Monday, June 17, 2013

We had a baptism this week again!

We had a baptism this week again! Way awesome! With each baptism, I know the person a little bit more. Its such an awesome feeling to be part of this change in peoples lives. Her name is Estefany, and she's 8 and super great. She lives with her grandparents and who are members and the family is super awesome. I gave the spiritual thought, which was obviously way scary, but every time I do stuff like that I feel a little bit more confident. Un paso a la ves (One step at a time). Its such an awesome feeling when these people come up out of the water and search for your face to give you the hugest smile. LIFE CHANGING.
We have two awesome investigators right now. Norma and Isaias. Both come to church and want to be baptized! It is so awesome to see the Lords hand in preparing these people for us!
I love you all so much. I pray for you and think of you all every day. I don't have a ton of email time, so even though it takes longer, letters are great too.
Leah (sister) I love you. How are you feeling?
Family, WOW LOVE YOU ALL AND PRAY FOR YOU. Thank you for everything.
Bay, WHEN are you getting your call? I'm dying
Friends on missions, I love and pray for all of you everyday!
Kent, Love you. You are theeee best!
Soren and Anna, write me brats! HA. Love you
Chris, You know I love you. I'll write you a letter today of course.
Tan, How's everything? Have you gone through the temple yet?
Springville friends, WRITE ME
Moab friends, I love you all!!!
Everyone... I LOVE YOU.
2 Nephi 22 (verse 3) Therefore, with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. (aka the pilla where we get all our water.) Photos to come...
D&C 31 was written for me. WOW.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Second Week!

Sorry my email didn't send last week. I'm still trying to figure this whole computer in Spanish thing out.

This week has been nuts. 

WE HAD A BAPTISM ON SATURDAY!!! It was so cool. The little boy in the pictures name is Luiz. He's 10 years old and is just about the best thing ever. His mom is less active, so his excitement has made her start coming back to church more. Plus, his little brother (also in the picture) who turns 8 THIS MONTH wants so get baptized too! So awesome! It was awesome and made me think about how excited I am to be there for a baptism where I was there from day 1. I can´t wait. 

I also cant wait to understand Spanish. What the heck?! I'm just here in Honduras where everyone speaks a different language than I do, but they all understand each other just fine! GAH! Its so frustrating. I feel like its the biggest thing holding me back. KENT! and LYDIA! You are so lucky! I'm so jealous that you guys get to just jump into things. SO AWESOME! I'll get it eventually and this'll all start to be worth it. I just try to stay positive and not get discouraged. 

I sent a letter in the mail because we hardly have time to write that talks more about where I am, (Mom, feel free to add anything from that to the blog when you get it.) but my area is called Talanga. Its all dirt roads and small houses varying from real floors to dirt. Its a lot what I expected. SO HOT HERE. Like you have no idea. The people are ready and humble though. I love them and want so badly to be able to communicate that with them! 

I'll hand write a letter again today for lack of time, but I love all of you more than you can imagine! My address will be the same from here on out so send away!!! The church is true! Love youuuu and miss you all a ton ton ton ton!!!

Mom, Thanks for sending that song of Jacob! Cried like a baby! Try to send it on a CD maybe so I can listen to it? 

Jacob awesome I'm dead!

Bay WHen do you get your call!!

Chris Love you so much buddy! 

Everyone write me letters!!!!

Hey Everyone! I'm here and alive! Sorry I didn't get the chance to email last week. I was at the presidents house, which was awesome. You guys, I had the most amazing experience. When we pulled around the corner onto his street, I knew which house was his. I felt an overwhelming feeling of warmth and peace, and like I had been there before. You guys. That was amazing. It was a confirmation to me that this is where I'm supposed to be. Because honestly, some days those feelings are hard to come by.
We have been teaching people since Wednesday which has been awesome, but scary and hard because I don't speak a ton of Spanish. It'll come though. We have a baptism scheduled for this week so hopefully it all works out.