4 Months in the Mission field:
This week was CRAZY. I am in culture shock. I've never been so grateful for America in my life! There is so much poverty here. Streets are made up of orange-ish, red-ish dirt, there's tons of really cool birds & parrots flying everywhere, & it rains all the time. And it´s hot here.Lots of gross-looking dogs & chickens roam around in the streets. And in the busier parts of the city, where there's a lot of traffic, women walk around with their babies & go up to each car asking for money.
The little kids here are adorable!! I love playing with them! The sad thing is - they're always really dirty & their clothes are ripping. & their parents treat them really bad. So when we come around, and treat them really nicely, they love us. It's so cute but so sad at the same time.
All day Saturday the elders, us, and the young women hung out at the church doing a service project, making pastries to sell.
Oh, and we have to do our laundry in buckets... I've never been so grateful for washers & dryers until now.
The people are so humble here, & I love the kids here. & everyone stares at us wherever we go. It's so cool to be a representative of the Savior here!!! It's so exciting to let your light shine here! The little kids flock to us! I'm allready buddies with the kids in the branch! & the young women have allready been writing me cute lil notes :)
So yeah.. i'm excited for Posadas. It's been hard though, i´ve been wanting to come home really badly at times. But I feel like this really is where the Lord wants me to do missionary work right now. When i met my mission president here, and the other missionaries in this mission, i felt better. This other sister missionary i met here was also a visa waiter, & she said she felt the same thing.
I love the Savior. & I´m so grateful for prayer. and the book of mormon is true.