yo familia whattttupp??? bro.
ok. i totally wanna jog for justin! but. i might have to walk for justin instead make a rein check on that until next agust. oh geez wguess who cant spell anymore? good luck with that! i totally wanna run a half marathon when i get back. mom erika jenn?? yeah??
I LOVE MY FAMILY!!!
this week rocked. to start, last pday, we played soccer at the church. Ramon (recent convert from ecuador) came and brought all his friends from ecuador who all here. it was super epic and they were all crazy good. it didnt help that the sun was being insane like usual, and we all were super thirsty.
ive started drinking powdered milk. i dont really like milk from the box thats been on the shelf for months too well, so powdered milk has become my new friend. yes ok you could say i drink like im a 2 year old now. haha.
we had interviews in los vilos which is 3 hours away in bus. can i say how awful it was? its full of twists and turns and its all in a big huge bus. yeah PUKE. i was doing okay until we reached the outskirts of los vilos, when my companion told me i didnt look too good. rough first travel on big bus to civilization. i ate a bit of chocolate (wise guy that lupin) too help.
so yay. fun. also, a bird pooped on me. luckily, it only pooped on my book and missed me. hahahaha.
interivews went well. President always gives me animo and i felt the spirit really strong.
I have a crazy tanline. like crazier than ever. i showed my companion the comparison of my egyptian neck burn and she almost went into shock. time to buy some more sunscreen..lol.
so. this week we found some goldens. for starters, our investigators matias and macarena are having problems with the father of matias so its been hard to get ahold of them. which is lame. but then this only started like the day after we first taught them. i think we will try and get them baptized and to chruch next month.
CAROLINA! our investigator came to church yesterday. shes going to be baptized onand shes excited! shes cool. her mom passed away about 5 months ago, which was when she met the missionaries. she has been having dreams about her mom lately, a lot....super cool....spirit world....anyways, shes been having health issues too, and asked the elders for a blessing yesterday. it was really cool and shes excited!
we were in an area on the outskirts of town. there, we found a guy named Walter. we taught him Lesson 1 and he thought it was beautiful. he accepted baptismal date and the next time we visited him, he told us he had read. we read moroni 10 3-5 with him and he asked lots of clarifying questions. he then told us he smokes 2 packs a day and said," HERMANAS, , this means i have to stop smoking right?". then a little later,"well i should probably go to church." cute little guy. you can imagine our jaws dropped.
our jaws dropped even more when a guy named jesu showed up at our chapel while we were cleaning it and asked when the meeting times were. he said he had baptized at 15 years and his daughter of 6 years was asking lots of questions about God. shes a doll. his wife isnt a member. we went over there and he kept hinting to his wife stuff about getting married in the temple. i about fell on the floor! she wanted to come to church to learn more. sooo yeah. lots of blessings this week!!!????? wow. my mind was blown.
what else...spanish soap operas we occasionalyl get a glance of are HILARIOUS.
our apartment is really nice. we have lots of rooms, 4 rooms actually. its orange. it used to be for firefighters. hahaha. plus our kitchn is quite grand too. i love it.
dont worry about the water i have a filtered waterbottle or we buy bottled water.
we have the advantage of our own washing machine. its awesome.
the first week i was here, we sang a capella, but yes, i play in the meetings. the lame thing is, i had to play, "how great thou art" and sacrament hymns almost stucato because the pedal was malfunctioning. hahahaha.
well yeah! there ya have it.
love my family!!! spanish is coming well. my companion helps me lots.
hermana emily hanks