Monday, January 13, 2014

Locked Out?! - Sister Hannah Avery

Written by Sister Hannah Avery, serving in the Chile Vina del Mar Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaking Spanish.

Hola familia y amigos!

Claudio and Ignacio in their new ties!
We had a crazy week! AH! First off, Claudio and Ignacio were FINALLY confirmed yesterday! WOOHOO! They are the newest members in our branch :) That was the big thing of the week for sure! We are now working on teaching them all of the lessons and making sure that they continue to go to church, etc.

Well, the water is bad again...Everyone is getting sick from it! There was hardly anyone at church yesterday because everyone is in the hospital waiting for medicine for upset tummies. Poor things. Luckily, Hermana Puertas and I buy filtered water, so we are feeling good as ever!

We have entrevistas (interviews) with the mission president this week! AH! We have SOOO much to do…We have to clean the house and the yard REALLY good, because they are going to be inspecting everything to make sure we aren’t slobs, LOL!, which we aren’t, but there is a lot of deep cleaning that we need to do. That is our mission today after we buy food… and more water :)

It has been hot as hot can be, but yesterday and today, we were blessed with CLOUDS!! Woohoo! I have been loving this weather for sure! And the air is chilly too, so it feels really good! I have missed weather like this, but now my tan is going to go away, LOL!

So, funny story…. We got locked out of the house TWICE this week! And the funny thing is…we have a huge spikey gate around the house, so we couldn’t get in without a ladder! The first time, the gate was open still, but I had to lift Hermana Puertas to the second level of the house so she could climb through the window and get the keys! Haha! The second time, we were in interchanges with Hermana Valencia (a sister training leader), and one of our neighbors scaled the wall of our house and climbed through the window, haha! Crazy stuff…. It was an adventure, needless to say, and after two times being locked out, we check for the keys EVERY second now LOL!

Spiritual thought for the week! Its in 2 Nephi 4:5. It reads, "...for behold, I know that if ye are brought up in the way ye should go, ye will not depart from it." AMEN! That is soooo true. When we are raised the right way and put the Lord first in our lives, and always try to live according to His commandments, we will not depart from the straight and narrow path. Stay strong guys! I pray for you everyday and love you all soooo much! I hope that you have a great week, and I will talk to you all again soon! I love you!!

xoxoxoxo Hermana Avery

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