Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hairy Legs = Sinning

This weeks email will be way better.  I promise!
First of all...I don't have changes. WOO!!  I'll be here until July 10th at least.

So lately Hermana W and I have decided to take a stand against the racism in our area.  People always call us white girls (Which I honestly had stopped noticing until Hna W came here fresh from the States.)  So one day we set a goal, that if 10 people yelled white girls to us on the street we would buy ourselves McFlurries and fries (Guatemala is awesome because they have coconut chocolate McFlurries with real chunks of coconut...and McDonalds delivers).  And sure enough we reached our goal.  So that night we proudly ate our Mcflurries and talked about how fat we're getting, just like American girls should.  So take that racism.
We also had a crazy discovery this week.  So there are two parts of our area that are seemingly close together but the way the roads are set up it takes like 40 minutes to go between the two.  We always had this feeling that there had to be a faster way.  So this week we did some exploring and sure enough there is a very secret path.  This is how you get from point A to point B on the path...  Enter this nice neighborhood.  Go down to the last street to a random sketchy fence.  Hope that the fence is unlocked.  Walk through the super tall tic infested grass.  Jump over the gutter.  Step over the barbed wire fence.  Walk through someones front yard.  Open your umbrella to scare away the crazy pack of dogs.  Walk past a bunch of kids playing soccer in another little street of houses.  And walk out of the path on the other side of the neighborhood like you live there, so no one gets suspicous. We were so excited when we figured this out.  Its quite the adventure everytime.
This week was also a little sad because I saw 2 Broncos hats and a Rockies shirt.  Come on Colorado people. Keep your sports gear!  But then I saw a very confident teenage boy wearing a 'Number 1 Grandpa shirt' and that made me feel better.
Hna W and I have been finding so many ways to keep ourselves pampered.  For example, my ingrown toenail has been really bad lately so now I get to soak foot twice a day.  We just call it my pedicure.  We've also been really lazy about shaving our legs.  But last night we had the realization that we need to get better at that.  If we don't shave our legs, we are not as aerodynamic and we can't walk as fast.  If we can't walk as fast, we can't have as many contacts and lessons and we're not as diligent.  If we're not diligent, we're sinning.  So we came to the conclusion that if we don't shave our legs, we're sinning.  Sister missionary beauty tips at their finest.
Sunday was a cool day in our zone.  It was called Dia Blanca or White Day.  Everyone who had baptisms went to the stake center.  The stake president had a really cool presentation and it was so amazing to see all the converts in white.  It is such an awesome experience to see the members of the whole stake come support us.  Just goes to show how necessary this work is.  I love it.

Thanks for all your love and prayers!
Hermana Haymond

a colonia in our area.  we have tons of investigators here

Us eating Coconut Chocolate McFlurries and fries.  Mcdonalds delivers here.  Its the greatest.
Shes 18 and so cute!  Her boyfriend (now exboyfriend) introduced us to her.  Shes awesome
dia blanco!
we decided we're going to try a fun fruit every pday

this one was pretty good.
this one is super good!  Its like a giant pea pod with little fuzzy fruit in it. its like banana cotton candy  
this one is good too.  kinda like a pearish taste
Our district!!