Thursday, August 13, 2015

Week 70 - Estoy Felicisima!!

Hola mi querida familia!!!!

Oh man! I love you guys so darn much! I am always excited to hear about what you guys have to say and to know what is going on back home, even though I feel like here is more home tan Colorado.

I wanted to start my email off by saying that I am so happy to bea member of The Church of Jesús Christ. I know that it is the only true church here on earth. I love being a missionary. I love it so much. Just writing this my eyes are feeling with tears. It is weird because I feel like I have been here forever, but, really it has just gone by so fast. Too fast. I love you guys un monton, but I my feelings are so against eachother. I am happy to see you guys and give you all a big hug, but, I am not ready to leave this all behind me. This is my life. This is who I am. I am not Natalie. I am Hermana Bullough.

This week hubo cambios. I will finish my misión here in Cerrito del Maiz. I am happy. I am grateful that I have only had 3 áreas with mucho tiempo en cada uno de ellos because I got to meet a lot of really neat people. Elder Wright from the CCM is my zone leader right now. It is super fun! We just talk about the CCM and how fun it was and how it feels like it all just happened yesterday.

I have been really sick lately. The nurses from the misión dont really know what is wrong. I dont want to freak you guys out, because I know that everything will be ok. I had to go take some parasite tests again and they found a parasite that they dont usually treat. So, I am taking a ton of medications again. But, I really just think the doctors in the states will figure out what is wrong. I have been sick for 3 months now!

Today we played futbol with the zone! Those are the memories that will be in my heart forever!

We have been working so hard this week! I feel like this is the hardest I have worked in my misión and I feel bad because I feel like hasta ahorita estoy empezando a saber how to be a missionary!

Marycielo, Youri, y Keitlin were baptized on Saturday night. There was a problema sunday morning because out of nowhere the dad that lives for away and never talks to his kids came and got mad that Marycielo had signed the papers for them to be baptized. They werent confirmed Domingo. He will leave this week and they will be confirmed next sunday.

Elder Cevallos is my new District Leader. He is so cool. Really spiritual. We had one of the best district meetings ever on Tuesday. After I left from Chiantla, they put another set of missionaries there and Elder Cevallos was one of the missionaries that opened the área. He was only there one change, but now he is in my zone. He said that everyone in Chiantla treats me like the virgen mary jajaaj That my picture is in every house and they have candles underneath to worship me jaja It was a joke.. but, I thought it was hilarious. I love Chiantla.

Well, I love you guys so much! Brandon, you have to start to prepare yourself right now for the best two years of your life.. because they truly are the best.

I know that Jesús Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. This is the most valuable and sacred thing that I have learned in the best 17 months.

Love you guys!
Hermana Bullough

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Week 69 - Correremos hasta el fin!

Hola Familia!

Happy 1st Birthday to Carter! The little guy is growing up!

This week went pretty well. We had quite a few challenges, but nothing is holding us back!

On Tuesday we had our district meeting! Hermana Peña gave her last testimony! It felt weird! I am going to miss that girl so much. Who would have thought that all of my best friends would live in Central America? After the meeting I went on divisions to Las Flors. I was with Hermana Martin, she is HILARIOUS. I am so grateful that she will be here with me for this last change.

On Wednesday when I got back to my area, I was really achy in my body. I just thought it was because my body was tired. We were walking to a cita with Marycielo and her kids. When we got there and were sitting down... I started to feel really cold! But, everone else was hot. Then I started shaking and tears were falling from my eyes. I couldnt walk. A member came and got us and brought us back to our house. Then another member and his wife came over and the hermano started to freak out! They took my temperature and I had a temperature of 103! They told my companion to call the nurse, but, I told her no because I am a little bit embarrased about all of the health problems that I have been having recently. So the member called her and was freaking out! So, I ended up talking to her and they just tld me to take tylonel and try to sleep. The nurse was a little bit irritated that I didnt call from the beginning because the hermano made it sound like I was dying! jaja

I seriously thought I was going to die. I was in bed sick all day Thursday. It was really boring. I kept trying to sleep but I was just too sick.

Viernes we worked. I still did not feel good. but, we did our best. When we went to see Marycielo and her kids, all of her kids had made me get well soon cards and Harick, the youngest kid said that he saw a shooting star so he wished that I would get better. He was excited to see that it worked!

On Saturday we had stake conference at night. We were going to bring Marycielo. She had to bring her four kids because there was no one to watch them! So, we walked quite a ways to the church only to find that all of the lights were turned off and that no one was there! It is because we thought the stake center was in this building, but, it was actually in a different building ;( So, we took them to Dominos because there werent any more buses to go to the conference.

Domingo we had stake conference. President Smith talked. That was fun! I love him.

Today I went to the doctor to get checked for parasites again. whoo hoo.

I know that this work is real and that Gods angels are working with us!

Love you guys!
Hermana Bullough