CHRISTMAS WAS AMAZING!!!!!!! David A. Bednar spoke it was a question and answer and he answered my question! how do we receive revelation. the spirit give you what you need when you need it but you have to give it something to work with so study the scriptures and ponder your heart.
that night David Archuleta came for a concert! all the sister missionaries lost their minds. i stood and shook the missionary rule book and yelled Arrepentiemento! (Repent) sorry my spanish spelling is worse than my speaking hahaha.The Hermanas (sisters) in my district made us color coordinate for christmas. Emerald and Burgandy! we are totally adorable. i didnt have my camera so ill send you pics next week. unless i can get them today some how.Spanish is so awesome! im learning so much. our investigator lessons are going better. (mostly because we know more spanish now) I'm teaching 3 investigators. brian, sergio, and emily. they are all so cool and also all fake investigators! teaching is so hard. i need to rely more on the spirit. im too impatient.paicence pacience (patience patience). its a work in progress. but hey WE ARE ALL WORKS IN PROGRESS! no one is perfect and thats ok. i yelled and swore at one of the sisters yesterday. but through repentance im able to make everything better. i said sorry and we are friends again.since boys and girls arent alowed to flirt when every we want to compliment eachother we say "you look very handshake" or "your outfit is so handshake" because handshakes are appropriate hugs are not. yesterday Hermana knowlton plucked my eyebrows because im a princess and want to look like a babe! she said "elder Hollingsworth you have a very Handshake profile" WHAT A CULEBRA! (SNAKE) just kidding it totally wasnt flirty. shes a really good friend of mine. I said "thanks i know" haha i need to work on my pride i guess. but like i said we are all works in progress.anyways i hope this letter made a little sense. its hard to keep your sanity amidst the insanity of mission life. i pray for you all and love hearing from you. Let me know how you are all doing the good and the bad. even if the bad is really bad i wan to hear. i may even have some sagely advice to spit your way. Lo Ciento (im sorry) no pictures this week. double next week i swear!!
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
WE GOT AUSTIN'S FIRST LETTER:
Pictures: The Mountains are beautiful like the materhorn in Disneyland but better! we decorated the hall of our residence for christmas. These are my companions and my district at the ugly provo temple.Dear Everyone,
I AM HERE!!! the MTC is great! I walked in got some bags and my tag (it was kinda anti-climatic) then went to a class where ia sat down and some man who i have never met started talking to me in Spanish! I though oh they are just drilling us because its our first day...NOPE they only speak Spanish to me!I´m Learning super fast! Puedo testificó, y oró en español (I can testify and pray in Spanish) among other things. thank you all for the letters and food it was so rad!!!! i am in a trio my companions are Elder Brassanini, and Elder Basham. they are from Texas and Arizona. the rest of my district are Sister Missionaries ;) jk Heart on lock. our district has 8 people and we do everything together. our first investigator is named Nereyda we taught our first lesson 3 days in to training. Nereyda only speaks spanish... IT WENT SO WELL!!!!! The spirit is with us and we can learn so fast. All my spanish speaking friends (joseph im looking at you) write or email me in only spanish. i can print out your email and take some time to translate it and respond only in spanish.OH my whole district is either going to Costa Rica or Niceragua. i felt so out of place because they all got water filters in their spanish study supplies IM THE ONLY ONE WHO IS STATESIDE!!though something amazing happend. We were meeting with our branch Presidency (a branch is a group of like a dozen districts) and the other new district is an all girl district and let me tell you one of those sisters is SUPER CUTE! los siento perro yo es un hombre. (sorry but im a guy)her name is Hermana stewart and you'll never guess what mission she is going to...LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY SPEAKING SPANISH!!!!! ahahahaAbi and Lexi you guys have jobs on facebook and instagram look up: Samuel Basham and Peter Brassanini also Courtney Stewart while your at it why not.Everybody had better stop crying about me being gone. that is just nonsense. Im doing great! i hope you are all staying healthy and safe. read el libro de Mormon. If you arent Mormon And dont want to read the book of mormon you should give it a try write me if you dont understand ill try to help clear things up for you. My email is email@example.com if you need anything im not sure the address to the mtc but my mom has it or you can google it like normal people. I just bought a fat stack of paper to write letters so keep them coming!!The MTC is so rad. I dont ever want to leave!!! hahahahaha. They didnt lie about the food its super good. ive been a little sick so ive had a rough time eating but what i get down is great!! I feel the spirit alot. La Iglesia es verdadera (the Church is True) It snowed hard yesterday the snow looks really pretty.is christmas so me and my district are just gonna goof around. SPEAKING OF WHICH! yesterday was our one week anniversary so our district and the district with the cute Hermana puedemos un la fiesta!! (we had a party) i set it up aren't i just the cutest little host!!! The provo temple is ugly as hell but we took a walk and i felt the spirit. I looked up at it and told mis companeros "this temple is ugly as hell" they agreed. i cant go to the temple this week because my temple day is on christmas so im just out of luck. and next week its closed for somethings else. yo no se (i dont know).I Love you ALL!! la iglesia es verdadera!love,Elder Austin Earl Hollingsworth
Hey you guys!
This is Elder Austin Earl Hollingsworth's older sister. I'm going to be using this blog to keep you all up to date on how Austin is doing on his mission. He is called to the Kentucky Louisville Mission, Spanish speaking and he will report to the mission field on February 1st, 2016. He reported to the Provo Missionary Training Center on December 16th. If you would like to email him you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like his mailing address or more info about him just contact me. If you'd like to be added to his email list than you can contact me or my mom and we'll add you to the list.
More to come soon!
~Elder Hollingsworth's Sister
|When he got his call|
More to come soon!
~Elder Hollingsworth's Sister
|Family Picture at the Provo Temple|