Monday, April 13, 2015

Week 8: Tornados, Book of Mormons, and Cow Intestine

Well this week has been a crazy amazing one! The people here are absolutely amazing. I love every single one of them. So I have a couple crazy stories for this week!

Story 1: The Tornado
This Wednesday there was a huge tornado warning. We went to a members house for dinner and the weather channel was on and they were all freaking out telling people to be ready for a tornado. They said it was going to be really bad! So in my head I'm thinking sweet!!! I'm going to see a tornado!!! but on the other hand I am kinda freaked out because I had seen a little bit of the damage the last tornado did and I didn't want that to happen to us. So all day the weather is crazy and we are just waiting for the tornado sirens to go off. Yeah! they have sirens for this stuff, so it's pretty serious. If the siren is getting louder and softer that means a tornado has touched down in a neighboring county, and if it is a solid loud siren, it means one has touched down in your county. So all day we are waiting for this siren to go off. And it never comes.... Then people start telling us that it is going to come during the night! freaky!!! Pretty much the whole day I am pumped for this tornado. Nothing happened that night. So the next day we asked around to see what happened with the tornado, and we find out that it never actually touched down anywhere! I had gotten all excited for nothing.

Story 2: Book Of Mormon
Yesterday two ladies from the branch came up to us after church and told us that they wanted to go on splits with us and visit the less active sisters in the branch. Of course we were so excited to do this! So I went out with Hermana Alba Lopez. Hermana Alba is absolutely amazing. She feeds us every Wednesday and she is always willing to go out with us to appointments. Anyways so I hopped into the car with her and off we went. As we were driving she suddenly pulls over and is like, "I know these people! Let's go say hi to them!" I was just like ok.. So in we went. Before we went in she asked me if I had any Book of Mormons on me. I told her I didn't (Remember, this is all in Spanish, so there is a pretty big language barrier). I then tried to explain that I could let them read out of mine. She agreed and in we went. Everything was going amazing and then Alba asked me to get me scriptures out. So I did. And she handed them to the family and said that they were a gift!!!!!!! Waaahhhhh?? I then realized that she thought I said that I could GIVE them my scriptures, not let them read out of them...... I didn't know what to do, so I gave away my nice set of scriptures and now I don't have any. Haha but hopefully they will read out of them! Because the scriptures have power! I am hoping that we will be able to find that family again and get them back!!

Story 3: Cow Intestine
ugh..... I don't even know where to start with this one. Well we had a lunch appointment. We thought we didn't so we had already eaten a makeshift lunch at our house when we get a call saying that she had lunch ready for us. So we booked it over to her house. We got there and she plopped in front of us some crazy soup stuff. I asked what it was and she said it was menudo.  And guess what it was.. yup... cow intestine.... It was slimy and crazy chewy. I tried to chew it and you literally can't! Trying made me gag hard core. So I ended up just swallowing the pieces whole with a big old glass of diet coke. EWWWWW!!!! It was sooo nasty!! I never ever ever ever ever wanna experience that again. It was so hard for me to eat it.

So yep those were my main things that happened this week. The work here in the OKC 4th branch is going amazing. We had to push Geniva's baptism date back a couple of weeks because she doesn't quite understand everything that we are teaching her quite yet. I still have high hopes for that girl and I know that everything will work out in the Lord's due time. We didn't get to see Nena this week, but I still can't wait to see her again! She is such an awesome woman. Everyone here is so amazing and it doesn't quite make sense how you could love people so much even though you don't know them all that well, but the love is real! I love the Gospel and I know it is real. I see the hand of the Lord in my life everyday. He really does care about each and every one of us and he wants to help us. I am so blessed to be serving in a Spanish branch and to speak spanish! I love is so much! I invite you all to take a moment and pray to the Lord and tell him thanks for everything that he has given you. Don't ask for a single thing, just think about everything that the Lord has done for you and thank him for it. I know that the Lord is blessing my life now and that he will continue. I am so thankful for him! I love you all and love to hear from you!!! It makes my week each week!
Stay beautiful everyone!!!
Hermana Hilton

How could I forget this!! I have officially mastered the Rubix Cube!! On the mission the rubix cube is like your iPhone 6+ with all the apps!! haha #lifeofamissionary





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