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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

What a Week!!!

Dear Family,

Sounds like your week was as hectic and amazing as mine was! Here's the stories!

Wednesday we went on exchanges. That's where we switch companions for
a day with Sister Training Leaders. I went to Vineland with Sister
Baluyot and Sister Roesch stayed in Medford with Sister Wilko.
Vineland was great! We volunteered at the soup kitchen in the morning,
which was amazing! I love volunteering there. The people that we help
are really so grateful and they really need the help. It also makes me
so grateful for my many blessings. We also were able to find a new
Spanish Speaking investigator! The sisters that serve in Vineland
don't speak any Spanish at all, but it just so happened that I was
with Sister B when we knocked on Linda's door. Linda is from Puerto
Rico and doesn't speak English at all. With my small grasp of Spanish
I was able to explain that we are missionaries and we wanted to share
a message about Jesus Christ. She let us right in! We talked for a
little bit and we were able to set up a rerun appointment with her, so
that the Spanish Elders from Bridgeton could come and teach her. It
was awesome!
That night we were able to attend the mutual activity about Family
History with George! We got him on the computer and doing his own
family history. He is pretty excited about it! He especially can't
wait to use once he's baptized!
On Thursday I was back in Medford. We had District Meeting and then
that night we hosted a family history class at the Medford library. We
had 10 people come! It went so well! We were able to get people signed
up with accounts and teach them more about familysearch. We also made
sure that everyone had the address for the church's Family History
Center in Cherry Hill before they left! It was a huge success!
On Friday we had Zone Conference. What can I say? It was amazing too!
President and Sister Anderson spoke. So did the Assistants and many
others. It was incredible to receive so much direction and support
from the mission leaders. We also got to drive through Philly on the
way home. I really love that crazy city!
Saturday was incredible as well! It was conference! We were able to
watch the Morning session with a recent convert family at their house.
It was so inspiring.
Then we drove up to Mt Holly and we were able to watch the Saturday
afternoon session with a recent convert there! During that session I
was really touched by Elder Bednars talk. I loved that he pointed out
how important it is to keep focused on the Savior. It is when we get
distracted from Him that we begin to fear and fall like Peter when he
saw the waves.
Sunday was also amazing! We watched conference at the church and
afterwards we had our Easter Feast with a Columbian family in our
Ward! They are so crazy and so much fun! They made sopa de queso
Tropical or Tropical Cheese Soup. It was so good!
So, all in all, it was an amazing week!
I'm so glad that Bradley made it home safe! Good luck with everything
this week! Have fun and be safe in New Zealand!!!!!! I love you!!!!!!!

Sister McGuire

P.S. Today we went hiking in Medford and this what we found!

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