THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE LOVE AND SUPPORT.
i have been having a hard couple of weeks adjusting to this new culture, climate, and way of living and hearing all of your kind words has truly helped me so much! thanks to everyone for the kind words and wonderful scriptures! i will read every single one of them! please keep sending me letters and emails. i know i don’t have time to reply, but i can promise that i read each and every single one of your emails, which is probably why i don’t have time to reply. está bien.
so here are the things i wanted to tell y’all:
-my compañera is the sister trainer leader for all the sisters in our zone, so once or twice a week we have intercambios, which is where either i go or she goes some place different. we only have one this week, and i got to go to CORINTO with hermana pochop ( a gringa). where is corinto? well, corinto is a village/city by the beach! it’s where i went last week for pday!
i had so much fun with hermana pochop. one of the things we did was eat lunch on the beach. but my favorite thing we did has to do with this family. we were talking to this wife and husband, and to be honest, i cant remember what it was about…unfortunately. but anyways, hermana pochop asked him if he would give a prayer and he said okay… now, sometimes when the people here say a prayer they either forget to say amen or i cant really understand them…i thought this was the case today. since i couldn’t here the words i thought that he was simply finished. but as hermana pochop and i looked up, we saw watery eyes. this man was crying. right before then he had just been talking about his family. it was simply beautiful. i was so excited and deeply wished i couldve gotten to know this family more. i will never forget that experience.
-this week i had the gripe…i dont really know what that means, but it has to do with being sick. i have had a runny nose and a cough, but its all good. i have quickly realized that once one person gets sick here…everyone gets sick. idk.
-on thursday we had a reunion with presidente where i met a lot more missionaries in another zone. it was great to talk to them, and realize they were in my same shoes. i keep hearing the words, “it will get better. make it past your first 3 months and you are golden.”
-yesterday i gave my first talk in espanol. i decided to talk on oracion (prayer). i related the two scriptures about how christ prayed to the Father in the Garden of Gethsame and the things we can learn from it… it was pretty short bc i found out a couple hours before church started. here, we have two services. one at nine and one at 7 pm.
so, my time is out, but i want to say just how much every single one of you means to me! i could not be more grateful for the amazing support group i have! i love all and know that i pray for you guys every single day!