|Birthday party from my Logan area (should have been with week 42)|
I think I came to another mission! wow everything is so different here! (and actually literally, in the beginning we were so lost that we ended up out of our mission boundaries a couple times because we are right on the border :o) it was definitely a shock to me and especially to find out when we got here that not only are we pink washing but that we are also opening this area because there was no one working it last transfer and there is no one being taught here! the houses are more spread out and the hispanics are mixed in there somewhere and that is the main challenge right now is finding them all. we have been trying lots of different things to do finding and get this area started and going. we have heard crazy stories about the elders that were here before so i guess there is lots and lots to do! the great thing is the members here they are all so excited to finally hacve sisters and they already love us and our willing to help us and they are excited for the missionary work. We have been working a lot with the members here to try to get referrals. The missionaries down here are super great! and they know how to work so i have learned a lot already from our leaders! Me and Hermana Vergara are very different I am finding out but that is good and means there is lots to learn! She is a great teacher and very clear and bold. I love taching with her the challenge right now is getting the lessons! oh and hermana vergara is from mexico and spanish is her first language so we speak spanish all the time and she helps me so much it is such a blessing also the other elders in the ward are both mexican and we all only ever talk in spanish so it is great for me because it helps so much in buena vista we were all gringas (white girls).This has been a crazy week! oh and i did not sleep for the first 5 days of this transfer and I felt like I was hit by a supernova but i kept going somehow like always and now i am sleeping and feel great! I have been studying and thinking a lot about sacrifice today and I know that it is only after we sacrifice that we can recieve more faith and all christlike attributes. The more understanding we have, the happier we are. I love the commandments. The commandments and the laws are a manifestation of Christ and his attributes and they are the way to become more like our Savior and to be HAPPY! I love the gospel of Jesus Christ it is so happy and incredible! I know that we all have the power to change through the atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and that the power and strength we can recieve is real and wonderful!
AMOR PAZ GOZO, Hermana Egan