BEST THING!Julie & cousin in MTC together! “Hola Todos! Okay, so I CANNOT believe how fast time has flown here! And so much has happened this week!
•December began, so MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 🎅
•I got to perform in a couple small groups and a solo for the entire CCM at a devotional. I sang a couple of songs in spanish and my solo was "Mary did you know?" I went really well.
• A small choir was able to sing OUTSIDE THE GATES of the CCM. That's right. We left the compound, if only for a couple of hours. After we sang we were encouraged to talk with all the people who gathered around to hear. I met this really sweet couple and their grandkid, BBAron. He was seven and one of the cutest kids I've ever seen!
•HERMANA LIPMAN (my cousin and best friend) GOT HERE ON TUESDAY. After elder Lambson and ALL the hermanas from the dorm saw her earlier in the day, I finally got to see her about 5 hours later. I saw her from behind, across an auditorium, sprinted to her and knocked some Elder over in the process and basically dive tackled Rebekah from behind. We were so excited we hugged for almost a minute and a half straight. She recalls "I heard a loud clang and all of the sudden I was being smashed, but I was pretty sure I knew who it was." Since then, I video chatted with my mom and Hermana Lipman got to see her parents through that! Other than that, it is crazy to be in our last week here. We weighed our bags and got our flight itinerary. I dont leave until early Wednesday morning but I'm a little bit freaking out. I don't want to leave because I love it here, but I want to leave because there are people to teach. There are people to love. There are people who are searching for answers and comfort and home. I STRONGLY reccomend reading 1 John 4. It is such a good chapter on love!
Love is the reason for everything. It is the reason we are on earth. It is the reason God sent his son. It reason I am here, and it is the way to become like Christ. When we love we not only become better, we feel better. Satan says we will be inconvenienced or tired or that what we want is more important, but THAT IS A LIE. We feel fulfilled, energized and gratified when we love. So just do it. #nike