Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Missionary Dress Revised


esta semena era muy genial yo aprende muchas cosas buenas acerca de la amor por las personas. hna hall ha sido un poco inferma de la estomago durante el semana pero es mucho mejor ahora :D estoy esforzando me a hacer algo amable por me compañeras cada semana por esta año y esta me ayuda mucho a amarles como mi mismo. :D estamos trabajando con un familia de jovenes un poco flighties pero ellos son muy buenos y queran aprender  solomente tienen a dejar a jugar futbal los domingos jaja haha

Google Translation:

This week was very cool, I learned many good things about the love for the people. HNA hall has been somewhat inferma of stomach during the week, but it is much better now: D I'm trying to do something nice for my mates every week this year and this helps me a lot to love them as my own. : D We are working with a young family, a little flighties but they are very good and want to learn. The only thing they have left to change is they play soccer on Sunday. 
 
I'm also learning portuguese now: D I'm very good at counting to ten and saying the word tithing: D i just gotta learn it in the next four weeks before she goes home :D

 
haha Nacho :D he’s just a cute kid. Did you know Chancho as in "I need to borrow some sweats" means pig or porky?
 
 
 
Poor Aunt Nene, I’ll pray for her. Kristy and Amber write me without fail every week, by the way :D Its awesome cause sometimes I don’t have time to answer but I love them :D they’re great.
I called Margaret this morning and she’s doing great ha-ha,except she saw the fires up north on T.V. and was super worried about you guys :D she’s awesome. Margereth Chiquita is getting baptized Saturday and Margaret is giving her first talk on the first Sunday of June :D Margaret sends her love by the way.
 
 We are also prepping these punks for a 4th of June baptism :D super gangsters. We played Uno last night with them to soften them up for the no football (Soccer) on Sundays talk. :D
 
 
We went to Hna Armindas house, she is from Paraguay she taught us how to make soap eye pillas and completos this morning it was fun :D she’s hilarious :D

ha-ha and her house is super super nice I’m prob going to keel over from shock when I get home by all our blessings :D

 
 
 
                                          I'm like a giant here!
                                    Canada, Argentina, and Brazil


 Ha ha, I cut her whole head of hair then she wanted bangs. I think we're changing them to straight across after this :D it’s fun, I love when people trust me with scissors :D it came out cute I just don’t have a pic of the whole cut. :D
 
 My wall before they changed mission rules to no pics on the walls :( sad.     But I love obeying because it brings blessings 

 
                                               My window view


 
I am actually totally ecstatic about the dress code change! Except they don’t sell dress pants outside of malls here :(  I can’t go buy them D:  I do love dresses though :D so I’m good.
 
 
                                              This is my new skirt :D
 
 
 

Missionary Dress Guidelines Revised

 to Help Prevent Mosquito-Borne

Diseases

Dress guidelines for missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been revised for men and women serving in areas around the world impacted by mosquito-borne viral diseases such as Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and Zika. The new missionary health and safety guidelines were announced by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Friday, May 20, 2016.
In the 230 missions, or roughly half of the Church's missions, where there is significant risk of mosquito-borne diseases, missionaries are strongly encouraged to wear clothing that covers exposed skin, especially arms and legs. Sister missionaries serving in the affected missions are encouraged to wear full-length dress slacks during proselyting activities. They will continue to wear skirts or dresses when attending the temple and during Sunday worship services, conferences and baptismal services. In areas where it is not acceptable for women (including sister missionaries) to wear dress slacks, they are encouraged to wear long skirts to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

The new guidelines apply only during the wet seasons, when the risk for mosquito-borne illnesses is high. Information is being sent to all mission presidents and will also be provided to newly called missionaries. Those areas include parts of Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, Pacific, Philippines and South America.

In addition, the Church has announced it will now pay for permethrin insecticide solution and DEET-containing insect repellant for all missionaries worldwide. Full-time missionaries in mosquito-infested areas have been encouraged for many years to wear permethrin-treated clothing and regularly apply DEET-containing repellants.

“We are encouraging and training our missionary force to implement these preventative measures and would also encourage the general membership to consider these measures for themselves and their families,” added Elder Schwitzer.

“We will continue to monitor and evaluate the spread of these diseases and, where needed, make adjustments in these guidelines, giving highest priority to missionary health and safety,” said the statement from the First Presidency. “We continue to recommend that missionaries avoid stagnant and standing water, where possible, particularly around residential areas and in their apartments.”
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

"Nacho"

 
 
 This is part of Shaylee's email to her mission president.
 
esta sector (aparte de esta) es muy genial me encanta el barrio y los investigadores son muy receptivos. tuvemos bautismo de nacho esta fin de semana y el era tan feliz! era muy preparada por las otras hermanas. estpy aprendiendo mucho acerca de la esperanza y fe. mi compañera tiene un ingrown uña en su dedo de pie y es dificil por ella a andar pero estamos trabajando a ful y estamos felizes.
Google Translation:
This sector (apart from this) is very great I love the neighborhood and the researchers are very receptive. tuvemos baptism of Nacho this weekend and he was so happy! It was prepared by the other sisters. estpy learning much about hope and faith. My roommate has an ingrown nail on her toe and it is difficult for her to walk but we are working to full and we are happy.
 
 I live in an apartment with Hermana Anounciacou from Brazil, Hna Wright from Ogden, and Hermana Hill from Utah :D Maquehue is my sector but its Padre de las casas on the mission map. 
 
 
Apartment
 
 
Here is a map of Shay's mission.
The places she has served in are marked in pen.
 

 
We had a baptism Saturday, a 9 year old boy named Nacho, seriously, it’s awesome. He’s cute. I met him at the baptism.
 
                                   Hermana Anounciacou with the kids
 

 
 We have 18 investigators and my faves are the 3 sons of a recent convert. They’re funny, it's a very different experience to teach them, they’re like gentlemanly gangsters. Seriously I would never have contacted them on the street, but the oldest told his dad he wants to be baptized :D They’re only here on the weekend’s because they go to a boarding school. They are great! The oldest is Jose Miguel (16), Yonatan (14), and Felipe (11).
We were teaching a lesson with a woman loca named Karin and she was all, "can we say the prayer holding hands", we were like umm sure? So we all hold hands and she starts to pray the most sincere prayer ever, seriously she was bawling. But I am me, I couldn’t get over the humorousness  of the situation and started to laugh and laugh and Hermana Hall is snickering too and grabbing my hand in a way meant to cause pain, and I’m doing the same to her and we are both dying making laughing/ choking sounds cause we were trying not too, which just made it worse. Karin is sobbing, so when she stopped praying I jumped forward and hugged her, thank you I say, that was beautiful! She hugs me back and thinks we were sobbing during the prayer too. I just hugged her cause I didn’t want her to see me laughing.
Last night we came across and old investigator of Hna Bentley's. We go into the house, and she’s telling us about how she knows the Book of Mormon is true because obviously everything is being fulfilled that it says, she’s in 2 Nephi right now. We were like sweet. She just didn’t know what it was saying, so we read with her. We have a return appointment.
 This sectors cool because the ward actually functions like a ward at home. We mostly work off of referrals and yesterday in consejo de barrio (I am assuming ward council) bishop says, we always wait for the missionaries to bring their own investigators and pray that they’ll find people to teach, but the lord has a different idea, we need to bring them people to teach and pray that we'll find people for the missionaries to teach.  We’re like yaya bishop gogogogo! Awesomeness!  
 I’m missing Poyfair lots, but I am happy here and it’s fun :D
 I looked through my clothes and could use one or two more of the ugly t-shirts, that would be great the rest I can sew and fix, and I inherited a couple skirts from Hna Pemberton so I should be fine :D the only things that really sick me out are my shoes. They’re gross!! Oh well :D
 It’s been unusually nice weather so I’m happy with that. Usually this time of year its torrential downpour, nonstop, but we’ve got sunny weather :D  
Hna Ricagno is my cap and lives in another house :( but I get to see her and my adorable hermanita en la misión hna galdino from brazil every Tuesday :D Hma Galdino is sooo cute! I’ll send a pic next week, seriously adorable and she just cracks up when I call her Hermanita :D ha-ha.  Ricagno came flying over when I walked into the bus terminal and gave me a great big hug, which was fantastic cause I was still pretty sore from leaving Poyfair-we were bawling at the terminal in LA. But Hna Ricagno says, I’m so EXCITED you’re here! She was dying laughing because when I first came to the mission and she picked me up, the first thing she said was I’m so EXCITING to be here with you! Ha-ha she’s funny :D  Seriously, I’m really happy here even though it’s kind of my poorest sector. Hna Hall says it is the richest area she has been in. She goes home in 1 cambio after this one yikes! I might just be her last comp.:D That’d be fun :D we get along great, and  since all her sectors were quite poor she speaks kind of hillbilly Spanish so it’s cute :D I love you all so much!
Love amazing Shaylee!
 
 
 
                                              I do believe this is a new companion pic. Lol!
                                     Herman Wright and a new and improved Hermana Nelson.

 
                                                                    Hermana Hill


                                                               Las Angeles at Night



Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Transfered to Temuco

  Guess what? This morning the district leader called, and I’m getting transferred to Temuco Cautin with Hna Hall, she trained Hna Lange in San Pedro. Hna Poyfair is going to be with her companion from the C.C.M. (M.T.C). We both burst into tears on the phone with the elder, it was, IS awful. I mean we love these Hermana’s they are amazing, yet Poyfair and Norton are still learning Spanish and we want to stay together. Poyfair just hugged me crying, and is like, don’t leave me. I about died!  Mixed emotions right now. I will definitely be visiting Poyfair after the mission.
 
 I’m going to be packing lots today :)  I’m pretty sure I’m going to be living in the same  house as Hna Ricagno :D if not she’s going to be my capacitadora so esta bien :D Temuco is huge! It’s going to be nuts! I’m going to be in Maqueway or something like that?  It’s a big ward. I’m pretty sure it’s a house too, that’ll be a first. :D 
 
It turns out I love Dr. Pepper.... a lot! ha-ha last night we went to visit a menos activa named pat-ree-C-ah, and she was so excited we came to visit.  She’s cute, and when we were getting ready to leave she says, hold on a sec, she wanted to give us something special.  She went to a big wooden chest and pulled out 2 Dr. Peppers, Hna Poyfair was so funny! She looked, her hands went into a very miss congeniality gasp and she started to cry!!!! Ha-ha she loooves Dr. Pepper! It’s pretty impossible to find here, it’s seriously like gold. It was the first time in 4 years I’ve actually wanted to drink a pop ha-ha. I seriously had no idea I even liked it.
 
 
 Ha-ha when we were getting ready for skype I was super panicking I was soooo excited! Hno Abutter (ward mission leader) was laughing super hard :D ha-ha. He invited Hna Poyfair and I over to their house tonight for a FHE with treats ha-ha :D I’m excited, prob not the best use of time but.... I’ll let this one slide his kids are super cute :D and his wife cooks fantastically :D they’re my faves here in LA Sur. I love you guys with all my heart!
Love, Amazing Shaylee
                       The Pink Chapel, I'm sure it is much pinker in real life. I love her shadow!

                                                                          Roomies

 
 

Mother's Day Skype

video
 
 
Happy Mother's Day to her Gma's
 
video
 
 
Congrats on Chelsea and Mikes engagement
video
 
            We loved all 60 mins of talking to her. She is so happy and loving being on a mission.

A Gift From The Heart

Shaylee only sent voice recordings and a few pictures this week. I guess she finds it easier to record events as they happen. It does make it harder to keep her blog though, but I will attempt to write out one of the events from last week.

Shaylee and her companion, Hma Poyfair were street contacting people. Shaylee walked up to a lady and complimented her on her earrings. They lady was like " oh you like them? They are real silver, my friend makes them." They chatted for a bit, then the lady takes off her earrings and gives them to Shaylee and walks away. Shaylee I'm sure stood there stunned for a moment and then ran up to her and said," You don't have to give me your earrings." The lady said, "Keep them, they are a gift from my heart." What an amazing lady! Shaylee felt so bad, and her comp jokes with her about it all the time. She says anytime anyone compliments her on her earrings she is going to take them off and give the earrings to them. We can learn something from all the people we meet. After the lady left, all Shaylee could think was, "I didn't even give her a pass along card!"

                                                                       

                                                                        The earrings

Shaylee received a pkg from Sister Lorretta Reeder. I love all the support that is shown from home to our missionaries!

Shaylee and Hermana Poyfair get along so well and love working together.
She said that they had an incident in the house where they had to have the Elders come over and pronounce a priesthood blessing on the house. Shaylee said, the other Hermana's that live in their apartment don't keep the mission rules like they should. Shaylee says that missionaries are on a different level and when they do not keep the rules are prone to serious consequences. She never gave details, but she said they were pretty shook up.

New mission president has finally been called but will not be there to take over until July. I'm thinking they have a lot of training from now till then. Thanks Kristy for finding this article and picture.




Richard Dennis May, 64, and Pamela Ree Ashton May, four children, Altadena Branch, Birmingham Alabama Stake: Chile Concepción South Mission, succeeding President L. Lothaire Bluth and Sister Connie W. Bluth. Brother May serves as a temple sealer and is a former Area Seventy, stake president, bishop, elders quorum president and missionary in the México North Mission. Immunologist and Manager of Cell Biology and Immunology, Southern Research Institute. Born in Santa Monica, California, to Frederick Brown May and Ardith Giles May.
Sister May serves as a stake Relief Society presidency counselor and temple ordinance worker and is a former ward Young Women and Primary president, seminary and institute teacher and missionary in the Spain Madrid Mission. Born in Oxnard, California, to Jed L Ashton and Norma Jean Thomassen Ashton.