I wasn't kidding when I told ya'll they loved me. One of the maintenance men made this for me. And my Latinas told me the alllllll the Latino elders and sisters knew of the famous Hna Beyouncè... haha amazing!
Me and Elder F---, please give him a shout out on my blog. He is my person. Seriously. We needed each other in the CCM. I love him so much!
June 21, 2013
Well I guess I should start by telling you that I have been reassigned to the Guayaquil West Mission. Prolly one of the biggest struggles I've dealt with so far. I'm having a really hard time understanding how they can just switch me, when my call from the prophet is for another place. But I trust in the Lord so I just have to stick it out. Idk how I'm gonna to tell Jennifer about this. If she doesn't get reassigned too idk what I'll do.
I was reassigned because of the area I was assigned to. When they added the West Mission all of the coastal areas were put in the West Mission. I am in an area named "the playas" in English its the beaches. We are the first sister missionaries here in 15 years and we have a lot repair work to in order to really transform this area. It is a veryyyy poor area. Luckily we have a semi nice apartment that we live in. But I really just wanna come home.Our first night here (before we got our assignments and our companions) we slept at the temple apartments in Guayaquil which was super awesome. So beautiful. Make sure to look at the difference in the views from our apartment and the temple apartments (if they let me send pictures on this computer.)My companion is Hna P------, she's super sweet, very quiet.................. and sometimes, well most of the time I feel like she doesn't like me because we can't communicate. But besides that it's great.
I got to talk to my parents on Tuesday morning when we flew in which was so nice, but so hard at the same time. I really really miss them and all my friends. I never knew how weak I was until I got here. But the Lord works miracles.
This area is pretty scary for me. I'm like an endangered species here. The men look at me. During the day its good but at night when we contact, I pray more in my head than I ever have in my life. Instead of having to be finished with our last lesson at 9:30 we have to be in our house at 9 because the people drink alot here and it's not safe for us to be out. Like what is life.
So I guess my mission president changed some rules specifically for this mission, like we cant drink coke........... we have to wear nylons........... I have to wear nylons and i can't drink coke because my companion puts me in check.I'm sorry this update is so depressing. I just really hate it here. But I know that it will get better eventually.
On the plus side there is a member of the church here, Hna C----- who is amazing!!! She's like a mom to us... I love her. She feeds us everyday and her family is amazing. And the Galapagos Islands are in my new mission but apparently they don't send sisters there. So well see about that.
Don't get me wrong I am excited to be on a mission. I am just being broken down little by little, but I am not suffering even an ounce of what the Savior went through for me. So I know that I can do this.I love you all. Thank you for your support.