Well, I've been in this area for a long time (5 changes!) and on next Monday we'll see if I'm leaving. I only have 2 changes left, but I'm pretty sure that I'm not finishing off my mission here.... There are rumors that they're going to close our area, or combine it with a branch, but who knows! Only time shall tell...
This week was so great! We did so much crazy stuff. On Wednesday we learned to milk cows (truth be told, I have a hidden talent for milking cows...haha) for a member in the ward.
The next day we had a sister training leader come with us to have divisions in our area! We had a blast as a temporary trio for a day and I learned soooo much from her! One of the things that impacted me is that she said that she always looks for the connection. She looks into the peoples' eyes and watches as things just click for them! I started doing it and usually they just look back at me like I'm crazy, but some times it works :) She also said that we should teach so that when we get to heaven, that no one tells us "I didn't feel the spirit and I didn't feel your love!". That's the new focus: love, spirit.
Other fun tidbits from this week....
-I contacted a nun on a bus. She was waaaay nicer than anyone else on the bus that I talked to! She said that one day she might come to church ;)
-A member told me that I needed to start using a certain cream so that I could look cute. Being sassy, I responded "I'm already cute." and then she pointed to my companion and said "Not as cute as her." Sometimes the people here are just too honest... haha
-Yesterday was zone pday and we went to Sololá. It was really great! We had such a fun time and we got new zone shirts!
A spiritual sidenote: When I was thinking about this area and what miracles I've seen, I thought to myself "Well, I've only had one baptism here in my whole 5 changes." But then Heavenly Father gave me many opportunities during the week to see much I as a person have changed and been perfected. I'm not saying I'm perfect (nooooo waaaaaay.)
love you all soooo much!