Hello hello, another week down! I dont even know where to start this week. Suuuuuch a funny week but also pretty hard.
Ok so on Sundays and Tuesdays we have choir, and on Tuesday they broadcast that choir performance and devotinal and so I finally convinced my companera to come with me and she didnt want to because she was afraid she would laugh on the big screen, but I told her there was no way we would be on the screeen first of all, AND if we just looked down the whole time we would be fine. WELL During the middle of the practice run (thank goodness) All of the sudden I looked up and saw a girl in front of me on the screen, and so I was like WOAH I wonder if I'm on the screen too hahaah and so as soon as I saw myself on the screen I completely gasped and turned to my companera and said so dramtically "THAT'S US!!!" and as soon as I realized I did that IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY I started BUSTING up laughing. like im talking, peeing my pants laughing!!!!! I firgured that the media would get a clue and take us OFF the screen, so Im just covering my face with the paper DYING laughing with my companera the rest of the song. WELL as soon as it ended (we are still dying), our friend Elder WU ( a 25 year old short, buff little asian man from hong kong:) points up at us from the bottom and starts giving us a hard time and pointing us out to EVERYYYYYBODY as the "girl with the RED face laughing" It was honestly the funniest thing that has ever happened to me! SO embarrassing! I guess the media KEPT coming back to us throughout the entire song!!! close up and everything!! while I am beat red crying laughing. I seriously can't even tell you how funny it was hahaha. we prayed soooo hard for the actual broadcast to NOT start laughing hahaha!
our teaching has come a long way this week! So our teachers act as "fake" investigators for us ( they play people that they had converted on their missions so thats cool:) and so our teacher Hermano Barret is our investogator Andres. Our first lesson with him sucked. the spirit totally wasn't there and we were so lost haha. Its becasue we had a bad attitude about him faking an investigator and were totally thrown off, no excuse but still. Our second lesson with him was sooo good though. It felt sooo real. the spirit was totally there, me and my companera worked sooo well together. It was probably our best lesson we ever taught about the Plan of Salvation. It was the best because he came and told us how great of a job we did afterwards. It made us SOO happy haha. Our real investigator Rosi, wants to get baptised too!! woooooo go Rosi. She's the sweetest.
We have this thing called Member TRC where we go and teach members of the church for 20 minutes, just basically chatting and then a spiritual thought. WELL our first one was the guy named Roberto from chille and a few minutes into the lesson we realize hes not a member!! his roomate was and brought him with him hahaha. It was the coolest experience though!!! The spirit was totoooallly there and we were able to talk to him about prayer and his relationship with God. It was seriously the coolest.
My spanish is totally coming along. I am SOO excited!!! I can 9/10 times understand everything our teachers are saying (and they speak FAST and fluent, refuse to speak english) and the spirit totttallly helps me know what to say during lessons. My spanish is alwasy the best though when I am testifying to my inverstigtors. it is the coolest.
ok so during our lesson with Andres, I was promising him that through the atonement of Jesus Christ, you can no longer have guilt, and instead of saying culpa ( guilt) I said cuerpa (body) hahahahahahh so I told him he doesn't have to have a body any longer it was hilariiooousss thank goodness I have a fluent companera who corrected it hahaha.
So dad, if we didnt know before that I was your daughter, we DO now hahaha! The other day I was SO over the top happy in the morning, like I'm talking chipper as can be, and I made my district sing called to serve at the top of our lungs and just have a good time. the next class block the elders in my distcrict kept telling me how happy of a person I am, and they were so glad and that I totally turned their day around hahaah I was like what? but yes, I am fully converted to being a morning person now!! I felt like my G!! (aka dad:)
I love my teachers I learn soo much from them! Teaching is still stressful, but its getting easier and easier. thats all I can think of! Have a good week and Peace homies! and email or snail mail meeeeeee!
Herman Shepard xoxoxo
sister Rio Savana Shepard
2005 N. 900 E. unit 126
Provo, UT. 84602
Some parts of mine (mom's:) & hermanita Shepards email:)
ME) Do you get to see Lauren & Ammon much?
me and ammon have gym, service, lunch, etc today its so fun!! my companera has the hots for his companion its funny haha
and i see lauren all the itme its the best! im sad shes leaving in a week and a half
an apostles coming for thanksgivinGGG!!
ME) An apostle????? Do you have any idea who?
no they wont tell us who, but we talked to the secretary and he said we are going to be sooo happy. so idk but im excited!!!
ME) So what do you do after you get off line today?
were going to go relax FOR ONCE so excited:) We NEVER do that. then i might go play soccer with this one elder, theres a juggling record I wanna beat! But I'm not feeling too hot right now, i hope im not getting sick, prayers would be appreciated!
ME)Ok TAKE 2 packets of that emergencC like after your done!!!! & maybe a tylenol w/it & you will be good:) & of course I will pray for my hermanita!
ME) IK as soon as your off I'll remember stuff! Uhhhhh it's not as hard as I thought it'd be to not text/call & track you LOL whenever, BUT I DO miss not being able to talk to you & have you here!!!!! It's hard!!!
i know! the Lord is blesssing us with strentgth!! I miss you & i LOVE all of your dear elders!!
i need to type this fast, but the other day when I went to the Temple, i was sitting there praying and i asked to feel grandmas presence more, and then all of the sudden i felt her near me and the words came into my mind, "Im with you Rio, and I will be the whole time" I teared up it was the sweetest experience
ME)Thats amazing Rio! Grandma loved you so much! I'm sure she is near you often!
ok im going to get off! I love you!!! I am going to go relax a little and write some letters!! Love love!!! talk to you in a week!!
ME) kk I HATE saying good bye for the week! HAPPY THANKSGIVING week! I am thankful for YOU very much! Be on the look out for lot's of little packages next week! LOVE you!!!!!
I love packages! love you guys!!! muchos besos!!!