Monday, September 27, 2010

August 23rd Email

This week has been a roller coaster ride. But Good. Never bad... Just somedays are better than others. We just walked alot this week. And when I say walk..I mean we walked for like 6 hours straight at a time sometimes without sitting down. Im absolutly Exausted. This mission is wonderful..But it wears you out..being on a scedual 24-7. 

my Birthday was great.
I was very well taken care of. My zone had a pizza party thing for me with lots of pizza and I brought my ranch!!! It was fun. We played catch phrase! And we got to use the cupcake mixes christy sent! Sooooo goooood.  Then On my birthday- I woke up to breakfast in bed. We cleaned a ladies house for about 4 hours after that. (It was fun- I like organizing other peoples stuff) Then we had Beans for lunch. A huge bowl of beans. I told the lady that made them for us that I was was nervous because My companion already has Really bad Gas. She just looked at my companion and was just like, Oh dont you worry....Its normal.  We all just lost it. She Thought I was serious! I loved her... Shes so funny. Anyways, After that We had a  meeting with our Missionary Leader of the Ward. He is famous for his Lemon Pies Here. I am not of a pie person as you all know..But it was quite Delicious. I am just starting to Lose my taste Buds because I pretty much will eat anything now.But anyways, we taught and then later that night 2 families had a birthday party for me! It was so fun!! I felt so thankful. My mouth hurt sooo bad from Smiling sooo much. Then later that night... When we go home, One of the return missionaries in our ward (who knows what it feels like to be away from your family for so long) Brought over 24 Dunkin Donuts!!! We were sooo stuffed we couldnt eat them all! But we ended up using them for a family home evening activity (hang a donut from a string hehe) 

Back to missionary work.
Its be rough. We had a couple rough days. But the good times make up for the bad. There is some rough things that happen but when I write to ya´ll I dont even feel the need to bring up the rough stuff because its really not important. I love this work with all my heart. I Cant even Imagine the mixed feelings I will go through on that plane ride home. Its really eaty for me to feel like Im not doing enough. Especially lately....I feel like I could be doing even more. But Iv been told that As senior companion you go through that alot because the responsibility is kinda on you. But were teaching alot of people right now. One especially, named Sigfrido. He is about 48. He´s really nice and wants to change his life . He´s in need of many prayers. And we are also working with a great family! And many other people...! Lots to do!! We had a big fammily home evening with this family. They are so poor. I just want to give them everything I have. My companion and I decided we were going to do something special for them. So we did the donut hang...and then we went a bought A huge tub of ice cream and I used some of the candy that I got in the mail and we made ice cream sundays. It was like watching flies on poop. THEY LOVED IT!  It was a good day.

Sepember 6th Email

Hello Friends and Family,
This coming weekend we are going to have a sisters activity! Im really excited. They are going to bring in all the sisters from the whole mission... 18 of us and were going to stay at the Presidents house with Hermana Humphrey (his wife) and were going to eat good food and have an activity and a testimony meeting. It´ll be fun! Itll be kinda nice to do something with just girls for a day or 2. We are getting worn out. Its kinda hard being here... Im just so tired. But its all part of it I guess. The ups and downs. 

This week one of the members (Yollanda) of the church died of cancer. She was just baptized earlier this year. All of her family came to the funeral at the church. There was so many people. We sang and I got chills ( my roomates are amazing singers- AMAZZZING) we all had tears in our eyes. The spirit was sooo strong. It really made me realize how life can just end at a snap of a finger. This life is a test. We are preparing to live with our father in heaven again. We should not procrastinate becoming closer to christ. I have grown to Feel and know that the scriptures are the Words of our father in Heaven. We have a guide map for our life. We just have to read it. . . and follow it Or we will find ourselves lost. Yollanda followed that map. . . 
Hermana Conley