Monday, May 26, 2014

Ramos Mejia Otra Vez

Hello all!

I was transferred again, back to Ramos Mejia (where I served for a couple of weeks with Hermana Castellanos and Hermanita Carter). My companion and I are literally starting from zero here in Ramos Mejia.  The area has been closed for three weeks (since I left for Caseros) and wasn't worked in for about a month so everything is dead.  But it is kinda fun to start from zero.  It is a lot better to meet the expectation of getting better every week,  and we are able to work in the Lord's Way to start things up again. We had a very hard week finding new people to teach.  

After living a pretty sheltered life, it is hard to have people on the street look at you with a face of disgust simply because I am wearing a name tag.  They use it as an excuse to be rude.  But after a very long week in the last moments of Sunday night, my companion and I found an amazing man named Ricardo.  He is a single dad of a 7-year-old boy.  He is a Police officer that used to work in the undercover drug deparment in Buenos Aires.  Legit.  He has a tatoo of the Marines sign on his right arm. When we just had knocked his door and were getting to know him, I told him that my cousin was a Marine, and he then let us in to teach him.  So thanks for being awesome Weston!!

My companion is Hermana Cuevas from Honduras. She has been on the mission for almost a year.  She is awesome and has a great personality, and I am really excited to serve with her.  Hopefully she will be my last companion and this my last area. The ward is really great here, and they have the desire to work really hard with the missionary effort so we are going to help to try and teach them and get them involved.  Yesterday during Sacrament Meeting, we sang the Argentine National Anthem standing, and at the end everyone burst into applause!  It was a national holiday yesterday.  But it was really funny.  There were people crying and everything.  As for this week, I am just praying that it doesn't rain like last week on Tuesday.  These Argentine storms are killing me.  

Hermana Chloe
Transfer meeting--Hermana Adams (old companion in red coat) on one side and Hermana Cuevas (new companion) on the other side. I feel like a giant compared to Hermana Cuevas.

Monday, May 19, 2014

What is Going to Happen to Me?!?


So I am rounding up this transfer, and it looks like I am finished here in Caseros 1 and will be transferred again, and it is a little sad because it is a really great ward.  This transfer I have learned more than any other I think, but I also say that ever transfer. Haha.  I have really learned what it means to give absolutely everything to the Lord.  And as I have watched His hand take me all over the mission, I have been floored by how obvious it is that there are no coincidences—for companions, investigators, members, and other sisters. The Lord has put me right were I needed to be at all the moments that He needed me just to serve.  I honestly feel like nothing more of what I do has to do with me.  I have turned everything over to Him, and I have never been happier.


Hermana Walker

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

We just talked yesterday! It was so good to see and talk to you all, but now I don't have much new to say.  Life is good. I love being a missionary!
Hermana Chloe

Here are a few pictures from my week.

Cute little dog sticking his head through the wall.
Happy, happy week! Hermanita Carter (President and Hermana Carter's daughter) came to spend the weekend with us again! Love her :)
Hermana Adams, Hermanita Carter, y yo
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Picture from the Hermanas Meeting.
Skype :)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Transferred Again--Caseros

Hello all,

So I have officially had another transfer and am in my fourth area and fifth companion in three weeks. There are seriously sister missionaries who only have three areas their whole missions, and I have passed that in three weeks.  Crazy.  I have realized why this is happening, because as I have prayed to develop the Christlike attributes, Heavenly Father is giving me a crash course. haha.  However, I know that I am being divinly helped through this time.  But I give you a word of caution--beware of praying for more charity and patience because you just might not like how you get to learn it. I love the gospel and being a missionary.  

My companion continued to have health problems and had to return home to Honduras. It was very sad and stressful.  I was lucky to have Hermana Briana Carter (the Carters' daughter) as my companion over the weekend. After working Briana, staying at her house, and working out together we have become pretty good friends, and she was able to help me with the stress of all that has happened the past few weeks. One of the AP's also gave me a blessing. I am now in Caseros and my companion is Hermana Adams from California.  I have only been here for 15 hours, but so far I like it. My companion is really cute and funny, and she has made me laugh today, which is just exactly what I need. I plan on just working hard and having fun for the last 2 1/2 weeks of the transfer, and then we shall see what happens. 

Short letter, but I will be talking to you guys on Sunday!


Hermana Chloe