Sunday, March 2, 2014

Chill Thyself

Gotta type so fast! This week was so fun! Lots of fotos! (that's how you say pictures in spanish, my english isn't THAT bad..) haha

I love having Hna Cuesta as my comp. We have the BEST time together. We laugh 24/7 and this week especially. 

BADADADDA READY? LISTOS!?! This is gonna be a whole lotta random comin at ya real fast. 

Mi cumpleanos: P-day! Hna Griffith planned a rad party in the park with our favorite member, Leilani Gomez (her birthday is 2 days after mine and we're the same age so we did a combined thing!). We ate cake. Threw water balloons, and somehow ended in hitting Hna Cuesta in the face with a whole lot of whipped cream.

Then we went to a different memeber's house: Hna Bastias - the one who wants me to marry the bishops son and she made Empanadas! She's from Chile :) We already have the trip planned to go visit. She said "Diga a su mama que yo soy su mamacita de la mision, mi princesa!" hahaha google translate that. 

The other night we were walking to the car through a parking lot, saw some hispanic men, they say, "Hola mamacitas, hola guapas...!" I'm all, YES contacting opportunity! Hna Cuesta: No hermana, No hermana, keeping walking keep walking keep walking... hahaahahaha. They were hitting on us.. I mean I guess I realized that later? She thought it was hilarious... she told some of our investigators and they thought it was hilarous, too... like okay let's all make fun of the help-less white girl.. haha. 

VASQUEZ FAMILY! Referral from the english elders from Livermore (different city). They couldn't find her, we went over randomly, she opened the door, we talked. We love the whole family. 3 daughters. 2 oldest ones remind me of Lauren and Leah haha. Super down to earth, gorgeous and hilarous. La mama is really interested and she already agrees with a lot of the things we teach! I'm so humbled to have the opportunity to teach these amazing people. I can just imagine seeing them going to the temple as a family... woah i love being a missionary. 

Hna Cuesta got chased by a chicken named gato (cat) that was in the middle of a neighborhood.

"Chill thyself." we were at dinner with an english member and her real voice is like Syd the Sloth - SHOUT OUT TO T$. It was the BEST. Her son was being rowdy and she just looks at him and goes, "Ryan, chill thyself." 11th great commandment. you better belive I'm going to turn that into a wall sticker for my future home. 

All the dogs around town are lookin to mate... our arms and legs have had a traumatic week and that's all I'm going to say about that.. 

We met a Puerto Rican named Ray. He's a model... in his spare time.. we actually a great conversation with him about his purpose in this life. That everything unjust about the world can be made right through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It didn't really get through.. his response to an invitation to church was.. "I don't know.. I go to the gym every day, I basically live off my body." haha. Never a boring moment.

Adrian came to church :) our Ward Mission Leader tailored the Gospel Principles class right to him and he was striaght up like, "Adrian, do you think you need to get baptized?" Adrian said, ..."" and put his head down just nodding. BREAK THROUGH. 

Met an english guy named Dave, he wanted to know why our church is different. We explained baptism! That we believe the Church of Jesus Christ has the true authority of God restored on the earth. His whole attitude changed. He was willing to pray and ask God if it's true! He races motorcycles and his solgan is "I ride faster for the Master!" haha


remember Randy and Ronnie, the awesome twins that dropped us? THEY CALLED. They want to meet. They had a falling out with some family and are willing to listen. Hna Cuesta was the one talking on the phone and they asked her if the smiley missionary was still here? haha that's been happening a lot lately, people have commented that i smile a lot and seem really happy.

Mosiah 2:41 is the answer to why :) 

Se que la vida es dificil pero el evangelio es sencillo. 

pictures aren't working.... booooo

con todo mi corazon, 

Hna Skidmaaas