Monday, May 26, 2014

Missionary Life


So how's everyone doing??  So I'm just livin the missionary life here still! :)  Having a blast!

It's always so funny on Mondays because I do so much in the week and I always think, "Oh!!  I have to tell everyone this on Monday!!"  But then we get to Monday and I sit here at the computer and I can't remember what happened!  It's just always so much all the time!  Anyways...

So this week was good!  I ate a lot of food this week.  I don't know what it was, but it seemed like everywhere we went everyone wanted to give us food!  I did try some new things this week though!  And I ate at a really nice Mexican restaurant with a member this week.  Wasn't expecting that!  Probably gained a few extra pounds too...  ;)  Soo worth it though!!

We met a new family this week too though!  It's always so funny because everywhere I go, everyone always watches me pass and there's always someone who calls out a few English words to me as I pass or asks me if I speak English or Spanish.  I think it's hilarious and I'm always entertained by it.  But we were walking down the street one day and this little boy riding his bike stopped and really nervously tried to ask me if I knew English.  It was soo cute, so of course I stopped and talked to him and ended up contacting his whole family.  They're great though!  There's 4 kids and the entire family wants us to teach them more about the church.  Years ago they were actually taught by the elders and went to church once, and they really liked it.  Don't know what happened, but they seem really good!  I can't wait to teach them!  They're really excited about the church!

I have sweat sooo much this week!  It's just so unbelievable I have to tell y'all about it!  The heat and humidity is out of this world.  I have never just been soaked like this, and it's not even the worste yet!  July and August are supposed to be death!  But seriously, I go all day, and then I get to a lesson, and my shirt is WET!  It's soo bad!  But my companion sweats like 5 times more than me.... So funny!!  But we just use the heat here as an excuse to grab an ice cream, so it's all good!

I got to see Hna Cook and Hna Lindsley a bit this week.  We had a meeting for all the southern part of the mission, so I got to see them!  That was soo fun!  My old companions!!!  :)  We have a blast together! 

But yeah, just normal missionary life here!  Experiencing it all that's for sure! :)

Love you all so much!!!!!!
Hermana Skeen

It´s already Monday? (Emailed 5/19/14)

Wow!!!  It seems like I was just writing 2 days ago!  But a week has already gone by!  That's crazy!  And it's even more crazy because the transfer is already half over, and yesterday was 5

So far so good though!  I met an Elder today who has almost a year, but has only had 2 areas in his entire mission.  I've got half the time, and I'm in my second area.  Crazy!!!

Everything's been going good though!  Our ward here was able to have a temple trip friday and Saturday.  It's hours away though, and so it was a big thing for them.  I'm so gratefull that we're so lucky to have temples so close to us in UT!  The members really enjoyed that though and had a good experience!!  So cool!

Not much has changed this week though.  I'm in Mochis, just working away!  I did see a surgery this week!  That was exciting!  Lot's of fun stuff!!

Ok, well I'll talk to you all later!  I'm out of time.

Love you all so much!!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Livin' the life in Mochis!

Hola everyone!!!

So, can I just say, I love it here in Mochis!!  There's actually trees here!!  Not too many, but there's trees!!  It's a lot prettier than Obregon!

I love this transfer though!  I have the cutest companion, and the best sisters in my district.  The only elders in my district are the district leader and his companion, so it's really just a bunch of giggly sister missionaries having a blast!!  We're all in the ward Anahuac, so it's pretty fun! 

So my area is a whole lot of nothing though!  Lots of agriculture, lots of empty torn down houses, lots and lots of garbage.  LOTS of dirt....  I actually like it here though!  We even have 2 little villages of sorts that are in our area that we have to ride the bus to.  They're prettier though...

The people here are nice though!!!  We're having lots of fun!  We found some families that we're working with and things are looking good with them!  One of them was able to go to church with us on sunday, and they were telling me that they just felt sooo good.  They were happy and they kept just feeling warm and nice!!  Then before I could ask when we could visit them next, they asked us when they could see us and set up the time and everything!  Usually we have to ask them and work harder to have them agree to a set date and time!!  Soo sweet!!!

We also visited another family and the husband told us that he wants to get baptized, and knows that he will, he's just waiting for his wife to agree and he works on Sundays and can't go to church with us...yet!!  His wife is sweet though and she wants to, just wants more time.

Zone water balloon fight, we are all soaking wet!