little mexico

 

goodbyes in IF

goodbyes in IF

goodbyes in IF

goodbyes in IF

we did a missionary question and answer panel at the seminary building the morning before i left!

we did a missionary question and answer panel at the seminary building the morning before i left!

goodbyes in IF

goodbyes in IF

castros<3

castros<3

 

I never thought i’d get the “out of country” experience here in Idaho, but i can now say that i have. American Falls is straight up Mexican Falls. And its wonderful.

Hermana Lopez-Hernandez is my new compa and she is so amazing. I have been blessed my whole mission with such awesome companions, i feel spoiled! she’s originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, but she’s lived in Taylorsville, utah for several years now. She came out to the field on fire and ready to go! it’ll be a great transfer.
hermana lopez bein brave and holding a snake for the first time

hermana lopez bein brave and holding a snake for the first time

This week was bitter-sweet, thats for sure. The first part of the week consisted of lots of goodbyes back in Idaho Falls. But i feel so blessed that my mission is so close and that i’ll be able to see all these people again for sure. so it really is just a “see you later.” im grateful for all the people i met in the Mesa spanish branch and for the investigators that we have over there. Sister Cole is keeping me posted and says that Ernestina is progressing and that Mario and Carlos both prayed about the plan of salvation and said that they got this crazy comforting feeling assuring them that it was all true. I love knowing that this work truly doesn’t stop. the mission is the best.
Sorry that this email is ADD… im trying to group all my thoughts together and explain all that has happened!
So we arrived here in American Falls on wednesday and met some amazing people that day. the sisters before were teaching this teenage girl, Angela. She talked about how when the missionaries watched the Restoration video with her, she felt this super warm feeling in her heart and that the next day she felt like “sunshine & happiness” all day. haha but she expressed how she loves the catholic church, and just feels at home there, so she’s really confused. she told us “ive been praying about it, but i feel like im not getting an answer because im being stubborn and i like the catholic church too much!” haha it was nice that she was able to point on the problem on her own. We shared Moroni 10:3-5 with her and talked about “real intent” and being willing to do whatever the Lord asks us to do. it was a really good lesson..she definitely has potential!
yessica & maggie

yessica & maggie

 

we got serenaded on the acordian by this kid juan. he's basically a mariachi prodigy

we got serenaded on the acordian by this kid juan. he’s basically a mariachi prodigy

Sunday we got to meet the spanish branch members. I loooove the branches here in idaho.  Small in numbers, but so dang faithful. Im looking forward to working with them and getting to know all of them better.
On the drive down here from idaho falls, Dont Blink- kenny chesney popped into my head and i almost cried…hahaha i just got thinking about how fast this is all going. I just want it to all slow down!! Im cherishing every moment and just feels so grateful to be out here in idaho serving the Lord and proclaiming his gospel. Its the best.
Love you all and hope its a great week! i have lots of pictures to attach.
con amor,
hermana brown
Cecilio Sanchez. (yes, legit mexican cowboy)

Cecilio Sanchez. (yes, legit mexican cowboy)

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