Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sometimes you get lost and drive to New Mexico

I don't have a lot of time because I had a ton of emails (thank you) but things have been so crazy! In the middle of Brother Scroggins funeral, (Sister Vance and I had to speak), we get a call from the AP's saying that we needed to go home and pack and be out of Borger in 2 hours because of the storm So puffy faced and crying we ran home and I packed a couple outfits and Sis vance had to pack EVERYTHING, we raced out of Borger and drove to Lubbock and stayed with the STL's in Shadow Hills. Then the STORM HIT! It was so crazy. We weren't allowed to go outside the whole day, so we just nair-ed our mustaches and waxed our eyebrows, made planner covers, sang, played apples to apples and talked. It was so awesome. Sister Vance was sort of going crazy. I got along with the Sisters there so well, they are my best friends. Then Sister Vance's flight got delayed so that was a mess and they transferred me to Regal Park to go serve with Sister Nichols for the week and it was so much fun. She is an ANGEL and my new best friend in the whole world. SO MUCH LOVE! We mainly just walked around all day getting cars unstuck. The roads were terrible, so we weren't allowed to drive. We walked about 7 to 8 miles every day in the ice and slush and I just loved getting to serve with Sister Nichols. I got to go to a temple session with all the departing missionaries and President and Sister Heap, it was amazing. Sister Vance hugged me in the celestial room and it was awkward. 
Then when the roads cleared up, they drove me back to Borger, it was really hard to leave Sister Nichols in regal park, but i knew Borger needed me. my new companion is HERMANA DONIS! She is totally Spanish and is learning English!! HAH I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I love talking to her, she is teaching me so much Spanish. For sure I will be fluent by the end of this transfer. She is like 4 foot, so smiley and sweet, a convert of like 2 years, and I love her. She cooks amazing food and shopping with her is the dang best! She has the strongest testimony, and you guys, we are going to see MIRACLES happen in Borger. 
I am so excited to really get to work here. 
We had one of our investigators and her 3 kids come to Church yesterday and it was so amazing. The people here are really starting to progress! it seems like they were all just waiting for Sister Vance to leave, lol. 
I am almost done with Jesus the Christ and Mom and Dad you should read it together, it is so amazing. I just tlk about it with my ward mission leader all the time! YAy for learning things!
Hermana Donis has a lot of health problems so we can't go running. but I am totally fine because I have had shin splits for a week from walking around in 2 feet of snow. 
I love you all. Thank you so much for your love and support. I was SO NERVOUS to talk to y'all on Christmas. Sorry if I said a lot of weird things, I just had mush brain from seeing all of you! I just cried and cried in Sister Long's arms after I hung up and then The Bishop and the Elders came over and we all eventually just started joking around and I felt a lot better. It was a wonderful night.
I love being a missionary. I love getting to know and serve all of these people. I love the temple. I love the Scriptures. I love my Savior. 
I can't figure out how to get my camera to work and my SD card doesn't work so I have no pictrues this week, but I'll work on it! 

Other small emails:

* My skin is still poopy but I had a really good prayer with God and a really good talk with Sister Nichols and a really good scripture study, and I feel just really good about it all. This, too, shall pass. I love you so much. I had the longest week when I wasn't able to talk to y'all. i want so badly to respond to everything everyone sent me, but I don't have time. But I loved every email and laughed and cried my way to the top. THANKYOU SO MUCH! I am doing so well,! I love all the sister in this mission so much. I have met my best and eternal friends here. We are all going to Disneyland. The Funeral was really hard. I cried my face off.
Pray for Irene and her girls! They are all getting baptised, i know it!
i am doing my personal progress again out here to get my honor bee, but guess what? I am doing it all in SPANISH! I have a Spanish PP. it is so crazy. 
I am going to be so fat by the end of this transfer, sister donis feeds me so much. 
Happy new year! i Will write y'all a letter today. I wrote you one in Lubbock, but because of the weather, you probably haven't gotten it yet. esta bien. 
take care of my sisters. 
Give Isaac a GIANT hug from me, whatta champ. I love you1

*i am watching sister donis write her family in spanish and it is making me so happy :)))

*I loved all the presents you've gotten me. I sleep in the itchy throw every night and i love it. I wore the skirts the whole time I was in Lubbock, and I use the bag to carry all my bathrrom supplies in! PERFECTO

*mom my heart is breaking I missi you so much today and i wish you could chat with me or I could call you and tell you what is going on in my life and what i feel but I cant and I just really miss talking to you and going to costco and san pelligronos and chocolate crossaints and i lov eyou mommy and you are so sweet and my best friend in the whole wide world and i can't wait for you to meet al my missionary friends one day amd everybody says that they cant believe I just got done with training because i am so confidant and a good teacher. what blessings!  I hope I get to be a Sister training Leader sometime on my mission. Sis Nichols was one, and I loved my week with her

*So I tried to drive back to Borger from Lubbock and I got TERRIBLY lost and accidently drove to New Mexico and I just cried and cried hahahahah. President Heap called me. It was really bad and really embarrassing. 

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