Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Letter 60 - Las Llaves Perdidas!





Hola familia!

I just want to start off by saying FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS, MAMA! I am so sorry that I didnt say anything last week! I forgot while we were in the internet and then spent the whole week thinking about you and how sorry I was that I didnt say anything last week. I hope you will forgive me ;)

On Tuesday we had a zone meeting and Hermana Lopez and I had to teach. It was fun. We taught about finding people to teach and repentance. A lot of people think that repentence only comes after commiting a huge sin, but, we should also repent for the things that we are not doing, for example, reading The Book of Mormon every day. That is one of the commandments of the Lord, if we are not doing it, we need to repent and start to take heart. After the meeting, I got to go on my first divisions! I got to be with Hermana Martin in Las Flores. She is HILARIOUS. We spent most of the time just laughing.

On Wednesday Hermana Lopez and I went to go visit one of the families that we are teaching and they were working on their poso. It is like a water deposit inside of their house. They were digging this HUGE hole and there was this big pile of dirt in their house. They were movig the dirt outside about 50 feet away. So, we knew that we werent going to be able to teach them.. so, we remembered that a bunch of young men were playing soccer in the church, so we went and got all of them to come help us move this dirt. It was so fun and I know that this family was really grateful. They will always remember the service that we rendered for them.

On Friday we had a leaders meeting and after we all went to go eat at Monte Alto. Elder Perry is our zone leader. He is related to the other Elder Perry You know, like one of the 12 apostles! He said that in January of this year a couple of the apostles and their families got together and that Elder Oaks said that this year is the year that will change everything. He said that everyone needs to be ready. Physically and Spiritually. We need to have 72 hour kits and food storage. As you can imagine, mom and dad, that freaked me out quite a bit. I had a lot of anxiety on Friday and could not stop shaking! We went to lunch with all of the leaders.

After Lunch, Elder Rojas y Elder Robelo came to our area to visit with one of our investigators that has a date to be baptized! Anyway, we were walking in the street and saw one of our friends named Lilian, She is deaf. And she cant read and she doesnt know actual sign language. She just made up her signs when she was little because she grew up in a place where it didnt exist yet. Anyway, she looked really worried and kept making hand motions.. We found out that she was looking for her keys! That they had fallen and she didnt hear them fall! She was almost crying. So the elders and us prayed and we started to help her look for them. We looked for like 20 minutes and couldnt find them! We had to go to our appointment, so we left her. She was so sad and we also were sad! Then the next day we were walking in a totally different place and the keys popped into my head! It was obviously the spirit! So, I prayed in my head and said Heavenly Father, t would be so cool if thou could help us find Lilians keys so that she is happy. and then I saw them!!! It was so cool! I know Heavenly Faher hears and answers our prayers every time! She was so happy when we returned them to her! Hermana Lopez and I are starting to learn her signs so that we can teach her. We show her
pictures and she tells us how to say the word.

Today I recieved the first part of my coming home! I had to feel out a huge paper about where I will be returning, what are your names and whole bunch of other stuff. It was weird. Today one of the girls in my zone said that one of her investigators asked her why she cant speak spanish and hermana Bullough can. It made me realize that I have been here forever. It feels like just yesterday that I was really worried about spanish and about the mission. I just wanted to hug her and tell her that it will come.

I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints is the true church. I know I say it a lot. But, I really do know that the church is true. I have a conviction that it is. I am so grateful to be a member of Jesus Christs church. It makes me sad that more people cant see that it is true.

I love you guys so much. Read the scriptures, Pray, go to the temple, have family home evening, do everything you can to be ready for the coming of Jesus Christ. He comes quickly.

Con Amor,
Hermana Bullough

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Letter 59 - Montaña Del Maiz




Hola Familia!

I gave my email this name... because Cerrito means little hill.... but, here in Cerrito del maiz we are climbing mountains!!!! haha So, I thought they should change the name to mountain...

Wow! This week has been crazy! I havent even had time to write in my journal! My companions name is Hermana Lopez. She is from Mexico, but she speaks perfect english. She is so cool! She was with hermana Call when I was in San Mateo. WE were in the same zone! Itis nice to be with a companion that you already know and love. We got to avoid the awkwardness that happens at the beginning of every new companionship.

On Monday I was running around saying goodbye to everyone! Hermana Leonor cried so hard! It was sad. Really a lot of the members cried. I had five changes in San Mateo and just four in Chiantla.. but, I felt a lot closer to the members in Chiantla. I think it is because I could actually understand what they were saying. I love them so much. I can see Chiantla from Cerrito. I have seen members from there a couple times also.

We went to Xela in the morning on Tuesday to drop off Hermana Marcheschi and pick up the new companion of Hermana Arellano. We didnt get back to huehue until like 4! It was such a long day!

On Wednesday we had our zone conference! It was so fun! Hermana Lopez and I arein charge of 3 companionships of hermanas! I get to go on divisions with them once a week! It will be so much fun! We got to stay after the zone meeting to have another meeting with the zone leaders and the district leaders. It was fun to see all that the leaders do for the missionaries. We even planned a leader fast and a lot of ways to help out the zone!

On Wednesday night... I threw up ALL. NIGHT. LONG: It was terrible. I thought I as done being sick here. Thursday morning, Elder Perry came and gave me a blessing. Right after the blessing, I was HEALED! But, I felt so good that I decided I was going to eat a brownie and some cheetos... well, guess what? I got sick again from that haha I dont know what I was thinking!

On Thursday we went out to work in the afternoon.. I was dying... but, I knew that God was going to bless me.

I love Cerrito. It is so nice here! The members are great! It is a ward.

I will send pictures next week. My camera was full from saying goodbye to everyone... so, I couldnt take pictures!

I love you guys so much!

Hermana Natalie Paige Bullough

Letter 58 - Cerrito Del Maiz


I wont be writing much today, I just wanted to tell you guys that I will be transferred to another area here in Huehue! It is called Cerrito de Maiz. Hermana call, Hermana Mcgill, Hermana Madrid, and Hermana Marcheschi have all served there! I am so excited! I love you guys! I will see you next week!

Hermana Bullough

Letter 57 - Feliz Aniversario!

What a perfect chair for Natalie.
Les amo! Feliz aniversario! 27 years is SO many years! But, felicitaciones! I am grateful that you guys are happy and still in love. I want that for my marriage.

On Tuesday we got to go on divisions! I got to stay in our area and Hermana Farr came here with me. She is from Gilbert Arizona. She is really cool! I seriously love her. We are planning a trip to Disney land the first week in December. It is going to be so much fun! jajaja Let us just hope that I have the funds to do it.

On Wednesday in the morning, we were walking by a tienda and this lady motioned for us to entrar. When we entered she said that her daughter needed help with her inglish homework. So, I told them that I would make a deal with them. I said if they would come to church on Sunday I wold help them with their inglish homework. So, we started to teach them a little bit about the restauracion and after we asked her a question and she asked us if we could take out her VISA so that she could go to the states.. uhhhh... Hello?! I dont know you... hahah It was hilarious. We could not stop laughing after... needless to say... they did not come to church on sunday. 

On Friday Hermana Arellano was super sick with a really bad cold. She didnt even get out of bed once! I was SO bored I didnt do anything. I washed dishes, I watched three movies, I wrote letters, studied the scriptures... etc. jaja

On Saturday a return missionary from our ward that I thought was normal asked me to marry him.. that was weird. I said no. jaja

On Sunday the Bishop called us into his office. We were talking about one of our recent converts and about how we could help him... but, after Bishop Garcia looked at us and told us that he loves us. He said that he wished we didnt have these namebadges so that he could give us a big sincere hug. He also said that we have gained his trust and respect. Then he looked at me and started to cry! He told me that he had been thinking about calling president Smith to have me stay here in Chiantla one more change! But, he said that he had thought about it a lot and decided that it would be selfish of him to ask that. Because it is not what he wants, but what the Lord wants. It felt really good to have someone tell me all of these things so nice.

This sunday I will get to talk to you guys! We are not sure on the hour yet because we will be talking at a members house and they arent sure yet. I will probably let you guys know on Saturday!

Wow. This will be the last time that I will get to skype with you guys in my mission. bittersweet. I love this work so much. I cant imagine how different my life would be if I werent apart of the true church. There is so much confusion in the world. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has all of the answers. I love you guys so much and am so grateful that we can be together forever.

Les amo! Hasta Domingo!

Con Amor,
Hermana Bullough