Hermana Ashley Macfarlane ~ Arkansas Little Rock Mission ~ Spanish Speaking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
New Companion, Peanut Butter, and making an IMPACT
Emailing in the Mission Office with Sister Skordas
This week has been kind of weird!! We said goodbye to a few
investigators and members... I said goodbye to the Guerrero's like four
times. haha We just kept seeing them. But we had a good last few days
and then Sister Skordas and I are now living in some other apartments
in Little Rock-this will be our home base.
Sister Skordas is really awesome! She's really smart and knows a lot
of people so it's helpful to me because I've just been Spanish the
whole time. We both love peanut butter and we both have brown hair
Some of the Little Rock Hermanas
We had a lot of time to plan these last few days, it was a little bit
crazy to get all the logistics figured out. We started on Thursday and
because we didn't have a car, we helped out the sisters we were
staying with and also visited another close by area for a day. And
then Hermana Thornton and I went back to the Spanish Branch on Sunday,
which is why I said goodbye to people twice but it was also good to
say goodbye to people I didn't get to see before! And they have a fast
breaking comida after church and it's always the best food. Sonia, who
is from Peru, made these tamales and someone else made yummy flan and
chocolate and we had fruit and it was a really good one!
Guess which one is mine?
Also, it's been fun living with other sisters because apparently other
missionaries like actually cook stuff???? I didn't really realize how
lazy I have been but last night we came home from Spanish stuff and
the English sisters had made this egg and toast and bacon feast and it
was delicious. The other night they made soup. It's a step up from my
cereal and peanut butter/apple and peanut butter/bread and peanut
butter/eggs and tuna and ... NOT peanut butter.
So our plan for this week is to visit two areas. We will leave tonight
and then change on Thursday and come back on Sunday! We haven't figured
out exactly how grocery shopping is effective but the Impact Elders
suggested lots of instant oatmeal and like noodles and stuff. AND
PEANUT BUTTER. This morning we were at the church dropping off one
of the sisters being transferred and we had a second to go get
breakfast so I got this little burrito thing but also the yummiest
peanut butter chocolate smoothie. Good stuff.
Merli, Devny and baby Gracie!
This morning I studied a lot about hope. I love President Uchtdorf's
talk from this last April because he's like, just start with hope!
Start with where you are and it will increase but you just have to be
the one to start!! And we were trying to figure out how to explain the
difference between hope and faith. I haven't gotten an exact
definition yet because I think they can't be totally separated. But
hope is good.
Also I like this:
37 ¶Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and
said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren,
what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that
are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save
yourselves from this untoward generation.
41 ¶Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the
same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
THREE THOUSAND. So cool.
The church is true. Love y'all!