Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Trip to the Panajachel

Yesterday we got to go to Panajachel. It's a place by the Atitlan Lake which is actually known as the waters of Mormon. They really think that is where that is and WOW it was soo pretty. The president called me and said how many pdays do you spend in the hospital and I said almost all of them and so he said I give you permission to go and so a family here took us and we went. I felt like I was on a road trip with my family. They are amazing people. The mission presidents wife said turn off your phone and have fun and if there is a real emergency they will call me. She is great! I really needed it. There is another missionary in the hospital right now. Its crazy. Today I actually asked for a blessing of comfort because its hard, not going to lie and its exhausting sometimes. 

I know I will be blessed for everything that I am doing but wow it's a lot!! 

Christmas was great!! Christmas Eve at 9 we got to go to a members house and all of my district went and we had food and hung out.  Then at 12 we had turkey and mashed potatoes and watched the fireworks on the skyline of my area because we were on the hill. We also got to go on Christmas day to a family and we had lunch with them! I had another adventure of sleeping in the hospital for two nights and that was entertaining! Really the mission life is never a dull moment. Always something happening. I have learned that we really need to enjoy every minute of the mission even though there may be the hard times!! Time really does fly by soo fast!!! I cant believe it and we need to share the gospel with everyone!!!! 



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Busy Christmas week. Spent night in Hospital.

Well this week was a different week to say the least. Thankful for my great companion who sprung into action with me. First off, we went to the hospital on Monday to help missionaries and didn't get home until like 4:00 and started working at 5:00. Tuesday, was normal. Wednesday we went to our Christmas Activity which was really fun, we played games and we did a live nativity, we were angels. They made us really feel like it was Christmas. Thursday was planning and then we thought we were going to have a normal day and got home and I received a phone call about an Hermana who was really sick and needed to go into the hospital. We had the assistants come and pick us up and we went to the hospital, my comp went to the other Hermana's companion in her area. I slept at the hospital and then in the morning the traveling assistants came and picked us up. I then met my comp and her comp at the other Christmas party. On our way home we were stuck in traffic for four hours and so we ended up not working at all for two days which was weird but it was a good feeling to help the missionaries. I am soo thankful to be the nurse even though its not an easy calling. We all need to remember why we celebrate Christmas and the importance of it.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New companion. Baptism

Well this week we had changes!! I got a new companion and she is from Colorado! She is wonderful. I really am so thankful for her and that we can learn from each other. We definitely laugh a lot and are making soo many memories. This change is 8 weeks and so thankful for that! We had a baptism this past week and that was a miracle! We challenged him last Friday to be baptized and he said yes. Then after his prayer, he gave his mom a hug and started crying. Then he said another prayer later on and said thanks for giving me the impulse to get baptized. He has been listening for over a year!! It was wonderful. I LOVE THE CHURCH!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Spirit

Well this week was quite an interesting week. I had ups and downs and all arounds, but I made it through. I am thankful for all of the many moments of learning. We went and helped set up a Christmas Tree for a lady and that was fun. She has two grandkids and they are helpers. They are soo funny though. They always put a smile on our faces when we see them. Teaching has been good, we are working our hardest and just keep working and doing what we can! I am so thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and that we can work hard each day to be able to see the difference in the peoples lives here on earth even when they reject we carry on because we know that one day they will realize the importance of the Gospel. Share it with everyone and look up the video He is the Gift! Its a great video and can help us all get into the Christmas spirit! Also, share your testimony you don't know the impact you have on someone until you leave. I was able to see some of my converts and members this past weekend from another ward and they all came up to me and hugged me, they all wanted to say hi. It really makes someone feel good when they can see that impact! I LOVE YOU ALL!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

McDonald's for Thanksgiving??? Christmas Home Evening at the Bishop.

This week was good. I celebrated Thanksgiving talking on the phone in the morning literally nonstop.  Then I went to the docs, I was with two elders.  Then we had our thanksgiving dinner at McDonalds!! YAY!!! It was a good day to remember. I am thankful that I have the opportunity to serve the missionaries, so it was a good day for Thanksgiving.  It hasn’t felt like Christmas here until last night when I went to a Family Home Evening with my bishop and his family.  When we walked into their house,  they had a candle burning that smelt like cinnamon and I was like its Christmas time. We watched the movie Joy to the World and it really sunk into me. It´s crazy it is Christmas. This week of teaching was good, we have had some good lessons. We have one lady that tells us that we come to her house when she really needs it and I love that. Teaching the gospel is great!!