Tuesday, March 3, 2015


what a week it has been! last pday was a blast! i pretty much played volleyball all day long haha then wednesdwaycame.... wednesday was hard. we had another lesson with jorge and in all honesty i had no idea what he said or what my companion, hermana limb, was saying. it was so discouraging. i felt like i would never learn the language and that it would be impossible for me to ever be able to understand people. i wanted to go home more than anything in that moment. later that afternoon a teacher came in and started talking to us. in his bad, broken english he told us that learning a new language is hard. dont stress over the language because it will come. just be perfectly obedient and give it your best shot, and the lord will help you with the rest. because that teachers words and because of the tender mercies of the lord, it me strengthened me to be able to just make it through the rest of that day. sometimes i feel like we litterally just have to make it to the next day. oh we also had a servcie activity that afternoon. we had the pleasure of mopping the outdoor cafeteria! woohoo! haha not... i came away with four really bad blisters that are still giving me troubles, but it was fun. by the end we all ended up getting into a huge waterfight!

thursday was quite a bit better than tuesday. We had another lesson with Jorge in the afternoon. about an hour before we were supposed to go teach Jorge, both hermana limb and i had a bad, unsettling feeling about the lesson. we decided that what we needed to do what do another lesson. holy stressfull!! what normally takes us about 6 hours to do, we had to get done in less than one hour. we pleaded with the lord in prayer to help us know what to do and what to say to jorge. after the prayer hermana limb had the idea of inviting a member to come to the lesson with us! it was truely an inspired idea from the lord. i dont think i have ever felt the spirit so strong as i did in that lesson. and whats amazing is that jorge officially agreed to be baptized in that lesson!! it is so amazing what can happen when you trust the lord and listen and follow the spirit. funny story about that lesson. so is spanish pecado is sin and pescado is fish.... so silly me told jorge that through jesus christ and his atonement we can be forgiven of all of our fish.... woops!!! haha luckily i caught myself and we laughed about if for a bit. haha

friday i was feeling amazing! it was a pretty crazy day schedule wise, and the whole district was pretty tired. by the end of the day hermana limb was so tired that she was giddy and crazy and loud and just completely out of control. on our way home to our casa she actually ended up falling onto the grass crylaughing because she was so wasted! haha it was so entertaining to see her like that!!! thats what the ccm can do to you haha

Saturday. I got to play tennis again!!! we found some elders who are actually pretty good at tennis played with themsaturday morning. it was really fun. there names are elder inskeep from blackfoot id and elder turner from california. it was so good to be on a tennis court again. we had a lot of class again on saturday. oh! i almost forgot. i was standing there talking to hermana smith and out of nowhere a big old bug flies straight into her eyeball!!!!!! she just calmly sits there as the bug is frolicking in her eyeball!! Im siting there freaking out! practically screaming!! it was the nastiest thing ever! ....well minis some of the meals we get here... one day i got this meat... well i think it was meat. but it was the weirdest looking meat ever. it had like carrots and celery and something else caked into it... eww.. just nasty.. 

sunday is always the best days here in the CCM. relief society. amazing! sunday school. amazing! devotional. amazing! video. amazing! sacrament meeting. amazing! i love sunday here so much. so in sacrament meeting our branch president gets up to make an announcement and he says since our sister trainers are leaving us to go serve in the feild, it is time to call new sister trainers. guess whose names he calls to be the sister trainers..... hermana hilton and hermana limb!!! so crazy!!! so i am offically a sister trainer! that pretty much means that we have the responsibilty to check up on all of the girls in the zone and make sure there are doing ok with all of the stress and emotional things that go on in the ccm. it is such an honor that presidente would think of us to be the sister trainers. i am so excited to meet the new girls that hopefully will come. as of now, we dont have any newbes coming in. but im sure there will be some coming eventually. another exciting thing that happened on sunday. since hermana limb comes with me to play tennis and volleyball, i agreed to go to choir with her. we showed up thinking that we would just be practicing a song, but with my luck, we were singing it for the whole ccm at the devotional that night. so yup, i am officially part of the ccm sisters choir. haha who knew right! As you know it was fast sunday this past sunday. that was amazing. the power of fasting is real. if you ever need any sort of help with anything. if you fast and pray with real and sincere intent, the lord will help you with what you need. he is so willing and so ready to pour out his blessings upon us, we just have to do our part and sincerely ask.

monday, back to the grind with studying. i actually had a lot of fun of monday. we got a new afternoon teacher, hermano murillo. he is so amazing!! i feel like he is the teacher that was meant to teach our district. i have only had one day in class with him, but i have already learned so much from him. we also got a new investigator, germán. he is 20 and loves soccer and boxing. he has troubles with drugs, but he is trying his hardest to quit but is still having a difficult time. in that first lesson with germán i felt such love for him because he is trying to change and make his life better. we teach him again on friday and i cant wait. i really hope that we can help him realize that god is always there to help him and to strengthen him.

tomorrow hermana limb and i are going to go solo español. which means that we can only talk in spanish and that people can only talk to us in spainsh. it is going to be crazy hard, but i know that it will help me so much with the language. im actually pretty excited!!

one more thing before i have to go. i wanted to say thanks to everyone who emails me. i am so sorry if i dont respond, but it is so good to hear from all of you. i wish i had more time so i could respond to everyone. also thanks for all the people who wrote in that journal. i read them everynight and they strengthen me so much. i am so grateful for the tender mercies of the lord. i love the ccm! and i love all of you! stay close to the lord!!

love you all!!
Hermana Hilton

A view from her casa

This is her schedule....busy girl!

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