Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Week Week (Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico)

Oh, by the way we had a baptism. His name is Jorge Medrano. His whole family had been baptized the year before and they had been waiting vvveerrrryyyy patiently for him to take the step! He finally decided when he saw all the natural distasters and all the bad stuff going on in the world and realized that he wanted to be with his family for forever.

 He told us that he didn't want to be in the next life searching for his family and not being able to find them. He is super happy and the next day baked a cake to celebrate. It was really good. 

I'm teaching his son, Geronimo, English and I gave him an English Book of Mormon. He took it to church the other day and proudly told me that he had read the introduction. 

We almost had a tornado the other day! Our skirts were flying everywhere and we were eating dust and then we got rained on and then all of the sudden the clouds flew away and the sun was beating down on us once again. 
I don't have much time to write! But I love you all and I hope you have a great week. 
Hasta luego!
Hermana Murset

Sabinas 1 A Mexico

Hey guess what. I'M NOT IN ZARAGOZA 2. Mwahaha! Now I am in the lovely little town of Sabinas.

The day before I left I went to say goodbye to everyone. I think the hardest for me was leaving the Esparza family. I sat down and told Hna. Martha, Yudith, and Dariela that I was leaving, and like they had rehearsed it for months, they all burst out crying. Haha I had no idea what to do so I ended up crying as well. Crying all around, tissues flying, things being said like "you'll always be a part of our family.", and flour tortillas being eaten for comfort food. I'm going to miss them a ton.

 I left Saltillo at 8 in the morning. I traveled with a bunch of elders and one hermana in a huge bus. (Can you imagine 15 elders on a bus...) It was about a 6 hour drive and all of us missionaries were completely absorbed in the Disney movies that were playing (we're allowed to watch those). So the ride was pretty uneventful. Frozen played and we sang along.

I got off by myself in Sabinas and was welcomed by my new companion! Hermana Sanabria. I admit I was super relieved when she excitedly ran up to me and greeted me by kissing me on the cheek (we do that here). Because sometimes when the new senior companion comes along it's like "GET OUT OF MY AREA. VAYASE." But she's awesome.

She's from Honduras and just finished her training. And guess who was her trainer! Hna. Peñaranda. SWEET. She's super on the ball and has been dragging me all over Sabinas, showing me the sights. I still get super confused, but sooner or later I'll learn the area and everything will be A Okay. 
We are serving in a branch called Sabinas 1.

What can I say about Sabinas... it's not Saltillo. Sabinas reminds me of home. It's a small town and the houses here don't have bars on the windows. But oh dear. There is no end to the sweat. I don't know how hot it is right now, but as soon as you step outside, you don't stop sweating. I'm learning to take cold showers because the heat is EVERYWHERE.

How do I feel? Good. Nervous. Tired. Hungry. Really I just feel accomplished that I finished one week without blowing up Sabinas.

I have to go write the president about the area now. Responsibility....

I love you all a ton! I say that every week so it must be true.

Me with "Gordo" His name is Abdiel. He's the son of Hna. Martha.

Hna. Sanabria and I! The stuffed dog was Hna. Peñaranda's and the monkey is (in Hna. Peñaranda's words) "my inheritance." She recieved it from her trainer and now it has been passed down to me. 

Happy Mother's Day. Yesterday. I'M TRANSFERRING to SABINAS! Mexico

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAYYYYY!!!!! I talked to my family yesterday and I forgot to wish all the Mother´s a Happy Mother's Day. I didn't realize until this morning. Then I felt bad.
But as I'm sure you all know, I got to talk to my family yesterday! They got to see my tanlines. I'm sure they were just dying to see them. After we said goodbye and I had to snap back into normal missionary life I went to go sit with my companion while she talked to her family. Man, they were saying things that were worthy of being found in a general conference talk, and I was thinking "I told my family about my throw up story...."

Nothing really happened this week besides getting really sunburt. And let me tell ya, every single person that I saw afterwards told me: "You're burnt." 

But hey, I have news! Today we found out our transfers. I'm sure you're all dying to know. Yeahhhh.... I'm staying in Zaragoza another transfer. It shall now be forever known as Mexico Zaragoza Mission Hermana Murset.

Just kidding, I just pulled all of your legs. I'm leaving! I'm going to a little area (just kidding it's a huge area) called Sabinas. I will be the senior companion of the Hermana that Hermana Peñeranda just finished training. I should probably know her name... hold on. Hermana Sanabría.

I would tell you that Sabinas is a beautiful area, but all I've heard is that it's super hot up there. Everyone keeps telling me good luck with the heat and so that doesn't really boost my confidence. We can't carry around umbrellas to block the heat because then we look like Jehova's Witnesses. Oh welllllll. At least I'm leaving! Wooooo!!!

This first picture is with Hno. Gabriel, the less active that started coming to church again back in January. He's awesome. He told me that he was going to miss me. He told me that there is always a special bond formed when people work together to come closer to God. I'll miss him.

The next picture is of Hna. Barrientos. She's basically like my grandma here in Mexico. She's so sweet and when she found out I was leaving she gave me a huge hug and a kiss and told me to write her. 

I love you all and I hope you have a great week! The next time I write you I'll be dying of the heat!
Hermana Murset