First off, I need to address some things that I neglected recently, and for that I´m truely sorry,HAPPY BIRTHDAY TARRY!!!!!!! It´s your big day!! Your 20! I can´t even beleive that you´re that old.... but then again, I can´t believe I´m this old either! I hope you enjoy your birthday every minute you can and don´t think that I forgot about you!Happy ANIVERSERY!! MOM and DAD!! .... last week. I remembered before I wrote and I remembered after I wrote... I failed in remembering WHILE I wrote. But I´m SO glad you are married and sealed in the temple. I´m so grateful for you bot has my parents and your patience and support for me. You both always support and trust me, and I´m so grateful for that. But most of all, that you taught me in the gospel and that not only I am a member og the church, but that my family is aswell. Thanks. I love you TONS!!!!And I know there are other things too... birthdays of brother in laws, wedding anaverseries, and probably other things that I don´t know or remember, but felizes for todos!So school stared yesterday... craziness! How is it? Even Spring is taking classes at CSI? Rockhard must be very lonely.. poor kid. But good for Spring. Those classes are a lot of fun. I remembertaking weight training and ceramics. I thought about taking a Jazz dance class at BYUI... but it never happened. Good luck. I never was any good in my modern dance class. I can do ballroom and swing and latin, and I can try really hard just about any dance with a partner... but those solo dances I´m a reck at. I have no grace or flexability. So, I was thinking this week about something a companion of mine in the MTC told me. Her family does monthly news letters. Every member of the family writes a letter and tells what´s going on at the time nad such, including the young ones, bueno, not EVERY MEMBER, but every sibling writes for their family and life. Then they send one to everyone else. The rule is to hae it writen by the 1st of the month....or something like that. That way the fmaily all knows the latest on each other and no one´s left in the dark. The family is also a lot closer that way. I really like that idea. We could do it by email. We could keep up with each other a whole lot better. I know before my mission, I wasn´t good at all keeping in touch with everyone. I remember it was a year that Crystal and I never talked to each other because I neer thought to call her. a year is a LONG TIME! Any way, it´s just an idea. I personaly think it would be really good to do.Mom, I can´t really think of anything right now that I need. I don´t need measuring cups anymore, but the stamps I still do. I have a few left... but there´re not going to last very long. When you do send me a package, just make sure to send LOTS and LOTS of photos! Thanks for trying so hard to do that.It´s that time in my letter to talk about my area.... my golden area! Portezuelo! That´s now Portezuelo ...2... I think. One of the hermanas wanted ot split the area last week, so she talked to us about it and called presidnet. We had a meeting yesterday with our Zone leader, and the decision was made. Of the four of us, one wanted to split... the rest no, and the area was split. We can still continue to teach what ever investigators we have no mattter what part they are in until they get baptised or stop progressing. I´ll be completely honest, I don´t like it, I feel sad every time we talk about it... even before the split. I don´t see the benifit in it. It was really hard to split it becasue there´s really only one part that´s really good. The others are extremely rich, city central with stores, or dangerous. The way we split is was the only way it could be split.... but I don´t see any benefit in it. After Prsednet aproved the split, the choise was what companionship would be in what part. We already knew that both wanted the same one... but I chose the one we have be two reasons. 1, I wanted to avoid conflict. We´re all four here in this area because we´ve been called to be here at this time together. I don´t want to fight and I don´t want a seperation within us. We live together and have lunch together everyday.... I don´t want tention. and 2. something told me to chose this one. a small feeling. So our area is still huge. It´s still city central, it´s the rich and dangerous part of the area. But I´m going to work hard. I´m going to do my best. Right now we don´t have any investigators progressing, we don´t have any with with baptismal dates, nor really any close at all. We have some people we´re excited about if we can find them and help them progress! I know in this area I´m probably going to work the hardest than in my whole mission, but I´m going to do it and I know the Lord with bless us with investigators. I was talking to my comp last night to see what more we need to do. We´re being obedient. We´re waking up on time, we´re exercising, we´re studying, we´re working hard all day long, we´re talking to hundreds of people every week, we´re completeing our goals. We were sick last week and lost almost 2 days of work for everything...in cluding the dentist, but we still completed our goals.... mostly. Last week I felt that we weren´t working good as a companionsips. I´ll be honest, I didn´t hink that highly of my comp and I was guilty. One night while walking we had our comp inventory and a lot came out. Things are a lot better now. I´m actually thinking of her more as a friends than before. We´re working a lot better together too. So, over all, we´re doing our best and I don´t feel that there´s something I´m doing wrong. I still can always improve and work on more stuff that I´m trying to, but I know for our hard work and diligence, the Lord will bless us and help us. We´re going to see baptisms this transfer!! I just know it! I was reading a talk last week from General Conference by Barbra Thompson His Arm is Sufficient. I was thinking about that song, the Time is Far Spent, and it´s true... especially verse 4, Satan is working so hard. We were walking the other night, we were trying to contact a reference that we received for some one in a hospital. We found the hospital... walked to the door.... then when we got to the ramp to enter, I stopped dead. I did not want to go in. I don´t know if it was because I had just been in another hospital the day before and had the feeling of deaht and filth that I didn´t want to enter another one, but I really did not want to go in. It didn´t feel right. I asked my comp, and she said that we probably shouldn´t. We went back the next morning with a member adn it was amazing the difference in the feeling. It was so extremely different! We found out when we tried to contact the reference that it isn´t a normal health hospital, but a hospital for crazies and adictives. Not only that, but they can just come and go as they please, they come be out wondering the streets and whatever, pretty much the hospital gives them a place to sleep and get food. I couldn´t beleive it. What if we had entered the night before, what would have happened? What would we have found? I don´t want to know. I´m just to thankfull for the guidence of the Spirit who protects and guides us. Many times I don´t feel that I have the Spirit. I feel so far from it that that I´m not being guided by it like I should. That I´m noit seeking it like I should. But in moments like that, I know He really is close to us. Even when We don´t feel that He is. `His Arm is Sufficent´ Satan is real.... and trying really hard in these the last days and I felt that really strong the other day. Stay close to the Spirit. What ever you all do in your days and work, in school, with friends and family, stay close to the Spirit. We don´t have much more time to wait for the coming of our Lord... not much more time to prepare.
I love you all dearly and pray for you frequently.Love Hermana Waters
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