Romina decided I needed to have Latina hair and she wanted my gringa hair ha-ha
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Romina decided I needed to have Latina hair and she wanted my gringa hair ha-ha
Well, all of the baptismal possibilities fell through but we found a new lady who’s getting baptized on the 15th :P she’s cool though, Brandina. We are also teaching a mom and her twelve year old twins. Maritza, Eduardo and Benja. They live in an old church ;D it’s cool. They are evangelical.... I don’t know what it’s called in English... I think dad calls them holy rollers?? Maritza doesn’t think her baptism was valid so she’s super cool :D Then we have Marcelo.... he..... I’ll explain him in a couple weeks mejor :D Angelika but she went off to Santiago for 2 weeks sooo..... bueno.... ha-ha, but we’ve found several really cool new investigators :D so there’ll be probs 7 baptisms in the weeks after I leave, but the fact I’m barely escaping rain season here makes up for it :D
We had a zone attack in Vilcun yesterday these pictures are all from that (I never did get these pictures) :D the tiny Latina is Hna Silva she’s my buddy :D The elders in Vilcun love cooking so they made a couple hundred cookies and put cute wrappings on them and we went out and contacted with cookies :D the peoples were happy :D I hope things go better for them there now ha-ha pobrecitos.
Today we had a dodgeball tournament and it was great, no one could get me out but I couldn’t get many out either so I was almost always the last one in dodging forever, no mas ha-ha now my legs are burning from ups and down so many squat type movements ha-ha :D I’m in better shape than when I left, just not much up down movement in the mission.
Below we have Fundo El Carmen, we did a whitewash of sectors and companions all mixed up so ended up with Hna Clark in Fundo El Carmen for the day. We found 7 new investigators and a million futuros. It was awesome. Fundo was Hna Ricagno’s first sector so I have officially worked in every sector Hna Ricagno was in. :D
Thursday, 23 March 2017
I was listening to the conference happily, soaking it all in and all, when I hear Elder Haymore announcing that we will be hearing the final testimonies of HNA NELSON, Elder Carroll, Elder Noyce and Elder someone. I almost fell off my chair, I literally gasped I was so shocked. I was sitting by Pres May and he was laughing at me, motioning that it was time to stand up and I was dying cause we had just finished singing the last song we sang as a choir in the CCM, and it was all emotional.... yikes. Hna Aros said I was super pail when I got up there, Elder Putnam was laughing at me too. Then I opened my mouth and started talking and everyone was bawling, even the elder’s ha-ha: D VICTORY! I guess it's official, I’m coming home.
I've got to keep going to because the last moment might make a difference in someone’s life for forever. President May sends me stay strong messages every week ha-ha: D
Hna Lezcano my comp that was never my comp, and we never even had an intercambio :D
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
I can’t believe how big Evelette is. :D
If you could send me marriage quotes from church leaders, or wedding dress pics that are tiny that'd be great :D I’m doing Hna Poyfair’s trunky agenda as revenge. It’s so awkward when I pull out my agenda and it falls open to one of the many pics of men. Ha-ha. So I’m making her one.
The treat is a rat made out a very yummy trufa (Truffle, I think) stuff : D
She says it was raining, that's why she looks like a drowned rat. lol!
Friday, 3 March 2017
My comp and I went to the mall and got subway and frozen yogurt today :D We went to go exchange a pair of shoes Hna Aros parents sent her, but that store doesn’t exist here so.... several hours wasted but the yogurt was good :D
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
This morning our zone watched “Ephraim’s Rescue” and it was so crazy! I got so mad when the one chicky dies it was like nooooooooooooo!!!It’s been way to long since I’ve watched a movie besides the restoration, or the testaments. It was so funny because there’s a part where a couple kisses and its was 20 missionaries of their own free will covering their own eyes ha-ha! You could just here a gasp and a no! I just balled thinking of how much Riley loves that movie, the main character reminded me of him. The mom of the other dude Thomas reminded me of you, mom.
Yesterday we finally found new people to teach, we heard a panicky thing happening and found a ladder against the bars around someone’s house, a little girl on the ladder and a mom and her kids trying to coax the child off the ladder. She, the kid had been left home alone, and decided to go water the plants. She’s six and didn’t think to bring the keys out with her, the door shut, and she got locked out of the house. When the neighbor got home her kids told her the little girl had been there for hours waiting for her parents to get home. So we helped rescue her :D It was fun. We have an appointment to go back soon :D The girls name is Ximena :D We also got into another house because I said we wanted to play a game of genius with them :D then I pulled out my nail and pop bottle game, it was so fun :D The family is cool, and the parents are married!!!
This morning we had a 4 zone conference to practice a song for the conference we are going to have with Elder Packer, son of Apostle Packer, ha-ha it was really cool. Mercau, Salles and Vasquez all showed up that was great, I really needed to see them. Nice to have people around who know you. ha-ha I was talking to Elder Putnam (from the CCM/MTC) after and he was saying how he realized all of us girls are heading home and he panicked a little says it’s all going to fast now! I just told him he has no idea how fast it’s going. 8 weeks left. Craziness.
Comp after root canal
Oh! Soledad is in the mtc!!!!! She went in on Tuesday, the day I got to Temuco :P so fun :D I need to find her email.
Bracelet and letter from Soledad
If you could put the names Ruben Haunstein and Camila in the temple it would be great, Camila stopped us in the street and asked that we pray for her boyfriend of 5 yrs. Ruben, he was in an accident a month ago and is in and out of a coma. She’s going to start meeting with the missionaries too. :D
On Friday we had a fiasco :D we came home from a service project and I went to the bathroom and Hna Aros went to our room, I had the fan on (one of those annoying light fan together things) and I hear something about person and house.. I was like I can’t hear you, and I could just hear insistent sounds so I came out and there was a cigarette in our bedroom We looked at it, grabbed the keys and shoes and ran out the door. Then we called the Myler’s and Hermana Clark and Hermana Lange, someone had entered our apartment and smoked in our bedroom. So we got the locks changed and extra security. Thing is we already live in the safest apartments in the entire mission I’m pretty sure. It’s pretty ritzy. 180 flip from the falling apart house in Victoria. Hna Lange thinks someone is trying to mess with our minds because they didn’t steal anything. Hna Clark had a stack of 100 dollars American and I had my old camera on my bed. There was nothing just that saturated smell and the cigarette. The Myler’s came and checked the house we didn’t go in till they gave us the clear. So that was craziness. Pero Bueno. We also found this really cool set of sisters who want to be baptized on the 18 so if you could pray for Nury and Escarlet that would be cool :D We asked Escarlet to pray, in the prayer she thanked god for sending two fantastic missionaries to teach them this guide that they needed, and thanked god for the message and that she was casi sure it is true already :D so cool :D the missions a neat place.
The fires are unnatural and one was about 20 minutes from me, but thankfully the firefighters didn’t wait for orders, they disobeyed and just went and killed it. : D The mission had to evacuate several sectors of missionaries :P People are actually setting the forests on fire. They’ve found lots of different people in the act.
Trying not to breath in the nasty smoke
We also had an intercambio and I went with Hermana Larsen, I love her so much :D she is an avid moose fan ha-ha I love her to death. it’s been a really long time since I had an intercambio with that much fun, instant trust and miracles :D for example we found a guy carrying a big roll of carpet down the street so we offered to help he said yes and as we helped we found he too had been fired on false charges 5 minutes earlier and he took us as sign that god is giving him some time to put his life in order :D he went to church on Sunday and is now an investigator of the elders. We were able to help convinced another lady that Joseph Smith is a prophet after months of her not believing it, and I recognized several people from my intercamios over there with Hna Ricagno :D
I’m just about as far south in the mission as it gets. I’m only 40 min north of my old sector :) I’m super safe no worries :D I looked in my journals and found out I haven't used English scriptures since Nov 28, 2015 ha-ha :D Do you have any advice on what to do near the end of the mission? I’m kinda freaking out sometimes. I'm definitely working as hard as always in every moment :D
Love amazing Shaylee