It was a
hard week, just thinking about dad leaving and having our family
spread out even more just about did me in, I’ve been praying a lot. I also got sick, and we had a lame week. The nurse told me I had to stay in until my fever went away. Then
we kind of a had a scare with something in our apartment. The
elders came and dedicated it and we slept in the caps house for a night and
everything’s all good again. I promise :D I’m super sensitive to that stuff
here more than ever :D ha-ha you have no idea how many people let us in cause
they think were testigos (google translate says it means witnesses. I am not sure what kind of trouble, but I will hopefully get the full scoop next week when I ask her about it) ha-ha, Margaret for example :D speaking of Margaret I
don’t know if I ever sent a pic of the bracelet she gave me when I left. It's
silver and lápiz azuelí :D super expensive here. She told me to wear it and
never forget her, because she’s not going to forget me. I Love her. The other pic is
what my companion did while I was sleeping ha-ha
Tomorrow we have an appointment to visit a man named Patricio his wife is a member but he’s not, free baptism casi ha-ha! Hma Poyfair made me a new agenda while I was sick. I love it!
We had a kinder
surprise FHE Monday night
I found Cheetos in the store today!!!! They don’t taste
the same but they are crunchy!
Hma Poyfair filled Shay's camera with selfies while she was sick, poor bored girl.
I did get the world’s most wonderful,
beautiful boots :D My casemate’s about died of jealousy, they call me quaka
now, means rich girl ha-ha. It rained all week long and the boots arrived the
day before the rain started :D I looove them and they fit perfect :D HaHa! Tell Taya that I most definitely will demonstrate the Chilean beso (kissing on the cheek when you meet someone) when I get home. I used to come home from church and wash my face with soap
while Hna Ricagno laughed at me.
It was a good, but wet week :D We
are hoping to find new investigators this week :D the lady we found when I was sick was
traveling this past week, but gets back today. We are going to visit her again tomorrow :D
matching marshmallow winter coats :D
A member gave us membrillos to snack on, we
brought them home and made them into friends :D Hna Poyfair opened hers and it
had a HUMUNGOUS WORM INSIDE with ant friends and ant eggs!!
The miracle! A woman I taught almost all of
the lessons to without Hna Mendoza, cause she was sick, was baptized. I just feel so blessed that Titi was baptized, doesn’t she look radiant? She’s Benjamin’s mom’s friend :D I just love her! I’m so happy for her!
It rained all week and it was dreadful!!!! I
got a cold, and received a blessing and then it was all ok. I went to work and
it rained some more!!!! ha-ha, but in the blessing I was told that I was going
to have EVEN MORE desire to serve, and work here, and EVEN MORE faith, with
lots of emphasis on the "even more", during the blessing, and that I would... well
it was Spanish, but translates as, go forth PREACHING god’s Word, and that I
would walk showing signs to the people in my sectors. I was like, ooohhh that’s cool!
I’m definitely making myself understood :D The Chilean and Ecuadorian in my apartment are always correcting me, so I hope I’m
We found 6 new investigators this week :D On the day I was really sick and got a blessing
in the morning, the blessing told me to go out and work, so I did, and we found
Verónica. Yesterday we went to visit a menos activo named Javier Sanchez, we got there and his whole family was there! There was also 5 new people that
live in the house with them. I was drawing a blank on what to say, so I played the tie game with them, and we read
3rd Nephi 19: 18-19 or maybe it’s chap 20? about prayer, seriously you have no
idea how often that game has saved my life! We have an appointment to teach his 2 sisters,
mom, grandpappy, cousin, and nieces it was crazy!!!!!!!!!
I love you dad!
The other day we knocked on a door, this guy opens it and was like, ok you can teach me right here, you have 2 minutes
cause I’m really busy but interested, I was like ok, and taught the restoration in
under a minute. We're going to go back sometime this week,
hopefully he has more time ha-ha!
Yeah spunky is the perfect Word for My comp, she’s
a super hard worker and I love her to death, we have lots of fun, its
great, and super easy for us to get along :D
We had to drop the man in the
tent, he won’t stop drinking, and it’s dangerous to go teach a drunk who lives
in a tent without a member and even with a member, so we, well I, told
him when he is sober to call us and we'll come teach him. :(
This is a pic Hna Palmer (abuela) left for me before she went home, along with a
giant nesquik cup :D it’s a family tradition, nesquik fixes everything
they say :) (Mission genealogy, she has a whole new family out there! They even have traditions. Lol!)
We had an actividad de zona hoy and we got t-shirts, and they are uggglyy! But fun :) They say las for las Angeles Sur, but they added lasabor so it says the flavor. Never leave the elders in charge of anything is what I have learned ha-ha.
We played ninja, soccer, mafia, and had a BBQ :D it
The apartment is
small but pretty, and really, really nice :D We live with two Latinas. I love, love, love, my companion :D She’s so
awesome, very sweet with a little sass ha-ha! I’m really happy :D I was
super stressed, and then I got here and realized that oh, I really do speak
Spanish :D ha-ha the area is.... well it depends on where you’re at. It’s
pretty and I like it but it’s just a city :P There’s lots of people to
talk with, so I’m happy! Our sector was just opened so we don’t have any real investigators just some lazy listeners. I’m going to change that quick, no time for people who don’t want to act on this message, the mission is too short. It’s sad but very true.
I loved conference!!!! I watched women’s session in
Spanish :D The rest of the sessions we watched in English so my comp could understand :D it was
fantastic! There is something fabulous about hearing it in English, it just
fills my heart so much more powerfully in my own language :D
I agree, Dad is a
wonderful man :D We went to Lider, aka Walmart today and there was a
little market outside and a lady was selling copper bracelets, I bought one
cause it reminded me of dad :) The
lady said her husband makes them. I bought it for 3 bucks, a little price
difference from here and there, right! Pure copper, handmade, and it’s cute.
Shaylee's new comp, Hermana Poyfair.
Above, is bye to Rodrigo, and Tití
and Martina, and Andréa and Benjamin, as far as I know Titi got baptized
yesterday :D I get to call my converts once every 6 weeks, but everyone else
nope. I can write letters if I want to :D
the scarf she knitted me :)
Margaret Chiquita got a better pic of goodbye
to Margaret than my comp :D
It was hard to leave but I feel
This chicky is Hna Zuniga, my Mexican friend, she’s
the one with the awesome speedy Gonzalez voice! She is one of the Hermana's we share the apartment with.
My room and bathroom ha-ha! I was prepared Mataya!
Mataya always wants a pic of her bedroom and bathroom.
View out my window :D we're surrounded literally by
catholic schools and churches :D
This is lagoon Esmeralda, it’s not in our sector so we can only go on p-day :D
I found Little Foot and Cera!
FYI: This week is Uncle David and
Tell them happy birthday, I love em, and give them a big
My favorite conference talk was
Pres. Henry b Eyring and the one about the refugees. I loved how Pres. Uchtdorf
was crying after that one too :D Beautiful, and I need to work on that one :D
Elder Holland too, pure power I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the one about dads
reminded me of dad and I saw the epic of the guy with his cows and about died