Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Week 66 - January 28, 2014

Querida Familia!

Como le va?  Estoy muy bien gracias!  So this week we had some sad news in our tripanionship.  We got a call on Tuesday evening and one of the spanish sisters down south became ill and she had to go home, and because we were the trio Hna Escalante was asked to go to Las Cruces and be Hermana Biancardi's new companion.  We were all bummed, but we were still happy for the time we did get to spend together.  Apparently we learned too quickly how to be an awesome trio, so we didn't need to stay together.  One neat thing about that was President Miller mentioned to me this past week that when it was transfer planning last time he felt like he should make a trio, but he wasn't sure why.  Well not even three weeks in and we can see how inspired it was to put us in a trio.  However, that does mean that the person that actually knew the area is now gone and Hermana Budge are trying to figure out our new area.  Plus the Elders came in last week, so we had all of that to get prepared and hand over.

Funny story about giving the Elders their area.  At first we planned to buy some pink crepe paper so we could decorate their apartment all pretty (my old apartment) but the zone leaders needed the key early to put stuff in their apartment, so we never got a chance to go through with that plan.  However, we did have their investigator board at our apartment, so we had fun making it pretty for them.  There first reaction was priceless.  We were just laughing.  I am sure that now having had it for a week it must look a lot more manly. :-)

So today we are emailing late because we decided to go play again this morning.  Today we went to the aquarium with the Tome sisters, Hermana Mitchell and Hermana Nunez.  We had a lot of fun.  Lots of fishies everywhere!  We even got to pet a sting ray!  He was a little slimy, but after the first touch you just want to keep touching them.

This past week we had interviews with President Miller.  Some people take a little longer than others.  I think I spoke with him for less than 5 minutes.  I guess that means I must be doing ok if he doesn't seem to be worried about me at all.  :)  After our interview he asked me to translate a call for him with a new senior sister who just arrived from Peru and is serving down in El Paso.  I said I would, but I was super nervous to talk on the phone.  Well it turned out that she was with another senior couple down south who speaks both languages, so they ended up translating and I was off the hook.  Whew.  I am sure I could have done it, but it would have been intimidating to translate for the President.

This week we have been focusing on finding.  It seems like we are always focusing on that.  Hmmm, there must be something about finding people and missionary work that is just closely related. hehehe :)  We have been talking to lots of great people, but it is always frustrating when they set up an appointment with us and then don't answer the door when we come by.   It wouldn't hurt our feelings if you tell us no in the first place, but it is sad when we can hear you inside with all the lights on and you peak through the curtains "very sneakily" and then don't answer the door.  Sigh oh well it's just a part of the experience.

Our most exciting news of the week is that Crystal has accepted a baptismal date along with her two children.  We had an amazing lesson talking about the gospel of Jesus Christ and then they picked a date for the middle of February.  Well then right after that she became madly ill with the flu and the poor dear has been throwing up all week.  To make sure that she has enough time to fully feel better and that we can teach her everything, we are probably going to be changing her baptismal date for the beginning of March.  It has been so wonderful to watch them little by little learn about the gospel and see their desire to follow the Savior grow.  I will keep you updated on what happens with them.

All in all, it's been a another wonderful week.  We still have lots of work to do, so we will keep on moving.  I hope everyone has a great week!

Les quiero mucho!
Hermana Klaus

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