Monday, January 25, 2016

15 weeks down!

This was a pretty good week. On Tuesday night we went to a family home evening with the Elders. The family is really cool and the kids brought some of their non-member friends. After the lesson we had really tasty tamales and dessert, and for some reason we were all on fire with funny jokes. When we left the house, the mom was crying from laughing so hard haha.

Wednesday we went to Celaya for a world wide missionary training video. The video was really good and helpful and then we had splits! I had Hermana Guevara as my companion from wednesday until friday afternoon and and it was awesome! She was really helpful with my teaching the investigators and learnig spanish! She is an awesome missionary and it was nice to have a companion that I could actually count on!! I was only with her for 2 days, but I think she really like me because she invited me to her wedding in El Salvador hahaha. On Wednesday we also got to go to Costco again, so that was super awesome!!

Friday night we set a baptism date for one of our investigators and I feel good about this one! We also visited our investigator who couldnt get baptized in December, and his testimony is amazing and he reallly wants to be baptized, so I hope that can happen soon!

Hermana Knudsen

Monday, January 18, 2016


Highlight of this week was definitely going to Costco haha. On Monday night we met this lady who speaks English (and I think is from the states) at a little store and I talked to her for a few minutes. She yelled to us and said ¨hey missionaries!¨ and said that all of her brothers went on missions. Then on Tuesday at costco we ran into her again! It was kind of embarrassing because we were acting ridiculous on the carts and singing and taking funny pictures, and she stopped us and took pictures for us. I talked to her a little bit more and she told me that she wishes that I could be her daughter haha.

The rest of this week was not super interesting. We found out that we have to move houses next week. I am really sad about this because I will lose my awesome neighbor elders, which are pretty much the only good part about the mission right now haha :( The good thing is that our new house is really fancy! Its pretty big and has a washing machine!!

We went to a baptism on saturday for the other missionaries in the district, and on sunday our whole district ate with the nice lady who washes our clothes, so that was fun!

Love and miss everyone!!

p.s. there is a small chance we get to go to costco again this week!

Monday, January 11, 2016

OH Man

This was a pretty crazy week. On Monday we went for tacos and I had tacos de lingua y cabeza haha. ( tacos made out of cow tongue and the face muslces...) The cool part is that they weren´t even gross! I guess I´m a real Mexican now haha.

Tuesday we went to costco!! I got 12 muffins and they are all gone now :( It´s ok though because we get to go again tomorrow! I also got a berry sundae and a bunch of pizza!

We have contacted a lot of new people this past week so I hope something good comes from that! One of our investigators finally came to church yesterday too! All of our other investigators have craaaaaazy lives though, so we aren´t planning on any baptisms in the very near future haha.

On saturday night I found out that my grandma Karla passed away. :( My family got to call me and it was awesome to be able to talk to them. My mom was in Arizona with her family so I got to talk to some of my aunts and uncles too! Haha, it was really cool to hear everyone speak english without super thick spanish accents.

I can´t even believe that my grandma is gone. It´s crazy to think about because my life on the mission is exactly the same, but when I come home everything will be different. My grandma was amazing and I know that she loved me and our family sooo much. I am not worried about her at all, I know she is in a better place and that the plan of salvation is real. It was really cool because I was studying the plan of salvation a lot this week, without even knowing what was going on at home. I read that death is only pre-mature for those who are un-prepared to meet God, and I know that my grandma was super prepared, so I´m happy for her!

I´m really sad for my family, but I know that they all know the truth too. I realllllly wish that I could be there for the funeral, but I know San Miguel is where I should be. I want all of my family to know that I love and miss them and wish that I could be there to support them this weekend!

Hermana Knudsen

P.S. for those who are counting I have been on the mission for 90 days now and I only have 464 days left haha :P

Alma 22:14

Hermana Knudsen wearing a little tee shirt belonging to Grace that she mailed to Kourtney because Kourtney had said she liked that shirt 

An elder wearing the tee shirt too

Monday, January 4, 2016

New week in San Miguel

Uh, this week was a little bit stressful. I showed my new comp all around San Miguel and introduced her to all of our investigators and ward members. That doesn´t sound too bad, but it was really hard because I barely speak spanish and I don´t really know my way around town or the people super well. We got really lost one time because we have to take a bunch of buses, and we took a wrong bus. We were so lost that we just paid a taxi to take us back home haha.

My comp is realllllly nice. She makes food and letters for me, but she doesn´t know anything about the mission haha. She has only been here for 2 transfers longer than me and she is my trainer and the senior companion, but she doesn´t talk at all or take the lead on anything. I plan the whole day and its kind of hard (but at least we get to do what I want haha). Whenever we have to do something she always says "can you do it?" or "you first". Haha, its been really good for me though. I have learned and grown up a lot! The only thing I can´t help us with is the awkward pauses in lessons. I still cant speak spanish to save my life, and my comp doesnt there are a lot of awkward pauses when we talk to people, and I just have to sit there hahaha.

New Year´s Eve was nothing special. No one was home so it was a pretty slow day and we had to be home at 9. On New Year´s Day we had a little party as a district and grilled a ton of meat at the church.

Yesterday we found out our official transfers! Im staying here in San Miguel with the same comp and my neighbor elders are staying too! The other companionionship in our district is changing because one of the missionaries gets to go home this week and the other missionary is going to be a trainer.

Tomorrow we are going to Costco!! Woohoo!!

Happy New Year!!!

Hermana Knudsen