Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 - Elder Biehn's Weekly Update

Hey everybody!

So I've had a pretty crazy week. Well, more like only a couple of days were super crazy and the rest were pretty calm. So to start off, I already told you guys about how Marina got baptized last Sunday, well yesterday she got confirmed so now everything is all complete and she is a full fledge member now!

Anyways, on Tuesday I had an exchange with my zone leaders. One of them just so happens to be one of the English missionaries that I came out with and that I really got to know. Exchanges are so fun! Granted, he came to my area so he was stuck with all Spanish and couldn't hardly understand a thing. Plus that left me on my own for the night, but that's ok! If I can't handle a lesson on my own by this point then I need to shape up fast. But overall that was a good night.

Then the rest of the week went super slow. Not much teaching went on for me BUT there was missionary work done! Saturday was probably one of the most memorable days I have had in my mission. Saturday was the day Gerardo got to go through the temple for the first time, and I had the chance to be with him for it. That was a crazy day. So Katie and Gerardo come to pick up me and Elder Thompson. Elder Pickett couldn't go because he had just been to the temple a month earlier. So they pick us up early in the morning and we head over to the Washington, D.C. Temple. When we get there, bishop and a few other members, including his escort, are there waiting for him. So they all go in but me, Elder Thompson, and bishop wait outside in the lobby for more people. Well, in walks Elder Hernandez and so he comes with me and Elder Thompson into the Temple. Have I mentioned how much I love the Washington, D.C. Temple? It's awesome!

So we get ready and are waiting to go in. We all meet back up and go in to do the session and there is Gerardo already waiting in there, so I take a seat next to him. It was a Spanish sessions so this was my first time doing it in complete Spanish, and it was awesome!
I understood all of it! I was the last of our group to get to go into the celestial room but when I got in, everyone was waiting there when I walked up. Gerardo gave me a huge hug and it was awesome to see him in that moment. So we all sit there together just enjoying the spirit. And you'll never guess who I saw in the celestial room on that day. The Navy Football Head Coach, the same one from "Meet the Mormons". So we're all flipping out like oh my gosh it really him! So of course I gotta talk to him because he's practically a celebrity for all Mormons now. So I did! I got to talk to the Navy Football Head Coach! It was cut short a little because he was an escort and the guy he was escorting walked in a little after I started talking to him. But that's ok! So we finish our session and get changed and head out! Of course it's time for pictures next!