Monday, December 24, 2012

Feliz Navidad

We're enjoying Christmas and the traditions. This afternoon we did paches and ponche. The paches are like tamales but they're made of potatoes in place of the corn flour stuff. I'm really looking forward to eating them tonight!

 It was great to talk to you guys as well! I hope that everything goes great for you! Be safe, eat lots of food (well not too much haha), and enjoy the family. Love you all tons!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Just a Short One

So this week went all right. I'm really learning a lot and trying to so my best as senior companion. It's definitely a challenge but we're coming along. Our telephone has had a few problems recently and today we had our Christmas activity with the zone and president and they were supposed to change the chip out to another phone but that didn't happen so right now we are without a phone until Wednesday in our district meeting. We haven't been able to teach too much because we're looking for new investigators and trying to work with the members to advance the work. But we're trying. It's a lot harder than it looks haha. I'll let you know about the investigators when we talk because well there isn't much time and I'm really looking forward to talking to you!

Hope you have a great week!!!!!!!!!! Love you!!!!

this is my companion and where we ate for the conference - in front of the lake

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

First Week Training

Things are going well! My companion is great! Her name is Hermana Brandaris. She's from Panama and she's just great! I was hoping to get a Latina because I want to keep working on my Spanish and everything. All the trainers went to the capital so I was able to see some of the sisters that I haven't seen in a long time, as well as some elders. The capital wasn't as cold as the week before so I was grateful for this. On Tuesday we had our training as trainers and with the newbies. Then in the night we were able to visit with the newbies because we all slept in the same house. It was nice to get to know some new missionaries and to remember when we were in their position. I couldn't believe that I'm on this side! I'm so used to being the younger companion that it was like, wow, I'm going to be going home soon.... It's crazy. Wednesday we had the transfers and i was able to see more sisters and elders that I know. There were a lot of sisters that went home. Like 9 of them and 3 elders. So it was good that 8 sisters entered the field this transfer. They're saying that the ones that entered this transfer are probably going to train after their first 3 months because lots of missionaries are going to be entering. It was a little sad to say goodbye to Hermana Garambel.

 We got back to my beloved area on Thursday which was great! I missed it and just wanted to go back to Peten the whole time I was in the capital. And we went right to work. We went with Max, the elders went with us, and he gave us a whole sermon on the mount or something. My poor new companion on her first day...He wasn't like attacking us but he told us that we were really young to be doing what we were doing and everything. I'm not sure if we're going to continue with them or if we're going to drop them. Hugo Flores and his family are doing great! Especially the wife and son. Their other son as well came back because he has a break from the university in the capital so we started teaching him and he seems really interested.

We're working on finding new people to teach again. Always searching. This week is going to be a little tough to work with them members and the new rule that we can't leave without them because our telephone is partially broken. Some of the buttons don't work and they're some of the most important ones so we can't call anyone unless the number was already in the phone and of course we don't have many in the phone so I think we're going to be doing phone calls to other people to call other people to leave and visit people with us. This should be interesting.....

I'm really looking forward to Christmas. We have a family that's invited us to share the 24th with them. We're going to eat tamales and ponche. I'm going to learn how to do them! So I'm super excited!!

 Well wish me good luck this week! I love you all and hope that everything goes well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I'm Going to Train!!!!

Yeah here we are in December! And I've got great news!!! I'm going to train! This is the transfers! My companion is going home and i get a newbie!!!! I'm super excited! Nervous but it should go well. We also have a new rule that they just put it place this week. We can't leave the house to work after 5:30pm unless we have a member.......It was kind of a surprise but I guess it worked out in the capital so they decided to put it in all the mission. Just in time for me to train....well we'll see how this goes. But it should be good. We talked with some members that are willing to come out and help us so hopefully we won't have too many nights in the house haha!

 My companion was doing a lot better this week and was able to say goodbye to some people, we found new investigators, and overall it was good. We were able to go with Max and his family. The baby is doing better! We were super happy for them.  We're going to find out what happens with Osbin this week.

 It's been raining here this week...sadly. Hopefully it will stop soon! I want to be dry haha!

But I have to go. We're leaving for the capital tonight so I've got to hurry! Love you tons!!!!!! have a great week!!!!!!