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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

'Cause we're halfway there, wooo-oooh, Livin' on a Prayer...

Take my hand, we'll make it swear, wooo-oooh, livin on a prayer"   (this one's for you mom)

It's been a pretty decent week! For missionary work and all that good stuff, not too much craziness has happened, which is a little unusual, but that's a'ight. 

It's freaking hot outside here. You literally bake in the heat. Biking...well....biking is quite the adventure. No worries though, I drink soooo much water. Plus, there's these 99 cent slush puppies/icees from food 4 less that i take around with me, they're the best. 

We did some service at the armry this week where we put together a bunch of packages for the military. It was pretty awesome! :) Lots of us missionaries were there, so tons of fun and we got a LOT of packages sent out! eso!
Here's some funny stories from the week:
-someone said i looked like the greek godess aphrodite because of my red hair>?
-i got to play the piano for sacrament meeting OTRA VEZ, and this time they decided randomly on an intermediate hymn. As i got up to play it, and opened up the hymn book, the pages went from 41 and skipped to 45 . . . it was super funny . . . 'cause like the music sheets weren't there . . . and there were no other himnos up there . . . luckily, my companion has my back and ran up another hymn book. It was hilarious. Mostly my playing. Just kidding, turns out I can play the piano pretty decently and prettily :) using those talents....


Anyway, lots of miracles nonetheless and here's a cool scripture that stood out to me this week :)

2 Nephi 33:3-4
"But I, Nephi, have written what I have written, and I esteem it as of great worth, and especially unto my people. For i pray continually for them by day, and mine eyes water my pillow by night, because of them; and I cry unto my God in faith, and I know that he will hear my cry.
And I know that the Lord God will consecrate my prayers for the gain of my people. And the words which I have written in weakness will be made strong unto them; for it persuadeth them to do good; it maketh known unto them of htier fathers; and it speaketh of Jesus, and persuadeth them to believe in him, and to endure to the end, which is life eternal."


Talk about missionary work! Nephi described it perfectly--we really do looove our people here and do everything for them! Missionary life is the best!

Love you all lots and lots! Have a great week!

Con carino,

Hermana Day

Ginger Brea FROM HOME ran into me at my apartment!

Starfish bracelet from boy at church

100 degree weather playing Frisbee and football as a zone

It is SO VERY HOT!



See? My ice pack taped to my head.
It's been a hot week.

So hot, i ended up getting a super crazy fever and getting suuuuper red and out of breath on monday, tuesday AND wednesday... 

tuesday we thought it was food poisoning because of how fatigued and gross feeling i felt, but it wasn't.....anyway, elders brought over some ginger ale and tylenol... 

but since then i've had a headache and dizzyness. i've been wearing my glasses to help focus things more and we've been taking breaks and making sure i'm eating enough (because when it's hot i don't like to eat) and getting plenty water (and gatorade for Electrolytes.)

anyway, eventually we called the mission nurse.....she said i was getting the first signs of heat stroke and to take it easier on myself--take some breaks thoughout the day, go from biking to walking, take breaks in the shade, do some work inside in the AC, etc. which explains why the tylenol wasn't helping my headache....

anyway, then the elders came over freaaaaaking out because turns out it's a serious thing, and they tried to convince me to just take a few breaks during the day. They gave me a blessing for my dizziness and it brought a lot of comfort -- blessed to know how to listen to my body and still complete all the work the lord has for me here in the area. Pretty sweet. Still a little dizzy but I have my focus and don't push myself too crazy hard if it's over 100 degrees. 

I can't even describe how hot it is, but ti's nothing my body has ever endured hahaha!!

Love you tons! looks like we figured out this heat thing before it gets even hotter -.-

on a side note, our new mission president is awesome!  :)

Fireworks outside of a store

Muscle Car

Zone and New Mission President, wife, and daughter

All my SUNSCREEN!