Monday, March 27, 2017

Ahora, sí!

Dearest fam and friends,

I'm so, so, so sorry that it has been so long since the last time I wrote a decent letter. I just haven't had a ton of time the past couple of P-days and I just had a lot going on, or at least I felt like I had a lot going on, haha!

We're officially in week two of the new transfer. Transfers were last Wednesday, but Hermana Levrino and I didn't have a cambio. We're staying together here in La Union. So I will be in La Union for at least another 6 weeks! If I'm being completely honest, this sector has been pretty difficult since I got here. A lot of different hermanas here in La Union were really sick and had to stay in the house, so the work was really impeded here for a decent chunk of time. We have two(ish) investigators right now and we have to be patient with them. We're working on finding, but it hasn't been very easy either. Sometimes I feel like I'm doing something wrong, but I have to remember that it's not my time, not my schedule.. It's His time, His 'agenda', His work.. It's not about me. 

My job is to work my little heart out, and I could do better. I'm imperfect and, although I'd like to be flawless, I'm hopelessly flawed. But that's life. "Heavenly Father doesn't expect perfection, He expects progression" ..not really sure who said that, but it definitely wasn't me. For now I'm trying find peace in my imperfections and work, work, work.. it's still not easy, but it's not supposed to be. 

Also, GUESS WHAT!? Hermana Ruiz was called to be an Hermana Líder in Rahue (Osorno) and we are going to have intercambios together on Wednesday!! I am SOoOooOO stoked! I miss my mommy, haha!! I really just can't believe that I already have 7 months on the mission and that she had about the same when I entered the mission field! SCARY! Time goes by too fast! Tranquilo, por favor! 

Other than that.. we have conference with President on Wednesday, Zone meeting Thursday, and I'm super ready for General Conference this weekend!! The first session starts at 1:00pm here in Chile.. it obviously has to start later due to the time difference, but I just find it strange, haha! dice que "Dios tiene un mensaje para ti en la conferencia general" y yo puedo testificar de las palabras de 'mi compañera' haha! But really, I'm way pumped! Hopefully all you girlies got to watch the women's session on Saturday! (I didn't get the chance) ..but I'm excited to read the talks! woot woot! Super ready for some personal revelation!!  

Okay, getting back into the swing of things still. I don't have much more to write, but it's a work in progress! I'll do my best to make it even more interesting! Love you all! Thank you for your love and support! Don't forget to participate in General Conference this weekend and have a great week!!

Hermana Sessions

here are some pics.. I had a staring contest with a sheep 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Remember when I said I'd write this week..

me too. SORRY AGAIN! I really do love you all! Please know that! 

CON MUCHO AMOR, y perdóname por favor..


Hermana Session

Monday, March 13, 2017

It's been an interesting week.. I at least have pictures!!

On Sunday we ate with a family that lives in campo (the countryside, haha) was breathtakingly beautiful to say the least!

Love you all so much! Please take care! I'm so sorry, I will write next week!! 


Hermana Sessions

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hoy es Lunes

This week was a bit of a slow one.. but some super good things happened too!

A ver.. we contacted a reference that we received from the Zone Leaders and had a lesson with him last Wednesday. We talked with him for a really long time about a lot of different things and were able to teach him The Restoration as well. He had a lot of questions and basically wanted to know what he needed to do to become a member of the church.. so that's pretty awesome! He'd like to meet with the bishop so we are going to try to set up a lesson with the bishop sometime this week! 

We also found another woman knocking doors and singing hymns. When I asked if we could sing a hymn for her and her family she looked at me like I was crazy, but we explained why we wanted to share the hymn and were able to enter her home and get to know her. She has A LOT of questions about religion in general, but is looking to find the truth. She told us that she's really analytical which was super evident, but we have another lesson with her scheduled for Thursday and we're hoping to be able to teach her and help answer her questions. 

V came to church again on Sunday so that was super awesome! She really likes to run right after sacrament meeting though! Hermana Levrino was directing the hymns again and I turned my head for two seconds only to turn back around and hear her say, "choa mamita, hasta miércoles!" ..uh yeah, okay.. "choa! nos vemos miércoles!" I really tried to get her to stay, but she's a sneaky one.

Sunday afternoon was the baptism of the bishop's older daughter. It was so special and the spirit was so strong!! I don't know what it is, but I don't know that I'll ever be able to attend a baptism without shedding a tear or two. Some kids from the primary sang "I'm trying to be like Jesus" and it was just too cute! lloré un poquito.. and my companion thought I was losing it. I think it's because it's still such a recent memory for me.. I don't know I'm trying to justify the uncontrollable tears. 

Other than that.. a stray dog followed us for a good 30 minutes today. He even followed us into a few stores.. or waited for us outside and then continued to follow. I was really trying to be patient, but he was really starting to get on my nerves. So I was humming "I'm trying to be like Jesus" and resisting the urge to kick him, que horrible! 

I hope that you all had an amazing week! Que tengan una semana maravillosa!! Love you all SOoOOoOo much! 

Hermana Sessions

(here's an ugly photo of my super fun tan lines.. just for kicks! enjoy!)