Some funny things I forgot to tell you guys about...a couple weeks ago we were having issues with our toilet, and the plunger we had was totally broken. So it was a fun experience to try to explain "plunger" in Spanish without knowing the Spanish word for plunger...lots of arm action and everything. lol... Also recently our Relief Society had a workshop one Saturday and asked us to come, so we went thinking we could learn more about how to have better mental, emotional, and physical health...and there was a lady who came to teach about women's health. So we sat through an hour of information about when you should have the pap test and what happens when you go through menopause...all in Spanish. Hermana Wadsworth laughed at me because I was really struggling to pay attention and I fell asleep for part of it...things you do not expect as a part of missionary life...
This week has been a long one. Hermana Wadsworth was feeling bad for most of the week, and I had some period symptoms, so I was all emotional and irritable and out of energy and bloated and super hungry all week. Blech. But, finally, I have felt better. Also we have just been trying really hard and not feeling really successful in the missionary work. We only have the one investigator I told you about last week. So we are searching for people who would like to know more. We are trying to do our very best, and praying to have the Spirit to guide us. I am hoping that we will find someone! I am here to help and to teach, and I want to serve! So we are doing the best we can.
Friday was Halloween and it was definitely a Halloween to remember! The bad news first...we were at the chapel all day for the activity, so there wasn't anyone at our house to hand out candy. And somebody egged our house. So that was super fun to clean up. Blech. But the good news is that the activity was fabulous! The elders in one of the other branches planned everything and invited all three of the branches in La Unión. We had games, food, music, costumes...everyone had a great time. Our mamita helped us to do our "angel" costume, which was really fun. Our wings are wire with pantyhose stretched over them, and we glued on quilt batting and feathers. :) That's the best costume I've had in a long time!
Our Mamita Hna Angelica who helped us make our wings!
Halloween decorations the Elders put up for the party (It was all pretty impressive for four elders! They're awesome!)
This weekend was district conference (which is like stake conference, but for all of the branches in our area instead of wards). The talks were really good...and a lot of people focused on how we can see miracles in our lives. So I put the title as ¿Qué es un milagro? What is a miracle? Here, the miracle we are all hoping for is that our district can become a stake. But for us to see that miracle, we need to act on our faith. A miracle requires faith, service, and prayer. It requires diligence and hope. Hermana Wadsworth and I are striving to apply that to our area to find the miracle...people who are prepared to listen to the gospel.
I love you all and I hope that you are having a great week! I hope Abby feels better soon! And I wish you a very happy November!
Love always, Hermana Latham