Monday, May 19, 2014

Week 8: San Sebastian-beautiful and rainy

Hola everyone!!

Another week has come and gone so fast!! I don't have much time to write this week, but I do have a couple things to share! Well, the Spanish is coming along haha slowly still but surely. I can understand my companion basically most of the time which is great! But I'm still having a hard time understanding the people!! Which is really important! Haha but I have to keep reminding myself that I've only been out 2 weeks!

First, it rains like CRAZY here!!! And it rains everyday!! There are some days where it is all sun and super hot, but it'll rain at some point in the day! The other day it was raining so hard that me and my companion had to run under a patio with basketball courts and wait for it to calm down a little bit! And to add to that, this place is all hills haha it's a major workout with a nice shower! Also, I don't think I've seen so many dogs in my entire life. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs, but not 8 of them barking at you everytime you walk by!! Hahaha oh mi madre there is this one dog, seriously it is so small but I don't know why, it's vicious!!! It bites at our feet and everything and it does NOT leave us alone! And my companion is a little scared of dogs haha so I have to be the protector!! But worse than the dogs is the mosquitos. No matter how much insect repellent you put on, they still eat you alive! But this is all part of the experience, so I love every minute of it!! :)

So this past week we had a lot of appointments planned, but most of them fell through which was a little hard. But we still met some awesome people and taught a lot of first visit lessons! As of now we have 4 investigators that are progressing and I think it was 12 new investigators! There are so many people who need the Gospel here in San Sebastian!! I am just so humbled and so grateful for the opportunity I have to work here and to be a missionary! It's not easy, but it's worth it!! We also got a list of the ward members this week and after going through all the names (which is more than 100 members) most of those 100 are inactive or menos activos. Crazy right? So we are going to be working a lot with the ward too! But this week was a lot better with people at church, there was about 50 or so! So that was great!

So my experience!! We contacted this Dad and a daughter and went back to visit them and it went pretty well!! The daughter was a lot more receptive, but they are both super sweet! It was crazy because my companion asked the daughter that when she prayed and knew that this message was true if she would be baptized!! And she said she would!! So that's exciting!! So we invited them both to church but the dad wasn't exactly giving the daughter permission because of her health. We were so bummed but told him to think about it and that we would stop by the next morning, sunday morning. So we got to their house around 8:45 (church starts at 9) and the son answered the door and said they weren't home. I was so sad! So we walked to the church from there and my companion mentioned, I wonder if they left already for the church. In my mind I wasn't too sure but the next thing that happened was a miracle!! There she was sitting in RS!!!!!!!! (We have RS first) And the dad was in Priesthood!!! Like what?!? I was SO happy!!! And I felt so bad for the little bit of doubt that I had.. miracles do happen though! I couldn't understand fully what they said after haha but I think they liked it and we are meeting with them again this week! AH! I love this.

OH! I forgot to add something to my address too.. so here it is!

Calle Fermina Hernandez #14
Bario Culebrinas, San Sebastian
Puerto Rico 00685

Have a great week everyone!!

Hermana Holt

beautiful San Sebastian

Hermana Cole

hiding from the rain

mi companera Hermana Sosa

Mi Mama hits her 9 month mark

Mother's Day treat

my desk


No big deal! Just riding with the Zwick's from the airport

My great temptation

the best looking missionaries

we were left with a big mess.  Thanks Elders

The view from my porch.  It's a jungle out there!

What a hot day looks like

1 comment:

  1. I love all of her pictures and her sweet smile!!! She is a ray of sunshine and a wonderful example to everyone she comes into contact with, love Hermana Holt!!!