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Monday, November 29, 2010

Good Bye Photos

On the left is my convert Edwardo and on the right my convert Martin and the boy will soon be baptized his name is Gabriel were working with his dad first.

This is the photo of my amazing ward they helped me so much I am so glad I had 6 months with them

This is Ana she is a member and she is the bomb I love her. And I want her to come live in the states with me. She want to serve a mission but she is only 18. I don't think she is going to make it on a mission some man is going to come and snatch her away she is awesome.
On the left is my x mission leader he was always so patient with me from the first week I got here. He served a mission in Bolivia and is genius in the gospel. Next is our investigator Luis he will be baptized soon he knows the gospel is true its just a matter of time. Next is Oracio he is a bomb member he always helps us with our lessons. Then in the middle is my convert Ariel he was the one that was on drugs hardcore but he is clean now and he has a million friends in the church. Then we have Ana another awesome member. And then me and then Jose our new mission leader. He put together all of our baptisms and loved every second of it.
This is a picture of me and my investigator he is getting baptized on Saturday but I won't be there cause I am here. But it's ok i have a baptism here as well. If any of you are wondering yes that is his hand around my waist. Talk about awkward! haha!! my comp made fun of me forever for that one.
My dream one day is to own a motorcycle they have them everywhere here. So we took a picture of this dream :). To the left Ids Fabian he is in the bishopric and the young men president he is the bomb. On the right is Patchy we eat lunch with him and his family every Sunday he very funny and his family knows how to play the guitar.
Me and my companion Hermana Castillo our last full day together she is the bomb she really is.
This is the family we eat with every Sunday. My last day we just sang and played the guitar for hours it was bomb. One day I will come back and visit them. The grandma the one I am sitting next to said when I get off my mission I can come back and marry any one of her grandsons. haha :) she was always so funny about that!
This is one of my converts family's the dog that the little boy is holding is named Shayla for my middle name. They are a darling family and the gospel has changed there life so much.

Fils Vera what can I say Hermano Vera is blind but he is the happiest person I know. And Hermana Vera I think would make a really good Gertrude Mcfuzz she loves to wear purple.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Transfer Changes

Kara was recently transferred to a new area. She spent the first six months of her mission in the same area so it will be a good change for her.
Here is what she had to say: Now I have a new comp and I'm in San Pedro. She is a Latin and her name is Hermana Gaitan. And she doesn't speak english. I'm learning a lot of Spanish because I live with all Latins now. It has only been one day and my brain is so so tired. But I learned a lot of new words. My pension (house) is huge. We have a baptism on Saturday so that is exciting. We live in the middle of nowhere. But my old comp use to live in my pension and her members always came and visted her. So I know the members of the other branch but we will see about mine. It's going to be fun I know it :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Last Pictures Before Transfer

Its me and my companion buying stuff at chango mas (there so called Walmart) to make gorilla turds (no bake cookies)

These are our shutters. It was really windy one day and I wasn't paying attention cause I was so into my studies but our shutters were blowing back and forth. And then all the sudden I heard this big loud bang they had fallen off the hinges and fell two stories. They shattered into pieces and we decided it would be fun to put it back together even though we have no idea how. We fixed two of them and can't figure out the third and have yet to hang them up even though they feel 2 weeks ago haha the life of a missionary.
So my zone leaders call me a penguin cause one day we were eating ice cream on p-day and they kept saying paloma. I thought they were calling me one so I turned to my comp and said what is a paloma cause they keep calling me one. For all you that don't know its a penguin or a dove now they call me a penguin. And on Thursday I received bird food from them they so funny! So we made bird feeders and hung them outside our house it was way fun.
Our washer broke we thought there was a gas leak cause it smelt so bad but it was just our washer. We didn't have money to buy a new one so are zone leaders did. And one day they will get reimbursed.
Edwardo got baptized about two weeks ago he is the son of Carmen my first convert and the brother of another convert martin. I was so happy for him his dad died and he said that in a dream his dad came to him and told him to be baptized so he was. He is 12 years old and he calls me fat all the time and says I should go running he is really funny, like I would ever run!

Karina got baptized on Saturday she is the mother of Anahi she got baptized a month ago but Karina has had a tough life and her husband cheats on her with lots of other women but she has found happiness and wants to start a new life with her kids. I'm so happy for her :)
Ana is a member I love her so much she comes to all our activities!!