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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

El Monte week 17!!


Well, thanks for all the birthday wishes and stuff.

I will tell you what I did for my birthday. First I woke up at 5:30am
and went with yeni's grandma to the hospital to have surgery. Her mom
couldn't go and so she called us to see if we could. We had to get
special permission. So we went and then sat there for three hours. But
the good news is now yeni's mom loooooves us. She even agreed to be
taught. And when we go over she gives us all sorts of food and random
stuff. It is pretty funny. Then we went straight from there to go do
service, we dismantled this old play structure for a member. That was
pretty entertaining. It was us and two elders and one of the elders
went like.... Into hulk mode. We were trying to like... Take it down
nicely and unscrew stuff. And he just took the hammer and started
smashing it down. And then he would just like rip chunks off and toss
them across the yard. The slide was the best part. It was still bolted
on and we couldn't get it off and he just walked over and ripped it
off and tossed it over his head. We just kind of stood back after a
while. It was funny. And I got fed like 10 times during the day. I
wanted to throw up.  But it was good.

We also had a suuuuper fantabulous lesson with Cecilia this week. Her
kids are super cool. I don't know if I mentioned this last time after
one lesson the 11 year old boy asked, "so what do we have to do to get
baptized?". But what made this last lesson super good was that we
brought a member with us who we didn't even know but she is like
exactly the same as Cecilia. Her name is Arely, she just got baptized
like four months ago. Everything Cecilia would say, Arely had had like
the exact same experience and would just testify to how the gospel
would help her with that specific problem. It was really cool. The
only problem is even though Cecilia and her fam want to get baptized
we still haven't been able to get them to church for one reason or
another, and if they don't make it this Sunday we will have to drop
them. So pray that they make it to church this Sunday.

Else wise, yeni is doing so awesome. I am so proud of her. She kind of
had a spiritual/emotional crisis this last week, and it was rough and
we were super worried and a lot of people were super angry, but in the
end she showed that she really has learned from the gospel and ended
up apologizing and repenting and making everything better than it was
before. Every one was so happy after including her. Which is bom.
Before she never would have done that, she just would have stayed
angry and the other people would have stayed angry at her. It's so
cool to see people change. I am just so excited to see her go on a
mission one day because she really wants to. Through Christ, we truly
can repent and become better. And change isn't an instantaneous
process, but one that takes years and it is so cool to see her start
that slow but sure process.

Oh yeah, I am learning how to play guitar. I am going to come home
with all these crazy talents.

Have a good week! Oh I sent some of my winter clothes home today.

Love
Hermana bardsley




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