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|Saying goodbye to one of my favorite people in Chorillos!|
I hope that you all had a great New Year celebration, and that your resolutions are working out well for you :) haha! Well, I have a LOT of news for you all this week! Ready??
First off, I was transferred! On New Year's Eve, I got the call from my mission president that I would no longer be a Sister Training Leader, but that I was going to have a new assignment to train a new hermana (sister missionary) here. I packed my things, said goodbye to my family here in Chorrillos, and left for transfers meeting.
I was called to serve in Tierras Blancas, in the North of our mission, which is near Coquimbo. I hopped on a bus, and rode through the night without a single view of fireworks, but lots of excitement for a new year, new area, and new companion :) I arrived to my new area at about 2 a.m. (about 7 and a half hours later) and was picked up by my companion, Hermana Moreno, at about 2:30 a.m. We arrived to our apartment at 3:30 a.m. and crashed until we had to wake up for the next day 4 hours later! It was a crazy night for sure!
|Last dinner with sweet Hermana Evans|
Hermana Moreno is from Argentina, and this is her second transfer in the mission. She is 21 years old and super cute! She is a really hard worker, and I love her excitement for the work :) She makes me happy, and we are great friends! It should be a really great transfer!
So, we had a baptism yesterday! The boys name is Se** and he is 15 years old. He was SUPER happy and just all smiles :) Us too! It was my companion's first baptism. She was too cute and super excited about it! We have another boy named Ba**, who likes to learn English, and I asked him to come to church yesterday and he did! He told me thanks for asking him to be there, and that he wants to be baptized in 2 weeks. I was like, OKAY! Let's go! :) He is great. So, we are working hard here and just running everywhere! It's great! :)
Training has been awesome so far! It's always been my dream to train, so I am more than happy to get to do it in my last mission transfer. I am thrilled to have lots of work to do here, and that I am being kept on my toes :) It's fun!
Well guys, that is all the news I have for this week! I will write you all again next week (of course!) to let you know how things are going here in the "golden area" :) I love you all so much! Have a great week and I will talk to you soon!
xoxoxoxoxo Hermana Avery
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|Baptism in Tierras Blancas|
|Saying goodbye to more friends in Chorillos!|
|I found a Maryland flag being used as a canopy!|
|The bugs are eating me alive!|
|My new area|
|My new area|
|Tierras Blancas, Coquimbo, Chile|
|Our living room|
|Different view of our living room|