Monday, September 26, 2016

Let's Serve The Ward Photos

here are some photos from my comp at least, our district acticity! I ate 5 super hot dogs and wanted to die, our pancake breakfast tuedya and chocolate pudding! She likes to send photos of food :) no sé porque! :) 

chilling in the kitchen/my bedrrom! with my super cool new socks :) wooohoo! 

haha love Hna Chaffin! It can be kinda awesome to share a pench with another yankee :) we can keep fresh on our english :) and she is basically my favorite person ever too :) 

oreos and ice cream and enjoying SPRING :) 

making guacamole, enjoying our district activity and FOOT THINGS!!! I can Walk :) 

Let´s Serve The Ward

HOLA!!! Hey everybody, how you doing? So this week was a good one but let´s just say that my little compy and I finished just about dead yesterday! To illustrate just how dead we were maybe I´ll tell what happened yesterday after lunch. So we get an hour for lunch each day, usually the members feed us but when they don't we make the most of our time to do whatever we want in the apartment, usually a nap! So anyways we took a little nap yesterday and at the end it was time to get to work and so I started trying to wake up my comp and she just kept telling me to leave her alone but haha no :) So basically I kept bugging her and poured maybe a tablespoon of water on her and that got her up and yelling and me that she hated me and I just laughed and responded that I loved her too and then we just broke into a fit of giggles and I love our relationship, it is great! We seriously get along so well it really feels like I live with a sister :) My Hermana Hernández :) just so we are clear, she really doesn't hate me, she just has strange expressions of love :)

Anyway, we were super tired this week cuz there was just a lot going on ya know! Monday we had our district activity and we made hot dogs and put guacamole and salsas on them and it was wonderful, even if we did have to substitute parsley for cilantro or something because it doesn't exist here. Haha, our district is basically Relief Society :) but it was fun and the assistents were able to join us! 

Thursday we had zone conference and my wonderful mother sent me the most wonderful package I have received of things for my foot and so guess what, good news, I can walk now without problems :) woooohooooo, blessing :) 

On Friday a member in the ward called us basically in hysterics and was like, I never like to ask for help but I just can't, can you come help me?? So basically we ran over to her house to help her clean because you know she is 7 months pregnant and her house is 4 stories so LOTS of stairs and we basically died just cleaning the floors and were super sore the next day. And then the next day we went to visit a recent convert who hasn't been coming to church and she basically had a meltdown and then we cleaned her whole house and so yeah basically dead.

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE (I'm trying to go for one of those infomercials but don't think it is working! )

On Saturday night we were helping out with a ward baptism to prepare food when the assistents called us. Our lider misional (mission leader) of the ward put the obra misional (work mission) in charge of a Noche de Hogar (Family Home Evening) of the entire ward the next day at 7:00, and he didn't plan or tell us anything so Saturday night he called the assistents to put them in charge of the activity but they had some meeting with president and GAs and so they put us in charge of it. We basically wanted to kill the mission leader but we are practicing patience :) So hopefully for the first and last time in my life we planned a ward activity in an hour, 4 hours before said activity. But holy cow people, lets just say it turned out beautifully! We played this awesome game and had all the members laughing and participating and joking and then we turned it around super spiritual and everyone left with the commitment to invite somenone to General Conference this week and YES!!! SUCCESS!!!!!! also there was pizza at the end so we are basically the best! Totally had the Bishop thanking us and he gave us some references of people to visit and so WOOOHOOO! We have the wards confidence, LET'S GO!!!!! :) It was great :) but we are TIRED :) haha, it is all good! 

So yup that is basically the week. All is good here and I am happy! Miss you all! :)


Monday, September 5, 2016

Rockin Banfield 2C

Hola todos! This week has been pretty good getting to know better our area. We don´t have a lot to work with, all the records we have are from 2007 and basically all the houses we go to look for don't exist, the people moved or the people don't have any interest now so that's fun.  We are really starting to get out ringing doorbells and talking to people through the fence! A lot different from my last area. I feel like I have a new appreciation for what stateside missionaries do, it is hard work here and there aren't always immediate fruits. 

Some interesting things that happened this week, so there is the 92 year old less active, Lujarda, and she is hilarious to teach because she remembers absolutely nothing! She was like I am scared to die because I don't know if my family will be there because sometimes God sends people back a second time and we were like .... no??? We showed her scriptures in the Book of Mormon that say otherwise and she felt better.  Then we were talking about how she is gonna be resurrected and she was like but I don't want to be, my body is horrible and we were like we literally just read that you will have a perfect body... she remembers nothing! ahh she is hilarious but there is always food so that is fun! 

We have been getting to know the ward too, basically most of the ward is one family. This lady had 5 sons and they all got married and live in the ward so there are like 5 Ferreyra families and it is kinda confusing. We haven't had a ton of success as far as investigators.  We have a few, but they work a lot so there isn't a ton of time to teach them, and they are hard to find, and so that is a struggle. 

My cute little comp is doing great, losing her fear to talk to people so yay! She knows the scriptures super well too! She is awesome and we don't have the best numbers but we are super united and happy, I literally am doubled over laughing in the street all the time with her, it is fabulous! We are gonna try to make delicious, glorious tacos today and I am super excited! 

We are still living with Hermana Medrano y Hermana Chaffin, it has actually been super cool to live in the pench because Hna Medrano is a sister trainer leader which means she gets to do intercambios with other hermanas so like 2 times a week she brings home other sisters and we get to know them which is fun! Hermana Heinrich made us cinamon rolls :) but we live in the kitchen so we are still calling trying to get those elders to find us a lovely little home all our own! Because living out of your suitcase for weeks isn't exactly ideal, but what you gonna do? :)

This week we have been focusing on consecrating ourselves more in all we do. This time really is the Lord´s time and we should use it wisely. But really life is the Lord's time so we should use it how He wants it. I am grateful to be a missionary.  


we made flan delicious flan and it was pretty darn good :) 

we live in the kitchen but it is cool :) 

when missionaries cook everything just kinda turns out almost right..... cinnamon rolls with what the y call brown sugar here and without yeast and with dulce de leche and chocolate sauce cuz what is powdered sugar to make icing?? :) basically we have to substitute half the ingredients..... one time some elders told me they made chocolate cookies and I asked how in the world because brown sugar isn't a thing here and they were like we just used honey instead.... the cookies tasted like honey but they were good all the same! haha :)