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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mission Conference!! With A LOT of pictures!

Dear Family,

Sounds like your week was a lot like mine! Haha! Life is always crazy out here, and there is just no other way to describe it than crazy.
We had some big things happen this week! The biggest was our mission conference yesterday! It was the first time that all of the missionaries in our mission gathered together! We were visited by Elder David Evans and Elder Steven Allen of the Seventy. They came and trained us on the use of technology in our missions including iPads, FB, Skype, and many other things. Our mission is one of 28 missions that have iPads. We have been part of the "test" group. Things have gone very well with what we are doing, so starting in May, 88 missions in the US, Japan, and Western Europe will all be receiving iPads and beginning online proselyting!!! It's so exciting! On another note, we are starting over as a mission and we are going to be totally changing the way we things online. Their direction was incredible and inspired and we are already seeing a HUGE difference in our work! We are so grateful for this conference! One of the best parts about conference was that we got mail! I had two packages and some letters! It really did feel like Christmas again! :) I was the happiest missionary alive!
Speaking of technology, I was able to meet a person on Facebook this week. He is living in Brazil right now and really only speaks Portuguese. But with the help of an amazing translator (aka Daniel) He told us that he wants to meet with missionaries and learn about the gospel! We sent a referral through the system, and hopefully, the missionaries in Brazil will be able to begin teaching him soon!
We had another miracle this week of recieving a GOLDEN referral from a member in our ward! We will be seeing him this week, and I will have to let you know how it goes! :)
We also had fun spending Wednesday night with the Activity Day girls. They are so cute! And we had a great activity with them where we learned what it means to recognize and listen to the Spirit.
Last, but not least, It SNOWED!!! It Snowed so much this week that I thought I was back it Utah! Our cars were grounded all day Saturday and parts of Sunday. Church was cancelled, all except for sacrament meeting. It was crazy! But, Sister Roesch and I listened to all of the Christmas music I have and we made homemade Chircken Noodle Soup to celebrate 'Christmas'! It was so much fun!
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!

Sister McGuire

Sister Roesch and I were twinners on our first day! We didn't even plan it! Comp Unity!

Love Park with Sisters Wood, Wilko, Roesch, and I and Linda!

Cheesesteaks for lunch and.....

......the Liberty Bell!!!!

Independence Hall. This is where the signed the Declaration of Independence!

The frozen Deleware River. I prefer crossing on the Bridge, rather than the boat method!

The Snow!

That sign looked familiar!!!! I slammed the brakes so hard, so we could take a picture! :)

Pizza with George and Sister Baluyot! (We were on exchanges for the day)

Snow Day!

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