Friday, July 29, 2016

Take Me Out To The BallGame!

You may be wondering why I'm emailing on a Friday!
Well, our new mission president is letting each of us go to a Cubs
Game at least once in our missions. So we and a few other sisters are
going today! :)) HOLLA. #FridayPday

Do I know how to play baseball? Nah. But I'm sure it will be fun to
watch. We're in the standing section, lol, but at least it's in the
covered section.

This week we taught the first temple prep lesson to Corlis, a woman in
our ward who has been less-active for 6 months. She has a great desire
to do family history work and to do her sister's temple work. So we're
hoping that as we teach about the temple, and have greater member
involvement, she will choose to come to church.

We also met a guy named Christian on the train. He came and sat near
us. The spirit was prompting us to speak. We gave him a Temple
pass-along card with the URL and questions on the back like, "why am I
here?" We asked him if he had ever had those questions. He looked at
the card surprised and asked if we were Mormons. He then told us that
his best friend had met with the Mormons and joined,  and that she
would tell him what the missionaries taught her. He also said that she
was planning to serve a mission after she was done with school. We
told him about our purpose and then invited him to learn more. He
accepted. We got his information and then called the Morgan Park
sisters to pass it on. I think it was the highlight of my week.

While we were talking to the Morgan Park sisters, they started to ask
about members and investigators from last year. It was strange that at
this time last year, I was walking around SouthSIDE, wondering if time
would ever take me to 6 months or even 9 months! I LOVED the people
and my companions, but 6 months seemed so far away. And then time went
into hyperspeed and I'm here.

Thinking about how short the time I have left makes me teary-eyed. 😭
I remember sitting in the car in Buffalo Grove with Plomdog, just
driving along, and I got this overwhelming feeling from the Spirit
that this mission would fly by. And it has.

Last night I had a dream about being back at BYU-Idaho and it felt way
too soon! All I wanted was to wait, and go back for another transfer.
I've had tons of dreams like that over the past 6 months.

I'm sorry that I've ended this email by talking about myself, but I
just feel so grateful to be here.
It's hard and I mess up a lot, but it's the most meaningful adventure
I've been on thus far. It's a precious time that I'll carry with me
and reflect on for the rest of my life. And it's all centered around
Jesus Christ.

I know that He is near. And I know that He cares.
I know that He loves you.

Hope you all have a great week!

Sister Gallegos

1. ❤️ Copeland and I!
2. Chicago
3. WEAVE. Remember how last year in MOPO, aka, Morgan Park, I sent
pictures of all the weaves in the road? Good times.
4. Wrigley Field!
5. Chicago
6. My BFF.

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