Hey everyone! This week was sooooo fun! It's definitely interesting to leave your trainer...it opens your eyes to a lot of things. I am forever grateful for Hermana Aspitia and her example of...everything. She is an amazing person and missionary and blessed my life and my mission so much. Right now she's training another gringa. That girl has more patience than anyone I know!
This week we worked like mad women trying to figure everything out in our semi-new sector. I caught up on a lot of laughs and memories with Grove City AKA Hermana Grover...and I love her so so much! We were told by an old lady that our spanish was "pobre" but I think she was just having a rough day because our spanish isn't that bad. The issue is when both people don't understand it...you have problems. BUT we are learning lots. And we say about every two seconds "Bueno...vamos orar" or "Yeah, let's pray." Praying works, I'm telling you! Also a little kid dropped wet toilet paper on Hermana Grover and we got yelled by a crazy old man with his "Santa Biblia" about Joseph Smith. Good news is I understood about half of it and told him that I worship Jesus Christ and to have a good day. He left in fooms. (That's a word, right? like fire..smoke..)
There is a little girl here that we are working with that didn't get baptized because she was scared of water. I've been visiting her and this last week she said "I'm going swimming with my cousin this week, I love to swim." So...looks like the fear of water is gone! I can feel like there are so many miracles waiting in this sector. Republica—AKA the city—is whatever you make it and has more potential than most sectors in the mission. I'm grateful to have another cambio here and feel like there is still a great work to do in Santiago Central.
This week I've been thinking about the pioneers...nerdy, but I have no shame. I came across this in the new Liahona:
"Will you live true to the faith of your ancestors? Strive to be worthy of the sacrifices they made for you." -George Albert Smith.
I am so grateful to come from the lineage of Ephraim and to have the chance to share with my brothers and sisters from all around the world (another thing about this sector..the world lives here!) how we can go back to our Heavenly Father.
Also we went to get our visas today and waited in line for a good 6 hours, so sorry no pictures because I don't have my camera! and I promise if you wrote me in the last two weeks or so, I will write you back next week si o si!