A small sampling of the adventures of Hermana Andrus on her mission in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
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Monday, March 28, 2016
Emily and her cousin Josh!
First Comp selfie!
Hola familia mia,
I have a lot to talk about and no motivation to write. Sad. Part of my problem is that I didn't take notes on anything that I wanted to say this week. SO the first part of the week was pretty routine for a transfer week, lots of goodbyes, lots of packing, pretty boring but slightly stressful. Wednesday was awesome! We went up to Bloomington for transfers. I had a trainers meeting, and then I got to spend three hours with Hna Warmbier! We had lunch and then we got to teach Leticia, who is someone that we started teaching together. It was really neat to see how much we've learned in the last transfer. It's the type of thing where you grow together and then when you separate you grow apart, and then when you're together again, it's still good, but different. It was really fun to spend time with her again. So we were freaking out all day because we are both training! Around three we made our way back to the Bloomington building and waited... eventually they came and got us and we went to the mission home with all the trainees. They did the cheesy classic thing where they introduce the trainees and then say who the trainer is. It was kind of nerve-wracking, but not too bad. I enjoyed it.
So Dad said you saw pictures/ already know a little, but my companion is Hermana Hughes, she's from Tucson Arizona and is the youngest of five. Her and her mom are the only active members of her family. She went to BYU for a year and a half before her mission. I have been really impressed with her drive and motivation to be a missionary. I think I was probably like that at one point, it's nice to have a reminder of what the greenie fire feels like. I have also been really impressed with her Spanish. She does really well. All of her ideas are really good and she has really helped me to focus on missionary work again. We taught 4 lessons on Friday and found a new investigator. I don't think that has happened since I've been in Lakeville. Transfers are nice because they shake everything up and let us try new things.
Missionaries in training have a training program for their first 12 weeks in the field, and we have an extra hour of study every day to do it. It focuses on the fundamentals of missionary work, like the importance of the Book of Mormon in conversion, the importance of sacrament meeting attendance, etc. It has never been so blazingly apparent how imperfect of a missionary I am. It's been hard adjusting and realizing that I still can't do anything perfect. Hna H has helped me a lot to reflect on what my missionary work should be like. Long story short, you're never too old for fundamentals, and that goes for a lot of things.
We've been working with Anel and she wants us to start teaching her family! We are stoked because her girls are awesome. The biggest struggle we have with her is getting her to church. We have a member present planned with her for Tuesday. I am really excited about her and her family.
Sorry I don't have a lot to talk about today, Lots of new people, but no new things.
SO has Ryan turned in his papers yet?!
What did Sara do to get her driving taken away?
Sounds like lots of musical things happening in the house:) I love being a missionary!