Sister Emily Mangum is a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission.

April 30, 2014

Santuario De Chimayo

Hey Mom and Dad! 

How’s it going? 
I may miss you, but today was pretty awesome. In fact this week has been really amazing.

We had a few really awesome lessons this week with a few different people. We taught a boy named Tom for the first time this week. He is a junior and has been going to Seminary for the past month and is in Mosiah in the Book of Mormon. So we started to teach him and he already knew almost everything.... Crazy.  Of course there are some things we need to go over and technically we do have to teach all of the points, but he is so ready.  He said he might choose to wait a year because that is what his dad told him would be wise to do. We were a little sad, but hopefully we can help him to choose to do it sooner.

We had the greatest family ever come to church! One of the members is leaving on a mission in a week, so he was giving his farewell, and invited them to church.  We have taught them once, and they are so so so awesome.  They have one little boy and they are amazing.  We love them!  We have dinner with the family on Sunday and we are going to try and teach them after dinner with the boy who is leaving.  It should be great.

Yesterday was temple day :)  It was nice.  I had a headache the whole time, but still nice.  We had to ride with a member and they drove us two hours down to Albuquerque. They said they are planning a trip to Orlando this summer for Disney World. 

Then today we went to this world-famous place called Chimyo.  It’s a Navajo Sanctuario (Catholic). Every Easter weekend thousands of people make a pilgrimage to get “Holy Healing” dirt. Last week the Elders who work in that area both got about 100 contacts because they decided to walk along and do the pilgrimage. 
Santuario de Chimayo

Santuario De Chimayo
It was really interesting. Then we ate at possibly the best Mexican restaurant EVER! I have decided that we will go back :)

Love you!
Love the pics of Warnie!

I have some birthday presents for Warnie and Mina, but they haven’t been mailed yet..... Might not get there until I have a present for Jess as well.

Dad, Peru?  That sounds amazing!  Sounds like there will be a lot of fun touristy things to do :)
Hope you have fun on your trip! 

P-Day with the Zone

Tonight we have bible study, then teaching young women’s on Sunday then also teaching our MTC class... It’s crazy tiring, but it’s amazing to be able to see people change and learn!
Tonight in bible study we are playing cops and robbers....Still not sure what the Christ like attribute we are going to pull out is.....Any ideas on fun group games for future bible studies?  Any ideas for a young women’s lesson on gratitude?

Love you!

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