Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Where's Waldo....I mean Elder Poll

Well I am almost done with my lovely adventures here at the CCM!!! YAY!!!! I am so excited to be able to finally go and start the real work in under a week! This week has gone by so fast because I think I am starting to loose myself in the work! It is so great to see the hand of Heavenly Father in my life every minute of my day! This week has seriously been a spiritual boost.

One of my favorite days this week was Sunday!! It was fast and testimony meeting and so many people shared their testimonies! They also had our district do a musical number where we sang “Nearer my God to Thee” or Más cerca, Dios, de Ti and we even sang with harmonies. I was really impressed with my district because it really invited the spirit and we sounded amazing!

Every week we do service and each week our district gets assigned to fold sheets. Lets just say I have become a pro at folding fitted sheets!! I've decided that that is my calling in life. Maybe not because the Latin’s kept having to reteach me but I think I finally got it down!

It is awesome to be able to speak to all the workers in Spanish here! It is a blessing because some of them know a little English so they can help you if you forget a word or something.

Speaking of the Spanish language, I know that the gift of tongues is real! I testify that the Holy Ghost is always there and when you are teaching with the spirit that is the only thing you need and he will help you find the words that are needed to teach what needs to be taught!

So this week my mom gave me a task to find an Elder Poll... now I had no idea who this person was and all I knew was that we were somehow related. My wonderful but sometimes crazy mom went to his house the night before he came to the CCM and gave him a few things to give to me. It was a struggle to try to find one missionary in the whole CCM! I kept my eye out for him and so did the rest of my district.

One day at breakfast there were some Elders walking around and talking to all the sisters. They come up to us and asked us what our names were. I turned around and there was Elder Poll!! He had been so persistent and told me that he went up to every brown haired Hermana he could find and asked what their names were until he found me!!!

Long story short it was very hard to find a time when I could actually get my stuff from him and my whole district teased me because they thought I made this guy up. I finally was able to find him again and now I see him many times a day and I even sat with him during a devotional and now we are really good buddies. 

Last thing that happened this week was my Zone Leader came and asked me if I could learn a song on the piano for him to sing to for one of the Sunday devotionals. I said yes and had only a few days to learn a hard piece before he had to audition! This guy is so amazing; he is going into vocal performance at BYU so he is kinda pretty good.

I was able to finally get a handle on the piece and at the last minute decided to audition myself.... haha.  Well anyways, yesterday (Tuesday) was auditions and we got informed last night that I will be accompanying Elder Reid and also doing my musical number of, “The Lord Is My Shepherd” that I did at my farewell. This is an amazing opportunity and I am so excited! 

This week has been amazing filled with wonderful talks, lessons, and personal growth. Tuesday’s are devotional days and so we were able to participate in a live devotional from the MTC in Provo and listen to Elder D. Todd Christofferson. He gave us a beautiful lesson on the importance of teaching repentance and how we can gain a greater relationship and appreciation for our Savior and Redeemer!!

Loving the work!! Don't know if I will be able to email next week because my P-days will be moved to Monday's when I get out into the field!!

Love you all!!!

Hermana Hadley

Elder Poll and I

-Mom Insert for Future Family History Purposes and McKay-
Night before Elder Poll left for Mexico CCM with my cute cousins Scott & Jane Woodbury and Jeni Woodbury Poll.  Such a fun night of surprises in South Ogden!!!

The challenge of packing in a small room

Hermana Dunn and I

Some peanut butter we found in a tree in the Arboleda.....