Monday, December 15, 2014

Para Siempre Dios Esté Con Vos

Hi Everyone!
I am sad to say that this is my LAST email on the mission. Can you believe that? I can't lol I will be flying home into Springfield at 8pm. I can't believe it.

I am really sad to really really sad! I want to be a missionary foreverrrrrr! But I understand and I have come to terms with me leaving. I am packing lol I have a ton of things. But it will be okay! I think....haha :)

We had our zone conference last week with President McCune and Elder Clark of the 70. It was really great! I learned a lot! :) We got to play a musical number for it. I played the flute :) And at the end I about lost our iphone..haha

I went on exchanges with Sister Carey and Horne this week! It was great :) I love our sisters :) I went back to Santaquin! and sadly I lost my voice!! I bearly have it back now! was so sad!!

I had my final interview with President McCune. It was really good. He is such an amazing President who I have had the privilege of knowing and learning from. He is the best! And his wife is sooooooo amazing as well :) They will forever be in my heart.

Well everyone, I love my mission. It has been the best thing for me. I know that our Savior lives and loves us. He is in this work. I know that being the missionary is the best and I hope to keep the spirit of the work with me even without my tag. I know that this church is true. No doubts about it. I know that Heavenly Father loves us and that He loves me as His daughter. I am grateful for all of your love and prayers for me over this time. I have felt the love of the Savior so much and I know that I am a better person because of the experiences I have had here. I know that I have helped others come closer unto Christ and I will never forget it.

I love you all :)

Con mucho amor y carino
Hermana Derges :)

How Do You Feel About the Savior?

Hi everyone!

I really don't have any time today and I apologize for that! Today we
had a mission leadership training with a elder Clark of the 70 :) and
we have zone conference this week! :) I am pumped!

This past week we had MLC on Tuesday and then our zone training
meeting with the Utah Lake zone and then Hobble Creek on Thursday and
Friday. They went very well! I love our zones :)

We also went on exchanges with the Spanish Fork Sisters and then we
went on emergency exchanges to help a companionship and it went really
well! I love being in a position to serve in a new way. They are doing
super well now! I am so happy for them! :) :) happy day!

I just love our mission president and his wife! Their son was able to
final,y come home from the hospital after having severe brain surgery
over the past month. I am so happy for them! :)

But that is basically it lol. Things are going amazingly! :) I love my
mission and this area! :)

To close I want to share something from MLC on how do we feel about
our Savior. I love this! This month our focus is on the Savior and
becoming more like Him as we study the Christlike attributes :) I know
my Savior lives and loves me and I know He is patient with me and
wants me to succeed. I know as we become more like Him, He will shine
in our countenance and we will be like He is :)

I love you all! Have a great great week! :)

Hermana Derges

Monday, December 1, 2014

First...We Open our Chimneys!

Merry Christmas!!!! Well at least it is the first of December! Yay! 
Our cute landlords cut down a tree for us!! It is the best and they are going to let us borrow some lights and decorations. WE ARE SO PUMPED!!! Seriously my companion is amazing! We have so much fun together and laugh all the time everyday :) And that is where my heading comes from. I was telling her about my Christmas traditions and I said, in the morning we are only allowed to open our...chimneys lol and I meant to say stockings. haha :) 

This past week was so fun because of the festivities of Thanksgiving :) We ran/walked the turkey trot and then played in the turkey bowl with our two zones :) President came and was our QB. It was super fun :) I even got a touchdown which was pretty great!
Then we had FOUR dinners that day lol. We ate with some pretty fun families and we played some games as well. I gratefully had enough room to be able to eat everything lol :) It was such a great day!

Also I went on exchanges with Hermana Garces :) She was my MTC buddy! It was such a blast! I just love her so much! :)
OOOOOOH all my family of course knows this, but my sister-in-law Rachel had her baby yesterday!!!! His name is Weston :) :) And he is a cuuuuutie!!! :) I was so excited to hear that!!

Oh. haha. anything funny thing that happened this week that makes me feel like a real missionary is that...I got bit by a dog! Thankfully I had my boots on so I don't have rabies lol but yeah. I am alright though :) But it did hurt! 
My Study Wall :)

We taught a couple more awesome people this week :) It was awesome and they accepted the invitation to be baptized! 

Yesterday we gave talks in an English ward. and it was really great! :) We gave our talks on member missionary work and there was a homecoming for a sister who got back from Siberia! So she shared her testimony in Russian :) it was awesome! I love sharing this gospel and I know that it is true! I know that you all can have the Spirit with you as you open your mouths to share this great message to all that you know :)

I love you!!
Have a fantastic week!

Love, Hermana Derges :)