Hola mi familia! Otro se mana que tuve sido bueno!!! le amo mucho! yo se que el evangelio es verdadero! trae felizidad en mi vida tambien ustedes! gracias por todo cartas! yo he recibi todo!!! anyways! there’s some spanish for ya’ll! this week has been great!! guess who came and spoke to us on tues??? not the prophet but it was an apostle! L. tom perry!! it was amazing! we sang lead kindly light and then his wife spoke and then he did! did you know this is his second wife? he talked about missionary work and how it is the life-blood of the church. and that missionary work started before the church was even established. on sunday we had an interesting talk too... some guy from the mtc presidency. he talked about how heavenly father has planned everything so perfectly with the position of the earth and how it was created. he also talked about the sun and that researchers are coming up with new information where right in the middle of the sun is the coldest place! and that it absorbs energy from somewhere else. you should look at that abraham symbol thing in the pearl of great price where one of the things talk about how the sun gets its energy from kolob! how amazing is that! thats another testimony in itself how the book of mormon is so true. that is was a simple plow boy who translated such a deep doctrinal book. it had been buried for 1400 years before it was touched again by man. i didnt know it was that long. oh i wish you could all just be here listening and learning everything i have!! this place just opens up your mind to a another understanding of the gospel. here we’re learning how to simplify it for those who have never heard it, but for ourselves it gets deeper and deeper each day! i love it. I encourage you all to read the book of mormon every day. I truly regret those times i was lazy or too tired. there is so much to learn! and that’s why we are here. to obtain everything! we are so blessed to be born when it is at it’s fullest! it truly is! we don’t have to worry about a temple being built or the doctrine in covenants being printed off.. it is so conveniant that its all placed in front of us. the temple is just 20 minutes away from our house. take advantage of it! whether it is endowments or baptisms. go as a family!! and it will just bless your lives more fully! stop making excuses. i know i did all the time. take advantage of it where others have died and traveled to complete these prophesys! oh and you all should watch this video clip on lds.org its called lifting burdens. its on the main page! good clip definitely! im so excited for sarah to get here! im going to be a host that day... so i’ll be doing what those elders did for me the first day i got here! maybe by some miracle i’ll be her host!!! oh ya and we’ve been teaching in spanish this whole week! its so crazy how much we’ve learned. but there is still much to learn. i guess in argentina they say sho instead of yo.. and like elllo is pronounced esho. maisie can explain that one to you! .... weird that its halloween tomorrow. im waiting to open the salsa tomorrow and share it with everyone! we’ve been getting all this candy in our district so we’re going to have our own little halloween party! oh i’ve been meaning to tell you that my district leader looks like austin powers.. he has the teeth and the glasses!! haha if only he had the accent. always remember who you are and where you come from! i love you all and have a happy halloween!! write me all about it!!!
My good ol fam So it's been a quick fast primero month!!! crazy... time truly does fly by at this place. the days are very very long but the weeks go by quickly! you better not show up here mom or they will call security on you... haha and that would be ugly. plus all my district thinks your crazy enough.. haha jk. so every sunday the whole zone has to prepare a talk in spanish and you don't know who will talk til they call you in sacrament to come up. usually they call on the district thats closest to leaving the mtc. but for some reason the branch president called up hermana hobbs. so i gave my talk half in spanish half in english cause i was nervous by the end of the talk and plus i had a quote that i was NOT about to translate in spanish.. haha it was one they gave us on the first day here by henry b. eyring called the disciple of christ. ya'll should look it up! its a very powerful quote! and all of our talks were based around diligence and hard work! so i should be safe the rest of my time here! and thank you all for the letters. now i feel complete that every single one of you has written me. keep them coming cause its like christmas! we all stand out by the mail room waiting for our district leader to get the mail for us.. it's probably a funny sight! and yes i am feeling much much better.. my throat is still being weird but its bearable. im so excited for sundays! they really are the best days on top of p days! every sunday we practice a song we're going to sing at the devotional on tuesdays with the mtc choir... we sang be still my soul two weeks ago and then jesus once of humble birth. We're thinking we're singing we thank thee oh god for a prophet this tuesday cause our teacher heard from some others that he's coming to speak to us!!!! that would be amazing... we already have amazing speakers but the prophet.. oh i sure hope so. tomorrow we're teaching the first lession in spanish!!! scary i know... but the language is alright! im actually grateful for senior graves over at fremont cause that really has helped me a bit!its not too bad.. im able to say my prayers in spanish. and wednesdays and thursdays as a district we speak strictly spanish! well i love you all and hope you are doing great! it sounds like you are. im so grateful for my wonderful family that gives me strength each day! i encourage you to read as a family more in the book of mormon. its amazing how it comes alive! adios!!!!!
So it has been another speedy great week at the mtc! And yes mom i did get your packages! everyone loved the oreos and i havent opened up the salsa yet... im savering it!!! and i was able to last week watch the 2002 olympics of sara hughes ice skating for relief society and this johnson lady talked. she was very successful in life and was showing how we can be successful missionaries if we have the same positive bright attitude like sara hughes! haha. and yes i have been sick this past week coughing up my lungs. but its not the swine so its all good! oh and my companions are going to buenos aires south and rosario. my whole district is going to argentina but most to rosario and a couple to buenos aires south. so i'll see none of them. hermana hansen is from lehi and hermana smith is from riverton! she actually went up to logan for school before our mission so we always talk about how we will do stuff once we're back!! originally i was supposed to have my own companion but she ended up being fluent in spanish. her mom was from spain and they would go there every year for the summer.so they moved her up in the intermediate class and she left this week for our mission she was our roommate too so i was able to see her all the time!( we'll probably be companions at one point in our mission) I love it here! each day gets better and helps me focus on my purpose! this week we went to the trc on monday and taught this guy named orinez. He could hardly speak spanish and we could hardly speak english, so we gave our lession on the plan of salvation in our native language. He told us at the end that even though he couldnt understand most of it he could feel the spirit very strongly! Tonight my companion and i are singing joseph smith's first prayer in spanish for our zone meeting! we're pretty excited We just got a new district this week as well! and three new hermana's! we played volleyball this week too and we rocked with the elders. we have gym 5 days a week! i hope you all are doing great! and keep writing me! love love you all!!!
Saren will complete her mission April 11th. Her welcome home meeting is scheduled for April 17th at the West Weber Ward chapel 4100 W 900 S - our block begins at 9:00am. We would love to have you all join us, and come over to the house after to visit.
The Lord watch between me
while we are absent
from one another. Genesis 31:49
This is blog is posted by Saren's mother. It is how we share Saren's mission with you all.
She would love to hear from you by sending a letter through the pouch:
Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission
SLC, UT 84130-0150
This can only be a card or letter folded over, taped or stapled at the bottom-no envelopes.
Mission Argentina, Buenos Aires Oeste
Buenos Aires, Argentina
(Needs a 98 cent stamp)
or you can e-mail her through - www.dearelder.com, click on write a letter, pouch, and go to Argentina Buenos Aires West, they send it for free!
Hermana Sasha Lopez-Zimmerman from Jefferson City, Missouri - Ituzaingo
Hermana Patricia Salazar from Argentina - Ramos Mejia
Hermana Isla from Argentina - Ramos Mejia. They will work 5 weeks together as she is a 19 year-old member who helps out when there is an odd number of Hermanas in the mission. These helpers are referred to as a "mini."
Hermana Brittany Godfrey from Pennsylvania - Ramos Mejia