Estoy super feliz que Ustedes esten super feliz. This has been a great week. Time is flying by! Can you believe it´s May?! What! Aleksi´s done with school. Cassie´s going to be a SENIOR. and Mitchell has four months left! and I´ve almost completed SIX months on the mission. Time. Life here in Puerto Vara´s is great. Elder Arce and I are working really hard and I´m hoping I don´t get transferred this next cambio because that´s when we get to see the progress of our efforts. (Transfers are the 23rd of May). But we´ve been teaching Roberto´s sister, he´s been with us every lesson. It´s so incredible. Klarivel. I love them so much. Rodrigo and Karina have a baptism fecha for the 20th. We´ve been working with them for a long time so I´m praying they´ll make the changes necessary to make the goal a reality. There are so many great members here. I think if I leave, I´ll be depressed. This is my birth place. I started here. But I try not to think about it since it´s far in advance. I just really like this sector.
I´m relieved mom liked Nick. That makes me feel better. and to know he served a mission. He went from a -34 to -15 now. We still need Eva. then Cassie. then dad. and then Mitchell. and then we´ll see. But I´m glad he treats you right and is head over heals for you, that´s how it should be. I´m happy Cassie sent me a one worded email, she´s just so busy with her job now. Understandable. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! Whoo! In honor of your birthday, I ate a mil ocho cinquentos. It´s this HUGE pork sandwhich with avacado, tomatoe, cheese and onions. The papito of the missionaries in our zone has a little restaurant and those sandwhiches are famous. It was delicious. Thank you for raising me in the gospel. For surrounding me with my three best friends. and providing me with everything I´ve ever needed. I love you dad. Thank you mom for all the details about your trip and Nick. I feel like I was there taking notes. Mitchell, an ENGLISH-non HARRY POTTER fan? those exist? Train well.
Here is a list of random things that happened this week:
A horse got hit by a car. Everyone was talking about it. and then WE DROVE PAST IT! in a collectivo and it was HUGE and on the side of the road. blood everywhere. Poor guy. Just makes you realize how short life is. haha, sorry I shouldn´t make jokes. It was random though.
We were talking to this old man in his door and then in the background, the XFILES music came on!!! AHHHH. CHILDHOOD NIGHTMARES! I couldn´t focus. I was freaked out. That music!
We were talking to another man in his store, and he had a set of twins and guess what there names were? okay, I´ll just tell you - Annakin and Lea. hahah.
We were eating once at a menos activos house and then they put on music. But not just anyone, TAYLOR SWIFT! Luckily we were leaving or I would´ve died.
We have a noche de hogar with Klarivel, Roberto, Yoanna, Rodrigo, Karina and members Alex and Rafaela tonight. Three investigators in one lesson. I´m hoping it goes well. I got lots of letters this week! Mom, I hope I don´t get transferred because I don´t know if the package with the stuff you bought for Mamita will arrive on time. Did you put some of the gillette gel deodorant? they don´t sell it here. And for mothers day for Mamita and her family, Elder Arce and I are going to make Chicken pot pie. I know, I know. I´m such a chef. Good thing you had me bake for you every last day while I was home...haha I joke! But I think I remember the recipe. Two cans of mixed veggies, sour cream, corn, chicken obviously. and I think that´s it? oh gosh. We´re going to buy it all right now.
In the photos: I just bought the penguin jacket-sweater, I love it. You know you want one. They come in all colors. and with Llamas on the front instead of penguins.
For skype! I can´t believe I´ll talk to you in less than a week!!! I love you family. NO tears! Promise?! But the only time I can do it is at 3pm MY time. You´ll have to figure out the time difference. and maybe leave church early...sorry. I went on the skype and it´s all set up perfectly (thanks Aleksi!) So I´ll talk to you in SIX DAYS!!!!
I love you all to the moon and back and past the sun and out to pluto. (I stole that from Alexa haha)
But I love you,
p.s. I want to give my all to the Lord. My mind, my might, my strength, and most importantly, my heart.