Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Good Thing I Can Turn on My Glance of Intimidation

ya farty party!!! hahaha
well, there´s a foto that we took for you lil buddy man!!!! 
a very special picture for nick!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
BUT better than that there is a video! 
(yes it is approved i asked the zone leaders) 
BUT its too big to send... so yall .. im workin on that. hopefully a member will be able to upload it or something.... 

WHAAAAT WELCOME TO THE CLUB OF OLD BAGS!!! hahaha maddy is the chief!!!! :))))

 hahaha wow a kid just tried to rob me right here right now.... whaat. the only thing he could've stolen would be my scriptures or my agenda.. or 100 pesos... 
good thing i can turn on my ´´glance of intimidation´´ 

´´so much time and so little to say!!! wait. reverse it.´´ 
No it is not the 2005 version, it´s the 1960-something version hahaa too awesome that movie!!

well did i ever tell yall last week that i have ongo? look up that lovely word. yeah on my neck! a spot about the size of a quarter or a little bit bigger!!! THAT´S HOW HUMID IT IS. la verdad i dont know how it came about.. we bathe everyday.. hna perales said that that happed in her elbow in the mission also and so maybe its cuz im sweating profoundly? 
QUE ASQUEROSO!  Ewwww no? 
but i put like a cream on it and it's gone now. it´s a scar now... whaaat the things that happen in the mission?? 

mutual!!!!! with the youth!!! 
so i sent a photo of all the youth and us [above]and the missionaries how awesome! we started up mutual! there wasn't anything for the youths and so we are starting up all the programs cuz this branch is gonna PROSPER!" hhhaa it´s awesome and sooo funnnn they love us hahaha me and elder robbins are teaching all the youth games from EFY that we´ve learned haha and look who´s there!!! EMILIANO! and he went to church!!! thank you sooo much for your prayers!!! also he has good intentions la verdad but its super hard with some things in his family. i don't know what i've told yall about his family.. but yea. but hna roxana (she's the bomb) is helping him out super!!! he is sleeping over at her house so that she can take him to church!!! and so that's awesome!!

ahh yall milagros!!! [miracles!!!!] in the church this sunday sooo many of our less actives that we´re visiting came!!!!! one family in particular. remember romina??? HER HUSBAND CAME!!! (THAT'S A BIG DEAL) and they were soo happy!!! ahhh and a joven emilia came! and 2 couples came and another woman came it was AWESOME!!! AND MYRA AND WALTER CAME TO CHURCH!!! ahhhhhhhh imma die de happiness! hahah yall im sooo happy all the time i lovvvve it!!!!

well, i have to ask y'all 
how you are with your reading and prayers and church??? and if you answered ´´good´´ think again! 
cuz there´s ALWAYS ROOM FOR improvement!! hhahaha thats me being obnoxious but for real also. 
well i love yallllll soooooo muchhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
hna dascanio!

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Cows Here Must Drink Koolaid

Pictures from the Christmas Skype phone call, a.k.a. the BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ALL OF US THIS YEAR!
Hermana Dascanio!

One of the highlights of the call was being able to talk to her cousin, Elder Whit Bowman who is serving his mission in  California.

At the Mission Christmas Party/Gift Exchange

As you might have seen, i didn't write yall on monday. but before you think,  why hermana? we were waiting so anxiously (anxious, excited definitely (name the movie))and we didn't hear from you! well this week pday is wednesdy! and so yes, i am using the computer with permission haha that was weird, to work on monday and stuff!! 

but yeah IT WAS SOOOO AWESOME TO SEE YALL!!!! when we hung up i was like what did i even say!!! i'm so sorry that i was like starstruck or somehtng! i couldn't even believe it!!!! just know that i was soooooo happy!!!!! it just might hold me over til may hahaha afterwards i was like worried that i didn't say enough or didn't let yall say enough! i hardly talked to yall individually! so sorry! well now we know waht to do this next call haha! yall that was the hardest thing! [speaking english]
 it wasn't frustrating cuz i was so darn happy but still i was like ahhH!!! hahaha for some reason its sooo much easier to type. although yall told me that you need a urim and thummim to understand hahaha too funny i thought my emails were GOLDEN! hahah but anyway! 
hey you all look sooo much older lilly and nick-- 
and nick dont worry i don't think youre gonna be an uncle before i'm back hahaha 
and lilly su ears!!!! (in the voice of martin the butler) AND youve got your ears pierced! hahahaha watch that movie for me!!!! 

also tell me some deets on the iphone 6-what are the main new features? que cheta! hahaha when i come back imma purchase an iphone 11 hahaha 

and so your Christmas was bomb? what are your plans for today? [New Year's Eve] stay safe! and watch lots of fireworks! i think we have dinner with hermana roxana. she's the bomb! she's the presdienta of the relief society. and well i hope that yall are doing just swell!! love and miss yall soo much! also tell aunt vivi sorry that we hardly talked!!!! but i was sooooo glad to see her!!!!!!!!! opa! hahaha

this week was very Christmasy! obviously and fun! we ate wayyy too much. hahhaa and the steak here is unbelievable. the cows here must drink koolaid cuz they're delicioussss! hahahah 

Let´s see. this week more than ever i've felt like an instrument in the hands of God. like i don't know how to describe it, just that i'm depending more than ever on Him and when we truly let your mind be sensitive to the Spirit, you WILL know what to say and you WILL know how to say it. you WILL find scriptures to help and support you. there was this experience with a menos active this week and it was incredible. we had nooo idea what to say to her but brought the Spirit with us, testified, and a scripture popped in my mind and it was like bambambam she ended up crying and so did i. she's really special and for me, i love to teach the less actives or inactives. sure lots of times your swimming against the current, but when you find one and you can feel that you came to show God´s mercy. that in this moment God is giving them a second chance, it's unbelievable. IT´S NEVER TOO LATE! something that hermana rengifo always says is that one of the most difficult things for man to do is remember. that's why in the scriptures it always says remember, remember --like a million times! we need to help all to remember their covenant. 
also update, romina, the one that testified on the radio is going to the church every week!!!! she´s the bomb!!!

wellppppp i love you all and thank you so much for all that yall doooo to support and all the love that you all always share!!!! PROSPERO AÑO Y FELICIDAD! WAAAAYOOOO!!!
i wanna wish you a merry Chrsitimas i wanna wish you a Merry Christmas, i wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heaaaaaaaaart! hahaha 
hna rengifo and i are always singing that hahaha she can sing perfectly in english! and hey how good is her english, no!!! she can speak it! can't really understand it and thats why she said ´´awesome i dont know what youre saying´´ hahaha too capa ella! and love you all
have a happy new yearrrrr!!!!!!!! ps 2015 whaaaaaat! 
love yall with the white pipin hot intensity of all the fireworks in the skyyy!!!
hermana dascanio
ps looooooooooooove the fotos!!!!!!!!!! nick is a man!!!!!

well we had predicted it! hna rengifo left and guess where she is? SALTA guess where? TRIBUNO 1!! WHERE I WAS!!! how funny!!!! i just got word that she´s all good!  

transfers are always piles of sunshine and daisies. and so yesterday i knew that we would be at the bus terminal all night so i was like, okay i'm gonna go prepared. these bathrooms don't have toilet paper or soap--yes you heard me correctly. and it's not that they're out or anything, they don't provide toilet paper or soap. sicknast 5000. so i was all prepared and i put a roll of toilet paper in my bag! hahaha yess! and a bar of soap in a ziploc bag and then i was like okay the terminal is outside and so im gonna bring a jacket so that i'm not cold or so that i can have like a pillow. so i bet you're right now asking yourself what could go wrong? YOU BROUGHT YOUR OWN SOAP, YOURE SET! well. i forgot my chacket and it was FREEZING last nigh! THERE was a storm  ( i finally remembered that word, i've been trying to think of "storm" for about a month now. don't ask me why i didn't look in the dictionary) haha well and so what happened was was that i was freeeezing!!!! and there's no place to lay down obviously and with a skirt you can't curl up into a ball in a chair!! it was horrible! well all us missionaries were talking and stuff so that was super fun so it wasn't horrid, but the bus for salta for hna rengifo left at 345 and then we tried to ´´sleep´´ -- picture me sleeping. sitting down. now picture my face on my knees. yep that's how it was hahahaha there was no other option!!! and i woke up about every sleep cycle shivering. so that was fun hahaha but hey experiencias! also i got to sleep 2 hrs when we got to Concepcion again so that was lovely haha but hey my compañera is awesome! she´s from guess where PERU! hhaha 3rd peruana! but she doesn't like rice so i don't know if i cant trust her... hahaha! nah she's awesome and we have high hopes and goals and visions for this area! im super excited!

oh before i forget.. I GOT CHRISTMAS!! i got the package and honey bunches of oats( i mean cards)!!! thank you everyone!! and HEY THE NATIVITY IS THE COOLEST THING EVER WE SET IT UP AND TOOK A PICTURE but CANT SEND PICS RIGHT NOW AND THE PLAN OF SALVATION IS THE GREATEST!!!! I NEEEEEEEDED ONE!!! esp cuz we always used the one from hna rengifo and i didn't hve one! so thanks! shout outs to the people that mailed me cardes. ´´muchísimas gracias a: maddy, lilly, niko, dad, mom, nana, the tallmadges, sister hawkes, sister rawe, anabel anderson, and if i forgot you im so sorry but tHANKS FELIZ NAVIDAD, PROPSERO AÑO Y FELICIDAD A TODOS!!!!!
that was the best to receive all that! thanks so much for your thoughtfullness and looove!!!! 

espiritual thought: BEAR YOUR TESTIMONY. i'm learning recently the IMPORTANCE IS GIGANTIC. the difference is obvious. the Spirit that we can bring when we testify is unlike anything we can imagine. people become converted because the Spirit testifies to their hearts. how great will be our joy if we can be but an instrument in the bringing of souls to God! (d&C16) i dont have English scriptures with me. also that's from memory in spanish so its a little sketchy to begin with. but yes. people can say whatever, can have doubts, argue, try to find loopholes and falsities in the doctrine Of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints. but they can't say ANYTHING about what we KNOW TO BE TRUE. it´s like hunger. a person can say ´´you're not hungry´´ but you know that you are.because you feel it. you know it and you can tell the person. and there´s nothing they can say to change that. because it's true.
i want to close saying that i know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is true. i Know that it is the same church that Christ himself established when He was on the earth and that it is now here. restored and we can recieve all the blessings of it when we abide completely and diligently its teachings. I know that the prophet Thomas S Monson is the only profet of God in the earth right now. That he directs the church here on the earth and that the Head of the Church is Christ. That God is the same yesterday, today and forever and that His misericordia and grace are sufficient to those that humble themselves and ask.
i say these things in the name of Jesus Christ amen
loooooooove hermana dascanio

 haha remember when we always said "sauce" after everything?? hahah ahh writing right now is a struggle i'm phonetically spelling according to rules of spanish.. hahaha it's really inefficient cuz i delete every word i type hahah. oh maybe that's why my typing is better than my speaking... cuz you can't delete the words you speak. 
haha the daughter of presidnete santillán was joking the other day and said,  "haha remember that you cant speak english right now?" it was really funny

welp. this week was boooomb!!! we are finding a lot of people to teach!!! there's a girl específicamente and she was an old investigador before like 2 yrs. and we didn't know but we went to contact her uncle or something cuz he was outside and he didn't want anything but she came out of the house to talk with us and shes suuuuper awesome and suuuper prepared!!! AND SHE CAME TO CHRUCH!! we passed by her house at 820 in the morning and she was waiting for us! she is 18. and really tall and really sweet! 

right now emiliano is having struggles going to church. it's hard when nobody helps him wake up in the morning. there are some complications, too. but pray for him! but also we started up a mutual! we have super high hopes and visions for this area and branch!! it's awesome! we're gonna get the youth really active and bring friends and the first one was really good! also emiliano went to that so that was awesome! 
wellp i hope yall are rocking it. 
nick congrats on the bee! hahaha now yall need to wathc the episode of psych where theyre in the spelling bee, it's hilarious hahaha love yall read your scriptures as a family and personally!!!
hna dascanioooooooooooo!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Two Turtle Doves and an Ostrich in a Pear Tree

[bad mama blog administrator...catching up with pre-Christmas emails and pictures]

cue relient k´s 12 days of christmas
(that wasnt´ a joke, this letter must be read with the accompaniment of that song )

soo family, i just have to say merry early Christmas!!!! and i just have to ask...which Christmas movies have yáll watched? kranks? santa claus 1 and 2? the grinch? those are the essentials yah? hahaha well. the christmas cheer over here, on a scale of 1-10 is a solid 3.14. i dont know, it´s like the people aren´t too excited for it. i guess it´s different culture thing? 
 but me and hna rengifo are PUMPED and so we are spreading the cheer. 
and so right now the christmas cheer is at a solid 9 -3/4. (haha) 
i thought i was close to licking my elbow. la hermana rengifo told me que me he equivocado... hahahah

ahhh! we had a zone training thing and it was bomb. we were talking just about the whole time about Christ and ahhh it was glorious! and the testimony that one can give of Jesus Christ is soo powerful!  that has been one of our goals for this week and it´s awesome so far. to testify more of Him. we testify tanto del Book of Mormon, the prophets, the Church. but have realized that we need to better that aspect enserio!!!! anyway the training was super awesome about how we can utilize any part of the Book of Mormon to testify of Christ. the Book of Mormon is sooo important and it itself, every verse, testifies of Christ as our Savior and Redeemer. also im reading Jesus the Christ. in english, i found one in the pension! haha it´s awesome!"!! 

let´s see. oh! so theres this girl Cecilia and she´s bomb! and she has a baby chiquitita (1 month). she´s a menos activa that 
we´ve been visiting for a while but just recently we´ve been talking to her husband! por fin! he is really shy and wasn't interested but we had a lesson bomb with him! and he´s reading the book of Mormon and already went to church with us 2 times! his name is walter!!!!! and they're awesome!!!!! and im so sorry but i have to go! i have 2 min. 

i just want yall to know that i kNow that Jesus is the Christ. That he came to earth to fulfill the will of the Father and becuase He has soo much love for us. He lived a perfect life and suffered soo much for us. He suffered so that we can have hope. He fulfilled perfectly his role as the Christ. and He lives! I encourage yall to study more of Him. of His life. Of His birth! and during this season rejoice! because He did it! 
He fulfilled the will of The Father and made that we can live again in the presence of them! 
i love yall and merry early Christmas!!!
looooove hermana dascanio
feliz navidad!!!

y christmas conference. las hermanas y presidente chaparro!
In response to when she was going to call on Christmas Day: 
well thats a good question, what time....... a ver
between 530pm and 7pm this time. and so its 3 hours different no? so 230pm-4pm 
and don't worry imma call earth if the first one doesnt work! hahaha 
AHHH im sooo excited!!! i dont know what to say right now!!!! just like weeeeeeeeeee! and feliz navidad!!!!! also i haven't spoken english in sooo long hahaha it´s easier to think and write in english than speak right now but never fear! hahaha

ahhh we had the Christmas conference this past week! ahhh Its was BOMB! an we did a white elephant gift exchange!!!! i dont know what i should say cuz were gonna SPEAK SOON! hahha

"and sooooooo im offeriiiiiiing a simple phrase. to kids from 1 to 92. tiny tots with their eyes on a gloooooobe..." 
ah me equivoque no? i need to hear that song!! hahaha me and hna rengifo sing the chrismtas hymns nonstop hahaha
ahhh look who was at the conference!! hermann yates and hermann garibay! (all from tucumán)
hermana garibay!!!! shes my lider now!!! (garibay) remember i lived with her in salta!
welp SEE yall thursday! tell me y'all have made magic cookie bars????' also were gonna be skyping (finally remembered yalls questions) from  the house of presidente santillan! presidente de la rama! the night before they invited us to eat with them. were allowed to eat with members only if we can have transportation by a car of an member. or else we have to be in the pension before it's dark. it's sad to say that the people ´´celebrate´´ so hard with drinking and you name it. cuz it does get pretty sketchy but rest assured all snug in your beds with visions of sugar plums dancing in your heads that we have a dinner! and all is sweell! as for chrismtas day, we dont have a dinner so we´ll be turning in early.... come to think of it... i dont know what we´ll do cuz we dont have a refrigerater to buy stuff today.... dennys? its an american institution! hahaha and hey dont worry! i bought myself a present! like yall commanded me to! hahah a red shirt! you can see it inthe fotos of the conference! sorry but imma rap it still! hahaha also can yall tell me what money i have just for a reference i already took out money about a month ago but used a lot of it for the mission cuz we are having problems with getting our asignacion (money of the mission) sooo yeah gracias! also bueno! if yall havent seen the He is the Gift video WATCH IT!!!
love yall and SEE YA SOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!