Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Email #37 (Queen Creek, AZ)

May 5, 2014

Hola Familia!
My new companion is awesome!!! Her name is Hermana Woolstenhulme (it's a crack up to listen to the members of our ward try to sound that out... hahaha) and she is from Salt Lake City, UT. She went to the one and only East High (yes-that East High, the one in High School Musical... WILDCATS, GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!!!). She is probably one of the sweetest people in the entire world and wayyyy laid back and chill. She has been out for 11 months and her Spanish is way good. She wouldn't tell you that because she is super humble, but it's a lot better that what she gives herself credit for! She is pretty quiet and soft-spoken, but she is a great teacher so it works out really well because sometimes I get carried away blabbing and she brings it right back in with the Spirit. We're still just in the beginning phases of our companionship, so sometimes it's a teensy bit awkward just because we don't know each other, but we'll get through it. Something I realized is that leading an area is HARD. I am not the most decisive nor the most organized person (both Sister C and Sister B were SUPER good at that), therefore sometimes I have a difficult time taking charge and doing things effectively as possible. It's definitely a weakness that has been brought to light because Sister W is very soft-spoken and easy going... and I'm pretty chill too, so I'm always fine with taking the backseat and letting other people handle the situation when it comes to organizing something. But because Hermana W is new to the area, I am the one who has to know what's going on and I have to be the one to make the decisions... it's stressful (aka weekly and nightly planning) and it's good that I'm seeing that now so I can learn how to work through it!

And yes we are living with Sister A and Sister H still. They are hysterical. I love them.
 Sister Chavarri was transferred to the Spanish branch:(:(:( gahhhhh it's so sad. It's such a strange thing not seeing her on a day to day basis. But she emailed me today and she's doing good, and I know that she's where the Lord needs her to be. She'll definitely be a HUGE blessing to the branch. She's the best. I'm excited for you to meet her in person one day:) I'm still holding on to the hope that we'll be comps again someday!
Now onto our mission work. Vanessa is as golden as ever! Unfortunately she did not make it to church this past sunday so she can't be baptized this coming Saturday (you have to go to church at least twice before you are baptized, and she's only been once within the past few months). But not to worry, we're seeing her tonight and putting her right back on date for the 17th.
Maybelin, Ariel and Brian are doing great! Still haven't come to church yet... but it will happen! We taught them about keeping the Sabbath day holy this past week, so hopefully they will use their agency and come unto Christ through attending church!:) Thank you so much for your prayers. Vanessa especially needs the prayers. She works crazy hours and is extremely exhausted and stressed a lot of the time. 

Can’t wait to talk to you on Mother’s Day!!

Hermana Lattin


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