Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4, 2016 Week 71 Happy 4th of July Y'all, Pres Cannon depart

Hola familia!

This week was awesome! Not necessarily in way of lessons, but in staying busy and involved in our ward. 

Monday was the last day for President and Sister Cannon, very somber for all of us. We went over that night to say goodbye and pick up our journals we had left for them to sign. We stayed for a little bit and talked about their plans and what they think it will be like for them to go home, and before we left we sang God Be With You (side note: a couple weeks ago at MLC the closing song was Called to Serve and everybody was like, umm this is obviously the wrong song, but President Cannon didn't want to get weepy, so he chose a different one.) I was somehow able to keep my cool, but Vujich lost it during the closing prayer. We said our goodbyes and walked out of the mission home knowing that President Sorenson will be living there for the next 3 years starting the next day. It was a weird feeling because I am so used to the Cannons and it seems like nobody can possibly replace them. They will be sorely missed and in my prayers forever!!

Tuesday night we had visits with ward missionaries, bishopric, etc around 7:00.  Normally we would be a bit late, but for some reason we were there early. As we were walking up to the front doors Vujich gasps so loud that it makes me look up, and I then suddenly make the same gasp because we see President Sorenson coming from the opposite direction!!!! It was amazing, because even before he got to shake our hands, I felt the strong confirmation of the Spirit indicating to me that he was God's chosen servant to preside over this mission. He just glowed, and I was so excited to meet him because technically, we were supposed to meet him officially on Wednesday at the Meet the President meeting, but this took us off guard and we were all smiles! He was coming to attend the AP's WML meeting and had no idea where he was going. haha it's funny because he is a greenie just like I was when I first came out! After our visits, we pulled Elder Summers, one of the AP's, aside to show him our t-shirts that we had made in his memory! Haha, it's just an embarrassing picture of him that a member found on Facebook. He is one of those business formal guys who underneath the suit he is a goofball, so I am sure he appreciated our funny gesture:)

Wednesday we had the official Meet the President meeting with all of the Nampa and Kuna missionaries in attendance. Later that day we went to a God and Country concert where Danny Gokey was the main performer. He is a country singer that was on American Idol a couple years ago, but he also sings a lot of religious songs that we listen to in the car. It was a lot of fun, we also invited Jeanet and Star because they love concerts, and we especially love it if they are free! haha:)

Friday we went to a wedding reception of a couple that just got married in the ward. They are a cute pair, and seem to be the happiest people alive. Saturday morning we went to our Bishop's wife's baby shower. All the decorations were in yellow because they don't want to know if it is a girl or a boy. That anxiety would destroy me haha, but props to her. This is her #5 baby so you can say that she knows the drill already. After the shower, we did some service with other Spanish missionaries and painted this less active lady's house. I quickly realized that I am not cut out to be a professional painter lol, so I hope nobody tries to hire me to paint their house when I get home. For dinner we didn't have anybody signed up to feed us so we called Juan and Nora from Caldwell to come and take us out!! They are so adorable.  I love their spirit when they come around, it's all smiles and laughs:)  After dinner we had an appointment with an investigator named Irma, and I don't know why but we always get super sleepy every time we go into her house. Maybe it's all the cat hair circulating around the air, but we need to figure something out before one of us actually knocks out in mid-sentence with her!!

Sunday we had an early morning meeting with the ward council. These meetings come around every month, and the last one we completely forgot about and showed up really late!!  So this month we decided it was time to redeem ourselves and show up early!  But it turns out we got a little ahead of ourselves and showed up 30 minutes early haha! We also had to teach Primary this day, the lesson focused on making choices for future life decisions. The Corona family signed up to feed us dinner that night and for our message we watched the Book of Mormon Movie. I remember going to the premier and meeting Noah Danby in person!!! It makes watching the movie that much better lol!

Welp familia! I love y'all and don't forget there is an hermana misionera praying for you!!

Hermana Moss:)

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