Thursday, June 12, 2014

Transfers and Spainards


we went to the temple today so this is gonna be speedy! 

We added a Spainard this week! His name is Ferran and he's straight from Barcelona. They speak spanish with a lisp there. so I'm like uhh... flash back to training when i didn't understand anything haha. He's so great! He's the neighbor of the Salinas family that got sealed last week! Ferran came to church and really liked it! He looks like a normal white guy dad-type.. trippy! I have giant eyes whenever he's talking to me because he looks like he should speak english! haha. He's learning english so he really respects that we learned spanish. 

Cari and her family were not able to come to church this week because Cari had a bad reaction to some medicine. The elders went with us yesterday to give her a blessing and it was so powerful. The priesthood that they hold, the same authority that Jesus used to heal the sick is on the Earth today. and worthy men use it to bless the lives of others. They placed their hands on her head and it was like WOOSH, the Spirit filled the room. a feeling of the love that our Heavenly Father has for Cari. gosh I love being a missionary. 

One of our old investigators, Janet, young teenager that we had dropped because we thought she wasn't interested, called us last night! She wants to come to church! miracle! She said the prayer when we left her last night and she called me "Hna S'more" haha 

fun facts:

car washes are a big thing because it doesn't rain very much here! 

one of the older hermanas in our ward, Hermana Ochoa, watches LUCHAS FOR FUN! haha did I already tell you this? she like to watch people like Nacho Libre beat eachother up. and her sons and daughters send her grandchildren to her house to watched luchas as punishment. 

the speakers in our car broke.. and they won't be getting fixed.. so we go old school and we have a battery powered CD player in the front on the floor - DJ hermana Skidmore whatuppp!

Yeah so transfers! We're staying! I am so unbelievably elated about it. Gosh I love being a missionary. It's funny this week I've really been thinking about improvement.. how we know what we should do but sometimes we still mess up and I'm like "whyyyy hermana skidmore!? have you learned nothing!?" I'm so grateful for a patient Heavenly Father that sees our potential when we just don't. I've realized that if we think we've "arrived" if we think we've got it under control.. we're wrong.. haha it is a process of constant improvement. It takes a lot of humility and determination. and reconition of how much we depend on our Savior as our example and our Redeemer. that He was willing to go through all that he went through for each and every one of us. 

Les quiero a la luna de regreso (don't know if that actually translates ;)

Hermana Skidmore