From: Jessica McKay <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Water Logged and Slumber Parties
Date: September 9, 2013 9:55:13 AM MDT
Hola todos 🙂
Cada semana siempre esta buena, y esta semana no es diferente.
However, it was a little bit slower because we had to take quite a bit of time traveling to Wichita for a leadership meeting and then to Dodge City for interviews with the president. I’ve also had a few too many headaches in the past week, so I had to take a nap on Thursday. Pero, no se preocupen, porque ahorita estoy saludable y feliz! It may have been dehydration. Even though I already drink enough to sink a ship, it’s hot and dry here, which means I sweat a lot more (que horible), and have to drink even more. So I’ve been drinking a ton of water and gatorade the past few days and my headaches haven’t been so bad.
I absolutely LOVE President and Sister Bell. They’re so great and so perfect for this mission. When we were in Wichita we (all of the sister leaders) stayed at the mission home. It was a sweeeeet mission slumber party–one of the perks of being a sister leader 😉 Sister Christenot was there (she’s still serving in Bel Aire) and like always, they had to call Sister Harris to let her know that they were safe and sound. So I got to talk to her on the phone. She was so excited. I sent her a letter a couple weeks ago and she said that she made everyone read it because she was so excited about it. It was hilarious. I love her haha.
Well this area is still keeping us super busy! We are doing a lot, but our to-do list is so long we’ve hardly even dented it. This week we’re planning to go on splits a couple times this week. Divide and conquer…the day. It’ll take longer than a week to catch up. But it is so exciting! This branch will turn into a ward! Hopefully sooner than later 🙂 Sad news this last week: Jorge, the one we invited to be baptized, dropped us, even though he told us he know’s it’s true. Man, that language barrier! It was hard not being able to address his concerns as well as I would have liked. We’re not sure what it is he doesn’t understand about what we taught him. It probably has a lot to do with the culture and his family…in fact, we think one of his family members said something to him, which makes it even more frustrating. He knows he felt the Spirit. He told us he didn’t want us to come back to teach him anymore…so we’ll wait a few weeks…then we’re going back anyways haha.
I’m going to divulge some classified information. Well, sortof 😛 President Bell told me that because he’s moved me around so much, he’s going to keep me in Liberal for at least 3 or 4 transfers. (Yay!) And, we’re most likely getting another new sister. So, this means that I’ll either be transferred right before Christmas, or I’ll get to stay here for the holiday (I hope it’s this one), that Sister Nash and I will be Sister Leader companions and I’ll either be training comps with Sis. Torres or the new missionary, and that we’ll have twice as much power with twice as many companionships. Woot woot!
Sooooo awesome experience this last week: We drove down to Hooker, OK to contact a member referral. The member invited her to her house and we taught her the first lesson. She had so many great questions that fit perfectly with the message of the restoration. She grew up Jehovah’s Witness, but was never baptized because she had too many questions and they got frustrated with her and stopped working with her. Interesting, huh? This is great too: Her dad, also a Jehovah’s Witness, always felt that Jesus visited the America’s after his resurrection. I know, riiiiight?? She’s been reading the Book of Mormon and we’re supposed to meet with her again on Tuesday. We’ve got high hopes for Angela.
Pues, les quiero mucho!
Oh! This week is the Mexican Independence Day celebration at the library and we’re helping and supposedly getting sombreros 🙂