Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What it is!

what it is!

Dad! it's nice to get your email haha i don't know why i haven't been getting yours! and thank you for the lesson about the catholic church. i've actually been studying a little bit about it here and there because one of the couples we are teaching is super catholic and proud of it and they like to object to a lot of the things we have to say, so i have to make sure i really try to think how they would think and ask myself questions that i think they would ask so that i can have an answer for them. you had 42 converts?! holy hannukah, i would feel super accomplished if i left here with 10.. that's so many! i know the work is different here than it was there, but still, that's impressive. i know the spirit is the true teacher. its actually been a big help lately and i'm grateful for it.  and thank you for sharing your story/testimony with me. sometimes its hard for me to understand how non-members feel because the only thing i've ever known is the church, and so i can't really put myself in their shoes and know completely how they feel.. but we do our best! and speaking about "rezando" .... we actually went to the hospital last night to give blessings to 2 people who were in the MICU and in one of the little rooms, the ladies family was doing that. it was the first time i'd seen someone praying the rosary and i really don't understand it! its not talking at all...and i know that God hears all prayers, so what they're doing when they do that counts for something, but it really leaves me scratching my head at how lost people actually are.. just makes me that much more grateful i was brought up by goodly parents who love the Lord haha

LOLO'S. i LOVE that place. it's so good, i'm so jealous you all got to go there. and even more jealous that you went with Haley's family haha but yes, i got the newsletter and my card, thank you so much! i love your basketball pictures, but i want to see one of you dunking it! haha can you make it happen? that's so cool tho, i tell everyone that dad's a blackbelt and that you played college basketball. i have the coolest parents. i did not buy a suit, we didn't have time! the empire state building was sooooo sick! i'll send you guys some pictures. tell beto to do work in volleyball! i wish i could be there to watch him play.. blahh. but okay, i would appreciate some money for shoes haha my shoes are torn up pretty bad! no rush tho, i think they still have a little bit of life in them!

other things. things are going really well! we just had transfers today. i'm staying and so is my companion, which i'm super happy about! we are still doing work! staying super busy all of the time the days seem so long and so short at the same time. patricio and teresa are figuring out their paperwork so they can get married on the 10th. as of right now, they are on track and i'm sooo excited for them! cant wait for all this.  there are so many changes happening in the mission! the sister leadership stuff is now official and we have received 70+ missionaries in the past 6 weeks which is a TON so things are crazy. areas are getting split and a ton of people are getting transferred and it's just crazy but it's exciting at the same time. i'm just happy that i'm staying where i'm at because i love my ward and i love my companion! the weather is getting nicer still, we are starting to see a lot of the trees are growing leaves and people go outside just to hang out. its awesome. and yankees games have started and we walk past yankee stadium a lot so a TON of people are always around and a lot of members will stop us and say hi and stuff and i actually met a lady that went to westwood! i don't know if i already told you guys that? i don't remember.. cool tho right? well yeah, nothing else is really new other than that i got a hair cut yesterday so everything is okay! but yeah, sorry i don't really have other news, but i will try to make some stuff happen so that i can have some cool stories by mothers day! be thinking of what you guys wanna ask me or whatever! I love you guys so much and wish i could be there to celebrate everyone's birthday and just spend time with everyone.. take care, i'll talk to you in a week :)

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