How was everyone's new year?? I hope it was good! :) mine was very different but fun! We had to be in at 6 pm on Wednesday night but president approved the movies Ephraims Courage and 17 miracles to watch that night so we borrowed them from a member. It was great! We did a little New Years toast around 8:30 ;) haha don't worry I made sure we bought some sparking cider too! Haha BUT fun fact. As we were watching the movies I started thinking about our family history and I pulled out the family history stuff mom put together for me. WELL. We are related to Ephraim Hanks!! He married Harriet Decker Little? Haha how cool is that?? So that's a fun history fact :) haha then on Thursday we got to sleep until 8! We had studies from 9-11 and then we got together with all the sisters in the zone at the church! We were at the church from 12-6! It was pretty fun we watched FROZEN! Sorry to say E still hasn't seen it... But a ton of the sisters in my zone hadn't seen it either. Haha so that was fun. We hung out and talked and watched how to train your dragon 2 And that was just awful then we watched frozen again. Haha it was great! We came home and planned for Friday and then hung out and went to bed early. It was SUCH a weird day. Literally didn't do anything. But New Years was of course still a fun time :)
I feel like so much has happened this last week but I just can't remember any of it.. Weird. It's crazy how fast everything is going by! We hadn't seen Felipe ALL week. We were heart broken. We stopped by his place on Saturday night and he just wasn't himself... I think he had been drinking. I was even more heartbroken. What's worse, he didn't come to church Sunday either :( but that's okay! He will get there. I know it!
A few weeks ago we met this guy and then totally forgot to remember to go visit him again (worst missionaries ever...) well, we saw him at Walmart and he remembered us and asked when we're gonna come by again. Well we stopped by last Sunday but couldn't go in because his wife was at work. We made a plan to come Saturday with some members. His name is Sabas and he is so awesome!!! Just this way cool guy. We had a great lesson with him about the restoration and the Book of Mormon. We had 2 members come, Dorian and Ashly (married) and Dorian just bore an amazing testimony of the Book of Mormon! It was awesome. We can't wait to go and visit him again!
We have been teaching Angele's boyfriend this week and so far it's been pretty great!! But it's hard because we aren't sure what he is trying to do or what he wants out of the lessons... He read some of the Book of Mormon but not much.
On Monday we found this way awesome guy, Miguel and his 7 year old daughter Maria at the laundry. They are awesome!! We made an appointment Wednesday night but then had to cancel cuz we had to be in at 6... BUT we have a new appointment for this Wednesday. We are pretty excited. He is such a nice guy and his daughter is just beautiful! We feel pretty hopeful for them!
Sorry this week sounds kind of lame but it really was great! And we did a ton too! I am really starting to love this area more and more and to love the people even more! Yesterday I fasted to have the gift of discernment and interpretation of tongues. I'm not saying am fluent or understand all Spanish, but as i sat in Sunday school I was able to understand everything being taught. How amazing is that? Fast and prayer really truly work :) I love bein out here and serving! Congrats to cute Lynn too! Give her a big hug for me. Love you all so much! Have a good week!!
Hermana Brown :)
Pretty Tennessee sunsets
New Years toast
Frozen with the zone!
Hermana Torres outside the great and spacious building.