helloooooo my dear friends and family!
here we are again, my group emails are so scattered I feel like every time I sit down to write, a million and one things have happened since the last and I just feel lost. haha but that’s nothing new 🙂
well, we had transfers 2 weeks ago, and I finished training hermana Araya and am now in Las Condes as a sister trainer leader! c.r.a.z.y. but all things good 🙂
Las Condes is NEXT LEVEL. It’s like calabasas every where we go and it wouldn’t surprise me if I run into kendall or kylie jenner because everyone here is like a top model. our ward mission leader drives a jaguar and the ‘homes’ really are mansions. even the famous futbol player, Alexis Sanchez lives in our ward boundaries… to put it simply, its wealthy. To be real, our zone has a rep in the mission. Because its so wealthy, a lot of the members and missionaries comment on how difficult it must be to work and to teach in an area like this… and I came out here hoping for the best, but with all those comments in the back of my head.
BUT, that’s not the case! hermana zacarias and I have seen countless blessings every single day. we had a baptism this past thursday with Amarilys, our cute sister from Cuba and on Saturday I was able to head back to tobalaba to be apart of Eddy’s baptism! its true what my dad always taught me ‘the harder the sacrifice, the sweeter the reward’ – because we are seeing just so many fruits from our labors #blessingsonblessingsonblessings
this saturday we had our ward party for las fiestas patrias! I ate empanadas and danced la cueca, and beat all the other girls in the sack races (shout out grandmas easter parties, all my skills came in CLUTCH 🙂 ) and just felt real chilenaaaaa even though I still have my thick gringa accent and all the chilenos love to tell me so jajaja
I am SO grateful for my trials and weaknesses. I am grateful for them, because they are drawing me nearer to my Savior. I know Him better. He is my best friend. I am using His Atonement in my daily life. I am growing – and if we’re not growing and stretching and changing, then what’s the point?
well I gotta go but I just want to send some lovin up north! you guys mean so much to meeeeeee💛
With Amarylis, Fabiola & Hermana Zacarias