Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In which Tory's shoes disagree with the local traditions...

This post will have Tory's e-mail's for the last two weeks. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we've been very busy around here with this little fellow so you'll have to forgive us.
April 17, 2017

Well the secrataries just called me and asked me where i`d like to fly in and i said salt lake because i don`t know if saint george or ceader city will have international flights so i`ll be flying into salt lake but i sort of forgot what day i`ll actually be getting in.....i probably should have asked that. but i`m guessing tuesday may 16 and i don`t know what time. they`ll send me my itenerary later so then i`ll tell you. and as far as traditions go they only have sabado de gloria where they just run around soaking people with buckets of water..........i am not a fan of that tradition and neither are my shoes. but we`ve got to go to tehucan today so i`m not going to have much time to write just wanted to tell that i love you and not to worry about me and i don`t want to come home. i almost didn`t awnswer the secrataries today when they called. they called like five minutes ago. i don`t want to go home but at the same time i`m excited to see you guys but i donpt know. sorry for lame letters without pictures but this sister trainer leader stuff is the worst i don`t have time on pday anymore for anything. but i love you and i`ll see you soon!!!
April 24, 2017

sorry for not writing anything or sending anything but things aren`t going to well in coronango. it`s really frustrating. when i was in ome we had the SAME problems. it`s been like six months and everyone is stuck in the same place with the same problems and no one is accepting ANYTHING and we`re sister trainer leaders so we have a ton of preassure to meet our goals and we set a goal of two baptisms for april and i don`t think it`s happening. and we can`t find anyone and i`m sort of bitter because ome was my hardest area and i was there four FOUR MONTHS with nothing and why did i get sent BACK when i only have three weeks left to find three baptisms? why did i get sent back to the area that i sort of hated and was the hardest for me? it`s not fair!! we were doing wonders in atlixco, me and hna guzman. i love hna flores she`s amazing but i`m angry and bitter and sad that my last few weeks of the mission i`m going to wandering around this little town in the middle of nothing that is more catholic than the vatican. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

In which Tory (yes Tory) cries tears of joy...

I`m doing really well. i get along way to well with my companion that we end up talking all night about anything and everything and we wake up like zombies which isn`t good because we`re both sick. we`ve got a cold. and it`s all her fault. 😣 no she says it`s elder medina`s fault because he came to the zone conference and got hna robertson sick who got hna flores sick who got ME sick and now we both are coughing and have a bunch of snotty noses and it`s a grand old time.   We`re talking like we`ve been smoking for fourty years but other than that. i`m good. all is well. All is forgiven because Hna Florez  is so cool she has the same tastes as me in basically everything and we get a long way too well. It makes it harder to stay focused. She`s from lima peru.

things are good here in cholula. i already know like half of my area because  they basically took half of my old ward, ometoxtla and half of the old ward of hna flores, la joya and made a new ward. so half of it i`m familiar with and half of it she knows so that`s fun.  time`s flying by way too fast. i don`t really halve much else to say. we`re good. i feel like hna flores is a little too laid back so i`m looking for a nice way to say buckle down with our time in the morning and studies and stuff and being more punctual and things like that but we`ve got interviews tomorow with president so that`ll be fun.

being sister trainer leader is just calling a lot of pepole and gossiping basically. okay not gossipy but it`s passing informes a los elderes los lideres de zona los assistentes. ect. and there`s a lot more preassure to reach your baptism goals. we`re basically sister zone leaders but we don`t have to meet with the stake president which is good.  but an investigator that we met on sauterday showed up yesterday and so that was cool and he wants us to meet his sons. i`m like 97% sure that he`s going to get baptized. hopefully in april but if not than in may.  i miss atlixco but i got to see hno lehi and his wife arely yesterday and their daughter who was born on my birthday seven months ago and she`s ADORABLE. but they`re in a different ward now so i probs won`t see them again. 😫

but i`m good. the house has a lot of bugs and my bed is reallly hard but i can last another five weeks. it`s CRAZY to think i`ve only got five weeks left of my mission. i try not to think about it to much but i feel good. i feel like i`ve done a good job. i`ve made a lot of mistakes and messed up and grown up and learned a lot and cried a lot and laughed a lot and i know more than anything that president stellmon is really proud of me. and if president is proud of me i`m guessing my father in heaven and earthly father are too so.. estoy contenta.

Also we had a BAPTISM last Friday! Vanessa and Melody were baptized and it was beautiful and amazing and i cried i was so happy.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

In which prayers are answered....

sorry that I couldn[t write to you guys yeserday but a TON of stuff went down and i[m sort of overwhelmed and i didn[t get a chance to get to a cyber yesterday. what happened is, i got transferred from atlixco to.....CHOLULA!!!! I'm in cholula again!!! and the crazy thing is that my ward is coronango which is a new ward they made about two weeks ago and it has a lot of the same areas that I had when I was in Ometoxtla in cholula about a year ago so i[ve got to see a ton of fimiliar faces which is nice. i[m also a sister trainer leader now which means i[m basically a district leader with my comp hna flores from peru but just for the sisters here. there[s not to many companionships in cholula, just two others and for this reason we[re also covering the zone of......TEHUCAN!!!! which is insane because tehucan is like three hours from cholula and we have to go do interchanges over there sometime in the coming weeks. it[s kind of ironic because i was praying and asking heavenly father, this is my last transfer, i want to go back to cholula or tehucan. if it is thy will let me go back to cholula or tehucan.......ask and ye shall recieve. i should have been more specific because now i have no idea how we[re going to do this. but that[s all i[ve got time for love you and we[ll talk more next week!!!!

In which Tory declares her devotion and love...

So....long time no update.....


Well, I´m sorry to say that this will be a little short too because honestly I still haven´t written my Mission President and time is ticking on….But a short update is better than nothing.

I´m still in Atlixco, Madero. Transfers are next week and we have a SURE baptism planned for this Friday! Melody and Vanessa have passed their baptismal interviews and we´re all good to go!!!!!! They´re so cute. Melody is ten and Vanessa is fifteen, they´re mothers are inactive and Melody´s mom is slowly but surely activating (her name is Erica and she´s Vanessa´s aunt) and her baby Nahomi is officially one of the cutest creations that I have met on this green earthy. And obviously my neices and nephews not included. Our new ward mission leader, Arturo Lopez Hidalgo, is great. His family just barely went to Utah,his son is living there in Egale Mountain and they´re so nice. I love them. I can´t believe that we´re already facing the end of Hermana Guzman´s training. I feel like maybe I haven´t done the best job with training because I haven´t really pushed her like I should have. I feel like I´ve been babying her too much. But, should have would have could have aside we´re near the end of it. I can say that I have loved her and learned a lot from her. I still remember one time when Hermana Peynado shared with me, ´Hermana at the end of it all, when you´re standing before the Saviour and he asks you about your mission he´s not going to ask you how many baptisms you had or how many lessons with members present you had he´s going to ask you how deeply you loved his sons and daughters he put in your path.´  And it´s true. I´ve been trying not to think about how much time I may or may not have left on the mission and I´m just trying to figure out how I can really finish this thing the way He wants me to. I can say that the gospel truly has become a priceless treasure to me throughout my mission. I´ve never felt the deep love or devotion that I have felt in these last few weeks towards the gospel and towards my Saviour before.  So whatever happenes in this next transfer, I´ve at least come to appreciate that. Some good has come of it.

And that´s officially all i´ve got time for. Rambeling wanderings and impressions that probably don´t make any sense. But there you have it.
Lots of missionary love

Hermana Mills