We had a short P-Day last week because we went to the Temple on Wednesday so we had to cut our P-Day short by three hours. I just took a nap...surprise!:) My favorite word in Spanish is CIESTA (that means nap:). Then later that night we played Phase 10 with a less active and her boyfriend. Which I got beat...which we all know how competitive I am haha:)
Tuesday was just a calm normal day of missionary life. We have had a hard time
finding new investigators because a lot of the people here are just here for
the season. But the people we have been
teaching are amazing.
On Wednesday we went to the Temple, which was amazing. I could just feel the Savior's love. It is amazing how incredible
Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ really are. Then we went to Red Robin
for lunch (in Reno), then we traveled back up to Tahoe. We had dinner at the member's house where we will be staying from June 15 to the 29. We have to stay there because the other family is having family come and stay and they need our house area. But you can still
send mail to the same address :). Please send letters, I love receiving and
writing letters :). After dinner on Wednesday I got really sick, we came home and I blew
chunks! So Thursday we stayed home all day because I was not feeling gooooooooood
at all, and Hermana Cordle felt a little sick to. So Thursday just consisted of
me sleeping all day and not eating anything.
We had to go back to Reno on Friday because that was the day we said goodbye
to our Mission President and his wife. President Hermansen gave everyone a hug,
including the Sisters, and to be honest, that was weird hugging a dude, for not
hugging someone for 6 months haha.
On Saturday we
went to help clean a house. It took us 5 hours and it still wasn't all the
way done when we left. Sister Cordle and I got put on el bano duty! We killed so
many cockroaches! It was muy malo! I just kept thinking of that
one time when Dad forced me to clean that family's house with all the
cats. I remember driving in the truck and he said, "you know why I made you go
right?" I just rolled my eyes in my head and didn't really think of the reason.
But he responded with love and a smirk on his face, "because it is going to
prepare you for your mission, you are going to encounter houses way
worse." It was a humbling experience and it made me realize Heavenly Father
loves EVERY ONE of his children, no matter what! So what I am trying to say is
Thank you Mom and Dad for TRULY preparing me for my mission! That night went to a member's house and played basketball with the dad and kids. Sister Cordle just hung out with the mom while I played. This
experience just reminded me that it really is the little things in life that
mean the most.
On Sunday we went to church, learned about agency, taught Relief Society in
Spanish, went home had lunch, took a little nap, watched a video with the members we live with that the Bishop wanted us to watch about giving the sacrament back to the
Savior, packed our stuff and moved some of it over to the member's house where we will be staying and had dinner with
Today we will be packing and moving, remember
you can still send mail:) It's funny because I don't think I ever really thought I would be a
missionary, speaking Spanish (and people actually being able to understand me),
and having the experiences I am having on my mission, or meeting the wonderful
people I have been meeting! And to be honest I don't think I realized exactly
how much my mission would change me for the better or prepare me for my future
family and life, or help me cope with my childhood. My eyes have been opened up
more and more as the time goes on. I still have awhile on my mission and a lot
of experiences lie ahead of me, good and the not so good, but no matter what
happens this Church is true and Heavenly Father is ALWAYS HERE!
Yo quiero compartir mi testimonio en espanol. yo se que con todo mi
corozon, esta Igelsia, es la Iglesia de Jesucristo. Esta Iglesia es verdadera!
La Igelsia de Jesucristo de Los Santos de los Ultimos Dias es verdadera! Morire
una Mormona! Te amo mucho mi familia!