Monday, July 30, 2012

Most Recent Letter

Hey Mom!

Thanks for the email! I can't believe its already been a week either, time is going by way fast! it's almost August!! thanks for answering all my questions and more. i'm floored by how successful your bakery is doing, you are so awesome! Sister Drio says she'll come work at your bakery if you want because she used to work at a bakery. hahaha, everyone thinks its so cool when i tell them my mom has a bakery :) i miss your cooking SOOOO MUCH! when i come home i'm just going to eat everything in sight and die. ok? ok. oh man i can't believe elena is so close to having her baby and i agree, an induction is probably better than completely natural! she's lucky in a way. wow i knew this day would come, but i can't believe it's actually like tomorrow or something! glad to hear you're still garage saleing! Your emails always make me laugh.

Yeah, laundry takes forever! The most frustrating thing is that sometimes it rains and the wind is really strong and my clean clothes fall on the dirty ground and i have to wash them all over again. I haven't received the other package yet, but maybe tomorrow. I'm planning on going to the store today and getting those ingredients to make some of the recipes you sent me. I can't wait! My roommates always act really nervous when i cook like they think i have no clue what i'm doing. When it comes to philipino food, that's usually true. but they have no idea that i used to cook ALL the time in college and when it comes to following a recipe i'm a pro! :) hahaha,. that's the problem, they all cook without recipes and i have no clue how to do that! 
You are so lucky you get to go to Oklahoma and see Nat! She said that Maddie says my name and knows that I'm on a mission in the philippines. That's so cute! 

I know I'm supposed to be here but its weird how time just goes on and things change while you're gone. Transfer day is August 9th! So i might be getting a new companion and a new area or everything could stay the same, no idea yet. But i'm excited to find out. Tagalog is getting a bit easier every day and i'm still studying it a lot but i don't feel so nervous when i speak anymore or like i have to think super hard about what i'm going to say. i know that the spirit is helping me a lot. thank you for all your prayers. 
The most exciting part of missionary work is when we find people that are ready to hear the gospel. or when someone you've been teaching forever FINALLY comes to sacrament meeting. but the most disappointing part is when they don't progress or we never follow up. a lot of times i want to go visit someone we met the other day who seemed really excited about our message but my comp. says no, they're not ready. Sometimes i want to be a trainer so i can reach my full potential as a missionary. I can see myself changing into someone who is more patient and sensitive. I'm trying not to change a lot but i can see the mission changing me. I know i still have so much further to go, especially with being more humble and submissive, but the only reason i want more power is so i can serve God better and be more effective. So i don't know if that's bad. 
I’m so grateful for the gospel and that we can repent and be better and better. i miss ya'll so much and love hearing from you! keep telling me everything!!


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