Monday, April 18, 2016

1 year to go! on the 14th I completed 6 whole months, and if all of my calculations are right and the transfers go according to plan, I will be home in one year from tomorrow!!

This was a pretty good week, but nothing special happened. On Tuesday we had interviews with President and all of the missionaries in Leon and today we went to a buffet with the whole zone! We have been having super good lessons, but the investigators still aren´t coming to church :( We are also working really hard on finding more people!

I´ve really learned a lot in these 6 months I think that the biggest thing I´ve realized is how weird time is. I´ve learned that nothing is permanent and everything changes. Every single day I have looked forward to or dreaded has come and gone...the bad times dont last forever...and neither do the good times haha :(
I have also learned how to rely on the Lord a lot more and to trust him. His plan always turns out to be better than mine haha.
I have learned a lot about the scriptures and how much they can help us with any problem we have.
I think I have learned how to talk to people a little bit better...Im not as scared of people anymore, so thats good haha.
Also, I have learned so much from the people I have met in these 6 months. The people from the MTC, the members of the wards I have been part of, the investigators and all of my missionary friends are totally worth all of the hard parts about the mission.

Love and miss everybody! See yáll in a year!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hermana in Leon

From Kourtney to me (Mom):

Hi MOM!!! i love you haha did you get the picture that my companion sent you of me next to your initials graffieteid on our house?? hahaha leon is so sketchy and i guess we live in a dangerous part and eveyone wants us to switch houses with the elders...but we have a washing machine...!
yeah i still love my comp! her camera has wifi, so at the church we can send pics to emails haha.

i got the packages!!! thank you so much!!!! tomorrow we have multizona with president! ugh were kind of frusterated with our investigators right now, we have like 4 that are really interested but they wont freakin come to church and we dont know why haha. and you cant get baptized unless you have 5 sacrament meetings!! but were trying haha. we dont walk as much here...we take like 5 buses a day and its so confusing haha and the buses here cost double the amount as in SM or dolores, so we dont have as much money haha. i wanna go to queretaro because e ramirez is there with my trainer hna cruz!! man my homies from san miguel were the best haha

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Week 1 in Leon!! finally happened! I have a companion that I love!! Hna Paez is like my best friend and we work super hard together! She is from Equador and her city is going to get a temple!

Leon is super cool! I guess my other areas were like little towns, and leon is a big city, so it kind of an adjustment. I guess my area is the most robbed area in the mission and we cant take our cameras around or anything, but I like it here. Today we went to a mall and it was just like america! (But in spanish and with different stores haha.) Also a friend from the mtc is in my zone and we share a church for district meeting so I get to see him every tuesday! 

Conference was awesome! Most of the missionaries in Leon went to the stake center and I got to watch it in english with all of the other gringos in a room with a desk and comfy chairs!! I really felt the love of the leaders this conference and especially liked the talks from Pres Monson, Christofferson, and Holland. (and Oaks and Uchtdorf)

I think that the people are going to be really great. We dont have a lot of investigators right now, but the ones we have are really strong! I cant believe that I have been gone for almost 6 months! Spanish is coming along haha. I can understand everything, but I still have a little trouble saying exactly what I want to say. My comp speaks english!! It is so helpful! She can translate!!!

Love and miss everyone!! See you in a year!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Semana Santa and transfers

Wow...its been a crazy week haha, definitely a week of adventures. In Dolores everyone is suuuuper catholic and semana santa is the week of easter and vacations. They party really hard and sometimes is scary haha. On friday a bunch of people were walking around the streets carrying giant crosses, and everyone who doesnt go on vacation drinks a lot. A drunk scary guy tried to kiss me and one of my comps yelled at him for like 3 minutes  haha.

This week we got yelled at and kicked out of a house for the first time :/ We also went to give the law of chastity lesson to one of our investigators and right before we started, she told us that she is pregnant and that the father of the baby is one of our new converts...:( sooo crazy haha

On thursday we were leaving our house and a guy saw that we were missionaries and came up to us. He smelled funny and then told us that to have a better connection with God, we should smoke weed that was the funny smell.

But we also had really spiritual adventures haha. The whole mission got permission to watch The Passion of the Christ on friday and that was really cool. This week I read from all 4 gospels about jesus in the garden of gethsemane, the crucifixion, and the resurrection and it really helped my knowledge and understanding of the atonement! ( I recommend the book of john...start in chapter 17 and read until the end :))

Yesterday we found out about our transfers...and i got transferred again!! I am now in Leon. My comp seems pretty cool and I know some of the people in my district and zone, so i hope things are good!

I love and miss everyone...hope you had a great easter!

hermana knudsen