Friday, April 19, 2013

Welcome to El Salvador!

Hermana Shoop arrives at El Salvador Santa Ana Mission 4/13
Pres and Sister Cordon welcome Hermana Shoop

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Priesthood Power

> So my favorite talk in Conference was Elder Eyrings talk and also
> Elder Falabellas talk. Look them up and reread them if you get the
> chance. Sunday night after conference, Presidente held a devotional
> and he mentioned that someone at the CCM had invited a bad spirit in.
> He said that at 10pm he was going to hold a prayer to cast out the bad
> spirit. It was shocking to all of us because we had heard nothing of
> it before that. So at 10, Presidente comes down and we are all
> kneeling silently as he tells us about a dream he had after he was
> called to be the CCM Presidente and before he moved into the CCM. He
> said that in the dream there was a mob of angry people outside the
> gate trying to get in, and just inside the gate were Lamanite and
> Nephite warriors defending the CCM. He said that the Presidente before
> him had had the exact same dream before he was Presidente. He then
> cast out the evil spirit, blessed us and sent us to bed. It was a very
> powerful prayer and an amazing story. It is cool to know that we are
> being protected. I love you all and will write you next week from EL
> SALVADOR!!!!!!!!! Dear Elder me a lot. I love you.
> LOVE, Hermana Heather Shoop.

> Hermana Heather Shoop
> El Salvador Santa Ana/Belize Mission

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Week 3 CCM

> So on Sundays here we go to sacrament, and everyone has a talk
> prepared, because they announce the speakers in the meeting without
> telling them before hand that they will be speaking. I told my teacher
> on saturday that I hadnt had a good sunday here yet because I spent so
> much time worrying about them calling me up to give a talk. He told me
> not to worry about it, and said that I would not be giving a talk the
> next day. I had the best sacrament meeting because I was so relaxed
> and not worried about anything. THEN they called my name... Hermana
> Shop... Shup...? (The Latins NEVER say it right). I had a mini heart
> attack in my seat, but I went up and I gave a talk on how God reveals
> the gospel in every dispensation, IN SPANISH. It was terrifying but I
> felt so good afterwards. I am just glad that Hermana Nielson had her
> talk ready for me to read, because I only wrote about a minutes worth
> of it, and so I gave her talk (But almost all of the Nortes talks are
> the same because we basically copy them out of Preach My Gospel.).
> Yesterday I had the MOST SPIRITUAL DAY since I have been here. I got
> one on one lesson during Book of Mormon study time, on the Atonement.
> And then I got private language tutoring. And then our night teachers
> gave the best lesson on How the Book of Mormon answers questions of
> the soul. And we each got to bear our testimony of the Book of Mormon.
> It was so happy. I loved it. I love you all. 
> Hermana Heather Shoop
> El Salvador Santa Ana/Belize Mission

Birthday Story

> So on my birthday, I awoke to my Latina roomates and Hnas Nielson and
> Quarez singing Happy Birthday to me. It was a pretty much normal day
> after that but then at lunch everyone was acting super weird. Then
> they all DISAPPEARED. I could not find my companion or anyone. Then
> Hermana Nielson comes out of the kitchen and takes me by the hand. She
> leads me back into the kitchen where all my missionary friends and my
> friends on the kitchen staff are all singing to me. Then I see a PINK
> PIG cake! I almost started to cry. The kitchen staff had found out
> that it was my birthday and because I am one of their favorite
> missionaries (and they make me special meals everytime there is
> pork...) they had made me a chocolate birthday cake. They said that
> this would be the only piggy I will ever eat. It was very nice. Later
> I found out that they broke a rule doing that but because they are not
> members they did not get in trouble. That was the best part of my
> birthday. Im trying to get the pictures that the kitchen staff had
> taken of it.... Well I have to go, but I will write letters soon. I
> love you all! Hugs and Kisses!!!!
> --
> Hermana Heather Shoop
> El Salvador Santa Ana/Belize Mission

FW: Foto de Grupo

Our missionary is in this picture.