Miracles are happening at the Delis household! Not just in my children's lives, but my own. Look here I am attempting to compose my first post from both our missionaries!!!! YEAH! Katie will be soooooo proud! (Between you and me I am sure she thought this was NEVER going to happen! But look I'm doing it and I haven't even referred to the awesome slide show she created!) (Katie, if you are reading this...after this post I will consult your tutorial and try to be fancy like you in the coming weeks.)
The intention for this blog is to help keep family and friends current on what is happening in Elder Delis' and Hermana Delis' lives. My goal is to post a portion of each of their weekly letters here with photos! So here goes...ENJOY!
Well, I can sometimes speak Spanish! This week's "Hna Delis language blunder" was that I blessed my district to become "Pig Missionaries" in the closing prayer the other night. If it wasn't so normal for me to make mistakes, I would makybe be embarrassed. BUT, my language triumph: I bore my testimony in Spanish in front of the whole zone in sacrament meeting totally unprepared!! It was so neat. We have sacrament in Spanish every week. I'm surprised by how much I can understand. But testimonies are the same in all languages. I am so grateful for the confidence and love that comes from having the Spirit with you. It is the most sustaining feelings. Thank heavens!
My favorite part of being a missionary is talking to people! We talk to everyone! About everything! It's awesome. Everyone has a neat story, and the gospel is always happy. It's a perfect combination! And it's my life these days. It's not always smooth sailing--it's kind of a rollercoaster most the time. It's hard. I don't know why that sometimes surprises me that it's hard, ha, but it does. Because I am dumb. But I've never been so grateful to be learning so much. I don't realize how much I am learning until I take the time to actually think, "Oh hey, I've only been here two weeks (not even!), and I can carry on a conversation in Spanish, I know how to teach a lot a bit better, and I am surrounded by really incredible people who are always teaching me by example." I was looking in my journal last night and couldn't even believe it was mine--so much goes on! I've learned a lot. I am one lucky girl. Thanks for helping me get here. I will always cherish this time. I really couldn't ask for more. :)
I have no idea how Christian managed to write so much--P-days are so stressful! I have so much to do in so little time! I think I might just be a more stressed out kind of gal. That's okay I suppose. :) I'm grateful for the gospel, I love it. I am grateful for the Spanish language, and more importantly the language of the Spirit. It testifies all the time of the truth. I love the Savior, and I know Heavenly Father loves us all. I am so grateful to represent this gospel. It's true. :)
Love you lots and lots!
Hna Delis :)