Monday, November 30, 2015

Alma 5:26-27

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! We did in Montrose. :)

On Thanksgiving, we had breakfast with the Rodriguez family. Yay for Mexican food. <3 It made me so happy. Then we ate dinner with the Schillers, because they're saints basically, and offered to feed us because no one else wanted to. (Until super last minute, but that's another story.)  And we ended up going back to the Rodriguez house to teach them a lesson. They're my favorite. 
Yesterday, Alan Lerma (less-active) came to church! We struck up a deal with him and he'll be coming for a few Sundays. And I'm teaching him how to do this hair style that I didn't even know was a thing. The good news is: I figured it out, and it looks pretty good. 
Also, we had this young man named Eduardo show up at church. He is a member, but hasn't come for like 3 years. And his mom, Maria, is one of our investigators. And she came as well. Eduardo expressed to us his desire to learn more about the Gospel. And even expressed a desire to prepare to serve a mission. SO. We are really excited to start working with him! 
I spent the weekend in Delta, taking care of my Sister Training Leader, Sister Davis. She somehow scratched her eye, and then the tissue wasn't healing correctly. So a doctor scraped off the bad tissue, and it was SUPER painful. So she asked me if I could take care of her. Which, of course, I did. So I'm exhausted. But it was worth it. She's doing much better now, by the way. She just needed me to stay there, rub her back, and sing to her. Haha. 

I swear that I took pictures this week. But I'm at a really ghetto computer and I don't know where to plug things in. (I can't do technology anymore.) SO I promise that I'll send pictures next week. If I end up at a computer that I actually know how to use. Ha. 
I love and miss you all! 
Con amor,
Hermana Sherilyn Harper
PS: Alan Lerma on hair products: mousse
"Well, I mean, I didn't use a lot. Just a little fluffy bubble."

Monday, November 23, 2015

Philippians 4:13

I have to be fast this week, I'm running out of time! Struggles with public libraries! haha
This week was a struggle, it was a really hard week! 
BUT last night, we saw Jose. And we got to put him on date for December 12, and he's going to make it this time! He told us he's ready to get baptized! :) We're really, really excited! 
Transfers are next week, if you have mail to send, probably send it to the mission office! 
999 East Tufts Ave 
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113 

I love and miss you ALL! 
Con amor!
Hermana Sherilyn Harper 

-The quote: 
Kevin: So....they were the people that killed Jesus?
Luis and I: .......yeah. 
Kevin: That's SO SAD!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Alma 7:11-12

Hna Salazar and I, reunited. <3 (We cried when we saw each other
All of my junior companions. :)
Friends and family, 
This week was crazy. 
On Tuesday, we got to have a general authority talk to us. Elder Wilford W. Anderson and his wife came to speak to us and it was AMAZING. I learned so much! Plus, I got to be reunited with a ton of my favorite people. And we found out that JOSE ISN'T GOING TO JAIL UNTIL JANUARY!! We're excited to keep teaching him!

On Wednesday, we had interviews with President Murdock. Taught Bertha Garcia and her family. I love them! President Osorio came with us and he got really bold with them, which I think they desperately need. They still didn't come to church. But we're really working on them. Oh, also, there was the first snow of the year. It all melted by the end of the day, so it wasn't actually real.
Thursday we taught Jose. He told us about a lot of concerns that he has. He seems a ton more open and receptive right now to really change. We're probably going to have to re-teach him everything, but we're excited about it. Because he'll actually listen, learn, and apply now. We saw the Rodriguez family, too. I love them! They're moving into their own trailer finally, so they won't feel uncomfortable having us come over to visit them anymore.
Friday we had weekly planning and our branch activity at the Burr's house. It was a ton of fun. We played this game where you had to draw a question out and tell two stories from this question: one truth and one lie. 
My question was: If you were an animal, which animal would you be? Why? 
#1. A giraffe, because I'm already tall, so I could just keep being tall and just walk around doing nothing but eating leaves and it would be awesome. 
#2. A koala. Because they sleep for 22 hours a day. When they're not sleeping, they're eating. They're really cute and cuddly, but they're also really aggressive and will scratch your eyes out. 
We also started exchanges, I went to Delta with Sis Johnson. She drove into a median in the middle of the road. I thought I was going to die. 
Saturday I spent with English people. Rough life. They're definitely not as nice as Hispanics. We ended our exchange early, because Sis Davis was sick, and I went home and washed all of my bedding. And the dryer broke, so it was this big disaster. Fun times. 
Sunday, the Branch Presidency got changed up. Hno Bugarin is the 2 consejero now, and I'm so excited! It's going to be such a great, fresh change that this branch desperately needs! Also, I just love the Bugarins so I'm so glad that they're in our branch now! <3 Then we had to go home, because Hna Chavez got sick. 
Today, it's actually snowing. Like it's the first REAL snow of the year. I'm sad. But it'll be okay. 
We have Sisters Conference this week, so I get to see my favorite people again. :) 
I love and miss you all!
Hermana Sherilyn Harper 
-This morning, Sister Schiller (the member we live with) asked me, 
"Can you drive in the snow?" 
The first "snow" in Montrose
I laughed. I was like... ".....uhm....I'm from Montana?" hahaha.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Mosiah 3:19

Well, I have to admit that I hadn't really thought at all about what I was going to say in this email. So suffice it to say, it'll be another short one. But we all know that it's a normal thing anyway. ;) 
Nothing particularly exciting happened this week. But this coming week, there's going to be a looooooot happening. 
For example, a general authority will be here to talk to us tomorrow. And I have to sing a solo in front of him, as well as HALF of my mission. So I'm freaking out about that. BUT I'm really excited because I get to see a ton of my favorite people! <3 And that makes it all worth it. 
This week will be going by ridiculously fast. 
Tomorrow: Talk with a general authority. 
Wednesday: Interviews with President Murdock 
Friday: Weekly planning, weekly branch activity, and start exchanges 
Saturday: end exchanges. 
It's going to be a blur. And it probably will be for the rest of the transfer. 
Time goes by way too fast. 
As for my funny quote of the week, we were teaching one of our less-actives outside. Because he's a single guy and we didn't have a member with us. So he decides that he's going to go inside and make us hot chocolate. When Hna Chavez got hers, and mine was being made, she looked at me and says, 
".........should we bless it?"
I love her! 
Okay, I love and miss you all. And hope you have a fabulous week! 
Con amor,
Hermana Sherilyn Harper

Monday, November 2, 2015

Doctrine and Covenants 24:8

Pumpkin Smashing Crew <3
I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween! 
Hermana Chavez and I certainly did! 
We had our branch activity on Friday night, but it was combined with the two English wards that also meet in our building. There were SO MANY PEOPLE! And we had a bunch of people show up as well! Jose, Teodoro, la familia Moreno, some random lady we tracted into and all of her family, and Chelsey and her girls! It was awesome! We had a really good time. 
On actual Halloween, we were going to carve pumpkins with Jose. BUT he flaked on us. I was really sad. But it was okay, because we did something even better with them. We went to see la familia Rodriguez (loves of my life, basically) and we decided that we would go smash all of the pumpkins we had with Luis and Kevin. Their mom, Noemi, came with us and was taking pictures and videos of our pumpkin smashing adventures. It was so much fun. Who knew that throwing pumpkins on the ground with a couple of teenage boys would be so fun? 
The rest of the week was kind of strange. Pobrecita Hermana Chavez got sick. And then I was not too well myself. So we rode the struggle bus this week. But it all worked out anyway. 
Today, the Montrose Zone is starting sacrifices. No one would agree on anything, so we're all doing companionship sacrifices. 
Hermana Chavez and I are sacrificing listening to music for the month of November. It's going to KILL ME. But it's worth it. Because we're sacrificing for great reasons. Like bringing souls unto Christ. :) 
This week will be the only normalish, kind of slow week for the whole transfer. And then after that, it's picking up and going CRAZY. So many meetings. But I'm excited for all of them. 
Life is great! I hope you all know how much I love and miss you! 
Con amor,
hermana sherilyn harper 
P.S. I don't really have a funny quote from the week. Because the one that was really funny, you would just have to hear my wonderful Mexican companion say it. We were talking about my middle name (Elyse) and how it's supposed to be pronounced vs. how we actually pronounce it. And she said, 
"At least you could write it Alyse." It was too funny. And I'm sorry you can't hear how she said it. :(
That awkward moment their is a heart in your driveway...