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December 22, 2014 - Almost all caught up

December 22, 2014

Hola todos!                                                                            

Navidad has now approached! It’s so crazy the time has gone by super rapido! Last Monday I finally decorated our little apartment for Christmas.  I bought a Charlie brown size little Christmas tree and little ornaments and a gold star.  I made paper snowflakes from old pages of Liahona magazines, and a paper chain from old receipts.  I also bought a tiny nativity set… and a small elephant.  So, anyway it is super great.  Also on Monday the other hermanas in our zone planned a scavenger hunt in their area, and then we went to their pensionista’s house afterward and made pizza, so that was super fun.  Then on Tuesday we did a servicio there in their pensionista’s house and we painted where they are building more rooms, so that was really fun as well.  On Wednesday we had intercambios and I went with Hermana D. in her area. It was super fun.  She’s from LA, California, and her parents are Mexican. She already knew Spanish before her mission, she’s a convert to the church, and she’s awesome.  She was also studying English in college so we talked a lot about literature and poetry that we love, so it was really funny because it was so weird to remember that stuff.  I also realized I’ve forgotten so much! Then on Thursday we had a really good zone meeting and in the afternoon we had a really good lesson with one of our investigadoras, Hermana E.  She’s going through a divorce with her esposo, and we came at a time when she really needed us and we could feel the spirit so strong in the lesson. Please pray for her! 

On Saturday we went to a baptism of the other hermanas and the zone leaders.  I love it here because when there is a baptism, all of the missionaries in the zone come.   Our zone is really unido and we’re all really good friends and I love it.  Anyway I’m super excited for Christmas! On Christmas Eve we’re going to have a branch activity and have hot chocolate and empanadas and watch a church movie and it should be really good.  Then on Christmas day; it is a Thursday so we’ll have a zone meeting and probably do something special.  And of course I’ll be able to call home, so that will be nice. Anyway I have lots of pictures I want to send as well so I’ll see if I can do that.  But I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! And I hope that we can take the spirit of Christmas into our hearts and that we can remember Jesus Christ our Savior. 

Con amor,
Hermana Tijerino  

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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