Just a small-town Mormon girl living in a wonderful world & trying to serve her Savior.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Oct. 3- Missionaries are that they might have JOY!
It was an awesome week! WHAT AN AMAZING CONFERENCE!! I had an amazing time watching conference, I felt strength come from every speaker and I received the answers I was seeking:) I especially loved all of the talks on Missionary work and the session with the missionary choir:) The last song of ''Hope of Israel'' really got me- I heard the words 'Soon the battle will be over...'' and I realized that I am determined to finish it well these last two changes:)
We had our leadership council for the month of October early this month and we found out that President had called a new sister training leader- who is it? HERMANA RODRIGUEZ! My trainee (hija)! I am so proud of her- she has 9 months in the mission now. It will be really awesome seeing her in the trainings every month:)
We went and did Divisions with some sisters in the Burgos ward and I met this really awesome family, Familia Aguirre:) He is the Bishop of their ward and I fell in love with them- we will probably be life-long friends:)
These are the sisters in Burgos that we were doing the divisions with, Hermana Aguilar and Hermana Avila:) They are both pretty new to the mission so it was really fun teaching and learning with them.
Haha, in the morning of the divisions I was with Hermana Aguilar contacting people on the street when I saw these mama horse with her baby. I handed Hermana Aguilar my camera to get a cool pic of me feeding it grass- but I have yet to find out how all the Princesses in the movies make friends with the animals;) I ran away frightened.
So, here in Mexico they dont really abide any 'traffic' laws. We were getting a ride from a sister in a ward to an appointment and she was just driving with her baby on her lap! As missionaries we are not allowed to hold babies but I was stressed in the back seat so I asked if Sassy (the baby) could just sit by me, haha. She doesnt trust me too much but I felt at least a little safer;)
We have a new investigator named Carlos who is a banana farmer, so I will now give you a fun lesson on Bananas:)
They grow on these cute little trees with HUGE leaves that are all plastic-y:) Sometimes the people use the leaves to make tamales. One banana tree grows one bunch of bananas and then when you cut the bunch of bananas off the tree dies.
There are weird purple bananas, I have never tried them but Carlos says they are good.
He told us that bananas never ripen or turn yellow while on the tree, so they take them off and have to hang them on this creepy banana-hanging pole;)
We had this awesome lesson with our investigators that should be getting baptized in the coming weeks:) A member of our ward, Hermana Vero, came with us and was KEY to the lesson:) Our investigator has a problem with taking drugs, and Hermana Vero has a son with the same problem. She also has a son who is dying from Cancer. When she shared her testimony with our investigator he started crying and promised he would stop wasting his life away while she is watching two of her sons struggle. It was AMAZING! MEMBERS ARE KEY TO EVERYTHING!
We found this really large toad and took a pic of Hermana Dents tag with it, haha.
So changes were this week and there was talk of me and Hermana Dent getting in a trio, but they decided to keep us the same. Just me and Dent for another change:) We are happy and ready to keep working hard and keep focusing on our amazing Alpuyeca!
I love you all! If you missed a session of conference- go and re-watch it because it was amazing!! Love you!