Florida Ft. Lauderdale Mission; Spanish speaking
Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come.
Hi welcome to my blog! I have been called to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and am speaking Spanish here in the Ft . Lauderdale Florida mission. I am currently serving in Hollywood. I am a part of the greatest work of all time.."
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
hi guys! i am in hollywood now, they had girls do transfers a day early. so i'm in this place with my new comp her name is Hermana Keller. she is so so so nice. i like her a lot already. i am trying to send pictures but i am not sure if they all worked. i tried to send a totaly of 7 so if they didnt work sorry i will send them from my gmail account next week. they were from sisters conference on friday and from our baptism on sunday. ok so i've had a BUSY week but here is all whats going on and some others things- i want the trek cd, marci do you have it? i think you do..copy that and send it to me please! and send it to tay too. its soo good. i got the jospeh cd i love that one. also i would like the RM soundtrack if anyone has it.. also haha i have some pink tanning goggles in my room-no rush but send those next time you send stuff. sorry i always ask for so much stuff!! i am so high maintaiance, at least thats what my dad always said. ok one more thing. will you get me one of those new gospel art books? THANKS! you rock. ok speaking of dad i have a joke real quick that i think is hilarious...what did one horse say when he moved next door? howdy neigh-bor. haahah i love that.ok so last week we taught jose, his wife joanna is less active they blessed thir baby jasmine a few weeks ago. anyway that lesson went so so well and he really liked hearing about the church. so hopefully they will be reactived so they can raise their family in the gospel. i am sad not to be teaching some of the poeple in hialeah that i was. we had 5 baptismal dates when i left there this morning :) so Guillermo got baptized on Sunday and it was such a neat expericnce. on satuday he kind of freaked out and said he didnt want to get baptized anymore and that he needed more time, but we told him that because he had a testimony and we taught him everything he needed to know he would be fine. so we went back late satuday night and took him his favorite donut and took 2 ward members and talked to him about everything.. then sunday he was ready and excited so after church we had the service which the ward mission leader planned and it was really nice! hopefully you got those pics. another person we were teaching is adolfo. he was what is called a "golden investiagotor" so we had been teaching him, and he felt like he was prepared to hear the gospel. he stopped smoking a few years ago and stopped all his bad habbits but then this past week we taught his word of wisdom and he didnt want to stop drinking his coffee but we asked him to pray about it and he said ok and since then he hasn't drank ANY. and trust me, he was addicted. kind of like i used to srink diet coke 24/7. that was him with his cuban coffee. we have a family working with him that lives a few blocks from him and they are being such great member missionaries. i hope all you at home are member missionaries cause that is SO important. we also had dates with omar and his dad alberto. we were teaching omar a few days ago and in the middle of our lesson omar got up and got in his truck and drove away...it was so random and we haven't talked to him since. so i have no idea what will happen with them. roberto was supposed to get baptized on sunday but has since gone missing, we have no idea where he is. we haven't heard from him since friday so we dont know if he is avoiding us or what. i hope so much that they get back in touch with him and that he can get baptized this transfer. there is a new elder that came into our missino in the middle of the transfer i got to know, i cant remember his name elder A...? but he is from el salvador and learning english. so i would try to speak spanish to him and he practiced english with me and it was so fun i loved getting to know him and hope to serve with him again. we taught this lady maibell who works at pizza hut and we had to teach her there cause she is so busy otherwise, but when we taught her the other day she gave us free pizza it was sweet.. sister conf was SOOOO fun. i met some great new friends and i learned a lot. i mostly hung out with sister olsen and sister clark. in my new area we live with ASL sisters so we are teaching them spanish and they will teach us sign!coolhuh. ok at sis conf they never talked abut missionary work. all about how we can be mothers and wives and that stuff. the huge thing they all said is that we should NOT work when we have families. i got the package thank you-the skirt is too short-oh we actually cant wear knee length but i'll take it back here or send it home. the last 4 lessons we taught in hialeah we asked them to be baptized and we got a date with 1 and i am sure the other 3 all will be bap! as soon as hialeah catches fire we will open cuba. i know it. we taught at this sweet house the other day the guy jose has like a swiss family robinson house and he climbed a coconut tree and cut us down coco's with his mishetti and cut them open and we drank the water from them it was so sweet and he has a million little chickens that follow him around and he has a sprinkler mist system set up in the trees so you lay on the hammock and be misted it was soo cool. last night i went to say bye to my fave people in hialead it was sad and they all said they would miss me and they loved me.. it was cute.. but i am 99% sure i'll serve there again one day. anyway i gotta run but i love you tons and hope all is well.. take care xoxoxo hermana meryl call