Thursday, September 25, 2014

Baile de las Abuelitas

Last Friday we had a meeting with all the hermanas from the mission.  It was so fun but way different.  I realized that missionary work is not a girly thing.  Because this meeting just felt so foreign.  It started with lots of squealing and hugs as everyone saw their old companions.  Then we had muffins for breakfast.  We did an activity to see who could find a sister who has 4 siblings, and shares the same birthday month as you, who is in your old zone, etc.  Then we sang as sisters in Zion and heard talks about how much Heavenly Father loves us and how great our worth is.  Then we had to find someone we didn't know and give them a bracelet.  Then we ate salad for lunch.  It really seriously was an awesome day!  I love seeing all the sisters.  But it was hands down the girliest thing I've done in a year.

Sunday was a big day here in the area.  Apparently every year a marimba band comes and they close down the high way so a bunch of little grandmas can dance in the street.  We just walked by really fast but there was a huge crowd.  And the grandmas were dressed in costumes and had creepy masks.  I just loved it!  Its just one of those only in Guatemala things.

I never thought I'd say this, but watching Wheel of Fortune on a regular basis before the mission has really come in handy.  Every Tuesday our district leader puts up a hangman puzzle on the board to guess the theme of the meeting.  I take it way to seriously and win almost every week.  If only Wheel of Fortune were in Spanish with gospel related phrases, I'd be rich.

We are super determined to baptize this weekend.  We have a few candidates that need lots of miracles.  But we love them so much and are working so hard to help them with these steps to have eternal life.  We need lots of prayers.

Love you all and thank you for your prayers and support!

Hna Haymond

The white board from district meeting.
I guessed the puzzle today with just m's and a's and n's

A village in our area called Santo Domingo