The Work has just gotten sweeter!

The Work has just gotten sweeter!
Espirito Santo, Brasil

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Less than One Month Left in Mexico

Hola Familia!

I can´t believe I am emailing again! This week went by so fast...the days just melt together and I can´t remember what happens on certain days because they all feel like I am doing the same thing each day.
Well, I will go chronologically. Last Wednesday was tough. We taught our “fake” investigator and it didn´t go very well. We tried to just speak to him in Spanish but we were stumbling for words most of the time and we were just so frustrated. Hermana Childs went into a separate room and then I went in and she was crying. We both started crying, it is the first time I really missed you guys, and vented about how hard the mission was...and it has only been a week!! Our teacher came in and talked to us and told us to believe in ourselves and that we could do it. He is such a blessing to all of us.

So just some fun stuff that happens here in Mexico....we have huge palms trees here and during the middle of the day, they are FULL of green parrots! It is so cool! Also, at night, people like to shoot cannons from the mountains...I don´t know why, but it sounds like the Hunger Games!! Like a tribute has died or something..haha, we always kiss our fingers and put them in the air when they do that....even though District 12 has the exclusive right to do that. We are District 14 but we don´t care.

I love to put hot sauce on EVERYTHING!!!!! It is so good! I even put this spicy pepper stuff on my strawberry ice cream...I know that sounds weird but I thought it was good. Mexico is growing on me :)

Last week Hermana Childs and I were asked to be Sister Training Leaders!! Woot Woot! Super stoked for that. We got a new district this week and most of them are going to Chile! They are awesome and I just love everyone in my branch. Branch 14 is the best!
We got our new night teacher....he was the fake investigator. He is 21 and is married and his wife is pregnant. He is probably the happiest person I have met in my entire life. Whenever he comes into class, he gives all the elders a hug and I can´t help but smile when he is teaching. He is great. All my teachers are awesome.

Hermana Childs and I taught the District Lesson on was about spending our time wisely. We did a really good job, Heavenly Father helped us out a lot.
So our favorite Latino Elders left on Monday :( Super sad day....they were so awesome. They always wanted to take pictures with us; one of them wrote us the sweetest note. Even though we couldn´t understand them a lot, they were so much fun and made me so happy. I am so excited to teach people like that in Salt Lake.

So here is some EXCITING NEWS!!! On Feb. 9, the CCM is being dedicated and I will be here for it!!!! YAY!!! A member of the 12 Apostles is coming and Hermana Childs and I were interviewed for a video they are gonna show for it! They are also putting together a choir and I really hope I get to be in it. I would love that so much. I can´t wait for that day! I am so glad I get to be here.

So yesterday was a very emotional day. It was pretty normal during the morning but then we taught our teacher a discussion...his name is Daniel Fernandez. We were teaching him and we felt pretty confident in our lesson plan but then he started to fall ASLEEP!! I was super teacher knows that we were upset when our other investigator did it to us! But I know he is only trying to help us...he wouldn´t drive an hour and 55 minutes to make us frustrated with ourselves. Well, even though I knew that, I still felt down and depressed. The language barrier gets so irritating sometimes. I know what I want to say but I just don´t know how to say it! Well, during our night class, Hermano Montes started asking us how we were feeling about the CCM and I just started crying! I couldn’t hold it in anymore. Hermana Childs gave me a hug and our female teacher gave me a hug too and told me that what I was feeling is normal. Then that night, Hermano Silva, our morning teacher, came into our class room while we were studying and told us that a member of our district was struggling and thinking about going home. We all prayed together and asked God to give him an answer NOW! It was one of the most amazing prayers I have ever heard. The Elder is still here! I am so happy.

 I know this Gospel is true! I know that Joseph Smith restored the true church to the earth. I know that God lives and loves his Children, so much that he sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins. Missions are tough but worth it......I love you all very much and miss you. I have pictures by my bed that I look at every day.
BTW, I need a new debit card. I need to pay for my luggage out of Mexico so if you could send that, that would be great! Let me know if you want any Mexican candy or cookies! They have a ton here.

I love you all and miss you. I pray for you every night. I am so blessed to have such a great family and such great friends. I sent a letter last week let me know when you get it.

Love you! SLY!
Hermana Warren

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