let me just start out by saying how thankful i am for god and for the spirit. as missionary we really are protected and guided!so i left my sunchales. i was able to say bye to the members and especially familia cauda!! oh how i love that family. its so awesome to have a relationship with them all!
|and last pic with hermana moberly|
|saying bye to memers|
and then let me just start with the transfer. we had to leave sunchales atin the morning. then i had to catch a another bus in rafaelato connect to esperanza. the zone leaders waited for me and helped me buy the tickets and all. so then i get on the bus to my new area.HAH. well, its an hour ride and after one hour and 15 minutes i was getting a little worried. come to find out the bus wasnt going to the terminal in esperanza but going straight to the routa...idk("I don't know") what that means but it wasnt where i needed to go. so! the bus driver told me to get off at this random spot with all my stuff, at in the morning, with no cell phone. he pointed to the dirrecion where the terminal is and said to turn at a random spot......so there i was left alone in a new area with all my stuff. i had no choice but to start walking and pray for a miracle. not going to lie maybe a few tears came down too. well i was looking for anything that was open and after about 20 minutes, i felt like i needed to go down a random street. so i did. there was a panaderia that was open so i went in and used their phone to call a remis (taxi). it came and got me and took me to the terminal.- which was a 15 minute drive. i even taught a little of the 1 lesson to the driver! gratefully i had some personal money that i could pay him. haha. well we finally got there and i met my new compy. hma carlson. she is great and very calm cool and collected. very different from moberly but she is great. i took a nap and then we studied.
also guess what! this is the only area where we havebikes! hahahaha i dont ridebikes and im terrified of them right? well i knew i had no choice but to face my fear, say a little prayer and i learned how to ride again! i was so shaky at first but after riding in dirt roads, in the rain, in the mud, and with groceries and all, i think you could say im a pro. i literally pray the whole time im on it but i am protected and helped so much it is insane. in both these trials, i learned that really we have to put 100 percent of our trust in god. when we live worthily of his spirit, he will bless us in ways we cant imagine and when we are in a real bind, he will not leave us alone. even though i was really alone i felt his help and i knew i wasnt by myself. how crazy! but yeah i am so thankful for everything this week. so! whats up with esperanza!
|saying bye to tati, our friend who worked at the kisko we always went to for chocolate. |
she gave me some for free when i said i was leaving
|opening cans the argentine way, with knives|