Monday, September 18, 2017

09/18/17

 
Hola. What's good.

So how was your week?! Can't believe it's been another one! They're so
short now. Time goes by too fast. Maybe I'm just enjoying myself too
much!

It was another hard work week. Oh yeah! And we were going to receive a
new car (because our mission has a bunch of 2017 Toyota Corollas) but
that didn't work out. You know why? Cause the dumb machine (it's
called Tiwi) didn't work in the other car!!
Did I ever tell you guys about Tiwi? I think so. Or other missionaries
told you. But just in case, I'll give you a little run down. So, Tiwi
is a little machine that we have in the left corner of the windshield
in every car that tracks like everything. It gives us warnings if we
are speeding, if aren't wearing a seatbelt, if we go out of the
mission, if we drive recklessly, etc. it's a good thing though!! And
it's a SUPER good thing when your companion likes to drive a little
recklessly cause then Tiwi yells at him for it! And if we got a
certain amount of warnings and what not, we get driving privileges
taken away or whatever the consequence may be. Cause some companions
I've had drive really scary and I just sit there and pee myself a
little bit. I like to drive safe and if that means a little bit
slower, THEN SO BE IT. 😊

I can't remember if I told you guys last week, but even though I'm in
the same area, we're in a new district. President created a new
district with my companion and I, and then two more set of Hermanas.
It's a "relief society" πŸ˜‚ but it's good though because our meetings
will be in Spanish and we're all serving in the same ward, so we'll be
able to talk about stuff like that during meetings too and yeah it'll
be great.

So this is my companions last transfer!!! It's weird "killing" someone
(mission terms- the companion of the missionary who is going home. We
say that the companion is "killing" the one going home. Can't say if
that's how it is everywhere? I mean I've only been to one mission
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚). But yeah, unlike other missionaries, Elder Johnson refuses to
be trunky πŸ˜‚ I know missionaries that have like a year left and are
trunky as heck πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ you go Elder Johnson. Oh yeah!! And I've been
working so hard on my Spanish!! I mean we're still in America so
there's white people too, but I've always tried to speak it with my
companion allllll the time and just in every moment I can. And I can
say, it's really paying off! I obviously don't have the benefits of
someone who's serving in Mexico or something, but it's definitely
possible to be able to speak it fluently here! And I'm working super
hard towards that. I'm almost there!!! Like literally soooo close.

But regarding this week, I really don't remember anything too
exciting. We honestly haven't had much success in the area, but that
doesn't stop us from working hard! It's he Lords fight. We just gotta
do what he asks.

Well, that's all I've got! Love you all and have a great week





Monday, September 11, 2017

09/11/17

Hey everyone!!!
Wow it's been another week? What the....
well anyways, it felt like a super short week! Especially because our
P-day was on Tuesday. So, I guess it was a short week (weeks are based
off of P-days).

This week ended another transfer! It's crazy how fast this one went
by. Like literally, I only thought it was like the fourth week of the
transfer and then I realized that transfers were on Tuesday and I was
like.... what?!? But good news, I'm staying in the area I'm in with
Elder Johnson. It's his last transfer. He's trunky as heck. No just
kidding πŸ˜‚ he's actually not trunky and it's surprising! He's a hard
worker. It's disgusting. No I'm just kidding!!!! I love it.

So I feel like this week all I head about was the disasters happing
everywhere. The huracanes, terremotos, tornados. WHATS NEXT?! It's
terrifying stuff. So sad.
Church was super good this week! I feel like as a missionary everyday
is the same, even Sunday's. And often we forget that it's Sunday!! But
for gospel principles class we had it on Talents and developing those
talents that we have or that we can have. I was like... whoa... I'm
such a loser. No just kidding πŸ˜‚ but now I want to develop all sorts
of talents! And also, the talents we have are such a benefit and
blessing! Develop talents and use them! They can be a benefit for
other people and of course for yourself.

Well, I don't have much to say cause I feel like I literally just
talked to you guys. But, I am doing fantastic! I love it here and the
weather isn't AS intense now. But it's still hot. Can't wait for it to
cool down! But, I will NEVER complain about the heat again when I get
back πŸ˜‚ apologies to my dad for dealing with my laziness and
complaining because of the heat. Whoops. Well, you grow up and you
learn, right?
I pray for you all and I love you all!!!

Monday, September 4, 2017

09/04/17 - HUMP DAY

Hola Family. QuΓ© pasa 

How is y'all? 
Well, as you all know, as you've all seen the stuff from my Mom (thanks mom you the best), it has been a year since I left for my mission. Longest year of my life. NO IM JUST KIDDING πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ it has been the BEST year of my life!! I'm excited for the next one! But then the one after that not so much cause that means real life and it looks hard. 

This week was like... the same. πŸ˜‚ 
Something exciting (and my dad will be proud of me for this) was that I ate Tilapia! The person just cooked it straight up. Like... it may have been alive before she stuck it in the cooker thing. No jk πŸ˜‚ but surprisingly it was super good (I think I liked it so much because it was fast Sunday and I was STARVING). I will attach a picture of it. It was actually one of our investigators that fed us too. She offered to feed us fish, and I was like haha. Ha. Hah. Yeah maybe that would be super fun not really I don't like fish lol... but what I actually said was "HECK YEAH!" And well when we got there, and we started eating I was like wow this is actually really good! And I even told her, I was like, "Hermana, normalmente no me gusta pescado, pero este me gusta mucho". I told her that my dad served in the Filipinas and he ate fish like candy (I didn't actually say that he ate fish like candy but it just came to my mind right now and I thought it was funny. But I did say that he served in the Philippines and he ate a lot of fish). 

Today we got to go to the temple!! Elder Johnson and I did sealings. He had never done it before and so I wanted to take him cause it's so cool and special!! 

So I don't know if you guys knew, but it was a rule here that missionaries with a car, the person who isn't driving, always had to check as well as the driver before switching lanes. Personally, I thought it was a super stupid rule. But I did it anyways cause I'm obedient!! But President just told us that we don't have to do that anymore!!! I was super happy to hear that πŸ˜‚ .... wow.... i just realized how spoiled we are here. A lot of missionaries have to walk in other missions.... I'm not trying to be cocky guys I swear!! 

Well... this week I don't have much to say. But hey be grateful for what ya got. 
Love you all πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΎ
 
 

Monday, August 28, 2017

08/28/17

Hola mis amigos y familiares πŸ˜›πŸ˜›

¡Esta semana estuvo buena! Hicimos mucho trabajo. Y un dΓ­a (creo que el sΓ‘bado) fuimos a un parque de trailers y caminamos de un trailer a otro, buscando a las personas que estaban en la lista de "antiguos investigadores" y tambiΓ©n a cualquiera que encontrΓ‘ramos por la calle. 





HA. Y'all thought I was gonna write my whole email in Spanish. No. I won't do that. But anyways, yeah so this week was good! We did a lot of work and I feel pretty accomplished if I do say so myself. I mean, if I do all I can and all that the lord asks, I can't NOT be satisfied because I know that it's all in the Lords hands and I just need to work my booty off like he asks me to, and then awesome results will come from it. 
One thing I've learned on my mission is obedience. I mean it's only pounded into our heads since day one! I swear we had like 5 district meetings in a row about being obedient and consecration and all of that. So, yeah, guys, be obedient to the lords commandments! They're a blessing and a help. We need to follow them to help us stay on the straight and narrow path. Two of the seventies came to our mission and one of them explained that we need to help investigators hold onto the barra de hierro (iron rod) from the start. Or the dark mists and temptations are going to come and when they reach for the rod, they aren't going to be able to find it! So don't just be obedient when it's convenient or when you feel like doing good. ALWAYS do good and ALWAYS hold on tight to the iron rod. 

This week I honestly can't remember much of what happened. I guess that's just what happens when you're really enjoying the work!
As I said in Spanish above, we went to a trailer park on Saturday I believe, and we just walked around and visited some people who we had down as former investigators and we talked to people we saw in the street and all that. Well, we were there for like an hour and keep in mind that's still over 100 degrees in Arizona children. And I decided to wear a long sleeve shirt because I look hot in those and it's not "as hot" anymore. Lol. Well, yeah no it was blazing hot I was so sweaty and my head was hurting. But, you know what I did? I straight went home and took a nap!!!! No jkπŸ˜‚ if only. No, I didn't complain and I let my body sweat off all of the food and water and whatever else was in my body that day, didn't make my athletes foot any better, and I talked to people and shared the gospel! Cause that's what the Lord wants and well he sent me to Arizona for a reason, and if I'm not doing the work, what am I doing?!? 
Ya know.... I think he sent me here so that I could learn a lesson about the heat as well, because I always remember complaining to my dad that it was hot as heck outside and I didn't want to be playing in dirt (that was basically powder and I had to use the garden hose to water it down and I was sweating everywhere and being a little wuss) in 90 degree weather. HAHAHA 90 degrees?!? THATS SUPER NICE WEATHER! Yup! I've learned my lesson! 90 degrees feels faaaaaantastic. NO MORE COMPLAINING ON MY PART!!!!! 

Well, that's all I got this week. I'm also going ACTUAL golfing today. I'm so excited I'm gonna pee my pants!! Maybe. Probably not, but I'm still excited. 
Espero que todos hayan tenido una buena semana, y que esta semana que viene estΓ© llena de felicidad y mucha tarea para los niΓ±os en la escuela πŸ˜‰ no jaja es broma