English class was pretty great this week. We did that game where you write the name of someone on a paper and put it on their forehead then walk around and have to ask questions to figure out who you are. We did that and it was cute watching everyone try to speak english to figure it out. Antonio was Batman. All I could think about was Community. Am I a bat? Yes. I am batman. Or am I? YES.I am batman.
April 22 “GIRL!!!!! I’m going to have an hija!! I really don’t know much about the thing other than it has fingernails. Guys, I am so excited. I’m staying in Cadiz and training a little rubia blonde baby girl from the MTC. :)”
April 29 “So this week I got a call from President and he said that everyone got their visas EXCEPT for my hija :( So, I don’t know where she is. It’s the worst feeling as a mother. She could be anywhere, scared, crying. . “
May 6 “My hija didn’t get her visa and so I’ve been working in a trio with Hermana Jarvis and Hermana Kunz. (Jarvis and Stark, get it??? Jarvis is Iron Man’s robot I know sick, huh!?”
Chango de Mayo
Happy Cinco De Mayo! Love Hermana Stark
BOOM! … . BOOM!… . Buddum dum dum….. BOOM! BOOM! Buddum dum dum.” I woke up this morning at midnight to that sound. It sounded like fireworks were going off in our room. I jumped out of bed, flipped on the light and my companion was gone. I ran through the house feeling a light cold breeze as though the door or window was left open… I´m a good story teller huh, I bet you just can´t wait to hear the end of this story… . I found her in the study room leaning out the window looking down at the street. So I look down with her and see the KKK carrying a huge statue of Christ down our street with a band. Semana Santa!! Creepiest thing I´ve ever seen and felt. And it´s just the first day. Seriously it´s weird, yesterday we walked to church and the Catholic church is right across from our apartment so we walked past everyone and their palms for Palm Sunday. And it just felt so dirty and dark. Then to wake up to that… I´ve been thinking a lot about it actually. Easter is next week and it is such a beautiful thing. It´s something we should celebrate with happy hearts I mean Christ lives and because of it we will be resurrected just as he was and we get to live with our Father in Heaven again! It´s a beautiful thing ya know! But it´s just so sad that during this time, Satan wants to have his part in it. I mean, they carry the crosses through the streets and these statues of Christ crying and bleeding and it´s all about the suffering and the sadness. It´s like the one time a year that these people actually think of their Savior, and it´s just guilt and sadness. They carry Christ through the street and it just brings guilt. It is sad. But at least it only lasts one week. Then all these people go back to their lives and forget about religion until next year :)
So this week let´s see… we had a Cosecha on Saturday. This is something that missionaries do when their área is really hard and they want help from other missionaries. We worked all week printing out maps of Cadiz, color cordinating them, making lists of every member in our Ward and grouping them into lists of less actives, actives, stuff like that so that when people came they could take a packet with an área, go visit those members and contact around Cadiz all day. It was a lot of preparation. The whole Zone was invited along with any members who wanted to come. We were pretty excited about it. Half our zone didn´t show up. The missionaries who came tried really hard though and by the end of the day they all came waddling back all wet cause it was raining. They brought us 8 futures. Meaning, 8 people in the whole day let the missionaries talk to them on the Street and take their information so we could contact them later and hopefully teach them. This isn´t the best number… but it´s at least something! After everyone came back they just complained, wow Hermanas this área… no one will talk to us! None of the members were home! It was weird! It was hilarious, they were jumping back on the train to go back to their áreas just like good luck PEACE OUT! :)