Բարև ձեզ ընտանիկ: (Hello family!)
Ոնց եք: Ես լավ եմ: Ես սիրում եմ այս ավետարանը: Տերը մեզ շատ է օրհնում: (How are you? I am excellent! I love this gospel! The Lord blesses us so much!)
It sounds like your week was pretty great! I can't begin to express to you and to everyone how grateful I am for your love, support, and prayers-I find strength from you! I'm going to apologize ahead of time if this is really scattered-I wrote down stuff I wanted to write about, but there's not really an order-so it'll probably be pretty scattered :)
It sounds like the Mack's did a great job! They are wonderful! And I love both of the stories that Sis. Mack told-they really do help us understand just a little bit better how great Our Savior's love is for us! It was good to hear that Zona is recovering-Callee said she had to get hip surgery-How's Shauna holding up? Will you give both Zona and Shauna hugs next time you see them? I loved the nights when we would stay up talking about family stories and just family history stuff-I miss that-lucky Beth! I have not been able to watch the YW broadcast-I'm sure it was wonderful-from what you mentioned it sounds like it was-as always! I'll try to at least get to Pres. Monson's talk sometime this week-in all my free time :) (Or lack thereof)
So a few things from this past week-Wed. night after the TRC-Bro. White told us that it was the first week he had seen a lot of improvement in our language-YAY! I hope we can continue to improve! It's just so hard when everyone around you speaks English and not Armenian :) It's probably better that way for now-but the day is fast approaching when it will be the opposite.
Our teachers are amazing! I know I've said that a ton-but I love them! They are the BEST! It is evident that they all love the Lord, us, and the Armenian people. Last week Bro. White mentioned to us that it would be good to be more creative with our lessons, so we tried something different with Գագո- we were teaching him part of the plan of salvation-so we took a little field trip. As we walked through the door of the classroom-we said it represented baptism and receiving the Holy Ghost. Then we walked down the hall and talked about our life here and the things we will continue to do in this life to prepare for eternity. When we reached the door to go outside we explained it would represent death-he joked with us and asked if we were going to kill him now-then we stepped outside and talked about the spirit world and how it is a time of waiting, learning, teaching-much like here, but without bodies. Then we talked about resurrection-he was confused about that-so we didn't get a chance to finish the POS-but it was great! After we were done Bro. Carlson (who acts as Գագո) came out of the class doing his happy dance :) One other thing we learned about Armenians though-Գագո kept saying while we were outside that he was going to get sick-then Bro. Carlson explained that Armenians believe that if you're outside at dusk, even if it's warm, then you'll get sick. So then yesterday when we taught Գագո, he said he was sick and asked if we were too. So silly :)
Ընտանիք ես շատ շնորհակալ եմ որ մենք գիտենք որ այս ավետարանը ճշմարիտ է: ես գիտեմ որ մենք կարող ենք լինել միասին հավերժ:
I love you all! Have a great week!