Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Bathroom Girls

I asked Shaylee if she knew when her release date was, we are trying to plan to go pick her up. I gained a month of waiting to see her again!!!
Ha-ha my plaque says March? It’s always been April 4th ish ha-ha :D  

 This cambio (transfer) is going to be my first, since Hna Ricagno, that I have had the same comp twice :D No one in our house was transferred, so the "bathroom girls" missionary appropriate girl band lives on :D we like the acoustics in church bathrooms :D I’m excited though I  really didn’t want to leave Maquehue cause I’m kind of really attached ha-ha I have been here almost 6 months, 4 cambios :D 

 So the pics.... this is mah-te :D mate. It’s awful and delicious all at once and it smells like rabbit poo, but I love it?

   Last week I sent a note to Hna Goulding's boyfriend Elder Tyrrell Nelson, telling him to surrender cause there’s only room for one Nelson and such and he sent me a “bring it on” back ha-ha so this should be interesting. I think I’m going to win :D 

Maria did not get baptized because she drank a tea with her friend last Sunday. When we went to see her Tuesday she offered us a drink, I asked for a tea and she brought out all her cute tea bags, and I noticed a couple teas that were against the word of wisdom. I asked her about them, we got things straightened out. The Holy Ghost inspired me to ask for tea, which I never do, and we prevented condemnation on ourselves for baptizing someone who wasn’t worthy phew ha-ha but she’s getting baptized the 24th :D and she threw out the teas :D yay!!! 

                   Selfie with Maria the abuelita :D she’s so cool! :D 

                                 Juan, the one legged convert.

Margaret is having a hard time right now she has moved back in with Carlos because she didn’t get the necessary help from the ward when she broke her leg. So if you could pray for her it’d be helpful :D 

 Here’s a pic from the ward activity, they are dancing the Cuaca. The fluffy haired teenager is Andrea Cardenas, and pink shirt dude is Jose Miguel our gangster convert :D ha-ha he said he loved that dance, I didn’t think he’d be good at it, but he really is. Ha-ha He says he'll teach me it when I come back.  I also won the sack race, and got 2nd in the obstacle course at our ward party  

                                               Old Church, because she knows I love them.

                                                                      Hna Goulding


Monday, 12 September 2016

Zone Conference

My release date should be April fourth give or take a couple days :D 
I bought a vestido de cuaca, it's fabulous! It is the typical dress of Chile. I’m going to wear it for Chilean independence day on the 18th of September :D
(This is not her dress, just pulled an example off the internet)
 Vestido de China, huasa chilena!:
I also bought a gigantic flag, it is huge!!!
The little girl who stole my umbrella is named Arabelle, she is the daughter of Mabel, one of my favorite members and I love her so much :D Isn’t she adorable? :D (She is in the pictures from last week)
There are six fast Sundays left of my mission. :D I love the mission but I love home more ha-ha :D
This week should be good, Maria is getting baptized on Friday at 7:00, she’s such a cute old lady :D

We had an all day conference with President May on Friday and it was so cool! I learned so much and feel refreshed to keep on going. Best conference I’ve had! It was so long, but oh so good.
Pres. and Hna May sort of just threw out all of the big rules of the mission in the conference, I’m still reeling form shock! That’s why we went souvenir shopping. And my Argentinian girl needed mate (a kind of tea very common in the south American areas) ha-ha, it used to be forbidden :D 
During the conference they sang happy birthday and handed out chocolate bars to the missionaries who had b-days in the last four months, they forgot about me. My zone leader pushed me out into the circle of people on my chair and then they started all over and sang just for me ;D 
 Pres. and Hna May personally drove us back to Maquehue after because of a giant box of ldms (not sure what this means) and my two late arriving birthday packages thanks to Hna Potts and GGW! 
I was craving the bits and bites, the maltases, and all of it really ha-ha


Ha-ha 2nd pic above is Hna Loor (low or) from Columbia, I think? She taught herself English. She’s super cool :D

Hna May
 Hna Myler, her and her hubby help take care of the southern part of our mission.



Friday, 2 September 2016

Roddy Boy

I would love to take more pictures, its killing me to not take many pictures but it frustrates me so bad that I can’t see what I’m taking pics of that I just.. don’t :P I’ll try to do better ;D ha-ha I’m happy and life is great too but I totally understand getting tired. I’m just so glad that Daddy is home, seriously I feel so much better now. I can’t believe Riley put his availability date for the beginning of February, you should go in and change it for June, por faz :D ha-ha Grandma wrote me all about how wonderful Roddy boy looks ha-ha so sweet :D  
 Eeeew school I do not miss that :P ha-ha the kids here are in 2nd semester already :D 
 Joel sent me pics of him and Ella. I’m so happy for them!
I’m kind of getting worried for cambios cause I’m really going to miss my best Chilean friends Soledad and Alma ( translated loneliness and soul) :D they always go knocking with us and I’m gonna miss em so much. There is like a 2 percent chance I’m staying :( I’ve been here for 5 monthsish now. and Hna Goulding is so smart I hardly feel like I’m training unless I’m translating or making her do practices and teaching how to teach :D ha-ha ok maybe I do train, but I really enjoy training :D
Maria is our 75 yr. old investigator and she is so stoked for her baptism on the tenth so that’s going great :D after I taught her diezmo or tithing, I asked her if she would pay it after her baptism, she looked at me, blinks, and I’m wondering if she understood and then she goes, I believe it would be better if I paid it before my baptism too, then she starts cracking up laughing and she’s like its sounds pretty important. I was like phew ha-ha she’s funny. We have f.h.e. with her tonight and the familia morales :D I’m excited. were also teaching a 8yr old girl named Isadora (Izzy) and she turn 9 on the 7th of Sept and her baptism is on the 24 of Sept. She’s bouncing off the walls excited for Sept :D she’s so cute :D  aaannnddd.... yeah it’s been a good week oh yeah! We were helping a menos activo with his English homework ha-ha (he’s 19) and I was trying to help with pronunciation and it turns out mines pretty interesting so be prepared to help me relearn how to speak English :D Hna Goulding was practically on the floor she was laughing so hard :P 

I love you all!

Love, Shaylee

It was a great moment when Jose Miranda starts acting out the story of Nephi and Laban with Connie’s Barbie’s ha-ha he was so embarrassed when Hna Goulding caught the pic :D

 Not sure who this is but Shay is in the green skirt behind her.

                                                                 Comp selfie   
                                                            Comp turned stuffy