I love you! I pray for you and mom and our family everyday.
I´m doing really good. I have a new companion - her name is Hermana Euceda (A-u-say-da) and she´s from Honduras. She´s pilas (awesome, fantastic, etc., in Guatemala) and she´s obedient with exactness and diligent and we´re going to do fantastic things in Sololá. She only has one more change [transfer] than I do and we´re going to get along great, I can feel it.
The Spanish is coming along, como siempre. And We don´t learn the dialects. There´s only one part of our mission that learns a dialect and there are Elders there, so I kind of know a few things (like what´s your name and goodbye), but I can understand a lot of it. It´s not pure Chat´chi´kel (I
have no idea how it´s spelled, that´s just how it sounds to me) and I can understand a little bit. Or, at least about Gospel stuff, I can understand.
That sounds nice, going to Pismo. I hope you and mom have a good time.
Yeah, Afton [Jensen--newly called to serve a mission in Michigan] has been emailing me, expressing some of her concerns about the mission and I´ve just been helping her how I could. I would have loved to help her prepare more for her mission, but being hundreds of miles apart doesn´t help that. Anyway, I´m glad it helped her. And I love the things we learn in our BYU classes.
I do feel you love and the love of Heavenly Father, as well. We had the wonderful opportunity to hear from Elder Cook yesterday. And we got to shake his hand. Every missionary that was there. There were about 800 (missionaries from Sur, Este, and Centrál [South, East and Central Guatemala City Missions]). The talks were definitely inspired (from Elder Cook, his wife, 4 of the Area Seventies(. It wasfantastic. Elder Cook talked about how, on our missions, we have to have 4
different types of love for people - the people of Guatemala, our companion (and to learn from them), our Mission President and his wife (and Elder Cook explained how sometimes they assign missionaries because they feel hey need to be with a specific Misison President(, and love for the Lord. I loved the talks and the Spirit was so strong.
And after, I saw my friend Savannah Roll who was in my Sophomore ward and is now serving in Guatemala Este. It was good to see her. And we´re definitely where we´re supposed to be where we´re assigned. Elder Cook explained the choosing process for calls and there is no mistake that
we´re where we´re supposed to be.
And I love two talks that I read from conference this morning - Wilt Thou be made whole? and Drawing Closer to God. I love those talks.
And in the work right now, we have a few investigators that could be baptized. We´re working with a girl right now who can be baptized this Sunday (she said that she knows the church is true and she´s gone to church 4 times), so we´re praying hard for a miracle baptism this weekend.
Anyway, I love you! I hope you´re doing well! I pray for you and mom andour family everyday!
Con MUCHO amor,
Hermana Pumpkin Conover
January 23, 2014
Con MUCHO amor,
Hermana Bugaboo Conover