Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

(8/3/09) Okay, I have to admit, I like ruts--even when I know I can't stay in one. Saying goodbye to Hermana Pasi was incredibly hard as she was transferred to a new area today. We have shared so much together and she will always have a special place in my heart as my "trainer." I love her and all I have learned from her.
In the short time, Hermana Pasi and I were with Hermana Ixcoy, we learned to work together like a well-oiled machine. I will miss Hermana Ixcoy as well as she also has been transferred to a different area.
Here is our entire zone before cambios (transfers). With only 3 sisters in the zone, it's easy to see why we have bonded so tightly. My new companion is Hermana Garcia who is from Honduras. She speaks English (which is nice) as she attended UVU in Provo prior to her mission. I look forward to showing her the ropes in Sensunapan.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly?

The Good: (7/31/09) Baptisms are always the best! This picture is of Marlon and Fernando`s baptism as well most of the jovenes (youth) and the leaders of the jovenes.
The Bad: Getting a bad case of bronchitis two days before the baptism. I was able to get permission to go but had to wear this mask (and everyone would yell at me H1N1!! which is the name of the swine flu that`s been going around here). I even had to miss church on Sunday--probably the first time I have missed church due to illness since junior high.
...And the Ugly?: Absolutely nothing (except maybe the bathrooms). In reality, though, there is nothing ugly about the people down here in El Salvador (or about the missionaries either)--they are warm, caring and open. By the way, the bishop is the man in the white shirt in the middle of the picture and the others are random members of our ward.
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