Monday, February 2, 2015

Temple days are happy days :)

January 26th, 2015 

First things first, I would just like to clarify that I am coming home in 2 weeks but my homecoming won't be until like March 8th due to stake conference, a wedding and fast Sunday. So those planning to travel, put that date on your calendar. 

So as you read in last week's letter I was able to go to the temple with Margarita and Sergio when they went through their first time. Plot twist. They asked Yolanda and Wilson to be their escorts in the temple. All the people that I worked with so hard in my time in H1 all went to the temple together. What a tender mercy. That was probably one of the most amazing experiences of my mission. But on our way there we were stuck in traffic for a good 2 hours and were almost late for our session. It was so funny though, Hermana Hull and I were just eating up all the weird stuff going on. Example: we were talking between the two of us and we look up to see Sergio driving, pretend to punch himself and then right after Margarita pretended to punch him and he proceeded to go along with it and dodged it. Don't ask me why I was laughing so hard, probably cause we woke up at 4 30 in the morning that day in order to finish everything we needed to to go to the temple, but also probably cause it was hilarious. Not to mention we actually went to the 8 oclock session so we didn't get home till like 11 30. I can't remember how long it's been since I've even been awake that late. #oldladymissionaryproblems

We had interviews with president on Wednesday and it was just what I needed. Fancy this, I'm stressed. Haha but I don't know what he expects when he writes "sprint to the finish line" in his letter to me when I feel like I've been sprinting to the finish line my whole mission. He told me I'm stressed and that's why I can't keep any food down. (TMI, sorry) but he gave me a blessing and told me that everything would be alright, I just gotta keep working as I have been. Oh also that I have to find Wendy and Jean Pierre and get them teaching the missionaries again before I go. 

So as ya'll know we gained some new people to teach from the other missionaries. And it's been a struggle. Some of them really miss their missionaries. But we just have to show them that' we're not that bad and we all bring the same truths. We seem to have a problem with those we're teaching that their husbands are SUPER against them getting baptized and listening to missionaries. I wish they would soften their hearts a little bit. 

I went on exchanges to like the richest area in the mission. Richmond. with Sister Polanco from temple square. We had dinner with this member family that was really awesome, when they were on their way to pick up their daughter from her mission they got in a car accident and lost 2 of their children, and one of them is now severely handicap. I only spent an hour with these people but my faith in the knowledge of eternal families grew so much. I know that it's not easy for them to be without their children, but I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for their family. 

I hope you all have a great week, you are all amazing. keep strong and carry on! 
Hermana Groves

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