Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March 6th

another week down and i am living the dream! this week has been
great!! we referred Jose to the missionaries where he lives- so we
hope the best for him! last week i was invited to be the Hermana in
charge of reverance in the classroom-- ironic, huh? i´m just glad God
knows what i´m capable of.
can i just say that i have truly been called to know the richness of
His blessings! when it rains, it pours! Hermana Belnap and i have been
doing extremely well teaching our lessons in spanish, and every day
gets better! i´m grateful to be learning spanish, and i know that i
was called to do so for a reason!
last week we had an epidimic here at the CCM-- the latinas had lice!
but luckily our mission president has all of us nortes living in a
different casa, so we were protected! we got 30 new nortes today, and
one girl is from texas!!
on monday night i was asked to serve as the Coordinating Hermana for
the rest of my time here at the CCM-- this is the only leadership
calling a Hermana can have while here. i am humbled and very thankful
for this opportunity. i even get to have a cell phone for emergencies!
i was also asked to be the "modesty checker" for the Hermanas; and i´m
grateful i have practice from EFY.
every afternoon, theres a block of a few hours where we are in our
classroom and we get a little stir crazy. one of the elders and i
started singing "Hallelujah" like Rufus Wainright or other artists who
have done covers. everyone joined in, and i have to say that mormons
can sing! even though this was a "worldly" song, it has a biblical
message, and it calmed all of us.
yesterday we went on a city tour with Presidente Nicolaysen and his
wife. afterwards we went to a 3 level market, and some of the
missionaries bought clothes or bags. but AFTER we went contacting in a
park. it was beautiful! Hermana Belnap and I got straight to work
talking to people about Jesus Christ and inviting them to learn more
by reading the Book of Mormon. I had my district write their
testimonies in a dozen copies of the Book of Mormon and we handed them
out to the people willing to listen to our message. we talked to a
sister named Rosi who had great faith in Jesus Christ and related an
experience she had of seeing two angels. she told Hermana Belnap and i
that we reminded her of the angels when we smiled. i hope her desire
grows to learn more!
the work moves forward, and we work harder every day! i love my
district so much, and now all of us Hermanas are sleeping in one room,
so we get a lot of bonding opportunities. we laugh, we cry, and we
share life-changing experiences. i cannot wait to get to panama and
continue this great journey! thank you ALL for your letters,
dearelders, and kind messages. keep them coming! remember that i will
be leaving here in 3.5 weeks, so i wouldn´t send anything to the CCM
past mar 20th.
shout out to my bubba, anthony lee! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUBS! i love you!
until next week,
Hermana Bond