries in our area now, but I'll still be in the Spanish district and ward. I say goodbye to this area and the sweet people here. It will be hard. It's probably the least thing I like to do . . . say goodbye to people . . . but I know that these are eternal friendships and I will see them again and Heavenly Father will continue to take care of them! : )
I'm thankful for all the time that I have been able to spend here, and love to say 1/3 of my mission has been in this area. ♥
Con mucho carino,