the week of so much fatigue

19 Dec

This week went by REALLY fast, and I’m really glad it did, and I hope the rest of this change goes by as fast. But it wont be as exciting.

We went to La Paloma on Tuesday! First we went to go eat lunch with our zone, all 10 of us, we´re so cool. We all get along so well, I’m gonna miss Zona Rocha. But then we had District Meeting and we went to La Paloma. Hna. Lundskog and I “accidentally” stumbled upon the beach at sunset and took pictures. Let me tell you the morning disaster of heading to Montevideo for the conference.

The elders told us to be at the bus terminal at 4:30 AM because they were going to pick us up in the bus they rented, so we were there, all ready and they call and say that the bus has a flat tire, but they´ll be there in like 30 min. Then 10 minutes later they call and they’re like “Um … the financers didn’t tell us that we AREN’T going to go pick you up … so you have to find your own way” and we thought just to Rocha to meet up with them … NOPE. To Montevideo. That’s a LOT of money. LUCKILY there was a bus leaving right then to go to Montevideo and so we hopped on. It wasn’t direct, though, and there weren’t any tickets left so we had to stand for half of the trip, and Hna. Lundskog got sick and we were all just sooooo mad at the financers/Zone Leaders.

We were supposed to be in Montevideo at 8:00 AM, but we got there at 9:00. Fashionably late. But it was AMAZING. We got the letters that they told you guys to write. Everyone was crying, and I was just laughing out loud with my letter that Byron wrote. I felt awkward.

So, they told us that singing with our zone was an option … but they changed their mind when we got there, so in the middle of some other zone singing we all ran out and practiced singing in Guarani …. yeah, that sounded angelic …. but it really did NOT. None of us know Guarani, just one Elder in the zone. So we tried to teach us Noche de Luz in 5 min. Hilarious. So then we ran back in and Hna. Da Silva laughed at us, and then it was our turn to sing, and our Zone Leader was like “Rochita!!!” No one knew our zone was so tiny, everyone was like “Oh wow, that’s it?” and we “sang” in Guarani, then Spanish then English, it was really cute.

On the bus ride back, once the other zone got off and it was just us, we all played games and listened to EFY. We are so hardcore. I love bus rides. But I love that I came on the mission. I love that I can have the most spiritual experience with someone, and they, too, appreciate it as much and don’t judge. I love that I can constantly feel the spirit and be with people I like, people that I’d be friends with even if I weren’t on the mission. I feel so dumb for ever thinking of not coming. For some reason angels have been in my mind lately, so I dunno whats up with that, maybe it’s just all this Christmas music I’m forcing my companion to listen to.

It doesn’t really feel like Christmas, and it makes me kinda sad, but I’m very excited to talk to you all, and not just talk, but SEE you all and SEE WINDHAM!!! Yayzerz! Also, everyone in Zona Maldonando thinks that I’m totally coming there next change. I do, too. We´ll see. The church is soooo true! Miracles exist! Like how Isabel FINALLY came to church yesterday and so she gets to get baptized on Christmas Eve. Best Christmas present ever. Oh, my comp and i jokingly wrote to Santa last night. We get bored in Castillos. She loves that she also got a stocking, thanks for that. I’m excited to open presents on Christmas! i love you all very much. I’LL SEE YOU SUNDAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!

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