Thursday, November 27, 2014
so about the subject, i have tried my whole entire life to roll my R's and i have never been able to. and my spanish teacher would always tell me i had a white girl accent because i cant roll my R's. but this week i was trying in class and i did it! i was seriously so happy i literally started to cry. right there in class. it was the crazy thing ever ha.
okay the coolest thing that happened this week, and probably one of the coolest things that's ever happened to me in my life. so here at the ccm in mexico we have devos everyand . sometimes they are real people from the 70 or something but most of the time they are old videos of the past from the mtc in provo of like elder holland or elder bednard. but we had a special live broadcast from provo to all the 15 mtc's around the world. it was elder oaks. but that is not the cool part. so i was sitting next to my sister training leader and i turned to her and said, wouldn't it be cool if we like saw somebody we knew in video of the crowd audience at the mtc? and right after that the choir stood up to do a special number and I SAW SHIANNA LOWRY SINGING AND I WAS SO STOKED ON IT YOU HAVE NO IDEA. i was really freaking out. i was like, hey that my cousin! she was wearing a white scarf and had her hair in a bun and was smiling while she was singing like she always does. they sing nearer my god to thee it was awesome.
also this week i received a real live letter from my sister that she sent like 5 and a half weeks ago so that was a miracle. i also received two missionary package letters from grandma lowry and my young women leader Sis. Haun. i loveeee receiving mail from back home. loni also sent my a missionary package letter and i was really really happy because brady wrote in it and i almost cried! i love that boy so much. congrats on the tournament baby! my amazing stepmom sent me a thanksgiving package this week with cinnamon rolls and cake pops, yumm. shes a saint.
during gym time some of the elders in my zone were trying to teach my how to throw a football. lets just say im retarded at sports and cant do it. and it pisses my off because my dads a footabll so i should be able to spiral a freaking football but i cant. but i am determined! so im doing it every time in gym until i get it right!
i am so grateful for the devotionals we get to watch here because mtc devotionals are only for missionaries and you cant find them anywhere else, online or printed copies. and they are always so good and exactly what i need to hear.
so for thanksgiving today they did feed us thanksgiving food. it was very marginal compared to home but i was grateful. i wish more than anything i had grandma sandys yams though. and tiffys mashed potatoes. and moms coconut creme pie!
and also we had another special devo from provo broadcast this morning. it was elder bednar! hes like my fav, but that wasn't the cool part. I saw Shianna again ha! singing come thou fount, my favorite song ever. and she was wearing a cute floral shirt and had her hair curled. gosh its so nice to see a familiar face that i love!
speaking of familiar faces.. so since ive been here i have not met anybody i knew. but we got a ton of new missionaries yesterday and today at lunch i heard somebody call my name, Toni. ha and i was not used to that. it was Coach mardis' daughter britney mardis. i think shes lonis age. so that was cool. shes serving in Virginia.
today is my last pday in the ccm. im really sad and don't want to leave. i love it too much. but hopefully texas will be just as great! i leavemorning next week!
in sisters bednars talk she said to ask our parents to pray for us morning and night for us to have the gift of tongues. and in every pray we ever say and i will be blessed with the gift of tongues. so shout out to my whole family at home, PRAY FOR ME POR FAVOR. happy thanksgiving i love you all. also pray for me that my suitcases wont be so heavy. :)
yo se que la iglesia de jesucristo es vedardera. se que el señor bendecira si estamos obediencia. creo que la expiacion es la gran bendicion tenemos. yo se que por media de fe en jesucristo todas las cosas son posible. estoy animado servir mi salvador. digo estas cosas, en el nombre de jesucristo, amen.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
shout out to mama Brenda for sending me the best cake pops ever this week! also Gia sent me another package, krispy kreme donuts, shes a saint. some people say the ccm gets easier as you go but it really just gets harder and harder. im going to kill myself if i dont get this language down. and im leaving in two weeks! i am so not prepared. i wish there was an option to stay longer in the mtc ha. i still haven't received a letter from brady so tell him to get on that or else he doesn't get his birthday present.
so on Sundays here you have sacrament meeting with your zone and they randomly call 6 people every week to talk. in spanish of course. they give us all a topic and we all have to prepare a talk because you don't know if you are going to speak or not. two weeks ago the topic was on the atonement and i wrote a rockin talk and i didnt get called so i was sad. this past week the topic was on ordinances and i probably wrote the best talk ive ever written about temple ordinances and eternal families and i freaking didnt get called! i was so upset. they announced the new topic for this next week as repentance. my branch president came up to me after the meeting and told me i would be speaking next week so prepare a good talk. and they never tell you if you going to speak. it was weird.. so for some reason im suppose to be speaking next week. about repentance. pray for me.
i wish i could say me and my comp are bff´s now but were not. we have our ups and downs. mostly our downs. so the only thing im excited for to go out in the field is to get a new companion. i know that the lord put me with her for a reason but i still haven't figured out that reason, im pretty sure Satan actually put me with her to test my patience to see if he could get me to come home. that's my conclusion.
i know i sent a million pics last week so no pics this week. sorry all my emails are written with like a third grader but i don't have time to worry about grammar when i only have an hour on the computer with a stupid spanish key board.
some major accomplishments i have made are memorizing James 1.5, the first vision. the missionary objective and d&c 4 all in spanish! that's about it ha.
talk to ya´ll next week!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
So like i said before, i hadn't received any packages or mail yet but last Friday my district leaders told me i got a packaged and i was so stocked. but when i got it i had no clue who it was from. the name said Gia Allred. and i was like weird, so i opened it and it was a box full of chocolate and candy and the note read, " sis. lowry, hope you are having a great day"! i was your moms team roping partner in HS rodeo. i would like to write now and then for your mom because that's what friends do;) much love, your mom and gia."
i cried and cried. it was probably the nicest coolest thing that has ever happened to me. so this lady is my new favorite person in the world. later in the week i also received letters from missionarypackagemx.com from my roommate Emily Olsen and Kloni but the best was a real letter from mexico, from Elders Giles. i was so happy! So that was really good about this week. also, me and my companion are getting along sooooooo much better because we had a companionship inventory. which is just basically where you tell each other everything that bothers you about them and what you can do better. it was great to really let out my feelings and tell her everything that bugged me! for the first time since ive been here in mexico it rained and it was no bueno. when it rains here, it really pours. thanks to klonis umbrella my hair didnt get wet,but my feet and shoes got soaked. i hope it doesn't rain again because we have to do alot of walking around out here. the weather has been really nice besides that. so we got a district in our zone last week and one of the sisters is from wasatch. her name is Hna. Haywood. DAD. her brother is the one that beat zach prince in region at vernal remember?? yeah we automatically became best friends because we both love wrestling so much. she was a stat girl too! We play alot of volleyball here at gym time so mom would be proud of me. i still hate TALL.
so today was the day we got to go to the temple vistitor center. you only get to go one time your here so we were all pretty excited. the mexico city temple is the largest temple outside of the united states in the whole world so thats cool. and there visitors center is humongeous and really nice. some hispanic sister missionaries gave us a tour. this will be the only time i can exit the gates of the ccm so it was cool. it is really reallly really ghetto here. like really poor area. its kinda scary. from the store i bought a scripture case for my spanish scriptures and a keychain of the temple that says "las familias son eternas" which families are forever! and then i got brady a birthday present. im sending a lot of pictures after i send this email so you can see. we had a couple people from the 70 come and talk to us so thats cool. devos are always the best.
ive been out her three weeks and i feel like im never going to be ready to go into the field. i still have so much left to learn! mostly my spanish ha. its hard! well write me more letters and send my food. te amo! xoxo Hemana Lowry
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Invitar a las personas a venir a cristo al auydarlas que reciban el evangelio restaurado mediante la fe en jesucristo y su expiacion, el arrepentimiento, el baptizado, la recepcion del don del el espirtu santo y el perserverar hasta el fin.
ha thats by memory so there might be some missed spelled worrds.
so there are some people here that say it gets a lot better after your first week, they're all liars. its just as hard, the language is just as hard, and im just as tired if not more. just to let ya´ll know, kloni had it so easy on her mission, because preaching the gospel in a foreign language is 10000x harder. because you know what you want to teach and way in English but you don't know the vocabulary in Spanish and its really frustrating.
i love my zone so much. and especially my sister training leaders. they are so caring and helpful. two really cool things that happened this past week. we had a devo by Hermano Cates the directer of the ccm, and it was amazing. he talked about staying on target and never giving up.forget your self and your problems. but my favorite part of this week wasour zone had its own testimony meeting together. nobody else does it but they thought it would be cool to do it every couple weeks. it was amazing. the spirit was so so strong. every body had such good testimonies.
me and mi compañera have still been having a hard time, and i know its half my fault so i asked my zone leaders for a blessing this morning to help me have patience, humility, and christlike love for my companion. it was great and i feel much better now. even though my dad isn't here, im so grateful to be surrounded by the power of the priesthood.
i miss hanging out with brady and taking him to lunch. so loni take him to brads for me.