Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Weird! time is going by so fast for me down here. I am loving the spirit and the testimony and I can see myself growing spiritually more everday :)
We got to have a chocolate fountain again for dinner yesterday.. and you best believe I ate almost all the marshmallows they put out HAHA. But the chocolate fountain meant this last group of latinas left.  I totally made a new best friend in the group so I was really sad to see her leave. Her name is Hermana Zaleta and she is from Mexico! She was soooo funny. We always sat by each other at dinner. She always teased me for EVERYTHING I DID haha and i gave it back to her. Last night before she left she came into my aula and gave me her hair bow :) It was so cute so i gave her a necklace. Our roommates left at like 5 am this morinig so we woke up then to say bye to them. They were the sweetest things ever too. I think our spanish is getting better so its easier for us to get closer to the hermanas. The CCM is the same everyday haha CLASSES CLASSES CLASSES.
My teachers are truly the best Hno Noack is going to be famous and they came and filmed him for some mormon message in centeral america sooo watch for that haha we might be in it :). Today we got to go to the temple and i love it more each time :) it makes me so happy! I love Guatemala and they werent kidding when they said its the rainy season here. There literally hasnt been a day we havent had rain here, and I love it!
Anyway Sunday was the best too we had normal church stuff and got to watch amazing devotionals and the Testaments. It was so good its awesome to think that those are the poelple we are teaching. They literally have lineage that we believe has seen christ. HOW COOL!! These people are amazing. I cant wait to be fluent in the language cause half the time when the latinas talk to us we have to have them say it slow and describe words hahahaha its so fun though.
But really thats about all this week. I love you guys sooo much and hope you have an amazing week! I am so grateful for the gospel and am learning so much all the time! :) Love you!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Well this week I had a wonderful experience that has opened my eyes to what i am sure I will be facing a lot in Cobán.... I was enjoying this DELICIOUS salad, when i was about to put a piece in my mouth then saw some black moldy stuff on it. i put it down and then picked it back up and looked again, and to my surprise, realized i almost just enjoyed and crunced on a yummy CATERPILLAR CACOON!!! nasty.... it has fuzzy every where and was squishy and gross... yeah i havent ate salad since.  This week has been soo good and it just gets better everday. I learn more, I make more relationships each day, and i feel the spirit all the time.The latinas in our room leave tomorrow at 3:30 am and i am literally so sad, they are the cutest but i know they will be amazing missionaries in Santa Ana!!. We always have deportes and we alwasys do a hard workout video with presidente hahaha, he is in better shape than any of us misioneros its so funny.There is this hymn in spanish and it is SOOO PRETTY and amazing you should look it up,  its page 88 in the spanish hymn book and is called PLACENTEROS NOS ES TRABAJAR. listen to it and then search the story behind it and the guy who wrote it and the english translation it is my favorite ever, and its only a spanish hymn. SAD!  Anyway we get to go on a field trip tomorrow cause the new batch of nortes and latinos come tomorrow, crazy to think that was us 2 weeks ago!! Time really flies here... But i love it and i am happy :) i love praying in spanish too. They begin with PADRE CELESTIAL which i am sure you can tell is celestial father. and i just love that. My testimony really is strengthened all the time here and I love the spirit here. I am grateful to be here :)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

One week down!

One week down!! haha It has gone by pretty fast now that i think about it but all during the week it seemed soooo slow... I already told you about the first day but the rest of the week was awesome too. Everyday is basically the same we have personal study then language slash comp study. The food here is soooo good for breakfast my favorite is the leche con arroz it is so good its like oatmeal. The latinas in our room are SSSOOOO CUTE  hermana caiceda from columbia and hermana linares from Guatemala. I love them so much and we can have really good conversations with them already.  It is always hot here too even at night I have slept with a sheet over me once the rest of the time i sleep with nothing besides my clothes. The rain here is insane!! It usually starts out as a blue day and then its overcast the rest. and then it POURS. The second day we were here we had a Rededication and the Area 70 over came which was way cool.Carlos Amado came he is the guatemalan that spoke in general conference. We have deportes everyday and half the time we have to stay in the gym cause it is raining so hard outside so our CCM President started doing the workout videos with us!!  Our President and his wife are the best. They let all us NORTES they call us the nortes from north amaericans haha come over sunday night and have these really yumy brownies and a little spritual message. Sunday was one of the best days cause they split up the nortes and latinas for everything except sacrament. It was so good so we had some lessons and sacrament was testimony meeting and every single person bore their testimony. It was awesome. The spirit is so strong and its cool that is is there even when we may not be able to understand completely everything they say in their testmonnies. but they sure are strong. We are already teaching an ivestigator named Mario and it is so hard they made us teach in spanish from the very beginning. This is an amazing place to be and the people here are so sweet, and thankfully some speak spanish and english! I know this is where i am supposed to be! Love you all and have a good week.