Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Final Days!

So the month of April was nearly nonexistent, it went by so fast hahaha!
This week was no different. First, WE HAD NOT ONE, BUT TWO APOSTLES THIS WEEK! Last week we had Neil A Andersen and for Easter Sunday Dieter F Uchtdorf came and spoke to us, it was INCREDIBLE!!! He was literally glowing and the spirit was soooo strong when he entered the room and he was just soooo happy! We were broadcast to all the MTCs around the world, so that was neat, and we sang in the MTC choir "Jesus once of Humble Birth" and the church news took pictures of us. After Elder Uchtdorf spoke he walked around and was shaking hands with alot of the missionaries AND HE SHOOK HERMANA POWELL'S hand, who was standing right next to me! You could say we were both soooo excited. Other cool news, I am actually IN THE NEWS. If you go onto the church news website there is a picture of Elder Uchtdorf shaking a sister's hand and I am in the row right behind her smiling like a giddy school girl because that was right after Hermana Powell got her hand shaked hahaha! 
Then, on Tuesday night, Dallin H Oaks came! We have gotten super lucky with our timing here. 
Let's see... Easter was great, started off with Elder Uchtdorf and then we had an easter egg hunt as a zone and played some games and ate way too much candy haha. 
This week was sooo busy and there were some sad moments, we had to say goodbye to some of our teachers. They are so incredible so we wrote them notes and took pictures with them. We did alot of teaching, we all picked someone we knew and role played them and just taught eachother all week. Yesterday we had infield orientation, which was all day long and it was probably the best day in the MTC, I loved it! We practiced street contacting and learned about the importance of baptism and how to set goals for ourselves and working with members so many other things, it was basically like a huge workshop, we would jump from room to room and learn different things. Then at the end there was a play and Hermana Parslow and I were asked to participate in it, so that was pretty hilarious hahaha. I had to be the Relief Society president during Ward Council and you can probably guess how I had to act haha it was alot of fun though! 
Well, today has been super busy with buying last minute things and doing laundry and such to get ready to go so we don't have to do anything tomorrow. Just so you know, this was the last week to use DearElder. You can still use it, but now it will cost a stamp and I'm not sure if they get to me any faster than a regular letter or not, just so you know.
Thanks for all the Easter wishes, I hope yours was great! #becauseofhim
Love you all so much! The next time you hear from me I will be in MEXICO!!! :)
Love, Hermana Ibarra

Infield Training before leaving the MTC.  Hermana Ibarra and Hermana Parslow

Companion selfie at Infield Training

Easter Sunday

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