Monday, November 24, 2014

learning.

Something that i love about being a misionera is that i always im learning new things! I love learning from the investigators so much! Some times that have a million questions and doubt and it makes me think about a lot of things and i learn new things from their questions and it strengthens my testimony a lot!
I love Zamora and the people there but they say that everyone is chismoso (gossip) and there are so many rumors going around all of the time. So we are extra careful with what we say and do. We work really hard and try not to get involved with any of the drama.
Ive been thinking a lot about these ten months that i have in the mission and all of the things i have learned. Honestly for a really long time i felt like i was not progressing at all and everything was always just the same. Looking back in these past few months i can say that ive learned a lot. That my Faith has grown and my love for the gospel of Jesus Christ. A scripture that i have leaned on a lot lately says to walk by faith not by sight. I know that if my faith is in my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ then i have nothing to worry about. I trust in them and the plan that they have for me. I know that everything happens for a purpose and its to help me in my progress here in this earthly life. 
Also im so grateful that i have a mother and a father who have never left the church. They have had a great influence in helping me stay true to the gospel dispite all of the problems and trials that i face. 
I love this gospel because i know it is the truth and it brings me the happiness i need to be healthy :)
I love you all!
-hermana gunnell

sorry i cant send pictures again :/ i need to buy an adaptor for my camera. next week for sure!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

the GTZ

Well everything is super great here in Gutierrez Zamora. Its super pretty here and reminds me of  a small coastal town in california:) There is a super huge river that is just lovely and i want to go kayaking in it! 
My companion is hna Torrez. She is super cute and little and from Nicaragua! que chido. She is a super hard worker and i love her!
We had a baptism on sunday Isabel and Jaime (mom and son) They are amazing and i love them so much!!!!
It was super hot my first day here and it has been freezing the rest of the days! so rainy and cold! Good news is that we have HOT water to shower with and its the best!
Also ive never seen so many white looking mexicans with colored eyes in one town i dont feel so alone now haha:) 
i love and miss you all!!!
-Hna Gunnell

ps i cant send pictures today :/ lame but next week i will!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ginger.

Well this week started off interesting when hna Gailey got to spend two days with us and we decided it might be a good idea to dye my hair. So we picked out a brown color and monday dyed it. well....im kind of a ginger now. It was a mistake pero ya ni modo! Im living with it. but its faded super fast which is a good thing.
Yesterday we got told our cambios and im going to la goma! Its an area close to papantla, like 40 minutes away. So close that i will be in the same zone, but i will be like 10 minutes away from the ocean! que emociĆ³n:) Im excited but nervous like always for transfers, but i have a good feeling about it! But i will be sad to leave this area for sure :(
The most exciting thing happend on sunday i got a phone call from my convert Verania! Remember her? It was so good to talk to her and know that she is doing super good. i love and miss her lots!
I love you all!
-hermana gunnell
-the best zone ever.
-the ladies from the ward:)
-we ate chinese food. it was kind of gross. 
Super ginger...not this fuerte in person
 -elders giving us doughnuts :) love this awkward picture so much!
- the cutest abuelo. He always tells us the longest stories:) 
-yep

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tamales.....Tamales.....Tamales

This week we ate SO many tamales. Good thing i think they are delicious! 
Everyone Celebrated Dia de Muertos saturday and sunday. We took a walk through the Cemetary to look at all the food and flowers that they put on the graves and there was soooo many people and best of all there was lots of mariachi bands playing for the dead gente. I enjoyed it:) (Some times i have a really hard time trying not to dance when i hear cool mexican music...its a struggle!)
I really love Mexico and all of the cool traditions they have:)
Im doing good. Dont really have anything interesting to report.
I love you all!
-hna Gunnell

-Tia Mary teaches me how to make all of the good things!

-So many!!!!

-Chocolate skull we got to eat:)