Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug. 22- All the Alpuyeca love :)

Dear Family,
It was another awesome week here in Alpuyeca:) I am loving this area and this branch more and more! The more you serve someone you more you love them- so everyday I serve here I love it even more! It was a little bit of a slow picture week, but we have been working so hard and seeing so many miracles!

We started the week running with divisiones, this is me and Hermana Mejia, I have talked about her before, she is from El Salvador and is a really good worker:) We had to trek through this huge field of mud when we were together, I felt like I was in the outback;)
Us and their companionship:) 
One of my old companions finished her mission this week and came to say goodbye with a few of the others who were headed home- I love you Hermana Veylupek! If you see her walking around the streets all alone and trying to talk to people in spanish, just go help her:) 
Herman Guzma is another sister who headed home last week, she is from the Dominican Republic and has always been really nice  to me:) 
Hermana Barrientos as well headed back to her home in Veracruz, Mexico. She is awesome and a huge example for me, always positive and thinking of others. It was nice of them to come and visit us before heading home.
I don't know why I took this picture of me, it is just me eating a guayaba:) I love all the fruit we have here in Mexico, we have a guayaba tree in front of our house:)
This is me and my companion studying this morning:) We study at a members house while they let us use their washing machine:) It is a huge blessing because we definitely don't have time to wash by hand, haha.
We have been seeing some awesome blessings and miracles in our area, we found a bunch of new people and new families to teach this week and they are progressing well:) I love this beautiful work and I love being a missionary! 

I love you all!

Love, Hermana Swallow

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Aug. 15- I love being Sualita :)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Aug. 8- Just Go with the FLOW

Dear Family,
I love you all so much! This last weekend was one of the most stressful ever, but due to the slowness of computer uploading my pics I dont have a lot of time to talk about it all, haha. I have a new companion and I am here in Alpuyeca still :) 

On Monday we had a fun activity where we went and played sports- this is me and a few other Sister Training Leaders, I don't understand why everyone else can tan but me, but I am okay;) 
My new companion is Hermana Dent, she is from Utah and she started her mission the same time as me:) She is really cool and we have had some fun times together! It is pretty funny being with another guera, especially one with super blonde and curly hair- we get a lot of attention. But it is so fun:) And we have seen some awesome progress in our area!
I ran into an older investigator the other day, Luis Vasquez:) He was baptized by other missionaries that completed his teaching, and he says he is planning on serving a mission now:) He is awesome and it was way cool getting to see him again!​
One of the rivers overflowed in our area this week and it was scary-awesome crossing it;) I was not about to walk the extra mile to the other bridge;) 
We got to go to the most amazing baptismal service this Saturday for one of the converts of Hermana Dent. It is the hermana driving in the picture:) She has honestly been through so many trials and problems, but Hermana Guadalupe trusted God and moved forward through every obstacle:) I hope I can be like her one day. 

​I hope that everyone has an amazing week, I am thinking of you and praying for you all. Keep being safe and looking for opportunities to serve and love God's children:) 
Love, Hermana Swallow

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Aug. 2- Happy August!