Two for the price of one!
Long time no see!!! Actually not long ago. It was so wonderful to see you all face to face... well sort of... but I was so happy to see you. We will do it again in May!!! =) Maybe I can hear more about what you all are doing instead of me telling you about Chile the whole time. Have a list ready. I'm gonna be writing down questions for you all.
|Brandon trying to work out 3 way skyping|
|Brett trying to figure out 3 way skyping|
|Silly Hermana Talbot Christmas Skype|
|Silly Hermana Talbot Christmas Skype|
Christmas was good. Didn't feel like Christmas at all, actually. We all felt the same. Holidays aren't really holidays here... it's different when you're family is not around. But we did eat at a members house Christmas Eve and Christmas day. YUM. =)
So I sent an email out this week to the mission... well I send the email to the assistants to the Mission President and then they sent it out to everyone in the mission... Anyway the title to the email is: "Anuncios de la Enfermera Talbot" .... Anouncements of the Nurse Talbot... BAHAHAHA. Those Elders are so funny. Gotta love 'em. =)
So the photos: one is of a girl out in the street handing out free Quakers crackers outside our apartment... Promotion, I am guessing. So we wanted to know what she was handing out and we wanted food... so obviously we went down to get some.... so there's a picture of us with our crackers. They were really good. I crushed mine up and ate them this morning like cereal. YUM. (Yes, Brandon we both have an addiction to cereal.)
And the other photo is of us smooshed into the back of a Vitara (like you had when you first came to Utah, Joy) on the way home from church... we were soooo happy for the ride! Hermana Leishman is sitting on my lap hahaha. She has some pretty funny pictures because Hermana Diaz opened the window a few seconds later and she had her head stuck out the window. =)
I swear the trees here are shorter than at home. I walk into them all of the time!!!!! I think I am just a giant here in Chile.
We talked in church this week about the Sacrament and how important it is to partake of the Sacrament every week in Church to renew our covenants with God that we have made. I have never realized in my entire life how important it is to be in Church every week, especially in Sacrament Meeting. If you're not going to church, my family and friends, please go back. There is a reason that the Sacrament is every week and if you do not have a testimony of why you need to partake of it... please search you're heart and the scriptures.
Also we went to the members today to ask them for references of their friends and family who need to hear the good news that we have of hope, faith, and happiness. I will ask the same of you all for the missionaries in your area. We are out here. Waiting to find people to teach. Help us out! Your friends need what we have. Talk with the missionaries in your area and give them names of people who need to hear the gospel. For those of you who aren't members, if you see the missionaries walking down the street, stop and talk to them. At least make them laugh and listen to what they have to tell you. =) Simple task. Just do it.
I am trying to work on my patience!!! Imagine that... I have a problem with patience. I got an email this morning from one of my teachers in the CCM (MTC) and it had this quote in it. Coincidence? I think not.
“Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God's purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable.” ― Neal A. Maxwell
This is my quote of the week. Gonna work on my patience a little more. =)
Love you all!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE.
Happy New Year to all!!! Make 2014 something special and a year full of change!!
P.S. I sent out a bunch of letters today. Keep a loook out. :)