Monday, December 29, 2014

7 months

HOLY COW I seriously cant believe Christmas already passed, and that 2015 starts in like 3 days!! This year has gone by so fast and has been such a good one! :)

But this week was also one of the best EVER!!! Monday we got to go sing with some elderly people and it was SOOOOO FUN! They are the cutest things. One of them slapped my companion hahaha and also I got interviewed and was on TV!!!! People have passed me on the street and said hey saw you on the news! And i was like what?! so i have no idea how you could find it, but apparently i am famous in Guatemala WOOP!;) Then tuesday we just contacted LOTS cause so many people werent available.. and we also visited Americo and Victoria I LOVE them and their daughter, durning the prayer she like kissed my cheek haha it was so cute. Also after we left their house we literally walked and contacted ALL DAY so we sat down for a second and this lady comes out of nowhere and is like Ohh let me give you guys a hug, it was sooo funny i think she thought we were sad or something, it was sweet. Then wednesday we had district meeting, it was about the book of Mormon and really good then we helped people make tamales, and we visited a RC named Vilma holy cow I love her!!!! This Christmas was one of the best and so humbling, the people here dont celebrate with huge gifts or anything, but its sooo amazing, the love we can feel from our Savior not only this day but every day and that's what its all about :) On Christmas we ate MORE TAMALES for breakfast and lunch and then I GOT TO TALK TO MY FAMILY :) best moment ever! Cant wait til may ;) Friday we were in the house most of the day actually ALL day cause my comp got sick :( super sad so i literally read and wrote letters like all day. Saturday we attempted to go to an aldea, and we walked for what felt like forever and we asked this lady if we were close and she said NO its still like a half hour in a bus... WHAT!!! our area is giant here but we need to go to all ends of the earth right?? oh also i dont know if you remember me talkin about Cesar from Trebol?? the guy who stopped drinking coffee!! I heard he GOT BAPTIZED the other day!! so that was cool he is so awesome. and yeah thats this week. :) Hope you all have a WONDERFUL new year!!!!!!! 2015!!!!
Love you guys!
hna andersen
                               Christmas Eve with our tree and PJs
                                              Duck Tamales!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!

So I really have like no time but I just wanted to say MERRY CHRISTMAS!  The highlight of my week was watching frozen in spanish... I think it is a little better in english but thats alright I was just happy to get to watch it :) super fun!!!! We are working extra hard in this new area and spending so much time looking for the ones who are ready... :) Its an adventure! LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH and remember this Christmas that Jesus is the gift, I love the initiative the church is taking!!:) so grateful for our Heavenly Father and our Savior! love you all have a great week!!!:) CANT WAIT TO TALK TO YOU FAMILY:):):):)
                                                             New Companion :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hey all. So this week was SO good! It began Monday night, saying goodbye to everyone in San Benito was a little stinky, but the highlight was this super cute grandpa that LOVES the missionaries gave me a surprise kiss on the cheek HAHAHA super awkward, but yeah he is like 90 something and sweet. Tuesday we got all packed to go to Coban and had a 6 hour bus ride that was super great....... we got to Coban, and I was so excited to see all my old comps!! Hna martinez, hna gomez, I was sooooo happy to see them! It was a little reunion of my companions! Then I also saw hna weicks FINALLY! She has like 4 months in the mish and I finally found her!:) It was fun to see her. Then we got on another bus for 45 minutes to our area, and when we got here we were greeted by the lady we live with! HOLY COW! I dont even know how to explain her. Her name is Ingrid, she is the funniest and sweetest thing on this planet! I love her. My new area is SOOOOO COLD! I literally wear like 3 jakcets every day and gloves, I mean I was asking for a little change from the heat in Peten but not this much!;) But its so great, there are a lot of mountains so I just really like it, its super Guatemala-ish!! Also, EVERYONE and their dog in this area speaks a language called Po´qom. Its freaking crazy and half the peaople dont even speak spanish either so its tough to communicate with them but we try!:) We have some super awesome investigators here, theres a sweet family that we visit, the problem is that the guy is married to some girl in Canada but he's starting his divorce papers so we will see what happens there. We had district meeting thursday and we made pancakes, my new district leader is from Montana, I thought of Bruce when I met him. Also my ZL is from Morgan and another elder in my district is too, they both know the Marsdens!! Also, i dont know why I am the luckiest missionary in the world when it comes to worms... BUT I FOUND ANOTHER IN MY FOOD THIS WEEK! yum. sooo gross hahah. Also we have this girl here who got baptized in like septmeber and i just love her, her name is Vilma. I LOVE HER: I also saw a redneck sauna this week and thought of you dad, its built in like a stove thing hahha super funny. Then yeah thats about my week! Loving my new areal, and my comp Hna Rivas she is from peru and has 21 years and she is sooo sweet. we have the same amount of time in the mission so we will be leaving together. pretty sweet!!!:) Thats all, but have a great week and I LOVE YOU ALL :) 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mission San Benito... OVER

So first off we have changes! Both me and Hna Hernandez are leaving our area and heading for areas close to Coban and my comp will be Hna Rivas from Peru (I think). I am super excited, and we are both new to the area so it should be a big ADVENTURE to find our way around and investigators and stuff! I am a little nervous too... but more excited :) And I will be leaving the HEAT!! Bring on the cold I will be able to wear my sweaters finally!:) I didnt bring them for nothing hahahaha.
This week was a good and slow one! We found a PILAS investigator yesterday,and  had a super spiritual and awesome lesson with him, then to find out that we both have changes! Pretty sad. Also speaking of sad, the reason this week was slow is because the wife of one of the members of the presidency of the branch passed away. Super sad so we were at their house a lot this week helping and consoling, it was really sad. But the service they had for her in the church was SOOO beautiful! A guy spoke and said something super awesome, he said ¨´We are born to die, and we die to live¨ I LOVED that. That is something from this gospel that just makes me so happy. I really know that families can be eternal and I am sooo grateful we have that knowledge in the restored church :) Also we saw the biggest rainbow ever, that was really cool, i am going to try to send pics??? i took some!

Yesterday was testimony meeting and SUPER good!!! i love testimony meeting. And also yesterday was december 7th... which in Guatemala for the catholics is BURN A DEVIL OUT OF YOUR HOUSE day. Literally they put like scarecrow looking people outside their house with a lot of fireworks and they burn them and they look like devils! Its so weird. Also we watched the chirstmas devotional yesterday, I loved it :) and just so you know family i still look for George
everytime the motab sings. and i point it out to my comps. ;) hahahahhaah


hna andersen