Week 23-January 5, 2015
hi everyone!!! sounds like christmas break was a success!! our news years was good :P we went to bed early and in the morning i made cinnamon rolls :P our apartment was super quiet and chill since everyone left to parties and such in the houses i think. we had to be in the apartment early ( at 8) so we were pretty excited to sleep :P but the rest of chile danced all night (until like 7 in the morning)!
and wow taylor submitted his papers!!!! exciting!!! let me know when he gets them!!!!!
and about printing emails, i think its ok for now but im definitely going to print them all out at some point to save them all in my journal..
and what is mandy planning on saying about me? haha
by the way i found root beer and brown sugar here!!! good news:)
anyway, this week was good, lots more divisions and such but its fun to get to know the other sisters. the only thing is that there are still some people i cant understand super well in spanish or things i dont know how to say so that was a little frustrating. also its super hot. haha but im much happier with sun than clouds so its really a blessing :) its just that the pool outside our apartment is so tempting...haaha no just kidding. anyway, about the people. we have a 9 year old boy who is AWESOME and is reading the book of mormon and comes to church with his grandma who is reactivating and he plans family home evenings and invites us, so it has been super fun to teach him lately, but we cant baptize him cuz hes only 9 and his family doesnt want to participate in church. also we are helping one of our investigators quit smoking right now and this week we are teaching the law of chastity and he told us his weakness is women, so that will be interesting :P haha but he is super awesome.
anyway, the other thing we thought about alot this week was the influence of members. we have been really frustrated with the members here lately because they tell us they will accompany us and then cancel and its super frustrating for us since we literally cant teach some investigators if we dont have a member. its so hard to find people who can come with us. its like the talk in general conference about how there is a church of the missionaries and a church of the members and unless they become one church nothing can happen. our investigators cant progress without the members! the funny thing is that recently reactivated members are the BEST for missionary work. all our recently reactivated members are much more willing to accompany us and invite people to listen to us and such. it makes me think about how us members sometimes take for granted everything and forget what blessings the gospel has given us and why we should share it and people like Hermano Borquez and Veronica and silvia understand everything way better becuase of their life experiences...i hope someday i can be more like them.
anyway all is well and have a great week everyone!!!