Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men.

Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.

Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work;

For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul. D&C 4: 1-4

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Poco Loco!

Okay well this week has been un poco loco! But I'm alive! 

Last pic with Hna P
So first things first, Hermana P------ and Hermana A-----r have been transferred to an area in Guayaquil. I'm relieved but at the same time I feel really weird. Hermana P------ was my mommy here, she trained me. And I didn't want her to leave when we were having problems. When they were told they had changes, they had 5 mins to say bye to whoever was there with us at that moment and get in the taxi and leave. I cried, Hna. P cried and Mamita C----n cried too. It was a really bittersweet moment. I hugged Hna P and we cried, like ugly cried in each others arms and she told me she loved me and I told her the same. I hope we keep in contact. And I hope we can just leave all this ugliness behind us. 

So I didn't mention this in my last letter but our house was broken into a week ago in the night time. We called the police and the whole 9 yards. President came and dedicated our house, and we continued to live there which is what we wanted. But this last Saturday after a long day of teaching around 9:15 me and my companion get home, all the lights are off. But Hermana P------ and Hermana A-----r told us they had left the kitchen light on so that it wasn't dark when we got home. I thought maybe they had come home already and were upstairs in their room. I went to put the key in the door and not only I, but my compi and a member who was with us all heard very loud running footsteps in the house and a bunch of noise. Scared the freakin crap out of me and I stepped back and called the other sisters to see if they were home. They told me they weren't home and hadn't been home after they had left the light on. We ran down the street to the A------s families home and all the men in their house came to our house and searched the house. Nothing had forced entry and everything was there. No one was in the house either. X----a and abuelita ended up sleeping with us that night. We put all four mattresses down stairs in the kitchen and all slept together. We were all on our knees on the mattresses praying and we finished the group prayer and we were saying personal prayers. I had just finished asking God to bless our home with HIS spirit and to take away the bad spirits that were clearly there and something banged extremely hard on the window as soon as I finished my sentence. We all flung our heads up and scooted for the door. We decided not to talk about it anymore and just try to sleep. Well 5 girls scared out of their mind and one abuelita that is watching over all of us....hahhaah the only one who slept that night was my compi because she couldn't understand anything we were saying. I think its better that way. She would've been super freaked out. But now we live in our old apartment which is so much safer! But  a little weird cause Hermana P------ isn't here… and we lived there together for almost 4 months. but I'm so excited for this new chapter in my mission!

Speaking of the new chapter! Hermana C------d is great! She's so fun and loving! Her Spanish is even LESS than I knew when I first left the MTC. I feel so bad for her. They didn't teach her hardly ANYTHING in the CCM in Mexico. She said that half the time her teachers would show up hours late or just not come at all so they were pretty much on their own. So sad. But I'm doing my very best to help her learn quickly. She has a goal to be at my level by Christmas, so we are going to make it happen!! 

Hermana C------d is just a little blonde hair blue eyed innocent angel baby from Arizona! I thought the guys talked to me alot before with Hermana P------...........................the amount of guys who go out of their way to talk to us has increased by like 100% hahahaha but we just ignore them, and a lot of them are just plain entertaining with their pick up lines. 

She is so cute! And so innocent! I just love her! But I'm really honestly sooooo grateful that I'm very street smart, cause she's not. Bless her little heart. It's not a bad thing at all! But I'm glad I have street smarts cause without it we'd probably be in lots of trouble haha. we've already had the talk, cause when we teach the law of chastity she doesn't know what we are talking about. I literally feel like an actual mom! I love it! She's so cute!! Her fun outgoing personality reminds me soooooooooooooo much of Micah! (my cousin) it's such a tender mercy for me! I love it! 
Hna C------d & Hna Younce

She is teaching me piano! And I love it! I hope its like the gift on tongues but like the gift of fingers and I can learn really fast ahhaahhha and we both are teaching a piano class (she's teaching me and I'm translating for her into Spanish) and we are also teaching English!!!! It has been so much fun!

So funny story of the week: We were teaching this guy, he told me he had two purposes, 1. to know God. 2. to get me to fall in love with him. hahaha. Well I told him we could work on the first one. That didn't last long hahaha. He wears one earring and I alllllways tell him earrings are for girls, not boys. So we stopped teaching him and I hadn't seen him for a while. The other night we ran into him. And he was like oh my Hermana Younce you're more beautiful every time I see you bla bla bla... and while he's talking I see his earring!! So I put my hand next to his face, and I think he thinks I'm like trying to get fresh, well little did he know, I grabbed his earring out of his ear and CHUCKED it into the dirt. He was shocked! Hermana Younce my earring!!!! So I asked him who wears earrings? He replied... women do Hermana Younce.  So long story short, he left without his earring telling me he's going to become a man of God (doubt it) so that he can take me away on his motorcycle one day after my mission...haha No thank you.  And my companion was so stoked that I chucked his earring. I felt pretty BA not gonna lie. It was pretty awesome. 

Over all things are sooo much better! I laugh so much more and I can feel the spirit so much stronger! Me and Hna C------d already have sooooo many plans to get this ward up and going! I cant wait! Love you all! Thanks for all the support! Talk to y'all next week!

Hermana Younce

Sooooo there was about 3 feet deep mud that we clearly didn't notice till we were stuck in it... hahahahha W-----m, our investigator, came out side cause he heard us scream... helped us out of the mud then washed our shoes and our feet! So sweet! 

Me teaching English

And us with our English students!

Just teaching my compi the California lifestyle her parents will probably hate me by the end of our transfer together hahhahha

Us with the A----s family!

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