We didn't actually get an email letter from Hannah this week, since we were able to Skype with her for 45+ minutes on Christmas Day. Here are a couple of pictures taken during our Skype session: Family Picture:
Hannah and her cute companion, Hermana Ehlert from Canada (They are apparently also know as "Party on Wheels"--a sweet nickname for their duo given to them by President La Pierre):
Once again.........this was our VERY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS PRESENT THIS YEAR!!!
(From Heather: The first email I received this morning said,
"MOM -- BIG NEWS- NEW AREA AND MY COMP IS ONE OF MY DEAREST
FRIENDS IN THE MISSION!"
Hannah then said her new companion is one of her best friends in her mission. It is also her FIRST American companion besides Hermana Wilson in the MTC.)
had to say goodbye to my sweet Ituzaingo! To be honest, I was a little sad when
I received the call that I was getting moved for my LAST TRANSFER. But it’s
I left the church building, I was so sad because I wanted to keep working with
them on reaching their potential! I really saw so many wonderful changes in the
last couple of weeks. I love with ALL of my heart Ituzaingo!
week I will be headed to an area that is called Corpus Cristi. I will be
serving my last transfer with Sister Ehlert. We are so excited!
I feel officially OLD and legal! I cannot believe that I am 21 years old! I
still remember my 20th birthday PERFECTLY in the mission. Today was a really
great day though... well actually let me start with yesterday!
traveled Sunday night to the mission home so that we could go to Iguazú on Monday!
(Everyone in my mission that goes home has the chance to go to Iguazú their
last little bit of the mission.) ONE WORD: beautiful. Ah. It was one of the
most incredible things I have ever done! (Someone let me use their camera but I
need to send the pics over. I will figure it out...) but it was so awesome. We
had to leave at 2 in the morning on Monday to get there by 8-- it was a long
night in the bus but we got there and it was so great!
finished around 1pm and we started heading back. We tried to get back in time
to go to pre-leadership counsel. We went back to the mission home and changed
our clothes and ran to the church to finish our leadership counsel. We were talking
about lots of things. We came in right at the end so we missed a lot of what
they said, but it was okay! After president said that I looked so tired it
looked like a truck hit me. Ouch. That hurt more than an actual truck hitting
me! haha no it was funny. We were all really tired! haha
night we had a family home evening with the LaPierre's and then ate dinner and
got ready for bed.
next day (today) was so fun! EVERYONE greeted me for my birthday and one elder
even sang to me in Guaraní! It was so great. I couldn’t even wish for a better
birthday present. I just love my mission so darn much. Thank you for all the
love and support. I really cherish all the kind words and love that you all
sent me! :)