Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"I can't feel the left side of my faith!" - Hna Voss

Friends and family, 

Life has been crazy. So here's the rundown. 

Monday: We were in a trio with Sister Kaleopa all day, after we said goodbye to Hna Bittle. :( So sad. We had a good time in the trio, though. :) We got a ton of goodbyes said. We saw the Osorios, the Bugarins who were having an FHE with the Huertas, the Burrs, and the Rodriguez. Saying goodbye to the Rodriguez was the worst thing of my life. :( 

Tuesday: I was in a car, all day. Because I'm back in Denver! In my first area, actually! Which is super weird, but also super, super good. We didn't get to Denver until 7 pm. So I was quite literally in a 12 passenger van all day. #roughlife And I had to say goodbye to a lot of missionaries, that was sad. But mostly life is good. My new companion is Hermana Voss. :) This is only her second transfer speaking Spanish, so we're learning a lot. Which is good. 

Wednesday: We got our oil changed, which took all day. And Hna Chandler wasn't feeling well, so we hung out with them all day. It was so nice to be back with Hermana Chandler! :) Reunited and it feels so good! 

Thursday: We had our first District Meeting, and that was great. This district is weird. I miss my Montrose District. Who ever thought I'd say that? But I do. This District is cool though, and I finally get to serve around Elder Baker. So. That should be fun. Also we taught Lucero. :) She's my favorite. I'm so excited we're teaching her still.

Friday: Weekly planning. We're going to try a ton of formers, and we dropped a ton of people. Gotta get this area going again. 

Saturday: We had a meeting with our STLs about our goals and visions for this transfer. So that was good. Then we did musical number practice. I got to be reunited with Santiago, mi abuelito! <3 I love him! SO that was really, really happy. He was so happy to see me that he hugged me. Grandpa rule is a thing! :) 

Sunday: We were at church all day. From 9-4. I was reunited with a ton of my favorite people. But my favorite reunion was with Emma and her kids. <3 I love them! We ate dinner with the Hernandez family, and they made the best pizza of my entire life. SO good. 

Yesterday: Hna Voss needed to get a filling fixed, so we were at the dentist's office. We were sitting there, and come to find out that the dental hygienist has been reading the Book of Mormon. So we're like, oh that's cool. We'll send some English missionaries to you. She starts talking to us a little more, after the dentist leaves, and just tells us her story. Come to find out, she's a whole lot more comfortable in SPANISH! So I started talking to her. She was telling us about her sister, who recently had a son died. So I explained to her briefly the plan of salvation. Mind you, all of this is going on while Hna Voss is getting her tooth worked on. So awkward. But I got her phone number, her address, and an appointment scheduled with her. :) It was so great. Such a miracle. Then we taught Magdalena and talked to her about the Atonement, which she knew absolutely NOTHING about. (She's a less-active, who was basically inactive from the time she got baptized until now.) She loved it though. The Spirit was really strong. 

I'm mostly happy to be back in Denver. I love this ward, and there's a ton of really cool changes that are happening here. 

If you want to send me mail for the next 5 weeks, my address is:
7160 W. Cedar Ave #1 
Lakewood, CO 80226
If not, I'll be home at the end of the 5 weeks anyway. ;) 

Love and miss you all, 
hermana sherilyn harper