Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How Do You Have a Face Like That?!?

how are yalll!!!!!! so guess what!! i've decided that i can still write and read english but i can' t speak it! hahahaha i tried to pray in english for my companion during our study and it didn't work out hahahah 

so yeah this week has been bomb.
well bomb and sad. hermano juan is having really bad rections to not smoking. he is really depressed and right now almost impossible to find. so that's really hard but we're praying a lot for him. i know it must be very difficult to stop an addiction-- all we can do is pray and trust in God! 

this week however has been super awesome! we've found a lot more people and they are progressing. there's this one investigadora and her name is jackeline and she is awesome! she has been reading the Book of Mormon and asking God if it's true but feels like she hadn't receive an answer. we asked her what she felt (after describing the fruits of the Spirit are happiness, peace....) and she said "happiness and peace," and so we were like, "THATS YOUR ANSWER," but she has a history of dreams and how God in her life has helped her and responded to her through dreams, so she thinks that that will be the way. so we knelt down in prayer with her and asked her to pray right now and she did and ah the Spirit was so strong and she felt super good but still was not sure that that was her answer, and so the next day we had zone training and we practiced with other missionaries and I LOVE THE PRACTICES i used to hate them but you can receive so much revelation for your investigadores! so me and hna rengifo were jackeline and her husband and some elders were the missionaries obvio haha and ahhh we told them our situaction and they were like... snap, i don't know, but we did the practice and  GUESS WHAT SCRIPTURE THEY USED? (revelation) during the practice!!! doc y cov 6 22-23! read it its glorious! and so were gonna use that!!! and she's gonna be baptized! she wants to but when we talked with her she wants to be SURE. 

also, there's perla and her brother cristian and they are still progressing well. they have fechas for the 22 and the 29 de noviembre!!! everyday so much happens and every second there are opportunidades to be bold and follow the Spirit or to not. how are yall doing with your family reading?

oh we have rats in our pension their names are ramon and i forgot the other 2. they're the worst. they like cheetos. so we plant cheetos and poison but they're super smart and only eat the cheetos... we bought a new poison and so hopefully that yields some serious results. hahaha 

and yes, ahh hermana fraga is the greatest!! haha her and hermana harper were in tucuman! and yes... the bugs love american blood... 

haha also i sent a foto were i have a gigantic spider bite hahaha Concepcion is awesome, downtown it really is nice and city-like but we have half of the CITY so there is also pretty country likeness. 

oh and tell camille thank you so much for the letter i just got it! tell her that argentina is awesome and that her schools sound like super awesome!!! ill try to write a card she told me to write her back but as yall know i havent written one card... sorry 

oh and can yall send me the recipes for pancakes and the easiest banana bread you can find! thanks! love you all 
hahaha oh yeah we went to visit this one family and they were like,  "where are you from?" (a few say that i have a peruvian accent) --2 of my comps were from there and so maybe hahaha--but when I say "USA" they're always surprised and this one man was like, "WHAT. you don't have any latina blood.? how do you have a face like that?" 
hahahaha and i was like,  "well my mom is greek" and he was like, "OH THAT'S WHY!" hahahha 
also theres a lot of respect for italians down here {fist bump dad hahaha}
 love you all know that i'm well hahahah
hermana dascanio

creo que por fin tengo tiempo!
hahahah i literally wrote that sentence and then was like... english right. vamos hahaha 

well snap crackle pop its snowing in texas? like whaaat!!! i'll just say that thats nutsos. guess what it's not doing here?? snowing. it's the opposite of that hahah well for like 2 weeks its actually been nice so it's all good. 

good news!!! i think that the whole rat family died. we bought poison and put it EVERYWHERE and we haven't seen them in a week!! they like to hang out and eat cheetos behind our suitcases and under the fridge (that doesn't work ps, that's fun) but yeah #THEYGONE

haha crazy that dad's the gospel doctrine teacher and so is maddy cuz guess who i am?? the gospel doctrine teacher!!! hahaha me and hermana rengifo switch off every week. it's fun. here it's actually gospel principles. so it's more basic. and it's fun and the awesome thing is that the people love to help. normally, we have more investigators and recent converts than members in the class (cuz all the members have callings and welp were stretched pretty thin but hey, la iglesia continuará!) and they're all so excited it's awesome. 

this week we had Stake conference (district conference actually) and it was super good! president chaparro and hermana chaparro came and spoke both saturday and sunday. i LOVE THEM. they are tooo awesome! and yall will probably see fotos on facebook of that. hermana chaparro LOVES to snap them pics haha she is precious!!!! also on saturday., we had interviews with President! every other transfer we have interviews with him so this was only my second! i love the interviews! the Spirit is like, BAM! ahh its too good!

oh and hey hermana rengifo cut my hair! it grows sooo fast i was like, " i have a mop for a head." i felt like fred and george weasley in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire hahaha, and so she cut my hair. i was a little nervous, but she was like, "no don't worry, its simple." and so in a moment of desperation i agreed, and was like, "kay do it!" it was like hallie and annie in Parent Trap, and she cut off like 6 inches of hair hahaha, but still, it's really long. and hey, it turned out! i got muchos compliements on my hair hahaha, and then after she cut it she told me that that was the first time she had ever cut hair -____- hahahahah chistoso 
i don't know why i had thought that she had previously cut hair before but hey, it all worked out hahaha

i have a package waiting for me in the offices... i assume based on your questioning that it's not from yall. i have to pay 40 pesos to receive it... also i don't know when i can cuz now im in tucumán. the thing with the packages is that no, we shouldn't recieve them . because it's expensive for the mission. algo así. yes people continue to send them but in a conference we had the leaders bajaron la caña (laid down the law--literally means brought down the cane hahah) and they said what hna chaparro said. only paper and fotos. and so that is the answer. they do have the missionaries pay fees and they aren't much, the fees. like that is like 5 bucks, but the point is that we shouldn't, so thats my answer. but send as much oragami and letters and please not an elf on the shelf and oooh fotos! all i want for Christmas is FOTOS hahaha if you could, of friends too and of extended family, and not of right before i left cuz nobody told me that i got fat. hahaha well, tis life. i lost a lot of weight so now i think i'm back to my normal hahaha. 

the work is marvelous. i don't have words. every time i open my mouth i'm like,  "whaaaaat." The Spirit is real. the promises that we will know what to say are real. i love you all
 and pray for hermano juan, cristian, emiliano por favor 
love hermana dascanio

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