Monday, December 2, 2013

Dreaming of a white Christmas :)

Joke of the Week: Why do seagul live by the sea? CAuse if the lived by the bay they'd be bagels!!!!
Quote of the Week: The human mind is loath to search deeply into anything it desires not to believe. -James E. Talmage
l hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had WAY too much food. Hahaha l still wasn't hungry for dinner after FAST Sunday! We visited 5 different members, all of which tried to feed us a complete meal. Interestingly enough, we didn't eat any potatoes, green bean casserole, or pie. Haha turns out hispanics eat rice and beans and chile with turkey too! And flan :P l don't like flan. But besides the fact that l wanted to die, it was a wonderful day.
To answer your question about if l will be transferred.......... NOOOOO. Next week is transfers and l'm praying that l will NOT LEAVE. Haha Hermana Blood and l do NOT want to leave!!!!! But.. alas Dios always has His own plan. But l think it would be cruel to make misioneros change areas right before Christmas.... Come what may and love it l suppose.... but l DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE HURST!!!!!! l remember thinking that spending more than 2 transfers with a companion would be super hard, but we're finishing up the 3rd together and we're down for at least 1 more.
Well last night we had an awesome lesson with one of our investigators! We set his marriage and baptism dates for the 27th and 28th of December! We're going to have a WHITE CHRISTMAS!!!! :) l'm so so so so excited. Plus a wedding. We're already picking out the colors and planning the cute decorations :) (a.k.a. l can NOT get transferred.)
This week has been super frustrating, but then after every frustrating moment, God sends a tender mercy (like part member referrals!) to help us out. The frustrating parts are just..... l feel like we're talking to people who are SO thirsty. They tell us all about how much they need water, and how dry their throats are. They go on and on and on and on about this terrible state of thirst they they're in. BUT when we tell them that we've got water, they don't accept it! They NEED to drink, but right now they're just to thirsty to accept our water. And once their thirst goes away, they'll be ready to drink our water.
And that's what's kind of frustrating. But man, when it clicks in their hearts that we have what their looking for, it's AWESOME. lt just... takes time.
Well, that's an excerpt from my brain today! l can not believe that's it's diciembre already! November flew by so stinking fast. My trainee Hermana Blood will be going HOME in just a year! (on Christmas Eve how cool is that!?) Time is nuts. And speaking of nuts, l love nuts. lt's a weird addiction l've acquired on my mission. Once a week when we have to buy something at the gas station to get quarters back for laundry, l ALWAYS get nuts. And to think l used to throw away the packets from my McDonalds hot fudge sundaes.... Missions change people.   
Life is good here in the biggest (except for Alaska) dumbest state ever! Um.... l need some new tights soon.... black or grey thick opaque ones. And sticky notes too! l hope y'all had a wonderful Black Friday! Oh and Thanksgiving too :)
Peace out home slices
-Hermana Gomez

Pictures:
La familia Bencomo and our little investigator Angelica!
La Familia Lopez who has the CUTEST little boy Adrian! He first called me an "eldera." We eat with them every jueves :) 
Our recent convert Haydee from Peru! She is so sweet :)
Me by "Flippin Way" hahahaha







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