Well hello! I have so much to tell you all! I am so happy to be here writing you all again :) I don't even know where to begin! I will just get right to things!
Tuesday: I WENT TO AMERICA! AH! It was the weirdest thing ever! I guess at the airport someone somewhere messed up my visa so I only had a tourist visa. So I had to cross the border and come back around! haha. So weird. So on Tuesday President, his wife and I took a road trip to McAllen... to flippin' bad Dano wasn't there :( President want to meet him. Not going to lie.. this little trip was probably one of the weirdest things I have ever done. ever. I just feel so far away and then we drove only 30 minutes to America with roads and rules and clean things. Dano whoever told you Reynosa and McAllen are similar was kidding haha they had to have been. But really I can't figure out how to explain how weird it was! But President took me and his wife to a Buffet.. hahah it was heaven! It was really weird though cause I kept speaking Spanish in America. It was weird for me cause at first I really didn't even notice. Anyways that day was fun! I really love my President and his wife and I got super spoiled to spend the day with them and hear stories about them! At the end of the trip President handed me two things. He gave me a pack of Hi-Chews and Orange Tic-Tacs.. really nerdy but mom! He gave me orange tic tacs! and Hil He gave me Hi chews! It was as if he really knew me It was a really good day. Dano, you were so right when you talked about how much little things mean to you in the mission.
Friday: Friday was such and insane day but yet again so dang good! It started with an interview with the President which I feel went good. haha Some things he said I didn't really understand though hahah so hopefully he didn't ask me to do anything! haha Well, after my interview We went and taught a lot. We have been having a harder time these past like 2 weeks with having lessons with members but on Friday we had a few so that was sweet. We also had a Baptism on Friday and it was glorious! Seriously! It was the baptism of Blanca.. Blanca is the golden investigator. Seriously she is on top of everything and has one strong testimony! Most of our investigators that we have right now are friends of Blanca's that she has introduced to us. She loves teaching with us. Like seriously I love her. She reminds me a lot of mom.
Anyways the baptism was super sweet! It was a little stressful because the day was just super busy for us and then the baptism comes around and President and President Gomez his assistant show up and their families! Ah! haha I don't know why it was such a big deal but it was! My comps and I also sang at the baptism a special version of a hymn in Spanish that I learned in the MTC and now President wants us to sing it for a conference haha I'm scared. But seriously the baptism was so beautiful! I love the baptisms so much. They are just so peaceful. I feel stressed here and then in the mission but then we go to a lesson or a baptism and the calm feelings I have make every little things so so so worth it. It's incredible!
Also after the baptism I got spoiled for a second time by president and his wife! They took the companions and I out to Carl's Jr. (yes krick we did go to Carl's Jr. the first day also!) But man.. this was special! There aren't too many American restaurants here but they do have a Carl's Jr., Little Ceasers and Casa Del Whopper (Burger King.. no joke it is called Casa del whopper here haha)
So, now I have started a new transfer. So weird! Hermana Tobon is leaving Hermana Sosa and I and going to train Hermana Clubb.. who apparently is super sick :( I love Hermana Clubb and hope she gets better! A lot of the Americans have stomach problems here but I haven't had any! Thank goodness! But yes now it is only Hermana Sosa and I. But I am sure I will see Hermana Tobon here and there :)
So.... that is not the only change.. I did end up dying my hair brown and I know some of you are thinking what the? what is wrong with Hermana Gillette? But in all honesty I am so happy with this decision. I didn't realize how much my hair would get in the way of people listening to the gospel. The only attention I got from being blonde was bad attention so I decided it was for the best for right now. It is kind of a fun little change too! You will have to tell me how you like it! I may go a bit darker but who knows..
Hmm.. what else is new? My companions have told me that I have been talking in my sleep every night this week but they don't know what I am saying cause I am speaking English hahaha I found that kind of funny! We had a lot of fun this week! I am glad I am getting a bit better at speaking Spanish cause I really like talking to people haha. So sad that I struggle with this but so true right now.
Well, I am sorry that I think that's all I have to say for today! I love you all so much! Thank you for you love, support, letters, all of it! I got some letters from Hilz this week-thank you! I also sent letters last week.. did you get them? Sorry I am putting random questions and comments for certain people in my mass email. LOVE YOU ALL!
Oh and the last picture is my part of the house some of you asked to see pictures of my room. This is the only pic I have for now but as you can see it is decked out in family things :)