This week was crazy but awesome and I’m pretty sure we worked in our area for a total of like 5 minutes haha.
First of all, we had to go to Rosario to do foreigner stuff for my companion, but we got to eat McDonald’s which was a plus. Except that McDonald’s is SUPER expensive here. Where’s my dollar Big Mac?
We also had divisions with our sister training leaders. I was with Hermana Christensen, who’s basically my big sister in the mission and all I remember from doing divisions this time was eating chocolate popcorn and taking pictures in front of the Victoria Bridge.
We also got to watch GENERAL CONFERENCE! For real, the anticipation for general conference is even higher than Christmas and TOTALLY exceeded my expecations!!! On Saturday we went to the Stake Center, so I got to watch it in english (woohoo!) and in between sessions we were talking with a member from another ward, and we somehow figured out that we both knew Marlen (from Murphy!!!), and that she happened to be in Rosario (Rosario is like 3 hours away from Murphy) so we somehow informed her that she needed to come to that specific church building, and SHE CAME! Major miracle , because I thought I would never see her again. And the other part of the miracle is that she had just submitted her mission papers the day before!! When I met her like 5 months, a mission was just a good idea. And now, shes like one step away from putting her missionary name tag on. SO COOL seeing how others progress!!
And in case you were wondering what Hermana Strong’s favorite conference talk was, it would have to be that of Elder Holland!! (shocker, right?) Beforehand, I had prepared questions, with the hope that they would be answered during conference. And up until the last session, I had received answers to all of them, except for one! And all through the last session, I was waiting to find the answer, all up until Elder Holland started speaking, and WOAH, the entire talk was exactly what I needed to hear: “KEEP TRYING. KEEP TRUSTING. KEEP BELIEVING. KEEP GROWING. HEAVEN IS CHEERING YOU ON TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER.”
Also, wasn’t the choir like extra beautiful this time? I kept thinking “wow, this is probably what it sounds like in the Celestial Kingdom”. Cant wait to find out if that’s right!
Love you all so much! Going on the 3 month stretch! ITS GOING BY TOO FAST!
Con todo mi amor,