Monday, January 20, 2014

January 20, 2014

Hello everyone!
This week was full of change. My wonderful companion Hermana Jacobs got sent to el campo.. La Romana. We usually have transfers on Tuesday. But she got to stay another day longer. So we got the show the other two new hermanas who are white washing that other area around. Then early morning on Wednesday. We got in a taxi and headed to Gazcue. And we picked up our new companions. Herman Beltran is her name. And she´s great. She´s so nice. She´s from  Mexico. From the same little town my families from.. Casas Grandes. What are the odds. She had to go to a new leader meeting so I got to hangout with Hermana Jacobs and Larson. Two of my fave companions! We ate lunch.. and said goodbye. I hugged Hermana Jacobs.. and tried to hard not to let my tears come out. I just miss that girl. She´s such a great person! Good thing she´s coming back to Provo! Phew. We got in taxi and headed home. When we got home she unpacked who entire suitcase full of Mexican Candy! Now we´re talkin´! I reviewed the ward misison plan and we looked through el carpeta de area. And we just got to know eachother. She studied in AZ so she speaks perfect english.. bonus. 
I had to give two talks this week. I had to speak during our zone reunion. About something.. i can´t remember the name. ¨question de solo dos grados¨.. Apparently Pres. Utchdorf talked about it. That would´ve been nice to know before!! It went well. The AC went off right before I stood up.. needless to say.. It was so hot! Then I talked during out sacrament meeting yesterday. The surprising thing was.. i wasn´t nervous and I held back all my tears. I´m changing. I talked about covenants. It went really well. We had some seventy i´m pretty sure joining us.. and i remember i walked down the stairs and he looked at me and said excellent! That made me feel better! I had people in tears! Which means nothing. I was just so happy that the Spirit really did help me give that talk . I prayed really hard to know what I needed to talk about. And Covenants and ordinances just kept coming up.  It became a talk really guided by the spirit. It was cool. I thought i did a decent job. I´m just grateful for the oppotunity I had to talk.. and share my thoughts with the people I care so much about!
We´re still working on finding Karina´s birth certificate. Why is it this hard!!! I just don´t understand. We have a plan to go to some office tomorrow morning.. so see if we can get it! Pray that we can. She NEEDS to get baptised. She´s sooo ready! We´ve also been teaching a golden contact named Johan. He accepted the invitation to get baptised on the 2nd of Feb. So pray that that´ll happen too!
This is part of the email I wrote to Angela. It´s as spiritual as I get.. so I had to share it :)
I´m doing so great! I still can´t believe that I hit my half way mark this week. It´s crazy how fast time goes by! I´m loving every minute and I wish the time would go by slower. We´re working hard and always busy! The people in the Dominican Republic are so ready. The members are also some of the most faithful people i´ve ever met. Such good examples! I´m learning a lot. Mostly about myself. I´m strengthening my relationship with our Heavenly Father. And i´m truly learning how to apply Christ´s atonement in my life. My mission has been nothing but easy. But The Lord knows each of us perfectly. And his love is perfect and infinite. I´ve been studying Jesus the Christ and memorizing The Living Christ. Those two things have allowed me to better understand our Savior and the life he lived while he was here on earth. This gospel is perfect. And i´m grateful for the opportunity I have to share it.
9 Months this week. That´s nothing. I have 9 more to go! Days go by super fast or super slow that I feel like i´ll be here forever. I´m thankful for my time here. 18 months is just the perfect amount of time.
I´ve attached a picture that we took about an hour ago. These are the new hermanas in the house. The one next to me in my companion. I know. She´s beautfiul. She makes me look like a joke. Oh well! And our zone leader Elder Rosas called us and told us that they wanted us to talk pictures of us teaching.. so here you go. Some awkward pictures of us teaching about el evangelio... haha This is Eddy and his mom Reyna. The Menos activos!.. AND loook at how long my hair is!! .

Hermana Morales

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