Friday, May 17, 2013

My First Week on the Field

April 24th, 2013

hey familia! hey well just to start off i am alive an well! lo siento for not writing last week! the prez didnt let us write so i was wikid sad! so to start off  leaving the ccm was sad but exciting i will miss all the hermanas i met! they are so awesome & i learned so much! i dk if my comp contacted you. let me just say i had the best ccm comp ever! i learned so much from her & seriously shes my bestfriend! i am so proud of her & she is one of the best people i know! so i am finally in the campo! its so much different than the ccm! i love it! i got assigned to a place called Atlantico and i live in Palencia but thats not really where im assigned to we just live there hah i mostly go to this place called Oja De Agua. we live in this lil town called La Joya. its part of the elders area but we live there cause  our area is too dangerous. we have a curfew which is 5:30 crazy huh? we live on a moutain side in the jungle technically we are inside the cap (capital) but our area is half in the cap and half out! i heard it was the best place to be if you are gonna be assigned in the cap! i love it ! its wikid hot and humid & i am sweating off the pounds! i would call this place  hill but its legit a moutain cause we rockclimb every morning. there are alot of menos activos that we are working with and we have toooonnnnss of new investigators. we are meeting new people everyday.  we have 7 menos and we have around 25 new people. i am in a trio my comps are hna. Oliveros and Hna. Ramierez! they speak no english so its been interesting! hahah they say im catching on fast so i guess thats a good thing! ahh what else! people starreeee hardd!! haha i think my comps are liking the fact that im so white and im from america cause we get in every door we contact or tract. ive gotten use to the shouting and the staring though my first day i was like whhattt is going onn why is everyone staring at us? but non the less it cause im american haha  & whenever we get in the house and someone offers the prayer usually the person chooses me hahah so i think i got praying pretty much down haha  the campo is great! ive never walked so much! & we take the bus up like 10 min and then walk about 30min to get to our citas! seriuosly all day its like up and down the calles! it reminds me alot like bolivia & the people are so nice! haha i knew i was not in america when we had chickens & ducks running around during the lesson! haha so ya its been great what else? there are alot of dogs! hahah we got chased yesterday & we just grabbed rocks and started chucking them hahah it was funny hah ohhh yaaaa the other day we basically got mugged haha dont worry im ok it was just funny cause i had no idea what was going on hahah i just started bearing my testimony cause thats all i knew hahah he didnt take anything just a folleto and told him to read the ldm hahh so it really just turned into a street contact hah but i didnt get any dear elders they come every 2 weeks now. trying to think what else? i have 1 hour to write each week my pday is lunes so  just so ya know! aight well i gotta go i miss you all ! i love you and miss you & cant wait to hear from ya next week! te vaya bien!

Love Hermana Lopez-Carrasco

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Janinas time at the Missionary Training Center


Hello friends and family! This is Jonathan, Janinas brother. I have a lot of letters to post, and have had little time! Lt me say more updates will be coming our way so stay tuned to the exciting adventures of Hermana Lopez-Carrasco!

April 10th, 2013

hey everyone!
 Let me just start off saying that conference was great!
i learned so much & i seriously got something out of every talk! we got
to listen to conference in english! it was great! also did you guys
see that thing about the guatemala mtc after one of the sessions of
conference? ya thats where im at! hahah but conference was amazing i
learned alot about obedience and learned alot about how i should raise
my family & a couple other things!  btw i miss all of you!  i just
thought about how everyone was either at conference or we were
watching it at the same time!  but anyways this week has flown by!
this is my last emial from the CCM! next week i get out to the campo! (The Field)
my mission prez is gonna pick me up and then well head over to their
house!  so if you are sending and packages please send them there and
also have religous stickers on them or else they will go through it
and rip it open just an FYI!   so we got new latins this week and the
coolest thing  happened! remember that viedo i made and i put it on
facebook and youtube? well a bunch of the latins recognized me & said
they saw my video! cool huh? i don't know how viral that went but all the
girls and guys from panama saw it! crazy but its awesome! got new
latin roomates and they are seriously so much fun! oh & my comp and i
are having the time of our lives here! we are like just studying and
laughing all the time!  its gonna be bitter sweet to leave this place!
ive grown to love the ccm & its so sad my district is gonna be split
up! the guys are like my brothers and the girls are like the sisters i
never had!  seriously i will miss them! other then that, ive been
studying my spanish is getting better but still a struggle!  i guess
there has been a problem with flirting in the other districts cause
they gave us that lock ur heart talk by President Kimball haha i was like uhhh
ive so read this before the mish! crazy!  anyways i gotta go i miss
and love you all!  cant wait to hear from you guys and let me know if
you got any of my letters!? this week i got some from mom,dad,laman,
and pattie!  but anyways love you guys!


Hermana Lopez-Carrasco