Monday, August 4, 2014

Patience is a Virtue

Well this week was literally nuts. I feel like I learned a lot about being patient with myself and also with my companion though.

Well this week it was our turn to plan the missionary activity. The topic was the Book of Mormon so what we did was split the group into 5 sections and assigned each of them a story then we had them act it out without speaking. The stories where: Nephi and his bow, Lehi’s dream, when the Brother of Jared sees the Lord’s finger, when Nephi kills Laban, and the tower of babel. Ha, it was really fun to see everyone act their story out. After we had them explain what we learn from this story. Then we played some crazy Mexican red rover that was slightly dangerous. Guys, seriously it was dangerous because my companion ended up spraining her ankle in this game. 

Yep, so I spoke too soon about having July be a hospital free month. At the hospital they told us that my companion needed to rest for 8 days. I was thinking, “umm, yeah right we are missionaries, we can’t just rest for 8 days.” Yep, patience is a virtue that I feel like l learned this week. Ha, obviously we didn’t sit around for 8 days but we ended up doing divisions (splits) a lot with the members. One day I did splits for the whole day with Stephanie. It was so cool to teach with someone that I had taught the gospel and to see how her testimony grows and grows everyday.

Also this week we changed our casa. We now have a place that has a kitchen and a bathroom that is bigger than a shoebox. On the other hand we still don’t have a toilet seat. The people here just don’t find it as a necessity. We also have tile in our apartment instead of cement which is like a dream come true because now when we pray our knees are much more comfortable.

This week a 15 year old member got invited to a sweet 15 party. She asked me to do her hair and makeup for this party and while I was helping her I totally felt like I was helping Julianne get ready for a dance or something. Ha, after we got her all ready she was showing us all the different types of dances they do at these parties. All I can say is that American’s needs to pick up their dancing game. All we have is this strange fling your arms around and jump. They have real talent. My goal is by the time I get home to know how to dance bachata. My companion told me she would teach me.

Gosh you guys my new comp is the best! We sometimes just stay up talking and the time just flies. She doesn’t know much English at all so I’m going to help her because her not knowing any English has done wonders for my Spanish. She does know and use the phrase "yeah woman" when she’s happy and "freak" when something goes wrong. Ha, all the Latin missionaries use “freak” ha-ha. 

Today we got up and did a zumba class with 2 other hermanas in our stake. My comp is still recovering from crazy Mexican red rover so she just watches us, but yeah the class was literally legit. I felt so white in the class but I just owned it so it was no big deal. We are going to do it next week also. 

During the class I got a call from my zone leaders asking me if I knew how to make crepes. I explained to them how to do it. However they ignored my instructions and just bought pancake mix and watered it down with lots of water. Needless to say, their crepes where not the crème de la crème. Poor Elders... 

Later we went to this fruit juice and sandwich place that we go to every week called jugos locos. A little girl whose parents own the place gave me a drawing of myself last week and this week when we went she had a drawing of me taped to the wall. She told me that it was my new friend and me because I got a new companion. Ha we took a picture with her, she’s so darn cute..

Also just wanted to give a big shout out to the one and only KUSH MORRIS this week. Happy 17th birthday Lukieee! I hope all your dreams come true and that you score 100 touchdowns this year. remember I love you, you are in my prayers, and also your Heavenly Father loves you. Ahh just think next year your could be in México also preaching the gospel to the people. Well, love you. 

Love you all take care. 

hna han 

1 comment:

  1. Han, Zumba is my favorite class! Me encanta Los bailes Latinos. I've got some sweet CDs of the best salsa & merengue music! I still listen to them :) Maddie and I go to Zumba or do it at home. Getting some Latina ritmo and sense of fun and activity is so awesome, but it does make American wards pretty boring ;)