1) I know you don't want to think about it, but do you REALLY know when you are coming home? I saw on Maddie Giles' blog post this past week she has a release date. I'm just curious if you know yours.
2) Can you make a list of "church" words in Spanish that I could learn so I have the words to use for help with some of our little Latina ladies in the temple? I can't just Google-translate some of those things.
3) When are you thinking you want the winter stuff sent? It's been so warm here, I don't want to burden you with them too early, but I don't want you to freeze without it when you DO need it.
4) Any change in the investigator pool in Rochelle?
- Well, I mean, I don't know anything official, but the transfer I should be going home, hypothetically, is March 3. So exactly 18 months from my report date. So, March 3 will be my flight back to Utah and hopefully you'll be there to pick me up.
- Um, yes. I will compile a list... (where do I begin...?)
- If you will just send it to the mission office so that it gets here by the 23rd, that would be perfect. Then I'll get it at transfers (or someone will bring it with them) which is the following Tuesday. That would be perfect I think.
- Not particularly. We're down to about three solid investigators, but the struggle is getting any of them to come to church. But, poco a poco, we're getting there. I hope.
Unfortunately, I don't have a ton of time this week. We have an appointment at 5 in a town about twenty minutes away. So, my companion is a doll and is letting me copy her email for the week. Sorry, but this is about as good as it's gonna get this week. Here's what she said:
"This week we got TiWis. Some of you know what that is but for those who don't, it's a driving decide that tells how we are driving. If we speed, drive to aggressively, driving without seatbelts so it is a good thing Hna DeBuck and I were already driving safely! But we had those installed this week during zone conference which means, we had to be there at 7 am. That was a little killer. But that is okay!
My hand got shut in the window this last week. Thankfully nothing happened, it was more surprising than anything. I stuck my hand out again today and my mind started freaking out. I had totally forgotten about it until that moment. Silly brain.
Also we have had some fun with this gross bug. We found out it is a house centipede, but it's fast and scary looking! We've had two of them now! Gross...
We have also been teaching this really awesome couple. Man are they so prepared. They have had interactions with missionaries for about a year and a half by now and every time we teach them, I just wonder why they aren't baptized! Their prayers are just so sincere and simple! It's so sweet.
It has been such a good week! I can't even use words. One thing I loved was that the relief society had an activity on the atonement, and it was truly amazing! It was a little funny because one of the
speakers is a counselor so it was kind of a free therapy session, but it was good and I took so many notes. I learned a lot of things and have learned to love the scripture Ether 12:27 even more. Truly no
words. I hope everyone has had a good week and stay safe this coming week!"
The Gospel is true and it is the only way for us to be with our families forever! Our responsibility as missionaries and members of the Church of Jesus Christ is to help people qualify for that divine blessing! I love you all.
Love, Hermana DeBuck
1. Take a gander at this here house centipede. Isn't it quite disgusting? I killed it at 6:20 this morning. No one should be required to murder small insects at that time of day...
3. Two of the people I had the privilege of teaching in my last area (Bloomingdale) were baptized this weekend! I wasn't able to attend--I did get to call and talk to them though--but I stole a picture from Hermana Hunsaker. (Thanks!) (: This couple was recently married and is planning on going to the temple in a year--I will definitely be there for that!