Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Two weeks down!!!!

Hey everyone!!

I can't believe I'm a third of the way done here! its gone super fast but so slow at the same time! I don't know how thats possible but the days are sooo long but the weeks are super fast! today has been a really hard day because this morning we had to get up at 3 in the morning to send off our sweet Latinos which was sooo hard. i never imagined i could love so many people so much in such a short time! they have taught me so much in these past two weeks and they are the most genuine, kind, loving, patient people i have ever met!! the CCM feels so empty and quiet without them here! 
but on a brighter note we got to go to the temple again today which is such a good get away! 
I'm starting to get used to the food here... sorta.  I've eaten 5x the rice in the past two weeks than I've eaten in my whole life combined and that is not an exaggeration. every way shape and form you can imagine rice and anything and everything you can imagine in it! and the latinos tell us that the food in Boliva is terrible soo... I think this is my time to enjoy! haha I just want some pizza and a hamburger and fries.
The bad part about living in a prison is that when one person gets sick everyone is bound to get sick... ive had a killer head cold and sore throat the last few days but there is a strict TNDO rule here so we are pushing through! im just glad its not anything worse! (knock on wood)
Church here is hunger games style... we all have to write a talk every week (and I thought writing a talk in english was hard) and then sunday they just randomly call people up to read their talks. its actually really terrifying. hahah this week i wrote mine and before sacrament and had one of the Latinos proof read it.. she looked at it, laughed, fixed what she could, and said ´¨lets just hope you don't get called up¨´. hahah luckily I didn't. 
The language is coming along slowly... I get super frustrated when I don't understand something our "investigator" or the Lations say, but I just keep reminding myself that it will come with time!
This sunday we had a lesson from Hermana Dyer and she asked who was the only member of their family and had no support from home and seriously pretty much every latino raised their hand! it broke my heart like I couldn't stop crying for hours. They are such examples to me and it made me so grateful for all the love and support I feel from all of you back at home! I couldn't be here if it weren't for all of you so THANK YOU for all your sweet words of encouragement and for all the prayers! I definitely feel them! I love and miss you all!!

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