Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Activities and Cow Tongue

The activity went really well!! The highlights are these. The high priests did a Rocky Balboa type thing. But it was also gospel based. they had two people that were going to fight and they showed a film before the fight. The two preparing to fight. One "Rocky" listened to the elder missionaries and learned about the gospel. the other trained and practiced. So then they came out to fight and of course "Rocky" won. hahahaha it was great! The Relief Society did a dance. It was to Book of Mormon Stories the primary song but in rock. haha it was awesome! They did it as a kind of husbands do you know what your wives do when they're home alone.... haha! The YW did a belly type dance but it wasn't like suductive type. They did really well for not having much time to prepare. And the YM did a skit for The Avengers but they convert to the gospel or something like that. We had more than 200 people! It was awesome and crazy!!! We the sister missionaries of course were in charge of the food because it was a mission activity. We ended up doing bread with ham, mayo, and ketchup and luckily it all went well. The others sisters helped us as well to put it all together but it was a little stressful to get all the food and everything. Wow I don't know how the leaders do all the activities. But it all went well! And we're happy.  

Also this week I ate something weird again. I've eaten the cow's brain and this week I ate the tongue. That's right the tongue. It was better than the brain but it was still a little weird. It was really smooth meat and I was just imagining the tongue in my mind as I was eating it....this was thanks to Hermana Ramos as well. Wow I really eat a lot of weird things when I'm with her. But I tell her that I always eat them just so that I can tell you guys after that I ate weird things haha!!!

It didn't rain this week but we were super busy with the activity and all of the plans and everything. We do have a really good family that we're teaching. I don't remember if I already told you but it's the family Bariento Gevara. They're awesome. Evangelists but not like strict in following it. They send up texts every once in a while to let us know that they love us and are thinking about us. They're reading the Book of Mormon and are doing great! We're super excited for them! We'll see what happens this week.

Sadly I don't have pictures of the activity because of course I forgot my camera.....

I hope you have a great week and I love you tons!!! Miss you!!!!

Sharon and Mishel

Alba and Karen (from Los Olivos)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Good Week

Things were good this week! So my area is bigger than Los Olivos and we walk more but it's a lot more level so we don't feel like we walk as much. Something funny is the house that we rent. The lady that owns the house has a virgen Mary in the front yard....and it's kind of big haha. It's all good though.

This week it rained a lot and it was a little hard to get out to work but we did alright. David is doing pretty good. We're not sure how really commited he is to investigating the church but he says so to the girlfriend and the mother. We'll see what happens. Carlos we haven't been able to find because he's only at home Friday in the afternoon until Sunday at 1pm. So that only gives us like Saturday to visit him but something always comes up. But we aren't going to give up on him.

We have a cool activity planned this Saturday. A talent night. It's going to be cool and hopefully the members will invite lots of people to come. I'll let you know how it goes and I'll send pictures as well. :) Congrats to Mandee who just got married even though she's just a patoja. Happy Birthday to Hayley, Rauna, and Lacey!!!!!!

Love you all and hope you have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New and Newer Investigators

This week went pretty well. A little crazy but good. We had our interviews with the President this week. Every transfer we either have interviews or we have zone conference so this transfer was interviews. They went pretty well. Everyone’s been getting a lot of sincho but it's necessary sometimes. We weren't able to put a date with Carlos for baptism because he's sick. Some people beat him up months ago and he's going through therapy. When he came to church a member came and picked him up in the car and then he had a wheelchair in the church but then when he went to the doctors he wasn't feeling to well and the doctor said that he can't go to church because it's too much stress and everything for him and it's make it so that he has more time to recuperate. So we can visit him and teach but we can't put a date....but it's all good. We're going to prepare him so that when he's ready he can get baptized.

I can't remember if I told you about David. He was an investigator in Los Olivos that we thought was golden (when I was companions with Hermana Ramos) but then he fell through and everything but we found him again and the family of his girlfriend just changed their house so that they live in our area. Like a street away from us! We're super excited and he wants to start up with the lessons again. He wants to marry his girlfriend and he wants to do it right with her. We're super excited to work with him again!!

I can't believe that summer's ending! It's crazy. I'm just a school year away from coming home haha. And I used to think the school was so long but I feel like it's going to pass by so fast!!!

This week we went to a part in our area that's called Chinautla. It's like 30 minutes in bus or hitchhiking haha. It's super pretty. It's like a pueblo. The people live in the mountains and they were the native clothes. It's really cool. The people are super nice as well. I'm really loving my new area. It was a little hard at first because it was my first change but I'm getting used to it now. Hermana Ramos and I are working well together. We're enjoying this time that we have together again.

I hope that everything goes well for you this week. Hopefully not too crazy! Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My "New" Companion and Area

So this week was crazy. When we got the call to pack we packed almost all night on Sunday so that we would have more time to get everything figured out with the house and stuff. And we weren't really tired that night. Monday was alright. Tuesday was crazy as we ran around visiting people, dropping off pictures, telling them that the elders are going to visit them. It was nuts. I only cried at one house but I was really sad as we visited these people. I miss them. The members and investigators were amazing people. I love them tons. Then Wednesday we had the transfers. My new area is called Martinico and the news that you're waiting for.....my new companion.......is....... Hermana Ramos. again. Yes I know it's crazy. I didn't believe it. We showed up and Hermana Ramos came out to help me with my stuff and she told me that she was my new companion and I didn't believe her until I asked and found out for myself. It's crazy. We didn't feel like it was real. I do have to say that I was a little worried at first because she was my trainer and I thought that maybe she'd treat me like I was still a baby in the mission but we haven't had any problems. I'm happy for this because I really grew a lot with Hermana Cruz. I really miss her but I know that I'm here for a reason. So far I like my area. There's parts like Los Olivos, residential, and there's parts really poor like the area of the elders. But it's really cool. So far I don't really know many people. We have one investigator, Carlos, that we found this week and he came to church. He's really receptive to the gospel and we're going to put a date with him so that he can get baptized. I also know a family, members, that they cook our food for us and we pay them. The lady cooks amazingly well. I love her food. The food here is so good. I'm enjoying this change and the transfer has been a little easier with Hermana Ramos. I do miss Los Olivos. But I'm working hard.

I love you all a ton! Be safe!!!!!!!!!!