Monday, December 30, 2013

Week 13 - bring on 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR! New Year here is even more celebrated than Christmas, it's about to get super crazy. Christmas week was so good! Despite a record amount of punting. I got to skype my family! (: Which was of course wonderful. I think I was really blessed because i followed the rules with how long to skype. (probs the most commonly broken rule on the mish) and i wasn't homesick at all. Just really happy that I got to talk to my family.

This week we did a lot of companionship evaluating. After exchanges on Friday, I realized lots of things we needed to change about how we work together. My companion and I spent a lot of Saturday talking and getting it all out. As most of you know...I am really awful at communicating with girls. HUGE disadvantage on the mish- let me tell you. But I am learning how to have a heart and be sensitive. I'm seriously becoming a huge softie. Anyway, the improvements have been great. I have so much more love and respect for my companion after really listening to her with my heart. Good learning experience- for sure.

Some thing we are working on as a whole mission right now is working better with the members. Our ward mission leader is seriously awesome. He has so much desire to fulfill his calling. We met with him and the ward missionaries and are visiting all the focus less-active families for FHE with everyone. Our numbers are kinda hurting right now, but I really feel like this is something that we need to be working on now. Reactivation and Retention. But, of course we have investigators and are working with them.

That's pretty much it for this week! Hope you all are doing well(:

Sister Gaspar de Alba

how we get rid of Christmas trash- filipino style

my HUGE chocomucho. huge thanks to sister K from my ward for making my Christmas!

I see so many gorgeous flowers a day. i wanted to taste it, and my companion laughed and took a picture because she thinks i'm the weirdest! 

if there is one picture that mums up my every day life, it's this one. 

she literally will NOT smile with her teeth! it's a filipina thing. i love my STL's!

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