Thursday, 23 March 2017

Last Zone Conference

 Least fun thing of the week was fixing my legality ... when I was in Victoria, I registered for my second visa and ordered a second carnet ID thingy, when I went to pick it up here in Temuco... they hadn’t done any of it and 3 days later and they would have had to put me in the slammer for being illegal!!!!! Luckily the lady in the Chilean version of FBI is my buddy and she helped me out :D I’ve known her for a while. I’ve been in Temuco a looong time :D  Yesterday, the 10 year old son of a member who has only sisters, found out I have thrown axes, love archery, and ride horses, he was literally on his knees begging me to teach him ha-ha :D

This week we had a zone conference and they had CHILI FOR LUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I almost died of happiness Hna May is the best! :D 

The conference was amazing I received a note from Hna Goulding, telling me I’m a abuelita cause she is training a Utah girl :D  I learned a lot about family history work, and missionary work in the conference cause we are now as a mission challenging people to be baptized and to go to the temple to be baptized for an ancestor 2 weeks after :D it’s so sweet :D 
  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 

I still have yet to feel an earthquake :/

Hna Lezcano my comp that was never my comp, and we never even had an intercambio :D

                  A pic I found on my camera after the conference

 The new Canadian and I :D Hna Steed who crazily enough is from Magrath :D 
 On the way to a service project selfie :D
 I found a four leaf clover on St Patrick ’s Day and a five leafed clover yesterday so I’m soo lucky :D I love it :D 

Love amazing Shaylee



I Don't Want to be an Awkward RM!

All the missionaries I live with are jealous of my ward buddies :D (Seriously I get so many packages from so many of them)  I miss you guys so much, yet it was so weird to see my flight plans, that’s a ten hour flight!!!!!! In one!!!!!!!!!!! No thank you I’m staying here!!!!!!!! 

This week was fun we had interviews with Pres May as you saw from the cookie pic :D He told me that we are going to ignore the fact I’m leaving, which I totally prefer, and told me to be like Dumbledore, any trunky thoughts or stuff people tell me, pull it out like a memory and stick it in the flask thingy :D everything in the mission relates to Harry Potter :D wisdom from my training. :D 

My feet are killing me, and as wonderful as sitting down for a couple weeks sounds, good luck! you’ll have to tie me down ha-ha.  I’m kind of hyperactive now..... extremely.... pero bueno :D 

I am stoked to speak all in Spanish to you :D it’s the language that requires menos thought on my part right now :D  I will probably be like a Ricky Ricardo. Excitement=Spanish.  Ha-ha 
This pic I totally snapped it of Angelika ( investigator) and Herminia (convert) while they were singing during F.H.E. and they didn't even notice :D I’m so ninja :D

                                                                   Hna Aros


                                                          Romina & Hna Aros

We found a new investigator who has been to the church once before and she is super ready to be baptized :D  I just have to fill the font looks like :D and another family too :D  I’m so excited, I love it when people want what we have. Reminds me why it’s all worth it :D   Oh, also I DON'T WANNA BE AN AWKWARD RM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously yawl got to help me out when I get there, maybe some normalcy classes or something from Mataya..... Wait.... ;)  I’m so happy right now at this point in my mission.  I was panicking cause everything is going too fast, but Hna Ricagno sent me a timely letter about how to savour the end of the mission, so I’m calmer now ha-ha :D gotta enjoy it like a chocolate cake ha-ha, slowly and committedly :D 

Love amazing Shaylee

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

One Fast Sunday Left!

We had a good week and a weird one :D  We found a few people crying in the park, a few creepy menos activos (inactives) to avoid, yuck, and a really, reaally old lady who just wants to be happy :D so that’s cool, and a new investigadora with a sister who’s a Mormon :D good stuff :D 

The new girl in the house, Hna Nielsen is a lot of fun.
 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.  

Sorry I can’t write much I got twelve million letters. You’d think I’ll be home soon or something ;) I’m super excited ha-ha 1 fast Sunday left ;) 

Love amazing Shaylee

This is of a random lady, she may or may not call you to tell you I’m doing well??? She was a little different, but kind of forced us to pass our parents phone numbers... oops :D Her kids are Mormons so she had good intentions. She said when her grandson is out on his mission she hopes someone calls her. :)

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!

After fasting all day

PS We walked so much this week!!!!! My feet are like the Flintstones :D My toe is purplish, but it still is attached and that’s the important part :D
"People die in bed and so does ambition."

Joseph Fielding Smith


Friday, 3 March 2017

Conference With Elder Allen Packer

This week Elder Allan Packer, Boyd K. Packer’s son, came to visit and changed everything!!!!! We now will challenge people to baptism assuming the sale and simply saying, two weeks after your baptism (the 5 of march) will you go to the temple and be baptized for one of your ancestors? That’s just one of the changes!!!! I’m so excited for all the changes and grateful I’ve been in the mission for so many of them, also a little wishing I could be here when the new preach my gospel comes out.... lucky Riley :D  After the conference, I said the closing prayer and got to talk to Elder Packer a little bit.  Hna Poyfair told me at the conference she is going to be a Hermana capacitadora in the north part of the mission!!! Woohoo!!! Then she gave me my trunky agenda...... it’s full of guys and marriage quotes ha-ha the crazy girl!  It was a shock to have in my hand honestly.... this is the last 6 weeks. 😯😭😄💃😰😴I’m so tired ha-ha :D 
Ummm.... I had to say bye to Hna Poyfair it was really said, but she says she’s coming to my wedding so, Bueno. Ha-ha well see when that happens ;) 

 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 
I’ve been teaching a English class, probably shouldn’t be teaching anyone about English but they think I still speak good so everyone’s happy :D
                         This is my best student Hno Masson ha-ha.
 I received a package for Christmas from Sister Reeder  :D I love the thingy’s she sent me they're so cute! So send a big hug for her :D
 Oooh, Hno Masson had to come to our apartment and cast out an evil spirit so that was fun :D  We’re fine no worries :D Nothing weirds happened since then. 

We’ve taken to exercising on the playground under our apartment building. we’ve got swings, teeter totter, jungle gym and slide :D it’s so fun ha-ha :D
 They called us Saturday night with the cambios and Hna Lange is off to Las Angeles, Hna Clark stays and Hna Neilson is coming, I am also staying with Hna Aros :D So my last cambio, there was no cambio for me and I’m ready to work. 

Teaching and preaching goes good :D we’ve got some really cool families were teaching, and my fave members are helping us a lot : D Pablo and Fernanda :D yesterday we had lunch with them and Fernanda and I realized we were born in get same year so that was cool :D That pool outside our apartment building is the most torturous thing in the world. Right outside our windows. All of them.... and it’s so blazing hot all the time and there’s this pool.... so mean ha-ha: D 

For help with my relief society lesson I asked Shay when she has felt the Savior with her during her mission. This was her quick response:                                                        

In the CCM (MTC) He definitely carried me remember when I was in the classes from rs dying, sad, feeling trapped and with my hard comp.  I felt Him lift me and help me in everything I did. Every day when I can’t walk anymore with my dislocated foot, I pray and he carries me and helps to me to walk with speed and get where we need to go, even if it’s to a bench for a five min break ;) He has been protecting me from danger, every minute of my Chilean life ha-ha :D