Monday, June 29, 2015

Thinking....

I got to give a talk yesterday in church that went well... i think it was really more for me than it was for the members. I talked about a change of heart and how its something we constantly have to work at. It helped me realize a lot of things... a member has been telling me a lot not to change when i get back from the mission and not to be like "before" It kind of scares me because i really dont want to go back to my old ways but i know its going to cost some work to keep moving forward and progressing and not to back track a little. I really loved preparing for my talk sunday because more than anything it has helped me to realize that its not going to be easy but it is something that i continually have to keep striving to do. I love the talk in the last conference by elder Dale G. Renlund you should all read it!
This week we had a really powerful lesson with an investigator and it was just amazing!! It reminded me how much i love being una misionera para la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santo de los Últimos Días :)

Les AMO!!
-hna gunnell



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

El Libro de Mormon

This week we were walking on a little dirt path under a tree and a HUGE iguana fell from the tree almost on top of me and ran away so fast...heart attack. I also have a heart attack thinking how much little time i have left in the mission :l
My companion and I (and the whole mission) have been focusing a lot on the book of mormon and i just want you all to know how much I love the Book of Mormon! It is the best and i am filled with so much joy everyday that i read it :) It truly gives me so many blessing to read and apply the teachings everyday of my life! These last 6 weeks of my mission i made a goal to read the whole thing over again and every day i learn something new. Its the best! This awesome guy named Gerardo got baptized yesterday and he is one of the few investigators that ive know who has read a good amount of the Book of Mormon before his baptism and ive seen how its changed his life! I hope you are all reading daily to receive grand blessings :)
i love you all!
-Hermana Gunnell



Monday, June 15, 2015

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This week has been so sweaty.... its the worst. Literally like 5 minutes being out side and everything is dripping with sweat...ew. We always carry this little towels so we can dry our face and neck off and yesterday morning while passing for investigators the towel ended up being so wet it my companion was ringing it out :P but at least we are getting all of the toxins out haha. My new companion is Hermana Perez. She is 21 from Mexico D.F. She is a really hard worker and we get along really great :)
Nothing really exciting happened this week. i got a super cool infection or something in my insides... but i got meds and all is good:) Yesterday in church in the last class the ward sec. came up to me and my comp and asked ¿who is the hermana Trisha? whut....? i was so confused. haha. Turns out the bishop wants to help me get used to my name again so in my assignment to give a talk on the paper so offically says hermana Trisha.... haha thank you obispo :)
love you all!

hermana gunnell
my last zone :)

hna perez from guatamala

the hermanas


enchula tu taxi hahah


Monday, June 8, 2015

Sylvester Stallone

¿Pues ya que? Voy a quedar me aquí en Papantla para vivir la vida latina.
I had a generous offer this week from a borachito named "Sylvester Stallone" It was love at first sight. He has lots of cars, a jacuzi, lots of land, and a helicopter. whut? He told me to marry him a billion times. He also didnt believe that i am american. He insisted that i am from France and wanted me to speak in french. nope sorry. Then he started talking about the virgin and i was getting annoyed and wanted to leave and he started being dramatic saying that i was mad because he is feo and negro.. ay este señor. Well the thing is i told him i would think about it ;)<3 Another old man told me this week that ive got a "cara de pocos amigos" (a face with few friends) thanks.... its the truth haha.

I really love fast and testimony meeting here in Mexico it always surprises me alot because everyone wants to share their testimony! I love it! As soon as they open up to the members half of them stand up and go sit up on the stage in a large line. Yesterday i counted how many got up and it was around 60. Little kids, teenagers, everyone. and they all are pure testimonies. without stories or anything like that. And even though they all are testifying of the same thing its something so powerful :) Why isnt it the same in the states...all of the awkward pauses. haha. I really love life here!
This week started my last change in the mission :,( I will be staying in the same area but with a new companion, hermana perez. Hoping and praying that everything will go well :)
I love you all!!
-hermana gunnell

sorry i didnt take any pictures this week so heres the sun :)

Friday, June 5, 2015

Exciting things that happened this week:

Exciting things that happened this week:
-my companion got bit by a dog (nothing too terrible)
-we were walking under light cables and a huge truck came behind us and hit them and they all started sparking and my companion screaming and pushing me into all of the bushes. I was so confused. O_o (nothing happened to us we are fine)
-We had a "baptism" of the Hna Paty. She got baptized a really long time ago and her but her papers got lots and are not in the church so she got to start over again! i really love her so much! this week she told me "Hermana esta bien Grandote!" That im really huge and i didnt know if i should have said thank you or what?? hahah. And then we took fotos and i realized that i really im huge next to her hehe.
well thats basically it :)
I love you all!
-hna gunnell





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