Monday, July 22, 2013

Week 21 (Buin w/Hermana Irrazaba)


I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE my new area! We are working in a branch of about 70-80 members assisting and we have TEN missionaries (including a senior couple)!  We have 4 Elders and then 4 Hermanas too.
In the house I live in we have SIX hermanas! ... its a tiny house for 6 hermanas! its and adventure to say the least!

Oh just an FYI, in Rancagua we only have an hour to write our families.... I'm going to die.

This week has been amazing!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE (times infinity) my companion! She is absolutely AMAZING! AND Buin is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO different from Lontué!  Lontué is super campo [rural], but Buin is like small city.  It is so easy to get anything you need here!  THEY EVEN HAVE A MCDONALDS!!!!!!!  I think my comp and I are going to go eat there after we finish writing... I have never been so excited to see or eat McDonalds in my life...come to think of it I don't think I've EVER been excited to eat at McDonalds before today!  Our house is cute but, like I said, small for 6 hermanas.  We only have one shower, and that gets a little complicated, but we all get along really well and are super happy! Honestly, the first day we went out and worked here (my birthday) I thought I was in paradise! AND the coolest part is that where we are working is still a little smaller town kind of place (we have to take a taxi to get where we are going everyday).  AND our investigators, OH our investigators!  I LOVE THEM SO MUCH ALREADY!  We are working with a couple families and with quite a few people with a LOT of problems such as alcoholism, addiction to drugs, prostitution, BUT it is amazing to be able to feel of the Saviors love for these people and learn to see them as the Savior does.  Even more amazing is being able to SEE what the gospel is helping them to do and that it really CAN COMPLETELY change lives!  It's such a blessing to be able to work with them and see them changing little by little.  This weekend we have a baptism, our investigator who is getting baptized is named Patricio and he's like 18 years old and has a great testimony and a great attitude!  As much as I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the people in Lontué, I almost feel like I have finally arrived in the Promised land after wandering in the desert.  BUT I can't even begin to express how much I have learned and how much it has strengthened me to have worked and struggled there!  I wouldn't trade it for the world! 
My companion's name is Hermana Irrazabal (accent on the second "a") she is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the Sister Missionary Coordinator, and SO amazing!  I want to BE her when I grow up!  She is SUCH a good missionary, so dedicated and diligent and LOVING, everything!  And SOOOO adorable!  I'll have to send some pics after I buy a camera.

Anyways, times almost up, BUT I love you all to pieces!  I hope you are living up the summer and enjoying all the time together as a family!  You're the best family in the whole world!  Be safe!  Make the kids send me letters and pictures while they have a little time at home ;) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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