Friday, November 21, 2014

I'm going to Argentina!!

This week was AMAZING! Mostly because today I got my flight plans for Argentina! I'm so excited! I leave on the morning of December 1st and I will arrive in Argentina in the morning of December 2nd! I can't wait to begin another new adventure! :)

Along with getting my flight plans this week, I also got to be a new missionary host! Over 700 new missionaries came in to the MTC on Wednesday, so my district was asked to help escort the new Elders and Sisters around campus. I got to help 3 sisters pick up their learning supplies, find their bedrooms, and then find their classrooms. It was a blast! The excitement was so high, I loved being able to share my experiences with them and help them feel more comfortable during that difficult period of change!

Sorry I don't have a lot of time to write today, just know that I love you all and that I love being a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! Stay safe! :) 

Con amor, Hermana Orgill 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Let It Snow!

This week was absolutely amazing! My companion and I taught two of the best lessons to our investigator Cynthia (who is really my teacher, Hermana Hapairai). We taught her about faith and the Atonement. Even though she wasn't a real investigator, the spirit was real! It was so strong that we even committed her to baptism! When the lesson was over, I was breathless at how wonderful it felt and how the spirit led us the entire time! Those two lessons made the entire week of sitting in class all day planning and preparing 100% worth it! I love this gospel and I love being a missionary! :) 

We also taught our (real) investigator, Raul, for the last time. He is going to visit his family in Ecuador for Thanksgiving and he won't be back until after we leave the MTC. It was tough to say goodbye! Although we only taught him twice a week for three weeks, we learned to love him and want him to accept the gospel so much! But we planted the seed and gave him the tools to draw closer to Christ! :) and that's our purpose as missionaries: to invite others to come unto Christ! 

It has been super cold the past few days, which is crazy because just last week we were all outside playing sand volleyball in the sun! Now it's freezing outside and it even snowed yesterday! My companion was super excited, she's from Las Vegas and absolutely loves the snow! I can't say I was too thrilled ;) but it was a beautiful day! The first snow is always the best! 

I love you all! Be safe and have a great week! :) 

Con Amor, Hermana Orgill  

Friday, November 7, 2014

Strength to be Faithened

​What a week! Saturday was a day of classes: 3 hours of gospel doctrine, 3 hours of Spanish, and 3 hours of gospel doctrine IN Spanish! I can't complain though, my District is the best and somehow we always make those long days fun! :) I made it to another Sunday! The big piece of advice here is "Just make it until Sunday", it's true! Sunday's are full of the spirit and I especially love that we get to talk a walk to the temple with our Zone! It's always nice to spend time outside (even when it's freezing cold). Anything is better than sitting down the entire day! Tuesday was interesting, we got to attend TWO devotionals instead of just one! We even got to leave campus for the first devotional! It was at BYU in the Marriott Center. Do you remember Brother David F. Evans, the guy who prayed in General Conference, and accidentally asked for our strength to be faithened?! He was the speaker! It was great, we all got a good laugh out of it. :) Other than that, my week has mostly been filled up with classes! Life as a missionary is the greatest, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else! I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true!

Con Amor, Hermana Orgill