Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Cure Lice

This email might not be that long because this computer is really good at sending pictures.  Y pues, hay que aprovechar.

Week as the nurses sidekick...bought the medicine for and made 98 first aid kits to give to each companionship.  Went to the capital for 4 doctors appointments yesterday.  Started labeling the first aid kits with instructions.  Took a nursing phone call about how to get rid of lice.  I'm a pro at that one.  That's all I will say about that!.

We went to Antigua last week and it was awesome as always!  It was just good to go one last time.  We left early as a zone and got back really early so we had time to nap and rest a little bit.  Which was so nice!

Its starting to get more and more real that the mission is ending.  It's awful.  And I'm trying so hard to accept it because I've just been in denial for so long about it. I'm just trying to enjoy every second.  It's just funny though because everyone is baggy BUT me.  Baggy is like trunky.  Like thinking about going home.  But all the elders and members are talking about how many days I have til I go home and what I'll do and how fast time is going.  But I just don't think about that at all.  It's just funny como molestan.

So sorry for the lame email.  I love you all so much!  Keep praying for me and for all the sickly missionaries!

Love you!!!!!!

This family is amazing.  They're not members but they are so pilas.  They need to get married and baptized.  But he just went to the US and wont be home for a while.  Hopefully he'll get back while I'm here. B
ut if you see him tell him to get married and baptized!

Our sketchy bags full of medicine to make first aid kits

The only missionary house in the world that has a first aid kit room.

This is what the trash looks like of two American sister missionaries.

This is us very early in the morning in the moment that we reached the
half way mark in the Book of Mormon.

My nose is sun burnt

we celebrated.


The girls in our district

So... sometimes we hang out with the elders. We happened to go to the same place for lunch in Antigua as ALL the elders in our zone.  They're great. The place is called Monoloco

We love chips and cream cheese.  Thanks to a sister that started the trend a while ago.
We put cream cheese on everything.  pancakes.  eggs.  oatmeal.  chips.  fruit.
It's not a Guatemala thing.  just us.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Dirty Clothes

My week as the nurses sidekick...We had 2 weeks in a row without going to the hospital!!  We didn't get as many phone calls because now everyone has their health cards to figure out to take care of themselves.  But we didn't go to Relief Society because we got a ton of phone calls de repente.  Went to the pharmancy once.  Started making first aid kits for all the companionships.  She had me put together the exit kits with pills to kill all the bugs and weird things inside of you at the end of your mission.  I thought that was kinda cruel.  Like  making me plan my own funeral.

It was another really good week.  We are teaching a lot of progressing people which is a blessing.  But now we've just got to help them have the desire to be baptized.  They're getting close though!

Oh PS I'm writing today because we're going to Antigua tomorrow.  PRAY THAT NO ONE HAS TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL TOMORROW:  Hna N deserves a good pday in Antigua.

So in our mission there are traveling assistants to the president.  They don't have an area.  They just travel around doing divisions with everyone.  So all of a sudden last week they called us and asked if we knew anyone who could wash their clothes that same day. Because they don't have time or anywhere to do it.  So they awkwardly dropped off their dirty clothes at 6am.  The whole time we were studying we couldn't stop thinking about how weird it was that the elder's clothes were in our house.  But the sister that washes our clothes is awesome and willing to do it.  But she could not stop talking about how dirty their clothes are.  She talked about every article of clothing and all she had to do to clean it. It was just a funny conversation to walk away from.  Luckily being the nurses companion you hear a lot weirder things about missionaries, so it didn't get to us too much.  But the good news is that the elders have clean clothes.

Time is flying by.  And as it flies by realize that I love these people more and more every day.  In every lesson I just have a moment where it hits me how much I love the people we're teaching.  Even if we've known them for like 5 minutes they become really important to me really fast.  It's incredible.  Heavenly Father has some amazing children.  And it's the greatest experience ever to meet so many of them.  The members here are so amazing.  I think I feel more part of this ward than any other ward I've been in here, even though they're all great.  The contacts, even though they don't even know us really, are so cool.  And the investigators are just so special.  I'm never sad.  But whenever I just feel out of it or kinda off, I always feel better in a lesson or talking to the people.  It just feels right to talk to them and love them. They are incredible.  And the more I love them the harder and harder it gets to think about leaving them.  But I know there are lots of people I love in other parts of the world too.  Thinking about how much I love these people just makes me try to understand a little of what Christ feels for us. I can't even imagine it.  But I hope I help the people I talk to feel just a tiny bit of that love.  And I hope He can feel my love too.

I love you all!! Thanks for your prayers!!

Hna Haymond

Thursday, January 8, 2015


My week as the nurses sidekick...We didn't have to go to the hospital!!!  Spent 5 hours in the Internet cafe on New Years Eve making a medical guide card to help the missionaries take care of their own illnesses so they don't have to bug my companion as much.  Spent 2 hours cutting and folding them.  Went to a mission counseling at the presidents house to present the new cards.  No crazy trips, but crazy none the less.

Hna N and I have the goal to read the whole Libro de Mormon in spanish this change.  We started on the second day of changes but we've gotten way behind because of all our crazy adventures.  We now need to read 15 pages every day for the rest of the change to meet the goal.  We have started reading while we do exercises in the mornings.  We are determined to do it!  But pray for us because it's a tricky goal.

New Years was normal.  The only thing that felt new yearsy was that I woke up to the sound of fireworks at 12.  But that's it.  This year my resolutions are different.  Last year I wanted to be a good missionary and stuff like that.  But this year my goals are to help me take home all this awesome habits I've formed on the mission.  Things like reading the Ensign every month, studying more spanish, doing my visiting teaching, going to the temple and going out with the missionaries on a regular basis.  Things like that.  Not going to lie.  I'm not excited at all that my mission is ending.  But I'm so excited for the kind of person I'll be when I get back, and I'm excited to keep getting better.

Sunday was a day of miracles.  We had a lot of investigators in church!  We now have 3 families progressing!  It's so amazing.  Sometimes I get so caught up about not being able to work as much when we have to do nursing stuff, but I am grateful I get to support my companion in her calling.  And Heavenly Father understands.  He blesses us so much even when things don't go our way lesson wise during the week.  He is just so merciful.  I love this work and I'm so thankful it doesn't all depend on me.  I'm thankful for His help.

Love you all!!!

Hna Haymond

Oh and I gave the toys you sent me for Christmas to the primary presidente.  She says she loves you and is so thankful for them!  I was thinking she could give them out for b-days.  And the familia O says hi and they love you all.  They're the ones who took us on the trip and sent pics.

editors note: I forgot to post these pictures a member sent to me of the road trip they took Alexis and her companion on last week.