Monday, February 24, 2014

Carnival time


This weekend is going to be Carnaval, which is this huge celebration that lasts 3 days. We are not allowed to leave the house for 4 days starting Saturday since it’s dangerous because people throw water balloons full of water or paint, and everyone gets drunk, and it’s basically just a huge party, and we can’t leave our place under any circumstances.  Not even Sunday for church or Monday for p-day.  So next week I will not be able to write.

But anyway this past week was pretty good.  Last Monday was Hermana C´s birthday, so we got permission to go into the city, and there we got gelato and went shopping, and it was super fun.  Things with my companion have been really good.  The first week was a little rough, but I prayed and prayed to be able to be patient and to love her, and after that it became easier and easier and now I just love her! She´s 27, but she is really petite so she doesn’t seem like it, we get along and things are going well now.
This past weekend our pensionista had to have surgery, so we´ve been helping her out a lot.  I absolutely just love her, and sometimes I wish we lived with their family, because they are just so great. 

I also just love Hermana Juana and her family.  We still continue to visit them, and now that they are married and Juana is baptized, I can see how much joy there is in their family, and that makes me so happy.
It’s been a little hard this week because we´ve had to drop some investigadores, but we´ve found new ones too, so that is good.

Anyway, other things have happened this week that make me realize that heaven father answers prayers, and that he has put people in our path for a reason, and nothing is coincidental.
I love this work, and this gospel.

Until two weeks from now, 
Love Hermana Tijerino

With her companion and the Mission President's wife.

With her companion in their apartment.

With the Mission President, her companion and two other sister missionaries.

At a zone conference with her companion and another sister missionary.

At the same zone conference with some of the Latino sister missionaries and the Mission President' wife.
With sister J's little girls
Their first baptism.

NOTE: In order to protect their privacy the names of my companions, members and investigators will be omitted and their name tags obfuscated.

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