Tuesday, February 24, 2015

mmmmhmmmm

Im sorry to report that i dont really have any thing of good worth to tell this week. Lo siento. My compa went to Xalapa monday night and tueday to do her visa and i was in a trio for a little while in Papantla. It felt like the longest time and im glad to have Hna Mendoza back!
I love her more and more each day! She is just my best friend :) She completed one year this week which was fun. We are always busy with lesson and just having fun. We played an intense game of volleyball in our house the other night. i was laughing so hard i couldnt breath and thought i was going to puke! My compa also has the coolest curliest hair and i love it but she wont let me take a picture of it because she hates it...oh well.
Thats all i believe.
Im super grateful that I can be teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in this place and in this time. It has been one of the best dicisions i have ever made and i am so grateful for all the friendships ive made here in mexico and for all the things i have experienced and learned. It has made me a better person and a better hija de Dios.(Daughter of God)

I love you all so much!!!
-hna gunnell
-this is what we do after district class.

-pollos

-celebrated the one year mark of hna mendoza...then we ate cake the rest of the week hehe.

-cool old grave we found:)

Monday, February 16, 2015

So this is LOVE!




I hope you all had a magical dia de amor y amistad! I sure did:) On friday our investigators Miguel and Leticia got married. ¡BODA GRATIS! Wedding #2 for this year. ¿How many more will i have? Their family is de ORO (gold) and they are just the best! We are super excited for them to baptized.
I love Hermana Mendoza más everyday! She is so amazing and we have so much fun! The first days together she was trying to give me some skirts a dress (but im too chubby), earings, and lots of stuff. When i asked her why she was trying to give me things she just said " porque me cae bien:)" Which means she likes me! So nice! So then i gave her all of my skirts that dont fit me any more because she is super skinny. She also has a goal this year to gain lots of weight. -_- not good for me, but im trying to help her out haha. She always tells me im so lucky that ive gained weight in the mission. I think other wise haha. But its all good. We are enjoying all of the mexican greesy food while we can :)
This week this man rode past us on his bike and he yelled at us "CHAMACAS FEAS"{UGLY KIDS} Rude. We were laughing so much because men usually yell other things at us.
Well i really dont have anything too exciting and special to report....


 I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!

 -Hna Gunnell
-We want bikes for our area!!! 

-just look at this picture and laugh por favor.

-feliz dia of love and friendship :) 

-going on adventures

Monday, February 9, 2015

Jose Luis

This was a rough week really but it was also super great and amazing! our investigator, Jose luis, literally died tuesday night. It was really sad. His wife just got baptized last sunday and his mom in november. It was really rough for them, but because they know they gospel they are more calm about all of it. It was sad but a learning and stregthening experience. I went to my first funeral ever and has to give a talk and before i even said anything i was crying my eyes out! Jose luis really enjoyed learning more about the church and he knew it was true and wanted to badly to get baptized but had a problem with alcohol so he couldnt. But now he is not suffering from that temptation and can get baptized! His wife is going ok and they have two little girls Karen is 4 and Daniela is 2. They are the cutest! We are all really grateful that families can be together forever.

I love you all!!!
 -hna gunnell
-dani and karen

-When they got married like 3 weeks ago.

-hna mendoza :)

-She is already my best friend!

-most delicious piñacolada!!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Baby baby baby oh.....

Okay well two weeks to catch up on! Well we had interviews with Pdte Greer the other week and it went really well for me:) We talked a lot and he told me that he has seen a really big change in me from when he got to the mission. Something that i have been thinking a lot about these past weeks. Some times i feel like i really havent changed much in the past year but taking a good look at myself, not only physically, i can see that i really have changed sooooo much! Its hard to explain but its a change deep with in me. I think more than anything ive learned to trust in my loving Heavenly Father. I have had many experiences that have had me question why? But ive learned to look at the bigger picture. I dont know and understand all things, but i know that God loves us and he wants us to be happy:) Although we may pass through a lot of hardships in the end it is so we can learn, be stronger, and be happy. My way to think is much more positive with this knowledge and that makes everything better!

In this past weeks we have found a lot of people really ready to accept the gospel. Its so amazing!!! We also had a baptism of Elodia. She is a really strong woman and i admire her a lot! Her mother inlaw just got baptized in november by us and then we started teaching her son and he didnt want anything to do with the church but went because he promissed his mom and then he started liking it and really wanted to learn more. He changed a lot! We got them married the other week and were ready for His baptism but then he fell bad into his old habits and now is in a clinic to help with his addiction. Its been super rough for Elodia and her two little girls, but she has lots of faith!

Tomorrow we have cambios and i will be with Hermana Mendoza from Honduras she is super cool and im really excited because it will be a really great change!

The church is true. God loves us so much more than we can understand and has a perfect plan for all of His children.

I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Smile:)
-hna Gunnell
-every day i leave the house singing justin bieber.....thanks;)
-a lovely day at the river side
-Elodia:)

P.S. I just ate 19 tacos at our zone activity.....so delicious!! barf....no wonder why ive change a lot physically haha :/
 -zone activity hermanas