- we were eating pasole(which is a mexican soup) a members house and the bowls were HUGE. I heard my companion gasp and I looked over and her face was super confused. She said, "I can't find my spoon." Turns out that it fell in her pasole and she couldn't see/find it.
- I found out that for a young men's activity in Sinton, all the teenagers went to a member's house, shot a cow, hung it in a tree, and learned to skin it. #texas
- One night we had 15 minutes left to work and the number 8908 came to my head. We went and knocked on the door and a little hispanic man answered the door. We talked to him for a while and he asked us if we were Christians, where the church was, who Joseph Smith was, etc.. we invited him to come to church with us. He told us he couldnt come because he was going to an LDS church in Mexico. He totally pulled a prank on us. I couldn't stop laughing. (the whole conversation was in spanish, poor greenie had no idea what was going on.)
- Sister Tervort is the youngest of 7 kids. She left on her mission, and now her parents just got called to serve at the WITNER QUARTERS TEMPLE in OMAHA!!! What a coincidence!
- Our awesome zone leaders have started "March Madness" in Laredo. We challenge other sets of missionaries who can knock on so many doors, get so many lessons, etc. It's SO FUN.
- We were riding our bikes and all of a sudden a dog was jumping so high on the other side of the fence.. then I heard the squeak of springs. We think he was jumping on a trampoline.
- we were at a spanish member's house who has brand new puppies. one of them was born with a bald spot on it's head. she said, "He was born that way. That's why I call him lucifer.." I don't know what that was supposed to mean, but it was hilarious.
This week has been amazing. My baby's name is Sister Tervort. She is from Salem, Utah. She's the only red head out of seven kids and is the youngest, which means that she has 22 nieces and nephews. She's adorable.
Being with a greenine makes everything new and exciting. I am so happy everyday; she brought fire to Laredo. We worked hard through the rainy days this week.. we went 3 days on bikes! Her testimony is strong and she keeps me in line. The whole experience is such a great time to learn.
It makes me think of being an actual parent; being in charge of another person is a big responsibility. Every action we make is noticed. Our habits are passed on to them, good and bad. How we raise them is critical. Obedience, hard work, love, good attitude, and animo are required for success. Now I understand why Sister Stevenson and Nail did the things they did when I was a greenie.
We were taught about how neon lights work this week. In the neon atom, the third layer of the electron's shell has 2 electrons. When energy is added to it, they jump to the fourth layer, then back to the third, which radiates light. Connect that to the gospel. What energizes you and makes you radiate the light of God? When you radiate, others radiate. Find what gives you that fire and then go out and conquer the world.
24 That which is of God is light; and he that receivethlight, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.
shoutout: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLEY!
have fun with the polar bears, Spencer.