We had interviews with President and I got my christmas package from the washburns. tell them muchas gracias from me. I´d like to send them a note too but....i still haven´t found the post office yet. or found time to write letters. Even though the scheduale has sort of changed for missionaries everywhere and supposedly i should have a little more time in the night time now. I don´t know how I feel about these changes. they´re weird. We´ve got a full hour of personal study and then everything else is been cut down to half an hour and they don´t care when or where you study. you can do it under a tree at three in the afternoon if you want. the only two that are really set are personal study time and planning. in the morning. now when we get home the only thing we have to do is update the area book and our journals and if we want we could get a little more shut eye. but i never seem to find the time to get to bed any early anyway so......
that´s also why i´m writing earlier because now i have to get all my computer time done by two in the afternoon. before two o´clock everything done before two.
we´ve got a baptism date for the twenty fifth of February. Maria del Rayo, but she prefers Rayo. She´s twenty seven has two adorable little girls and was listening to the missionares before but her mother in law, who she lived with said that they couldn´t come back so she stopped listening to them but she was always curious and so when we walked into her little papeleria becaus the rest of our appointments had fallen through and i was so desperate to teach SOMEONE that i basically just said ´Hi we´re missionaries do you want to hear about Jesus?´and she responded ´yes. yes I do.´ so that was really cool.
we had a worldwide training meeting last wednesday and our whole mission got together and so i got to see hermana marradiaga and hermana van rompaey again! So that was cool we took a mission picture and I saw Elder Mills but I didn´t talk to him and I a newbie sister missionary from utah came up to me and was like ´i use to read your blog!!!!!! i loved it! and it helped me get ready for my mission!´ and i was just like who are you???? but she was super cute and nice. Sister Lochester or something fancy like that. she´s in nealtican.I now know NO ONE in the mission. Everyone I knew is dead. And that´s why my comp is always like ´you´re leaving soon aren´t you? you´re leaving soon!! are you going to leave me some of your clothes????´ not like anything I have would even fit her, she comes up to my waist.
We had interviews with president and it was super nice to talk to him man i love president. he told me some really nice things that helped me out. he said i am a wonderful WONDERFUL missionary and when it is my turn to leave we´re both going to cry. he said my spirit is softer, kinder that i´m no longer flipent or juvinele that i´m a spiritually mature, organized and refined missionary, an amazing teacher, and i´ve progressed so much in such a short time and that i need to stop being so hard on myself. he said i was beating myself up like one of my dad´s cows. Man, I love president Stellmon. I want him to come to my wedding and just to stay in contact with him for the rest of my life and seek his wise councils always. I´m glad he´s from Idaho and not from Argentina or something like that.
anyway, that´s all i got. hope all is well on the farm. i´ll send some pictures right now. love yuou love you love you love you!!!
oh...and what´s your opinion if i run away to wyoming for the summer when i get back and work at Jackson Hole??