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Sunday, August 18, 2013

#1's Weekly Email: Week #9

Wow! Look how quick I am this week. I only got to email with #1 for a very short time today. She said her computer wasn't working very well, so no photos this week either. I'm hoping for some next week. We shall see.

She mentions the package I sent her. I think I've mentioned it before, but just in case I haven't, the fact that it was full of feminine hygiene products is significant in this email--just a little fact you might want to know before you read what she's written here.


So this week, because of the flood, EVERYTHING is muddy.On Tuesday, we decided to be geniuses and visit the investigators in Santa Rosario which is full of rice fields.... So! We had to march across the rice fields and I am an extreme klutz here so I kept getting my shoes stuck in the mud and ended up walking barefoot for most of it. It was actually really fun. A definite adventure if I do say so myself. 

We had mission prez interviews this week. They were fun. I love President Q. I know that he is called of God and I feel the spirit every single time he testifies to us. He's an amazing man. I'm so grateful that he is my mission president. 

I also got the package that you sent, Mom :) Thank you for it. It got here really fast and no one got into it. Funny story, the elder that handed it to me told me that I was expected to share the contents hahahaha I don't think that would be a good idea.... (wink*wink*)

Yesterday, I had to give a talk in church. Totally impromptu and it was about praying with faith. One of the sisters came up to me afterwards and thanked me and said that it was very inspirational. Cool :) 

It's very interesting here. We try to teach families but the couples are usually not married. It's very hard for people to get married here because it's so expensive. It's very sad for them.

Yesterday was weird in the teaching department. We taught a man who was so prepared for us. That was really cool. I asked him to be baptized and he said he would! YAY! But after we went and taught two other investigators. The first is a 14 year old boy. He reminded me a lot of G. Not a lot of enthusiasm for anything. We asked him to be baptized too and he say maybe. The last people we taught was the weirdest. They were very friendly but they were also very into their religion. They're Baptist. We tried to teach them but one of the men kept interrupting us and wanting to teach us the words of the Bible. He was very well versed in the Bible. He didn't want to hear what we had to say. He just wanted to debate. It made us very sad. I hate when people are hard-hearted and closed-minded. We just keep praying for them. 

So yup. That was this last week. The food is still amazing and we're still good and happy. The main thing that I'm learning is that I have a lot of things to improve on in myself. I am proud and stubborn and I have a very strong personality. I am working on becoming more humble this week and more teachable. I'm trying to become more patient. I am constantly praying that I will be able to be humble and start focusing on the work right now. I need to learn to forget myself. So that's what I'm going to work on this week. 

I know that this church is true with all my heart. I know that Heavenly Father will help us with whatever we ask him for. 

I love you all and I miss you!
-Sister Hess

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