Monday, May 27, 2013

Beans and More Beans
Dear Family and Friends,
So I guess I complained a little too much last week about not having dinner appointments because I'm being overloaded this week.  Partly because I got transferred.  Yep.  It was a huge shocker.  I thought because they're expecting our visas soon I'd just stay in my area and we'd be a trio or something, but they moved me to West Jordan, the Copperhills 5th branch Spanish speaking.  It was really hard to leave Riverton because I really grew to love the people and the area was finally picking up.  But I know it's in good hands with Sister Hodgson and her new greenie companion.  Also, I absolutely love my new area.  It took me a long time to love my last area but it's been so easy to love it here.  The people are awesome and I love speaking Spanish all the time. 
So my new companions are Sister Wanlass and Sister Danielson.  Sister Wanlass is from New Jersey and New York and she's been out for about a year.  Sister Danielson is from Iowa and she's still in training.  Which is unfortunate because that means we still have an hour of training every day.  But we've been working really well together and we have a car!  I was worried about being in a trio, but it's been working out and it's actually really fun, except I sleep on the floor.
So we have 5 investigators, one we just picked up on sunday.  One's name is Estevan and he's 21.  He's golden.  He teaches us every time we go over there.  He's not on date technically because he's still on probation for something that happened a year and a half ago, but he'll be baptized in July.  Yesterday at church he told me that he wants to start paying tithing because he feels like he's already a member.  He's also saving up for his mission.
Adan and Josefina are an older couple that are here from Mexico for a few months.  Adan is really interested but they don't really understand the importance of being baptized by someone with the priesthood, in fact they think it's against God's commandments.  Adan also is mostly deaf and blind, so it's extra hard to teach them.  Any prayers for them would be much appreciated because it's going to take a miracle.  But they believe Joseph Smith is a prophet and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God?  Ya spanish...
And the last two investigators are Luis and Luis Jr.  I've only taught Luis once and it was a powerful lesson.  They were going to drop him until that lesson and he came to church on sunday!  And he brought his son!  And they are now really wanting to get involved in the church and they will be baptized soon. 
So that's all really.  I'm so happy here and the only thing really that I'm struggling with is love for a certain person with an accent.  I've developed that since being on my mission.  I can't handle anyone that speaks english with an accent (meaning english, australian, etc.)  But I remembered Dad's advice, "if you want someone to love you, make them serve you in some way."  So I'm going to serve him and I WILL learn to love him. 
Also, spanish people get offended if you don't eat their food.  I'm starting to get sick.
Hermana (again) Borup

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