March 26, 2012

Getting Ready for General Conference This Weekend!

Hello!! So on Thursday President Gillette wanted us to wash his car. Since we are Fleet, we wash and gas up his car every week. But it was THURSDAY around noon! When we were done we parked his car and noticed that there was a security guard standing by the door to go into the building. We walked past him and went inside... Sister Hinton was like, "Wait.... There is a security guard there, and it's Thursday...At noon..." That meant that the First Presidency was about to pass by on their way back from the temple! So we turned around and struck up a conversation with the guard, then went back to President’s car. We were standing there pretending to be doing stuff and suddenly they zipped by in a golf cart!!! We saw them pass by and straight into the building. Security is so high here, so I am glad we got a chance to see them! It was so fun to see them!! We were so excited!!
The new mall next to Temple Square opened this week! It was super busy all weekend and brought a lot of people onto Temple Square too! We went on Thursday, opening day, to look around. It was nuts. Everything was super crowded. Anyways, it is a pretty sweet deal for all us missionaries because it is literally right across the street. It will save us so much time on p-days because we won't really have to drive anywhere. Especially because of the Harmon’s grocery store that's there too.
Friday was great. President Gillette wanted Sister Hinton and I to do some sisters a favor. We took Sister Semedo (Angola) and her companion, Sister Domnic (India) to get her patriarchial blessing! We went to Brother Oscar McConkie's house, who is Bruce R. McConkie's brother! So cool. I didn't know it until we left though, ahah. Anyways, he and his wife were so nice! It was a weird feeling to be inside a home. We hadn't been in a home for almost 6 months. Sister Domnic wanted all of us to stay to hear her blessing, so that was a really great experience. They were super nice and had the coolest home ever. He presided over a few different missions in Arizona a while ago, so they had a bunch of Native American stuff.
Saturday was the Young Women’s General Broadcast. It was so awesome to see so many young, faithful girls in all their fun colors. A guy came up to me and asked why there are so many girls in dresses here. Ha. I was talking to him and it turns out he is an atheist but after some conversation he agreed to have Sister Hinton and I email him!
Then I saw Bryce Spears!!! He is seriously the best. Once long ago he was a service elder here at Temple Square. He just brightens my day all the time. I think this is the 5th time I've talked with him. But I told Sister Hinton she HAD to meet him. So we were talking to him for a while. He had just gotten out of the temple (the usual) and said he was going to go home and write in his journal all the things he learned in the temple that day. Fav quote from the conversation: "I know that because I am now a friend of Sister Hinton, I am a friend of the Kingdom of God". He is so enlightened.

We are all getting ready for General Conference this weekend! Some of the sisters here joke that it is called Missionary Prom! HA!

Anyways, it will be a really awesome week!

Love you all

Sister Jarvie
Sister Hinton and Sister Jarvie

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