Monday, March 31, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
|SISTERS MEET DINOSAURS!|
FAMILIA!!!Boy do I miss you :) I just spent the whole day with a sister who is going home in two weeks and it made me a bit trunky. so i miss you haha. Sounds like things are going great at home. Amazing stories from that elder... awesome. I'm living in an apartment.. it is nice! no worries. We have a washer and dryer in it so we are super spoiled. It has been an elders apartment for a long time so it is a bit gross but hey its a place to live haha.
Today we took a train into Albuquerque to go to a museum!! it was sooo much fun!! We went to a children s museum, a dinosaur museum, and "grossology". It was a blast.. especially the train ride too. It was so weird being back in a big city again. Although it is nice to be back home in our little town of Belen. Sorry this email is so short.. we got back late so I dont have much time. BUT. The church is true. the mission is incredible. AND I LOVE YOU ALL!
Sunday, March 16, 2014
|EARLY MORNING HIKE ON PDAY|
This week has been pretty normal. Not too much to report!! Other than missionary work is just AWESOME!!! We hear from our mission president every week in a letter and he always has such great insights. I learn so so much every single day.. its just crazy.We had a family come to church this week!! The mom said the experience was "different".... so hopefully that means a good different haha! We are going to talk to her more about it on Saturday. Gilberto is still doing great but we havent been able to meet with him much this past week. We are helping reactivate this less active family named La Familia Sanchez. Its a single mom with two girls (10 and 11) who are the cutest things on the planet. They LOVE the missionaries and run out of their trailer and give us a huge hug whenever we come over. We played chutes and ladders with them the other night after dinner which brought back many memories from my own childhood :) We screamed and laughed and just had a blast.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Familia!Well things are still going dandy! We went hiking this morning as a district to watch the sunrise out on the "mesa." It was super beautiful and lots of fun. Although definitely EARLY haha. I'm a bit tired so sorry if this email makes no sense! Loving this area and the people here!! This week has gone a lot better than the last one. Finally starting to get into the swing of things a little more. We have been seeing lots of miracles with one of our investigators named Gilberto. He has been drinking coffee ever since he was five years old every single day. (that's the case with most Mexicans). He was really struggling giving it up. About a week ago I promised him in the name of Jesus Christ that if he had the sincere desire to quit he would have the energy to work and go throughout his day. He hasn't drank it since :)
Sunday, March 2, 2014
|SAYING GOODBYE TO HER ZONE IN TEXAS....|
|SAYING HELLO TO HER NEW COMPANION AND NEW AREA!|
Ok so im sure you are dying to here everything :) It has been a craaazy week thats for sure!! I am currently serving in the Tome South area in the Los Lunas Zone. It is about 20 minutes south of Albuquerque. I LOVE IT OUT HERE. NOTHING like i expected at all. We cover a bunch of tiny little towns.. the area is huuuge. Most of the towns are literally in the middle of nowhere just full of dirt roads and really run down trailers. The desert sunsets are GORGEOUS and we actually can see a couple mountains. Its actually a little greener than el paso.. which translates to.. brown with some slightly green sagebrush haha. Seriously though I love it here. I am serving in the Tome branch which is the TINIEST branch I have ever been to. So little. We have gospel principles in one of those little tiny rooms off to the side of the fawyer. The people are so kind and so welcoming. Its so much like a family. We live in a city called Belen which means Bethlehem. Cool right? I really feel connected to this area in a different way.. like im meant to do something here. Not sure what yet.. but Im excited for it. We dont have many progressing investigators here at the moment and the numbers are a lot.... well... lower than those in el paso. Every area is different but Im excited to get this area running!My companion is Hna Mitchell (sorry dont have any pictures yet) She is reealllly awesome and came out with hna adams so she has been out over a year. She is from Loyalton Californina which is this tiiiny town in the mountains. She has been through a lot in her life but is so positive. I have learned a ton from her already. We get along great and are always laughing and joking. I love her already and we are going to work well together. She has been in Tome for five transfers though so Im pretty sure this is going to be another "bullet" companionship. :(