Dear fantastic family and friends!!!!
Wow...is it seriously already Febrero (February)?! No way!! Time out here in the mission is so odd...but what can ya do? Just try and enjoy each and every moment. I can't believe that I have one week left of my training...cambios (transfers) are next week...and I have to admit that I am a little nervous because I really think that Hna. (Sister) Guevara se va (will go -- be transferred)...:/ It is also really sad because Hna. Mathis (one of the Hna we always eat with) is ending her mission this Sunday...so a lot of changes are about to take place. I'm excited but also really nervous and sad...a big pot full of interesting emotions.
This week we were able to do lots more service than usual! We were able to visit this sweet lady who is a member of our ward. Hna. Olinda...she is suffering from some type of cancer, is bedridden, is very very skinny, and can hardly talk. We and Hna. Mathis and Hna. Ascencio were able to go and visit her. We prayed with and for her, sang some of her favorite hymns while I played the violin, and talked with her. It is so sad to see her suffering. Hna. Guevara and I were also able to go to another area...called Delicios (Delicious) (jaja!) (jaja is how you write ha ha in Spanish) and serve a family with some of the elders in our zone. We moved rocks and brush...it was super hot...but it was neat to serve and kind of change up our schedule a little bit.
We met an awesome converso reciente (recent convert--he was baptized recently) who actually attends another ward with his grandma...but he is seriously golden! His name is Jose Maria and he´s 14! He was baptized in Nov. and he loves when we visit. He has been doing so good with his reading and when we visited him last we invited his two friends who were playing futbol (soccer) outside to join us. Jose totally explained baptisms for the dead when we were talking about the temple and he was so excited to help his friends know more! He is the bomb. com! :)
Such a bummer...Mirtha (14) left to live with her aunt in Chile for 2 MONTHS!!! :( She was so close to being an Alma Rescatada (rescued soul)...she only needed her interview! I really am praying that she continues to read and attend church in Chile! :( We didn´t even get pictures with her!
Milagro!(Miracle) Gissela texted us! And we know the area where she lives...but we haven´t been able to talk to her yet. We still don´t know what happened...we hope things are OK. Trust...trust...fe(faith)....and paciencia(patience)! Right?
-Had a fun preparation-day with Pres and Hna. Marler this last Lunes ()! Played sports and saw other zones
-Hna Guevara received a call and she is able to stay for the temple dedication!!!!!!!!!!!
-I keep my bobby pins in a tic tac container! :)----random---but hey! :)
FUNNIES Y INSPIRATIONALS:
-One tarde (afternoon) I felt the mosquitoes just having a party eating my legs and as we were talking to an investigator I told her that they were up in my skirt...and she busted up laughing! Oh dearie! :)
-This quote is AMAZING!!!!! From the Conference Ensign...which we got in English!!!!! Sis. Neill F. Marriott (2nd counselor in the YW General Presidency) "We too as (children) of God have been placed all around the world, like temples, and we each have our own unique look and outward design, like temples. We also have a spiritual light within us, like temples. This spiritual light is a reflection of the Savior´s light. Others will be attracted to this brightness."
I LOVE THIS!!!! Especially with the temple really soon in Trujillo!
I SURE LOVE ALL OF YOU A BUNCH IN A HALF!
Hermana Coleeeeeman :D (The repeated "e" in her last name reflects how the Latin people pronounce her last name with an "e" sounding like a "hard a" as the "a" sounds in the word "ate")