Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Merry Christmas!

This was sent on Christmas day

Next week I'll have more to write you all!  

The top 9 are of me saying goodbye to all my friends in La Victoria!  It was super hard!!! I love them sooo much!!!

The rest are of me and my new companion here in Jaen!  It's super duper hot here!  We are visiting some old men in a nursing home and they are the cutest little old men in the world!  Then me with our Christmas dinner!  Before they killed it haha.  The lady in the one pic is my new Pensionista!  She is the best!  We live across the street from them so it's awesome!  Then this morning when I was opening all of my presents from the fam!  Thank you for everything!!!  I'm sooo grateful for all of you!  I hope you have an amazing Christmas and week!! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Finally a transfer!

So this week was very interesting! 

So first of all we had our Multi Zona for Christmas and we got to do skits!! It was sooo cool also we got to share with all of the other missionaries as a big group the Christmas traditions of the US. Then we sang our "canción típica de los Estados Unidos! It was the best!!! I'll have our pensionista send the videos to you Mommy! 

Also I got my package today!!!! I'm sooo extremely grateful for all of you and your love!!! I really couldn't stop bawling reading all of your letters!!! I love you all soooo much!! I'll get letters back to you all as soon as possible!  

So  we knew that there were transfers coming up so we had been anxious all week!! We didn't feel like I would be leaving quite yet. I had a really strong feeling that I was just gonna stay one more transfer and then have a change. Last night our district leader called us and told us the good/bad news. I will be leaving La Victoria tomorrow. I say bad because i have really learned to love these people here and I really wanted to be able to be here for Christmas and with my Hija but I also say good because I think I have become a little too comfortable here. I've been here my whole mission and I know now that I really do need a change and  Hermana Rochette needs to learn more than I can give her. I have learned soo much from this area and from having more than one companion before training. She deserves it! 

Another thing that has been exciting is that my really good friend is going home today! She is Hermana Fuller and has been our sister leader for the past three transfers! I have come to really love her and I will miss her a lot but she is finished here and I'm sooo happy and excited to hear about her life after the mission!!! It'll be cool to hear her stories!!! 

Anywhoo!!! I love you all to the moon and back and I hope you have an amazing week!!! I promise I will write more next week! I'll have a lot to tell!!!! Whole new adventure to start! Quédense mucho!  Les amo!!!

She said everything in the package was in perfect condition! The chocolate didn't even melt! 

Picture of her Grandpa.  Her sisters did such a great job decorating her box. 

She will miss Hermana Rochette!

Monday, December 8, 2014

"He is the Gift"

 We have been doing a really special thing for this month called "El es la Dádiva" or  "He is the Gift". I don't know if you have seen the video but its amazing!  When we contact through this month we only use little cards with the info on it about the video and then on Mondays we have to report a bunch of stuff about it to the church.

So we found out this week that we won't be able to Skype or call on Christmas Eve only on Christmas day and I'm not sure if there will be an internet place open on that day so we might just have to call. Also our p day that week won't be on it will be on Christmas day. I hope we can get it all figured out. I will be calling like three days before to let you know what time and how we will be doing everything. Sorry for the change. 

So this week was very interesting. We have had men after us like there's no tomorrow!!!!! The other day, we were going to an appointment and this guy in his moto started being like all the other Latinos here whistling and stuff and so we were kinda just ignoring it like normal haha but then the appointment fell through so we started walking back the same way we came and he came up to us!!! He started to tell us that he would love to get to know us and take us out sometime haha I'm very glad I can speak Spanish so I could explain that as missionaries we don't go out like normal "chicas" haha he was wanting to get our number and stuff and wow he was persistent haha so the reference(phone number) is gonna go to different missionaries haha that same day there were like three other instances when stuff like that happened it was insane! haha 
so I'm pretty sure I'm gonna die from being bitten by bugs! Just to let you all know haha

so about the pics... so the ones of our district were from today. We were supposed to go fishing again but we were told that we couldn't so we decided to make the pudding that grandma sent me and play cards. I taught everyone how to play silent uno!!! it was a blast! Then the tree is in our pension home and it's making me really trunky!!! Trunky (for those of you who don't know) means the urge to be home and doing stuff with family and stuff like that haha 
 the one of my notebook was just my notes for a little lesson i had to give for a ward mission night haha it was on esperanza (hope) 
Then the food is my favorite meal here it's just green noodles in English haha its soooo good!!!! I've got the recipe to be able to teach you all when I get home! Then the ones of the hands and paint... we painted our pension dining room haha and all of us missionaries in the district put our hands on the wall haha. It was soooo much fun!!! 

Well I'm out of time this week but I love you allll soooooo much and I hope you all know that you are always in my prayers!!! Have a great week!!!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

District Prayers

¡Hola! ¿Que tal todos? ¿Como les fue en su semana? Mine was pretty good! Not much happened but what did happen was very exciting! We have been praying as a district at 8:00 every morning (in our own rooms of course) and we have been seeing the miracles come from it lately! 

So a family that we have been working with for a very long time finally said yes to a baptismal date! Diego and Luz are their names and they have sooo much time listening to the missionaries! Like 8 years off and on now! Last week we were just wanting to tell them that we cant teach them anymore cuz they weren't progressing and we needed to focus on others who are. We went on Thursday and we were telling ourselves that that lesson was the do or die lesson. So when we got in there, We went straight to El Libro de Mormon! In Alma 34:30-34 which says 

30 And now, my brethren, I would that, after ye have received so many witnesses, seeing that the holy scriptures testify of these things, ye come forth and bring fruit unto repentance.
 31 Yea, I would that ye would come forth and harden not your hearts any longer; for behold, now is the time and the day of your salvation; and therefore, if ye will repent and harden not your hearts, immediately shall the great plan of redemption be brought about unto you.
 32 For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors.
 33 And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end; for after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed.
 34 Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent, that I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world.

We invited them once again to baptism and they both said that they know they need to. We gave them a date and they accepted! We are planning on the 3rd of January!  

Another cool thing that happened this week is that one of the sisters that we are working on to come back to the church now has a calling! Estefani Estefani is 23 and she was baptized 11 years ago. She doesnt remember a lot from the church almost nothing but we have been working really hard with her and she is now one of the newest ward missionaries in our ward! She is very excited about it and she is ready to work with us! 

To see these tender mercies of the Lord makes my faith and testimony grow so much! Im so grateful for this time I have to be in this area! 

So we didnt do a thing for thanksgiving this year... I actually completely forgot until that night when we were back in the room planning for the next day! So yeah that was great haha I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving and enjoyed the food for me! I can't wait to be back home to enjoy it with you all! I love you alll sooo much and I hope you have an amazing week! 
                                  Con mucho amor, Hermana Favero

Hermana Favero's email to her mom from last week (November 24)

So hermana Rochette was very upset about the way you started your last email. She thought that she was your favoritest missionary in the whole world haha :P 

I really hope things start looking up in YW! but what you and daddy said to Kendra is completely right. Right now, their job is to go to church and to mutual and be examples to the Beehives. They will get so much more out of it if they do. 

 I would love it if Bishop Dalton could just walk into our sacrament meeting! I'm not sure if I would be able to resist hugging him tho! haha 

Teaching with Jenna would be the best thing in the world!!! I can't wait to be able to do that. 

So this week I video taped some things I wanted to send but it's all too big to send. I'm really upset about it!!! Oh well! You'll all just have to wait to see them when I get home! I cant believe how fast time is going!! Before I know it I'll only have nine months left!!!! I realized that three days before my birthday I will be half way done with my mission! To think about that is bitter sweet! Sorry I don't have much to tell you about this week but the life here isn't really exciting haha I'll try to search for more crazy things to tell you all about. I love you soooo much mommy! I hope you are doing well and just remember that you are so special in the eyes of our Heavenly Father!!!! 

Hermana Favero and Hermana Rochette with the zone leaders and a ward missionary