i finally got to use my weird talent…

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the s family came to churrrrch and liked it!

okay monday night we taught them about prayer and just like talked with them about their life, they have been through some crazy stuff but are an incredible family. we committed them to pray about being baptized and they said they would. our lesson is tonight!! but also they came to the CENA NAVIDENA!!! the branch had a christmas party on saturday night. we seriously invited everyone we know to it. like only the s family came hahha but it was great because they loved it and the son like even stayed after and played the piano. he is like 18 and is just a great kid. their dad is in mexico and like he is just surrounded by girls and wants some guy friends and so i keep trying to encourage the young men to be freinds with him. but he is really talented and he wants to feel gods love in his life! like the spirit was so strong in the lesson and i just got exicted and was like ahhh  you need to get baptized and get the holy ghost. we have practiced a ton for the lesson tonight but im still nervous. also the only other person that came to the christmas party that we invited was this creepy man at the library. we kepyt trying to talk about church but he was creepy  but i was just like hahaha yeah well we are missionaries. do you want missionaries to come teach you? hahah anyways he finally left.  the party was great though!!!! so much ham and dessert and a little salad which i ate. and yea i am getting better at mingling and spanish mingling.  its fun.  and like its always kind of competetiony like which missionaries can talk to the most people. well it probabaly isnt like that… i just get competitive.

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oh also on monday so we played sports and then emailed and there wasnt much time to buy groceries so we just went to walmart cause everyone wanted to go there. anyway i dont like walmart so i didnt buy any groceries (i was in a bad mood)  hahahha which was really dumb but i am still alive. and today we went to winco. 

we had a district meeting on wednesday and those are always fun and helpful. we talked about comp unity. i am pretty sure it was for hermana p and i. hahha. but we had a GREAT comp inventory on saturday after weekly planning and everything is waaaay better. we were super honest and just like yeah layed it down, and i think its gunna be an awesome transfer. transfers are on wednesday but everyone in our district is staying. im excited. our disttict is funny and also good. and im just glad i am not in a trio!!

also on wednesdsay night we went caroling with the branch but only like men came. so it was really interesting caroling groups hahahhaha like 4 heramanas and 2 men. but our investiagators liked it!! and aparently the brannch is like changing locations in january and like the boundaries are changing but we dont know anything and like the members dont, so it keeps thinks exciting. being a missionary like means sooo much change it might be unhealthy. just kidding its great.

on friday someone from the 70 came and talked to us about teaching the most important thing and i took some good notes on that. it was really long. but i always like seeing all the missionaries hahah the conference was great though. we are here to make a difference. like i learn this stuff and im like duh thats so easy but then doing it in spanish is a differnt story. also my companion finally told me why no one can tell when im asking questions, as opposed to just saying a statement. its cause my way of talking has such weird inflections and for questions i am supposed to go up at the end, but i dont, ugh. i get to work on that now.

but we did get to teach someone in english. knocking doors is fun cause its always a surprise and we knocked and met an old lady who was so hesitant to talk to us at first but then eventually she let us in her house!! and the other good knocking experience: we sang to our friend who calls us like 50 times a day, and then her neighbor kept like peeking out her door so im like hey lets go sing to her.  she was from ukraine and didnt really understand engllish but somehow we got her to sing silent night in her language and i copied her at the same time hahahhah i finally got to use my weird talent!!! i was so happy and my companion was pretty impressed.

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also this week we took a member out with us to some lessons. she was perfect. like she was able to share her experiences and feelings about the book of mormon and just answer their questions. she is  nice and helps us with spanish and we help her with english. and she calls her husband. husbandcito hahhaha which is like lil husband but he is HUGE. anyways. we had some great lessons about the book of mormon and the plan of salvation.

the members are great. one of them calls me a gangster.

it has been a great week!! i love being a missionary! i dont love using facebook. but maybe i will….eventually.  the church is still true and i love reading the book of mormon. its a perfect time of year to talk about jesus and give someone you love the book of mormon.  i am so grateful for my family and my parents and everyone. thanks for writing letters and your prayers and i just am so so sooo blessed.

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wednesday was the best day ever…

on monday night on the way to exchanges someone called us because they wanted us to come say a prayer with them!  like we had met her a couple weeks ago and she told us to come back the next day in the morning so we did and she wasnt there.  we left a note with our number cause who doesnt love notes.  anyways. her husband like put it on her calendar.  so he just lost his job and she is like sick.  she saw our note and decided to call us!!  it was the best call ever.  she is the best lady ever.  she like reads her kids the bible every morning and night and like she wants them to do cool things but she doesnt have much money so she has them draw the bible stories.  anyway she is just great and has a really good attitude, we prayed with her and taught her about the book of mormon and watched the mormon message “mountains to climb”.  it was grand.  and she wants us to come to family home evening with her. so that was good and then me and hermana petersEn (who is serving in hood river but now she just got her visa finaaally for argentina) were on exchanges and loving it and taught some more lessons. and it was great

then on wednesday was literally the best day ever.  we got to go to the portland temple! and deseret book and we had a cool christmas conference at which like president taylor spoke and someone else and all the missionaries leaving soon bore their testimonies.  next year that will be me.  ahhh january 2015…anyway the conference was great and long and then there was a talent show too which was pretty funny.  the washington vancouver mission is the best.  sorry everyone.  but it was a craazy long day.  i finally saw sister patton and it was nice…our friendship has improved astronomically now that she isnt training me.

on thursday we had a district language study which was super helpful.  i still suck at indirect and direct object pronouns.  jk im getting better.  also we saw our investigator’s daughter who was shy last time and wouldnt talk to us.  but she was talking to us so i got so excited.  and she asked for our number so i gave it to her.  she has a mental disability and ended up calling us for like 4 hours straight.   so like 60 missed calls.  it made me laugh every time but hermana petereson would just hand me the phone and say its your new friend…. now she is only calling us like 20 times a day so thats good.

one night sister peterson tried to teach me how to sing. like it was cool i guess

also on friday we helped someone move that lives in our apartment.  he was super nice and like on the portland rugby team and he invited us to mexican food hahha but we are missionaries. so then he gave us 20 dollars and we were like woaaah please no.  then he told us it was to buy little toys for kids. awhh. so sweet.  and we did end up having meixcan food for dinner…at a members house. hahhaa

also we went over and taught a great family. sister peterson made cheesecake. the family is great and sooo interested and they all have great questions. we taugfht about the plan of salvation and brought a member.  people loooove members.

now i am sick.  like its snowing and i am regretting not getting a flu shot, but its just like a soar throat.  and hermana peterson made me drink some like what is that stuff essential oils hahhahha.  basically she is always trying to make me eat her food. so i am just having a lot of fun lbs this transfer.  my comp was very sketched out about me driving in the snow muahhahaha.

last night we went to the branch presidents house for dinner.  they made pumpkin pancakes ❤ and i played cats with their daughter.  she named me oreo.  and i helped her build a fort.  also we watched the chirstmas devotional (#christmasdevo,  such interesting jesus voice overs). but it was good.

and today we had district p day in vancooooover. home sweet home.  we played vollleyball and some kickbally game, life is good. the church is true and i finished the book of mormon and now i started it again. hahha you can talk to me on facebook if you have like missionary questions and what not. its weird to be on facebook and sorry if everyone else thinks it weird too. but anyways. thanks for everything. i love it. its almost CHRISTmas.

dont buy me like a tree or stuff like that. thanks… hahaha hermana petersons mom sent her one, i would just rather have clothes. hahhaha i love you!!! have a great week

A brief post…

so yea now im on facebook for an hour cada dia.  its really interesting and it kind of freaks me out a lot mostly. like what a temptation and yea i just can see everything going on at home. but i dont mind that everyone is having fun because being a missionary is more fun.

on wednesday we had a pre thanksgiving feast of turkey and what not and then we had thanksgiving on thursday with like tamales and i ate a lot of vegetables. i get made fun of a lot for eating so many vegetables but im willing to take it.

we had exchanges on like friday and sister kidd came here and it was awesome. we did so much and i felt so accomplished and she is just such a great missionary.  We get to go to the temple on Wednesday and yea i will be fine, thanks for everything!!!!! i love you