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.."
Monday, December 28, 2009
The Randall's. They are awesome members we went there Christmas day.
christmas was sooo fun and i'm so lucky i got to talk to all of you (yes taylor even you). thanks for the good time :) in my christmas package is that waterbottle real melted snow or not? will you pray for norma, latrice, anthony, and the breur family. read my email to pres for info on anthony. it got in the 50 and 60s here and i froze my bum off like i wore tights and sweater brrr i do not look forward to next winter already. we got new sweet furnature in the apartment and its so so nice mom would like it and we live in one of the niest in the missin, along with our 400 cockroaches. we got it sprayed like twice already plus have traps but they just dont die. i even find in them in the fridge alive. we have only rode our bikes once in this area cause sister olson is sick and the drivers are soo bad here, so we have to be extra careful i promise i will be.did you go to a movie on christmas eve with the calls? we went to the mall christmas eve to contact but everyone was so obsessed with shopping and hurrying no one wanted to talk to us. only latins would listen. i wish i was latin so bad. i cut my own hair again this week. who needs great clips. on mothers day we can do individual calls, sorry fam for makign your 80 min turn into 40. i loooved having owen talk though especilly when he said my name it sounded like meno or something.. didnt someone used to call me that. i had a fun chrstmas with 3 meals.. ate latin, american and jamacian. i loove my neckalce, its just what i wanted and really special to me. thank you .. thank you also for all the specail mail from everyone.. i have lots to reply to! we set a baptismal date with this guy anthony that we met tracting christmas eve, he's cool but lives in a halfway house (like rehab kinda) but he's cool. he'll be baptized jan 17. well gotta go but I LOVE YOU and tlak to you all soon! have a good week and happy new year. looves hermana meryl call
merry almost christmas hows everyone? my hands are freezing in this library they've got the AC up so sorry for the typos. first will you pray for norma and latrice. next, i sent one package home for christmas. its not wrapped. i sent it last thursday. however.... i was talking to the lady at the post office about the Gospel and forgot to get delivery conformation so i'm really really hoping you get it. it is kind of goofy but oh well./ also i sent a package to taylor-which isnt wrapped so dont open til christmas-but i sent it to his martin address. dangit. so i hope you'll all get your things on time. next i have something to tell Nin. she sent me a cute bracelet and earrings for my b-day and well i cant lie cause i'm a missionary....sooo i need to confess. sarah zepeda's fam gave me this cute jewlrey from mexico for my brithday and i needed a chain for the necklace charm thing. we were at the mall and decided to exchange the bracelet for this necklace (please dont be mad and knwo i lvoed it but couldn't afford the chain otherwise!) so this girl did the exchange but it was $4 cheaper than the bracelet so Nin, thats why they put $4 back on your visa. i'm sorry i did that. pelase dont be mad. i love the earrings and already wore them. sister olsen and i moved into an elders apartment cuase we are whitewashing the elders area and it it dirty gross but we cleaned it and we have this weird machine its a washer and dryer in one. and we ahve a bajillion cockroaches. this is my new address 8200 SW 210th Street #313 Cutler Bay, FL 33189-3469 hopefully i'll stay here longer than 1 transfer. the ward was stoked to get sisters. they haven't had them in years. we aer the south-est sisters in the mission now, the keys are in my zone. i got a check from grandpa norr for my b-day, how should i cash that? should i sign it and send it home and you can deposit it in my account or what? it was sad saying bye to boynton, that was such a good ward and i loved the people. but my new ward homestead seems pretty good so far. i had a good good birthday thanks for all the cards (like one day i got 20) and presents and i am keeping my pinotta for my quensinra..i loved it and had fun thank yoU! i love all my christmas stuff it is so cute especially my tree. theere is this lady in my ward sister baker she made us beanies already and she ;lived on a sailboat in the keys for 14 eyars, dad she is obessed with sailboats and i want her to call you. she is super cool. we love her. but she's soo poor we cant turn on lights at her house or use ac or anything,. also there is the boix family who i love already. we are going to their house churstmas morning. it rained so much this weekend but no flooding. glad we had car so i didnt have to ride my bike. i sang in the mission choir and we had a really good christmas mission confrence, i wish i had more time to tell you all about it but anyways brad wilcox spoke, he was Pres Hale's mission companion. oh heads up for christmas, taylors voice is SOOO deep and he sounds just like dad.ok well look forward mucho to friday. take care.. pics will come next week, sorry no time to send any now. love you love you!!! hermana meryl call
hey guys. how's everyone doing? i have missed you a lot this past week. it was a really hard week for me but i know i wasn't alone through it. i hope you each know how hard i have been praying for you and how badly i have wished i was there, although i know i need to be here in florida. i am being transferred again tomorrow, no idea where to.. mom i know you were gonna send package to mission office today..hopefully i'll get them on saturday but if you dont think i will then maybe call the mission office tomorrow afternoon adn ask for the address of my new apartment? well i was kinda sad i didnt get the red special plate but guess waht last week at bishop's for dinner i was told to sit at a place and i really got the special plate same as we have.. i was so happy.. Heavenly Father has given me lots of little blessings like that this past week to make me smile and be happy. it has been in the 80s and 90s all week.. still waiting for the snow to fall. i got a bill from the hopsital this week saying that i was responsible for 4,486.39 ahh but after my meeting with gieco yesterday i think i'll all be paid for. dad, they are wondering if you can fax the ambulence bill. you should have the fax number. i have been extrememly blessed with all the packages i have gotten for my birthday/churstmas and want to say THANK YOU and how special that is to me. i have put them under the tree :) i am glad that you are all sounding like everything is okay. sunday was this boy ryan forrester's farewell so i gave him mom dad and mer's cells in case he needs something in route to mtc on wed. luis and sarah made me a cake and ice cream on sunday.. and today dave semon got me cake too.. everyone is so sweet to me i really wish you could be here to know how special the people here are. i will be sending a family churstmas present today..dont open it til churstmas but please dont expect much cause its not that cool... i love you guys so so much and thanks for loving me too xoxoxoxo hermana meryl
Hey Fam! How are you guys? thanks for all the little notes and messages. i got an email today from President Hale saying there will be changes in Boynton so to be sure you guys were sending stuff to mission office not apartment. sooo i think that means i will be getting transferred on my birthday next week. so if you know it will get to me before then send it to me at the apartment, otherwise send it to the office and i'll get it after transfer meeting. or if you send it to the apartment and i leave before it gets there, i will see everyone next saturday at mission conference. so anyways sorry you dont even have to send me anything but if you want, thats how it should be done. will you pray for greg, leslie, chris, robert, and clair? mom will you add my facebook requests please haha. we have an elder from my boyton ward entering the mtc the 16 and i am giving him your number parents in case he has any problems ok? my shoulder has been feeling a little better and i will not be going to a doc while in florida, so if it still hurts when i get home we'll take it from there. on monday we went to this appointment i had set up with a lady i found in the dropped files, her name is clair from jamacia. well we get there and the elders car was there. turns out they were teaching clair's granddaughter and had an appiontment at the same time. def not coinsidence. glad you got the package M and D- sorry didnt have more to send. tay, did you get both Books of Mormon? Its been about 80 all week here and i'm loving it but at the same time missing snow...we got to help sarah's family put up their christmas stuff cause she lives with her mom and mom fell down the stairs and broke both legs so we have been doing lots of service there. we took egg nog and apparently latins dont drink it cause all 4 kids that were there had never tried it and thought it was weird hahah. we met these guys from turkey they are twins actually and are so excited for us to teach them so i am really excited this week for that. even though i cant even pronounce their names. i was so sad i missed camille 's baptism will you please tell her how happy i am for her? wish i couldve been there. oh i got this tape from steven and i cant stop listening to the part where owen talks.. OWEN TALKS?! who knew. i had no idea. he says i love you.. thats my new favorite thing is to listen to.. can you check our the website pres sent me about the free conf call? i gotta get going but i love you all so so much and cant wait to talk to you SOON! xoxoxoxox hermana call