> 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
> 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
> 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