Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sa pamamagitan ng Espiritu Santo, magigin malakas po natin!

Ridin' solo 

Well first of all, I have to tell you that I met my husband!!!! 

Well...ok, so, I saw him from afar ; )  Guess who came to the MTC to sing for ME??? ...fine he came for all the missionaries...   DAVID ARCHULETA!!   Sooooo AWESOMEl!   Every Sunday and Tuesday we have a fireside/devotional and this last one was different than all the rest. Brother Richard Elliot-the organist for the Mormon Tabernacle choir came to speak, but instead of speaking, he mostly just played for us. He is super talented! He played as David sang 3 songs.  The first one, my very favorite hymn, Be Still My Soul, and then he sang one of my other favorites, Come, Come Ye Saints. The last one he sang the first two verses of Hark all Ye Nations and then we joined him on the last two verses. BEST FIRESIDE EVER! Hahahah Sister Faasavalu (one of the sisters in my Zone-pictured below) and I were absolutely giddy when we saw him walking in.   I know, It was so silly, but totally made my week!!!! 

Oh other exciting news--I got my flight plans!   I fly out Monday, April 7th in the morning from SLC to LA to Tokyo arriving the the next night. Then I fly from Tokyo to Manila and should arrive there, hopefully around midnight Tuesday. Also they told us that we can call home at each airport. YAY!!  I don't know the time differences, but I guess you can figure that out...and will it matter anyway??   I'm so excited to talk to you!  One hour email is just not enough time!! But, I understand that I need to be focused on the work. 

This week really hasn't been any different then the past couple weeks, so not much else to report on. I am just so excited to get out and really start working. I have loved my time here at the MTC and have definitely made really good friends, but I AM READY!  Although my Tagalog isn't perfect and the Philippines is going to be so different than what I am used to, I know that I'll be taken care of and there are people there waiting to hear what I have to say on behalf of our Heavenly Father. My mom uses this quote from Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh  "Always remember you are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, and SMARTER than you think''.  I am certainly finding out I am stronger than I seem!  I was in a lesson this week and I barely had time to prepare. I felt as if I would go in there and forget everything, but with the Lords help, I was able to say exactly what was needed to be said. It was probably my best lesson yet! As I have said before, the spirit is so strong here, and with that power, I am made stronger.  We all have that help in our lives, if we just ask for it!

Sa pamamagitan ng Espiritu Santo, magigin malakas po natin! (Through the Holy Ghost, we all will become strong!) 

Love you all!! 
Have a good week!!

Sister Koncurat

my very awkward but lovable district brothers plus my companion of the day, Sister W.

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