Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CDSM is Life

Hermana Harper and the New Missionaries
hola familia y amigos!
I have a lot of things to tell you. Colorado Denver South. So. Great. I love it here so much! I've been assigned to serve in the Denver 1 North area, which is one of two areas where Spanish speaking sisters can be assigned in the Metro area. So. City life it is, for now.
I have a random list of things I needed to tell you all. So. Here it is.
-You might be a Spanish state-side missionary if someone opens the door and you think, "Oh crap, she's white."
-Sometimes if your dinner plans fall through, you go buy a Little Caesar's Pizza and eat it on the hood of your car in the parking lot with the other sisters in your district. When in the ghetto, live like it.
-If your 18 year old district leader tells you, "Your testimony thing was sweet," it's meant to be the highest form of a compliment.
-Obedencia trae bendiciones. Obedencia perfecta trae milagros.
-The structural integrity of the roads in Colorado is crap.
-If you tell Coloradians that you miss the mountains, they get really, really offended and rant to you about how they have mountains. (This is a lie. In the city, the mountains do not exist. YOu do not ever see them.)
-Little Hispanic children are the cutest.
-If your mission president finds out that you can sing, he will make you sing a solo on your first night there.
-So many hugs/cheek kisses and handshakes. And my awkwardness just can't even handle it.
Okay, so there's that.

Other really cool thing. On our first day here, our mission president (who is the best! i love him a lot) told us that our first assignment as a missionary is to read the Book of Mormon in the first 42 days we are here. We also have to underline all of the references to Jesus Christ and write down the different names He has in the back two pages.
SO! That has been going really, really well! I absolutely love it. My love for the Book of Mormon just grows and grows every day. I love it so much. :) If you're up for that challenge. Do it. Because to read it in 6 weeks, you only have to read 13 pages a day. It's really not that much.
Colorado in the fall is BEAUTIFUL. I love it so much. I'm so glad that I got to come here in the fall. It just makes me really, really happy.
I love the people here so much. I have no idea what they're saying to me 80% of the time. But I love everyone here with todo mi corazon. Being a missionary is the greatest. I love it so much.
If anyone ever wants to send me letters, my address is:
Hermana Sherilyn Harper
7160 W Cedar Ave #1
Lakewood, CO 80228
I hope everyone is having a most wonderful life. :) I miss everyone. I especially miss Mexico right now.
Con mucho, mucho amor,
Hermana Sherilyn harper

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm.....if you drive south on Alameda Parkway and turn left at Jewell Avenue and then fine 6674 W. Colorado Avenue, you'll find the house I used to live in in Lakewood.