Saturday, June 26, 2010

Amber's News 6/21/2010

We didnt teach much this last week which was a bummer but this next week we are going to do better.
Speaking and understanding are coming like always (really it depends on the person im talking to) people tell me that I speak good but I don't know if they are lying to me or not I think it's only because my accent is a little better than other peoples.
Today we started winter wow. With Hna bair I said wow winter is cold here and she looked and me and said winter hasn't started yet lol. But Los Andes was colder than here well now it's getting colder here in Lampa. Here they don't have insulation in the houses so even though we are inside we can still see our breath when we talk to people. At Thanksgiving I'm going to have a lot of things to be grateful for when I get home. Just wait it's going to be a huge list. Like I don't have to go out side to light the water heater. And when I go to the bathroom I won't wish I had a coat. Ya know I always thought that was so funny on Christmas vacation when the girl says I like your house Clark you don't have to put on your coat to go to the bathroom. But now it has new meaning for me. Also I learned really quick here that you don't look at the newsstands or your going to see porno I heard that it's worst in Europe than here but I'm grateful for the laws we have in the states. Here in the mission my eyes have been opened at how bad the world is and it makes our message and the things that we are teaching even more important. So these people too can enjoy the blessings of the gospel. I think one thing I'm learning here on the mission is how to talk with everyone and how to enjoy things like that. This week we are going to be having a baptism for Lucus yeah he is super bueno and super excited for his baptism. He is 10 years old and his parents are inactive. Biking in a skirt? hmm I was thinking about this question yesterday and I decided that it is like biking with pants...but colder lol. Really it was a little difficult to mount and dismount but I have the hang of it now. For a long time I wanted to swing my leg over the back to get up but it is not really possible to do so in a skirt lol. The other day I hit a big pothole (there are a lot so it's hard to avoid) and I almost flew off my bike. Hna Papenfus told me a story of her comp before that someone opened their car door and she wasn't looking and she hit it and flew over the top of it lol. Well tell Whit that she needs to come to Chile to check out the mall we were just in it and it is hugh! It has like 5 floors it's pretty cool. The mission is tough...harder than I thought it would be but I'm learning a lot and growing. At times I don't feel like we are helping very much cuz a lot of the people won't listen and we don't really have anyone that we are teaching besides Lucus. I'm sure that I need to change something but I don't know how or what really. I like what I have been reading about faith it said that even though we have a lot of weaknesses we need to trust that God will make up for our weaknesses and we will be able to do what we need. The Language is a big barrier but I'm improving. Also I have been hearing a lot of negative things and it is starting to weigh on me.

gracious su hijita Amber

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