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Monday, August 26, 2013

#1's Weekly Email: Week #10

It's been an interesting week for us as #1's family. According to the Philippines News Agency, Masinloc was announced to have been in a state of calamity on Tuesday. Knowing that these are the last days and that things are going to be this way, but also knowing that she serves the God who created this earth and knows all, we trust Him. He will do what is best for her. We have waited patiently all week to hear to know if everything has been alright. This email was a breath of fresh air.

I was unable to connect with #1 as she emailed last night, so I wasn't able to get the details from her about who she's teaching and other specifics of her week; however, Sister P's mom forwarded me a photo of the MTC crew reunited, so I have included that as well.


Magandang umaga po!

Sister Hess here with your local news from Masinloc, Zambales, Olongapo, Philippines :) 

This past week has been very interesting. I've learned a lot. The language is becoming easier to understand but when I speak it, my grammar is horrible.... I am constantly working on it.... 

I've really tried this week to really listen to the people and try to understand. It really is becoming easier. 

There hasn't really been any flooding in my area. We're high up. The only adventures this week has been more mud. But! I bought a pair of pink rainboots so I can walk around without any problems now :) YAY! I love those boots. 

So this week, we had follow-up training. I got to see all my sisters from my district in the MTC and it was amazing to see them. We've all grown so much. It was kind of like when Alma runs into the sons of Mosiah to see them again. 

It's crazy to think that we've already been here a month. It's gone by so fast. But I'm still loving it and still working hard and because of that I can feel Heavenly Father and the Savior's hand in my life. I've never felt closer to them than I do now. I know that they really help their missionaries. 

The people are still so amazing. I really want to become like them. They care about EVERYONE even if you're a different religion or just are different in general. I really hope that can rub off on me. 

Sister C. and I are working hard together. She still tells me ways to improve every night and I'm really working hard to make sure that those things happen.

So today, we have a zone activity :) I'm so excited. I get to wear jeans! Sister C. thinks I'm crazy because wearing jeans is my favorite thing ever. I just hate wearing skirts constantly. And she still thinks I'm like a boy because of how I act. But when you grow up with tons of boys and hang out with boys all the time, you're bound to get some boy-like characteristics. hehe I think it's really funny.

The food is still amazing. I eat everything. Even if I don't know what it is. The food is definitely not a problem for me :)

Ok so yup. That's this week. Thank you for all your prayers. I know that this is where I'm supposed to be right now and I know that the church is true. I love you all! 

Mahal kita!
-Sister Hess

Magandang umaga po = Good morning
Mahal kita = I love you

1 comment:

LeAnn said...

There's nothing like receiving a letter from your missionary. I loved this one. I especially enjoyed my daughters missionary emails. What joy it is to have a missionary in the field. I am glad she is safe.

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