Just a small-town Mormon girl living in a wonderful world & trying to serve her Savior.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Aug. 15- I love being Sualita :)
I am doing so great down here in Alpuyeca :) I am so happy here- we are seeing miracles and the members are helping us so much! I love being a missionary and I love serving God and His children:) This week was so good!
This is me and Michell, she is a 13 year old less-active member we are visiting her and her parents:) She is hilllllaaaarious and I love talking with her:) She justs says things super frankly and doesnt notice that they are kind-of rude. That is why I love her so much.
We went on divisions with some pretty awesome missionaries, this is me and Hermana Guadalupe :) She has the best last name ever;) She just started her mission and is in her training and it was fun learning with her! We had a little bit of a hard run-in with some Cristianos who tried to be rude- but Hermana Guadalupe bore a powerful testimony that could not be moved:) Then we bought some mini-gorditas to eat because I love them.
Hermana Guadalupe's trainer is my old companion, Hermana Muñoz:) Hermana Guadalupe is the missionary who came and took my place in my amazing ward in Insurgentes, Iguala, and they are doing amazing!
I took advantage of having Hermana Muñoz with me for a day and had her do my hair;) she is an amazing missionary. She is from Aguascalientes, where my girl Breanna Edwards is serving!:) (my roommate from USU)
One of the missionaries that served in our mission and as well served in this Branch came for a visit- Sister Michelle Skonnard! She is so awesome! She came with her parents all the way from Utah to visit her converts and families here in Mexico:) She helped me a lot while she was serving in our mission, it was good to see her. I love you, Hermana Skonnard!
There is this part of the missionary manual (the white bible) That says that you should be careful to never look like a tourist where you are serving:) But we have this one pueblo in our area, Xochitepec (so-chee-ta-pec) that is really touristic-y and the other day we found these free maps they give to tourists! Well, we needed a map so we took some. Then we realized that being two white girls, with those big floppy hats, and the tourist maps made us look extremely like tourists. It was hilarious. Our ward mission leader was accompanying us and took pics;) Hahaha.
Hermana Dent and I are having a wonderful time down here in our Branch of Alpuyeca. She is an amazing missionary and she is helping me learn a lot:) We have a large area, but we are learning so much together.
It was about time for a commemorative jumping foto;) We didn't do so well, though.
I found this cat yesterday that looks just like my cat at home, Dora. We had a moment looking into each others eyes. Anyone who sees my cat, just hug her for me. I miss her.
We also met and got to know one of the coolest couples in our Branch, Hermano Nestor and his wife Ana. While they were telling us their story I could see so much how God plays an important role in our lives. They actually met in a hospital- Hermano Nestor got in a car accident and Ana had broken her foot. While recovering they had hospital beds right next to each other and that is how they met. Nestor was a member already and introduced Ana to the church- now they are married and working on entering the temple:) Sometimes bad things happen for good reasons- and God knows and is preparing everything.
Well, I love you all so incredibly much. Espero que se encuentren bien:) I am doing well and loving being Hermana Sualita here in the vineyard of the Lord. Hurrah for Israel!