Monday, July 28, 2014

WEIRD time is going by fast and at the same time sometimes it isnt :) But this week was good! I had a huge list of things I was going to write in this email but I forgot it :( So this is all from memory.

We had lots of lessons with members, which is really surprising cause the members are tough to come by here. But that was good. The members that do come are soo nice. We had a baptism Saturday for Luis. He is 22 years old and struggles a little so we have taught him very slowly. But miracles happen, he understands everything in little condensed versions! The baptism was wonderful and we were talking to him after and I asked him how he felt and he said good, so I said well I know that but how do you really feel and he said I just feel REALLY HAPPY. Little tender moments, But that made me realize that this is what missions are for. This is what we are meant to do. And that little moment made me very happy. It was super sweet :)

I do have to say my best investment this week was MANI. (peanut butter). I made a PBand J everyday haha and my comp made me FRENCH TOAST with pbandj which is BOMB!! And i also made grilled cheese for us, sooo good :) but my comp being from mexico loves pica on everything she even eats it with apples she is crazy!! 

It rained sooo much this week too! Which was nice cause it was cloudy.. but did that change the heat? Not one bit! hahaha the hot is not as bad as it was the first while so it is okay now. :) We had district meeting this week and that was good too we do that everyweek i guess but this was my first! my district is fun there are 6 hermanas and 4 elders (tecfhnically 6 elders but some are the zone leaders) and yeah sorry don't remember much else l will be better next week :)
Riding a tuc tuc

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mission Life :)

This week was good.

Tuesday was kinda tough, we had a rough day and not many people were home for some reason who knows why! But later that night we finally got into a home and it was a young girl and she has a little baby and he was SOOO cute so we were able to have a lesson with her. There are also these niños we teach and they are literally the cutest things on the face of this planet. There is the little boy named Makario and I absoulutely adore that boy. Every time he sees us he yells HERMANAS in this cute little voice and gets so excited. We had a pretty cool lesson this week with some guy we had never met before, I bought a marshmallow from him and then we started talking to him about the gospel. We havent seen him since so who knows if it will go anywhere but the lesson was really good, and he was very nice.The family that came to church last week, the Trujillo familia THE DAD SAID YES TO BAPTISM :):):) so now we just have to help prepare him. We have a baptism this week, with a guy named Luis he is 22 and is very sweet. He has some issues but he loves the church and his nephew is a member so we need to just teach Luis very slowly. Yesterday at church there were some people there from Texas but the woman grew up in Harrisville...  weird right?? It was fun to visit with them. :) Today for Pday our district went on  a hike to some caves and it was fun but a little scary and we literally got lost inside the caves, I just kept praying that we would find our way out and then.. BOOM a guy who knows the caves came and asked if we needed a guide and led us out! I know our pratyers are always answered and I am so grateful for this gospel :)  Anyways that was my week !! Until Next :):):)
Love you all so much!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

So the earthquake happened last week when I was still in the CCM at like 5:30 am. I woke up and it felt like the bed was vibrating but then we just went back to bed. We have had two earthquakes while I was in the CCM the second one last week was much bigger than the first one. I left the CCM on the 8th, I woke up at 1:30 we left at 4 and had a 5 hour bus ride. We arrived in Coban at 930 and met President and Sister Curtiss they are SOOOO awesome and they both speak English, it was great :) Then I found out I had another 6 hour bus ride to my area, but they decided to let me leave the next day thank goodness. I am in San Benito which is about a half hour from Tikal, some Mayan ruins, we are right next to a lake and it is a very poor area but I am excited to be here, the kids are SOOO cute and everyone is so nice. Everyone greets people with kisses on the cheeks though so if a man approaches us we need to hurry and stick our arms out for a handshake. I wish I had more time to write about investigators, I will try to next week.  We have some amazing investigators, there are some cool stories, it is really hard for people here to get married so the law of chastity is a problem but we did have a couple get married this week so that was awesome.  The weddings are very different they just signed a paper and it was done! So yeah we basically just walk around our area ALL DAY and people are usually really willing to listen to us so we have a lot of lessons. There are quite a few other churches here and  when we were in a lesson the other day some missionaries from another religion came in and we all had a great conversation about Jesus Christ hahaha. There is a member, Hermana Blacnca who feeds us lunch everyday and we usually just don't have any dinner, but sad story her father is very sick and is dying so she went to Mexico to take care of him. Okay well I wish I had more time but I wanted to leave you with something from one of President Uchtdorfs talks that has helped me so much this week: Five forget me nots
1.   forget not to be pàteinte with yourself
2.   forget not the difference between a good and foolish sacrifice
3.   forget not to be happy NOW
4.   forget  not the why  of the gospel
5,   forget not the lord loves you

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pictures from the CCM :)

Subject: Last email from the CCM

So this week I heard the coolest conversion story! This guy named Sergio came to take pictures of us for the church website crazy huh?? Our district is going to be famous :) hahaha just kiddding probably not. But the guy taking the pictures has been a member for a little over a year - he said he used to be a huge partier and one day he just kinda realized he wanted to change his life. So he went to a church (LDS) and saw missionaries and they talked to him and said can we help you la la la? He said yeah how do i get baptized? So he was a golden investigator. He was baptized a week later but he wanted to surprise his mom, he didnt know how she would react so he said dress nice and he took her to the church and he cahnged into his white clothes and she just started crying and he got nervous and asked why she was crying and she said she would tell him later. They went on with the baptism and later he asked her again and she said she had been a member for 28 years just really inactive, and she reactivated and they just went through the temple two weeks ago. It was so sweet! This week we also got a new teacher his name is Hermano Hernandez and he is super awesome I have learned a lot from him.  My spiritual moment for this week was cool!! We do this thing called CRE and we teach non active members but really its just other missionaries pretending to be them. Hna Bacon and I always have this plan that I bring my spanish scriptures and she has her english so if we give the investogaros something to read they can have the spanish and we have english so we can still understand hahah but me and her got split up so i had to teach an elder by myself and I needed this scripture and i couldnt think of it, and i only had my spanish scriptures and couldnt read them.., but the SPRIIT helped me remember which one it was :) i was so happy:):):)  another funny story. I was walking in the CCM the day after all the new nortes got here and looked at this one kid--- I KNEW HIM! We went to high school together but he graduated this year his name is Elder Lucas. Funny story. This week i also learned some Q'etchi from one of the Branch presidents... Mazala Xol is Buenos Dias or Buenas Tardes.. kinda like good day in english :) The latinas in this group really want to learn english too so they all had me write like the mission objective and the first vision in english haha theyre really cute but the nortes overpower the latinas now there are so many nortes its crazy!! ew i have another bug story too, but not in my food this time. We were playing volleyball and i felt something hit my head and i just thought it was my hair but then i heard a thud on the ground and i looked down and there was a GIANT BEETLE. sick!! Like not even kiddin the size of my palm that hit me. It was nasty, and then the teachers outside with us were just telling me how much worse it is in Coban sooooo wahoo! bugs!  :) Oh and i love mexican ice cream better than american, they have this kind that is coconut and it has chucks of coco in it SOOOO GOOOD!!!! Hope you all have a good one and cant wait to talk to you again from the CAMPO!!!:):):)
love you all so much!