Well, where can I begin? I feel like the most exciting parts of the week haven't even happened yet. We have spent a lot of our time preparing and organizing a ward talent show for Mother's Day. Exciting, no? It was super fun. We invited the Elders to come help us with a song that, I dare say, turned out to be freaking funny. It's called 2 Años No Es un Siglo, or 2 Years Isn't a Century. I acted as the girlfriend waiting for her missionary, who ended up marrying his best friend. We got some really good laughs out of everyone.
Other things I was planning on telling you on Monday include that I shall be talking to the fam bam this afternoon, and that I have permission to go back to my old area and participate in the baptism of the husband of Erika! Do you all remember Erika, that got baptized back in February? I'm beside myself excited. Hopefully I'll be able to share some fun experiences in the next week.
These last few days we've been sharing a lot about the importance of moms. The scriptures teach us about these things, ya know? We've enjoyed sharing the story of the 2000 Stripling Warriors from the Book of Mormon. Helaman loved those young men a lot, and this is what he had to say about them: "Now they had never fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did thing more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them. And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it."
As I read about Helaman and the stripling warriors, I think about a mission president and a bunch of young missionaries. It's a similar experience, I think. When you're thrown into a new world with new problems to solve, you think a lot about what you've learned in your home, especially from your mother. So hug your mommies extra tight this weekend. And every other day you get the chance. And if anyone is nearby, give my mommy a hug for me too.
Love you all, and look forward to seeing you in the following Monday. Hugs and kisses!