Monday, January 20, 2014


I am still in Magnolia (my ward) with my companion. One of the other Hnas got transfered, Hna W*, to open another area and train.

I kind of wish it was colder here. It is blistering hot. And the climate keeps changing too. Really hot for a few days, and then it cools down significantly. But we havent even hit the peak of the heat yet. And there is something coming up called "carnival" which apparently is a time when everyone is getting everyone else wet. With water, painted water, cold stuff. Im not quite sure, but it should be interesting. I think it starts this week. Its a relatively big thing in south america.

I have heard that Frozen is better than Tangled, which I didnt think was possible, because Tangled was pretty darn good! Let me know how it goes!

We are doing generally good, we need to get one of my companions wisdom teeth pulled in the next week or two, we just dont know when. It has really been bothering her. But she couldnt get them out before her mission because she had braces right up until she left.

We put two baptismal dates on people this week, for which I am really happy and excited, now we just have to keep that excitement going. Haha. We have them for the 8th of February.

Well, not much more to report I think. We got a new zone leader, and another set of missionaries in my ward, so now there are three companionships. Im not sure how to take the new zone leader. He is a Chilean, (from Chile, from Santiago) and his personality is pretty strong, lots of energy. I havent quite figured him out yet, but we´ve got time. So yeah.

I love you all so much, have an awesome week!!

Love Always,
Hermana Heather

Monday, January 13, 2014


Its sounds like things are winding down in one area, but starting up in others.

Transfers are today/tomorrow. Find out today, leave tomorrow. We dont know yet. The zone leaders are keeping it secret right now, twerps... hahaha. The one thing that they told us. is that Elder G* (one of the zone leaders) is going home!!! Except we all know that, for the past transfer. Hahaha. Hes funny, I really am going to miss him. i think he is the best friend that I made here on the mission. He leaves for Mexico tomorrow, at 10:37 in the morning. But he is leaving the area here tonight, so that he can get to the airport early tomorrow.

Not much has been happening. My companion is doing well, and we are learning a lot together, and we are pretty close, we have a good unity.

We have a promising investigator that we are going to visit this week. I think we will be able to finally put a baptismal date on someone. FINALLY! Its very hard and depressing when we cant do that. But we are trying, and working hard. We just have to remember that it is the choice of the people, and we cant dictate what they do. Good investigator or no.

Thank you for everything and your support!

Love Always,
Hermana Heather

Monday, January 6, 2014


New Years was fun. We were out long enough to see the fireworks, and then split up to our apartments. We were with all of the zone. The fireworks here are SO COOL! I didnt really believe the people when they said that there were lots of fireworks. But man!! It was so cool!!! The whole are here was lit up in fireworks!! That was about it, to be honest. I do miss a little the martinellis and 7 layer dip, but I will most likely have it next year, so im not too worried about it. Lol.

We are getting along with the living arrangements. Transfers are next week. Our zone leader is leaving for home next week, which I am really sad about, because he is a really good friend. But I am also a little scared as for who we are going to get for our new zone leader... the options that we have arent the best, but we will know next monday.

Thank you for your words of support, I dont give myself much credit as a missionary. We have lots of difficulties, and a lot of it is that no one wants to go to church, because it is far away, and soon we are going to have our bigger chapel closer, and they are all saying "when it is opened here, we will go". We cant FORCE them to go, but we need to change our tactic on this. Thank you so much mom, it means a lot to me. I love you all so much!!! Stay safe!!

Love Always and Forever,
Hermana Heather


I was very happy to see you guys, the boys are growing fast. Like weeds. I took various photos and video during the call. So I am content with it all. I wasnt that trunkie after to be honest. Yeah, sad that we had to end it, but after a few minutes, I was fine. And then Elder G* talked to his family. It was kind of funny. He was so nervous, and trying to put everything perfect, and then freaked when the phone started ringing to talk to his family. He will be with them in about two weeks.... :,( (ok, happy for him, sad for us lol)

The plans for new years. We are going to have a zone activity where we are going to hike up the mountain on the 31 of December, and watch the fireworks from up high. There is supposed to be more fireworks on new years than on Christmas. I am so excited, because the view from up there is SO COOL. We were up there with the zone leaders last week when we were delivering little gifts to the kids up in that part. We took some good pictures. Or all of the pictures are in the camera of my companion and one of the elders. I will have to see if I can send you some of them. But thats the plan. We arent having pday today, we are just writing the family, and then on New years day, we are having pday. I think it is because not many people are going to be in their houses, and im sure lots of them are drunk anyways. I prefer to stay inside on these days. Hahahaha.

My showers are about 10 minutes. I was wondering when you were going to ask that. Hahaha. Sometimes I go about 15 if I am washing my hair. There are times when the water decides it doesnt want to come out (usually the days I am trying to wash my hair) so thats why it is a little longer.

We contacted two families in the street the other day, and we went and visited one of them yesterday. I have high hopes for this family, they seem like a good one. I am really excited to teach them. We are still fighting for the permission to baptize a girl we have been teaching for about 3 months. Her mom says yes, but her dad doesnt know (who is very catholic) and the girl (11 years old) and the mom say that they need to consult the dad. The dad doesnt live anywhere near we are, so it is up to them, and our pushing to make it happen. We are still hoping!!!

So thats whats been going on. We basically just had lessons on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, because with Christmas, and our pday on tuesday, and our activity that we had on Monday, we worked the other days. It was a good week. I still cant believe that christmas was this week. It didnt feel like christmas to be honest. Just another day. I like the way we celebrate it a little better. Probably because thats what I am accustomed to.

I love you so very much mom! Thank you for everything you do, and everything you have taught me, have a spectacular week! And stay safe through New years!! See you next year!!! ;D

Love Always and Forever,
Hermana Heather