Monday, September 28, 2015

Week #61 - Changes & Service

What a week! We had changes and I am training again here in Ciudad del Este! I am so excited to be staying and training. I love it. I had to say goodbye to my BEST friend Hermana Baez and it was really hard for me... I really miss her right now. This is one of the hardest things about the mission for sure, but I am a happy camper!
This week we have been doing lots of service. There is a 81 year old member in my ward who rides his bike to church every week, (yeah I know he’s awesome) got in an accident and he broke his collarbone. We have been over at their house a lot this week to help them clean and sing them hymns.
Also one of the less active members we teach is a lady named Ursula. She is a really sweet lady. Last week, her 38 year old son passed away. It has been a really difficult time for her and her family. We have also been going to her house to help her.
Something that people might not know is that we are also here to help the members. I have a lot of time in this area and I have really grown to love these people. My heart hurts for all of the sad things that are happening with these families, but I am happy that I am here to help them feel better!
One of the quotes I love that my mom sent to me is by Elder Nelson, he says, All missionaries, younger and older, serve with the sole hope of making life better for other people. This is my goal as a missionary. I am trying to help them feel better as they struggle to find relief.
I know that the Atonement of Jesus Christ can help us with whatever problem we might face. I know if we just come unto Him, He will help us. My invitation to you all is reach a little farther and help other people. Do it. You will feel happier! I promise you!

Hermana Hannah

Chilean elder greetings :)

Added note from Heather:
Hannah still looks amazingly happy and MAN is her hair getting long!  I know that she has even cut it on her mission.  As of Wednesday, Hannah will be out exactly 14 months.  SO CRAZY.......Still so darn proud of her and excited to read her email's each Monday!!  AND.....even more excited that she has managed to get some pictures sent to us even though her camera was stolen.  Happy Day!  Enjoy!  XOXO

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