September 15, 2014
Dear Family & Friends,
Hola!! Another week has already passed. They seem to go faster and faster... crazy! Well, this week was a lot of fun. Monday after I wrote to ya´ll, we went to the beach. We got to see the sea lions again and this time in the light! (We also got to smell them....ha, ha.) I took a ton of pictures. I hope I will eventually get them sent to be put on the blog.
I love Necochea. It is so pretty here, and I'm starting to find my way around. The only problem is the wind here...which is a problem with skirts..ha ha! But it's okay because I got to change into my sweats on Saturday for a service project - woot, woot! It was one of the "Mormon helping hands" things. Well, the whole district got together in a town near Necochea, and we worked on a school for little kids. We cleaned up the school and the garden behind. It was so much fun and a cool sight to see. All of these members--members from the Rama (branch) that I knew, as well as others--with all of these missionaries--and we were all painting, digging, and weeding. It was great!!
This week for zone conference, my companion and I sang the "How can I be?" song (the one from my farewell). It’s funny how much I’ve sang that song already. It’s really cool and honestly a really special song for me. I want to be like each of those prophets that the song talks about. I want to be like Nephi, and Moroni. I mean, how cool will that be? But truly I'm so grateful for them and their examples. I'm so grateful for the Book of Mormon, and this gospel that I have.
Yesterday, we were at a member's house. We were talking with her about being a member and what a blessing the gospel is in our lives. As we were talking, I realized how much of a blessing this knowledge is in my life now and every day. I don't think I truly understood this great blessing that I had before being here on my mission. I get the opportunity to see how it changes lives. Not only the people around me, but how it's changing me. I love being a missionary and serving the Lord and I'm happy--It's not easy--but I'm so happy! :)
Love you all so much!!