Monday, November 24, 2014

Hohohohoho I'm Christopher Columbus

Bueno, Happy 4th of July!

This week was very good and very fast. My days are starting to blur togthter and I honestly am forgetting everything that is happening. Not a whole lot whole lot happened this week and I am seriously struggling to think what I should tell you lovely people.

Well I will tell you about one person who we are teaching, We have this ancient investigator and her
name is Mishel. She is 17 and has a 1 year old named Mishel. We are really struggling with her because
she is sweet and nice but doesn’t pay a whole lot of attention in the lessons. She wants to be baptized
and we can see that she really does have a testimony that the church is true. Problem = she doesn't pay
a whole lot of attention in the lessons and doesn’t like coming to church. So, basically she is a less active. She is a toughy cuz’ we don’t want to leave her when she has a testimony, but also Salvation isn't cheap. We are going to have a fast about this one.

We have a menos active (less active person) who is so sweet and has A LOT of faith. His name is Daniel. He used to drink a lot before his baptism and sadly has returned to that. We have been searching for him for a long time to try and help him. (Apparently one night he was very drunk and almost killed his mom.) We found him this week in his sister’s house and we have been talking to him and he really wants to change again. He is the perfect example of a “broken heart and a contrite spirit” because he is just SO SAD. That is what sin does to you, it weighs you down. But he has such a desire to change and come back to the fold. We are making plans and trying to help him overcome his addiction again. We have been talking a lot about the atonement. Isn't it amazing that he can feel completely free of this burden?! I LOVE THIS GOSPEL!!

I LOVE PMG (Preach My Gospel), but this week I am going to share with you what my DL has been
doing with us this week. He has been asking us every night what miracles we have been seeing in our
days. I stinking love it cuz’ at first I was like uh........ I donno. Which is muy malo cuz hellloooo, I'm a
missionary! MIRACLES HAPPEN EVERYDAY! But by the end of the week Hna Guerrero and I would say to each other, “OH! That was good, That is our miracle that we can share with Elder Orosco” So everyone should start to do that. That’s all.

What is the best memory you made with your companion this week? This drunk lady started following
me this week.. . . . that was funny...

You are all winners.Thank you for your love and support! Have a good week and happy Thanksgiving! I can’t describe my gratitude for all of you!

Hna. Sorensen

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pop pop pop tun!

Bueno bueno buenoooo,

Well let me just begin by describing my LOVE for this little city! I adore it here! The people are so nice and accepting-- well not necessarily of the gospel always-- but they always let us in and chat with us for a bit. Our area is called Poptun 3. We have another group of sister missionaries and 2 elders in our rama (branch). They completely cleaned the whole entire area which means the whole ward has new missionaries. So basically none of us know ANYTHING. It has definitely been an interesting week getting lost and trying to figure out where everyone lives. But we are getting there.

I can't describe how important the members are in the missionary work. Without them we would be dead. The members are really nice and helpful here. Poptun reminds me of like little Bear Lake or a little water tower town from a country song. Everyone is just jolly like they are all on vacation.
CCM amigos reunited! Hna. Hansen is in the Rama and Elder ORosco is our District Leader.

This week was kinda longish. We had transfers on Tuesday and drove all night until 11:00 p.m. until we stopped  in San Elana to sleep in the Sister trainer's house. (By sleep I mean we laid on the floor in our skirts with our name plaques still on, and just zonked for about 2 hours until we had to leave again to make it here to Poptun.) Then we unpacked and got started! Cleaning an area= 2 sister missionaries just walking around in circles asking a bajillion people were other people live.
But want to know something? I thought I would be dying of heat here from what the other missionaries told us,  but the weather has actually been pretty nice! Aka how could my life get better? Answer-it. . . couldn't.

Hna. Guerrero is a lovely human. She likes to work hard and she is SUPER sweet with everyone. We get along really well. Yep.
We made fiambre. A typical Guatemalan food for dia de los muertos. Excuse my faces: someone was talking to me.

We took a 20 minute hike to the 3 Cruces.
Well, I absolutely adore it here! I don't have much to say but we are really trying to get things going. A Seventy is coming soon, so apparently they cleaned out the area because it all depends on us 6 missionaries to make the rama (branch) a barrio (ward) for him to visit us or something like that. I donno but we are all definitely feeling the pressure.

I'm way excited to see what God has in store for us here! I know that his plan is perfect in all things!

Lalallalallove you all!

Hna. Sorensen