Hola hola! :D
On Monday (27th November 2017) we went to go shopping for our groceries (we literally had nothing) when the phone totally malfunctioned. XD So, we had to go to Coppel and talk to like, 3 people before we could get another phone to get ahold of the elders so we could meet with them and use their phone to call the offices. So, they met with us as we were eating 5 peso tacos, and while Hna Sánchez was talking and getting things worked out, the elders chatted with me. I just laughed so hard, because they asked me how many boys are waiting for me at home, and they wouldn't believe me when I said no one. Elder Ruiz, "Nah, you have like, 10 guys waiting for you." Maybe, but as far as I'm concerned, there's no one waiting around for me. That's how I wanted it and that's how I like it ;) After getting the phone fixed, the elders bought a Chamoyada to share, and while it's nothing like the ones in Villa, it was WAY better than the one in Coatza. I just laugh so hard thinking about that. We also had problems with money, because there wasn't any money on our cards, so I just walked around the entire week completely broke. But, we did manage to buy sufficient amount of food :) which is literally everything if you want a happy Hna Húber. And as we were shopping, the elders joined us and I just died. "Hna Húber, which one would be best for me?" Elder Ruiz, holding up lady diapers. So, I grabbed diapers for little girls and gave it to him. "These ones." Then we went home to put everything away before heading out for a lesson and a family home evening night. The lesson was on the plan of salvation, and it just went so good! :D ugh! And then the family home evening night XD I just love one of the teens there. He makes me laugh so hard, and he's a little rebel like myself. While we were eating, I asked his dad how his finger was because he nearly cut it off. "Bad." o.o "Oh. That bad, huh?" "Yeah." So I made the hand signal that they use here to say yeah with my finger, and we just laughed so hard, because it was a horrible joke given his finger situation. XD
On Tuesday (28th November 2017) we headed out to district class, and I loved it, but what I loved the most was how much God was chewing me out. It was on loving your companion and loving the investigators. I have no problem loving the people, but oh my gosh, companions kill me. You all know about my past companions, and this one is no different. She's not abusive like the first two were after Hna Wilson, but she drives me crazy. Holy heck. An example (that I swear has an awesome spiritual lesson to it) from this day was the phone. I sent a message to the branch president to know what the hymns were (yeah, I played once in sacrament meeting and now, I'm playing everything for every one. Devotional, sacrament meeting, primary program, etc. UGH) and she all of a sudden got really weird about it. "Who are you texting? What did you say?" etc. If you know me at all, you know that este no anda. -.- to say the least, I popped a top. So while she was keeping her distance for a while, while I helped out at the piano classes and english classes, she read the scriptures where God totally chewed her out. It was honestly neat to see that God was on my side. She told me about the experience later, and I just felt the love of God super strong in that moment. Like, yeah! High five. :) And then, later that night, she got chewed out again. XD So, she learned her lesson, to say the least. To end the night, a recent convert randomly found us in the street and gave us some bread free. It was another little gift from God, because He knows how I get when I'm hangry.
On Wednesday (29th November 2017) we had some rockin' lessons, and I honestly loved my studies. Although I'm constantly getting chewed out ;D I love seeing the mercy that God has on me. That He gives me SO MANY opportunities to change and to do better. That He let such an imperfect and incapable daughter like myself enter into His great work and glory here in México. And not just México, but exactly in the area where Jesus Christ visited His people after His ressurrection. Exactly where so many Book of Mormon stories took place. With His convenant people. He has so much trust for each and every one of us. He loves us all so much. Something that I've learned from this companion is that everyone has the love of God, but not everyone has His trust. Kind of like normal relationships with people. Haha. But, it's been awesome to see the Atonement work in my life, and thus giving me a greater testimony and spirit to help others see the miracle that is Jesus Christ. And what better time of year than December!!
On Thursday (30th November 2017) I turned 10 months old in the mission. Do you know how weird that feels?! I totally died when I saw the paper that said 10 months on it from Hna Sánchez. It didn't hit me really that hard until I was studying and looked at the big bold 10. I just felt so weird, like, I DON'T HAVE ANY TIME TO WASTE but at the same time . . . 8 MORE months? Haha. Anywho. It definitely kicked my buns into high gear, and I realized just how much I love being a missionary. Gosh, I love this work. And I love seeing the love God has for me and for His children. I'd been praying for someone, just SOMEONE to talk English to. You guys have no idea--actually, Bishop, you might ;D but seriously. NO ENGLISH. And then, God gave me these awesome elders. :) We talk English like it's no one's business. The Mexicans too. Just . . . BLESSINGS.
On Friday (1st December 2017) we went to a wedding! :D Well, "wedding". It was kind of the most pitiful wedding I'd ever seen, but she's gonna get baptized now, so it's fine. :) super cute and awesome. I was a happy child. :) And...PHOTO!
On Saturday (2nd December 2017) we met the BEST little kid ever. He read like 9 chapter in the Book of Mormon by himself and totally told us the entire story and wanted to keep reading and has been reading every single day. I died. The only problem is his mom, if she'll give him permission or not. But he's totally gonna ask and he's totally gonna get baptized. Gosh, I love the chosen people God has here! AH. It's just awesome to be a missionary and give service every day and help people and love people and be like Christ. :) I love it. We had a lesson with a lady that we contacted in the church, and pay attention, because her story afterwards makes me laugh. We sat there, and I didn't understand a single word she said. That's how I know that the gift of tongues is real, because if the Spirit isn't there, like, really really isn't there. Like bad spirits are there. I don't understand a thing. So, yeah. I felt like Satan or some of his followers were there. Super creepy. As we were returning to the house, I was thinking and reflecting on the week to think if anything funny had happened, and just as I drew a blank, I totally biffed it over nothing. XD I just laughed and looked up at the sky and laughed with Heavenly Father, because I know He blessed me with that. XD So, if nothing more, I have that to report to you guys as my funnies.
On Sunday (3rd December 2017) the crazy weird Satan lady from the day before came to church. We thought, "Oh, great! Investigator in sacrament meeting. :)" Then, like, 5 minutes afterwards, she got up (this is fast and testimony meeting, where people get up and bear their testimony) and started screamed and yelling and prophesying of who-knows-what. I was up on the stand at the piano, and I tried so hard not to laugh. I couldn't handle it. My hand was over my mouth, and my mouth was wide open. I couldn't believe it. After they escorted her out, it was awesome to see the members get up and bear their testimonies, defending the faith and testifying of the truth. I absolutely loved seeing the experience strengthen rather than hurt these people. So cool :) the elders are going to go chew her out sometime this week ;) OH MY GOSH. If you guys didn't see the devotional, go see it. I loved it! :) It totally chewed me out too, but I loved it. This is a wonderful time of year! ALSO, go to mormon.org and check out the #IluminaElMundo or #LightTheWorld initiative. The videos are the cutest and sweetest things, and the ideas of remembering Christ during thing Christmas season will honestly bless you guys. I can promise that as a representative of Jesus Christ. :)
I love you guys! I know this church is true. I know that this is the gospel of Jesus Christ and that He guides His church through a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I know that the Book of Mormon is true with all of my heart, and I know that God loves each and every one of us. I know that you are all special sons and daughters of Him, and that He sent His Son for YOU! How cool is that? :) Happy December my friends! Loves! Xoxo from your white girl in México!
Hermana Húber :)
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