Saturday, November 19, 2011

Almost HOME !!!! :)

Dearest Momma, Family, and Friends,
I am exhausted right now. We woke up
at 5:00am to go fishing this morning with our district. But like we guessed our
meeting time wasn't 6:00am at all, but turned out to be like 8am. We fished
with bamboo rods and didn't catch one thing, but it was so nice to see a river
and wade calf-deep in the water. Wearing pants is kinda weird. I will try to
attach pictures from Sis M's memory card. For some reason my memory card is
broken? You can't see my pictures on my camera or on the computer.
We found another investigator named
Gina. She is so wonderful, I just love love love her. She catches on so quick
to everything we teach her, and doesn't judge or contrast our religion with her
current one. She doesn't look at us like we're American, she looks at us like
we're missionaries. We found her tracting one night, looking for a referral
given to us. We taught her about prophets and told her that we have a living
prophet today. She kind of put her hand on her chest and said, "huh. Thats
the first time I've ever heard of that." We commited her to pray to know
if that is true, and she said she would. We will go back to teach the
restoration this week.
Sis M has been really sick this
week. It has been sooooooooooooooooo hot lately, and one night we had a black
out the entire night, which meant our fans didn't work of course. We think
thats whats caused her sickness. We are constantly sweating.
Even though she's been sick though,
she's pushed herself to work. One day we went out in the morning and got 5
lessons, so she could come back and rest for a good chunk of the day. Then she
forced herself out again that night.
We write down every day what we find
joy in and share them with each other every night in planning. Things like:
lizards doing funny things, seeing a kid sitting on a big stack of hoses,
riding in a tricycle with 12 school kids packed all around us, electric fans,
teaching people like Gina, etc.
I've been learning so many
weaknesses of mine since I've been with Sister M. Sighhhh. She calls this time
of my mission: Marriage and Family Prep 101, crash course. I hope we will still
be together for Christmas, dahhhhhhh. President keeps saying no promises. I
just want her to be my last compy. I’ve
learned so much on my mission about my responsibilities in a relationship, and
what I might need to change. Changes are
ongoing efforts, and I’m improving on realizations all the time. It really helps when you are so in tune with
the spirit and He directs you in all you need to accomplish. I pray that I will always remember this.
I love you all and I look forward to seeing you all on
JANUARY 30th, 2012. How
exciting!! Can’t wait to hug everyone
again and squeeze those little babies. I
get to be there for Nichelle and Jared’s fourth!!!! Yaayyyy!
Sister Fort :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thanks for the HOLIDAYS ;) MISSING YOU :)

I found a huge nest of ants in my desk. We were coloring and
ants kept coming from somewhere. So I pulled my drawer out and found them
swarming. We did a deep clean, and I found a hole in the wood in the back of
one of the drawers that they were hiding in.
One morning this week, as we were exercising, a member, Sister De Guzman, came
by with three huge bags of fruit! Bananas, mandarin oranges, and mangoes. Cause
a few days ago we told her we loved fruit but didn't know where to find it. I
asked her how much for all of it, and she said nothing. We were almost in tears
we were so grateful.
My english is SO BAD. I don’t have an accent, but the other day as we were
looking for a place to sit in stake conference, I told SisM, "Hey look!
There's a white people." And she said, "Yeah they're sitters." (They’re
sitting) Ohhh goodness. But we understand each other, so it’s okay. English major…whaaaaat ;/ I pray that all of my previous abilities will
come back to me quickly.
So this weekend, we had Stake Conference, which explains why President and SIster
Carlos were in town. You will never believe what they did for me. So about 3
LTPs ago, I wrote President and told him about how I miss frozen yogurt and
cornbread and your hugs. Well, Sister Carlos, the minute she saw me, told me
she had a surprise for me. Then she brought us out to the car later and pulled
out a container filled with CORNBREAD and she bought me one of those little
bear containers filled with honey. Isn't that so sweet. The next day President
saw us and asked, "What'd you two eat for dinner last night?" we
smiled and answered, "Cornbread." Then he went on to say how he
didn't know Sister Carlos knew to make cornbread....A little bird told her or
something. I love Brother and Sister
Carlos very much.
The messages we heard at this stake conference were so amazing, that at times
it almost felt like I was home. (it was also all in English) Elder Teh, the
area President of the
Philippines came to speak. He spoke on martial they need to be our husbands need to love
their wives and wives here need to stay home with their children--as they so
often go abroad to make a living and leave their families behind. We took good
notes. They also focused a lot on tithing and temple attendance.

This week we fasted for discernment
about our investigators. Who we should stop going to etc. We've received
inspiration that we need to focus on finding new investigators. This work is so
hard, but we will persevere as long as we are willing, we will be guided to
those who will have an open heart and know the truth when it enters in.
Christmas is around the corner and we have already decorated here :) It is one of my favorite times of year. Thanksgiving too! All of the holidays that you are with family and close friends. I miss you all very much, but it won't be long now that I can hold a baby again and hug and kiss everyone that I so love.
I have sent videos of me as grapes for Halloween and getting locked out of our apartment. I love you all!
Sister Fort