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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Skater Friends

Skater Friends
Just a flesh wound!

Favorite Neighbors!

Fourth Bike, Second New Bike
Hola Hola Familia y Amigos! :) 

This week has been pretty crazy....AWESOME!

First off, on Thursday I took a nice slam into the sidewalk. I hit a crack in the road--and can usually catch myself, but this time apparently needed to learn a lesson--so I hit the sidewalk and got this pretty nasty, yet very cool, road rash. Close to us there was a CVS so I limped over. As we locked the bikes, some kind man stopped me and told me I should probably put a band-aid on that leg of mine. Great idea, Sir.

Some little skater-kids all went "ooooooooo" and a few days later I met up with them again on the sidewalk and they asked how my leg was hahaha :)

Elder Otto and Elder Green came to the rescue with giant band-aids and bought me some chocolate! The CVS employee gave me a huge roll of paper-towels from the back, and we sat down and cleaned up my wound and tried to stop the bleeding.  

Later that night we were all joking around about my "flesh wound" being "tis but a scratch" 

[She is referencing "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" Just a Flesh Wound scene, here's the link, it's at about 2 min: ]

And so because no one understood the reference, the next morning, Hna Escobar called our mission nurse and told her that I had a giant flesh wound on my leg! The nurse was like "AHHH DOES SHE NEED STITCHES!?" but that's not what Hna Escobar heard, so she responded, "YES, Of course we got pictures!" haha hahahaa

We've been teaching a little 9 year old girl, Nathaly, the daughter of our inactive member from Spain who is coming back from church :) Her baptism date is THIS SUNDAY! THE 31st OF MAY!!! AHHH!!! We love her so much. I taught her how to make some origami swans and she drew us a picture :) I looove this work, missions are amazing!

Anyway, it's been an amazing week :) I love you all sooooooo much :) Keep being awesome and keep reading the scriptures! :) The gospel is true!

Con Carino,

Hermana Day

Sunday, May 24, 2015

What a Wonderful Kind of Day, Hey! ♫

Elder Anderson and Hermana Day

Biking with Groceries

Making Homemade Churros

Lego Store on Pday

Fun with Kids

Ashley and I were given clay from Axl

My Comp, Hermana Escobar

Speed Racer!

Hola Hola Familia!

Last night we were crossing the street when the flashing-white-cross-walk-dude was on; some punk kid turning right hit my companion as we biked across the cross walk. She flew! My bike ran into the side of his car, but somehow--with timing wise and physics and all that--my bike tire just ended up getting stuck between the wheel and cart, so I didn't go flying, I just like...stopped....the angels were definitely there! I instantly jumped off my bike and ran to Hna Escobar, lying in the street. I picked her up and walked her over to the curb, she was having a panic attack at this point​, so I just hugged her, let her cry and yell, and called everyone- literally-- the district leader, the zone leaders, the cops.

It was pretty chaotic, but we're all good. Hna Escobar doesn't even have one single scratch or bruise! We were definitely being watched over!

So many people were there making a crowd and the poor punk kid was only 18 with his little 12 year old brother and was scared that he'd have to go to jail. So I had to deal with calming him down at the same time and the whole time not knowing what to do even do.

Out of nowhere, someone stopped and for some reason I instantly and only trusted him. I didn't know what to do or who else to call or how to help Hna Escobar and she wouldn't tell me if anything hurt, and he was just there and he was calming me down and telling me what to do and he moved our bikes out of the road and he picked up and held our purses and he talked to 911 for us and he helped me "fight" the firefighters and paramedics to let me in the ambulance with my companion.

He was quite the angel! When the elders came, they knew him, it turns out he's a member of the church who hasn't come recently, and they've only seen him once. His name is Hermano Suarez, and oh my word he is an angel, he helped me so much! I didn't have to worry about anything.

The EMTs checked Hna Escobar  and she's all good. The only "damage" is the bike tire needed to be pumped up.


Con Carino,

Hermana Day

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ridin' Down Sherman Way All Day

Hermana Garcia

Swinging and Having Fun on day off (aka: Pday, or Preparation Day)

Hola Hola Familia! 

On Monday night, we stopped by to visit Lucia, who is listening to Gospel lessons. She is currently really sick with liver failure (from being an alcoholic for so many years.) Recently she has been attending church and has been slowly getting better with the medication and miracles of this gospel! She has two adorable children, Rosmeli (age 15) and Romero (age 13), who LOVE to read, so I was able to talk to them about all the cool series (you know how much I love to read!)  It got late, so we made an appointment to return the next evening, and we brought two Book of Mormon's with us. We shared the story of the Army of Helaman, to grab their attention of the super sweet stories in the Book of Mormon, and also to testify and learn of faith in Christ, and how when we don't doubt there are so many miracles that come!

Romero really liked that story, and Rosmeli was shocked that such faith had kept them all safe! We asked  them what they would do to have these miracles of God in their lives? Romero said he'd start by reading the Book of Mormon! Rosmeli thought for a minute, then said she would go to church. The spirit was so strong! We siezed the moment and asked them if they would also prepare to be BAPTIZED They planned it on May 31st, so their mom can be baptized as well.

I never could have imagined this. but I love it! and I love these opportunities and blessings and miracles Heavenly Father has entrusted with us missionaries. I love all that I am learning, especially about the importance of the spirit in our lives! That's what I want for Rosmeli and Romero throughout their lives! I know that's what Heavenly Father wants for them as well <3" Personal revelations is awesome! :) I love this service! What a fun week :)

Our air conditioner is broken!! It also just so happened to be the week where it hit 105! AND we're riding a bikes. Add all those together and you get is a giant sweat monster!  

OH! Here's the recipe I promised, Real Horchata
·         rice and water in the blender; strain or scoop the rice out
·         add lechera/condensed milk, along with a cinnamon stick, and a little vanilla; mix
·         enjoy in a cup with ice! YUMMMM!!! :) :)

Anyway, it's been an awesome week and I'm loving the area,the people and this obra misional! I love you all lots.

Con carino,
Hermana Day