Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sister Bells first email.

Hello everyone! Karmen here updating sister Bells blog!

Aloha Familia!!

So a quick run down of my week since I only have about a hour on here.

Wednesday July 30

So I arrived here to Mexico City after a long 11 hour flight!!! The people here are amazing and so welcoming!! Anyway I finally met my first companion Hermana Crone!! She is amazing and everything that I needed!! She arrived after me and is from Arizona. She to is going to Idaho Pocatello Spanish speaking!! We both will be leaving here on September 9 at 6am (Yay early flights....) Anyway the CCM is like a small little missionary town nestled right here in the middle of Mexico City. Like if I left here I don't think I would be able to make it back!! Pretty sure I would get lost haha!

The food here is amazing as well, oh and guess what dad they have a Nutella bar!!!!! No joke (there will be pictures)

Thursday July 31

We went to our first Spanish class today, and I got to meet my district! They are like my little family away from home. There is me and Hermana Crone, Hermanas Moses and Wilemon, and then we have 8 elders (Bryson, Larson, JeBe Quarkoo, Ostergar, Thomas, Peterson, Christians, Beckstead)
For real we do everything together, and are like a family. They are all going stateside spanish speaking. Anyway they have no mercy here haha They talk in spanish the whole time and refuse to use English!! We all just sort of dived in. And we have to teach our first investigator tomorrow!! Crazy!! But I can at least sort of read in spanish now.... :)

Friday August 1

So I finally had something that was semi american food.... Oatmeal!! And salad (Should I mention that the salad had tufu, pineapple, and blackberrys and ranch?) But it was still pretty good, I don't know if I would have ever have put those things together but you only live once right?? I'm going to try everything here!

Oh our first lesson didn't go as bad as I thought, I was able to bear my testimony and read a couple of scriptures with our awesome Mexican investigator, to which I don't know if he understood me, but I just kept smiling and saying Si!! And He probably thought I was crazy but he asked if we would come back, so over all not to bad for a first time lesson in a language I don't know.

Oh by the way the rainstorms here are crazy!! Me and Hermana Crone got locked in the mess hall when a monsoon came through (Okay that's a little exaggerated, we got 12 inches of rain)  

Saturday August 2

So they keep telling me that the first week is the hardest and I believe them! Right now we are on a 24 hour fast starting from noon today untill 1pm tomorrow. We shall see if I will live.... ;)

So our lesson With Ramiors kinda feel apart. I didn't know what to say and he kept asking us questions that we couldn't answer to to the language  barrier!! Grr gonna go study spanish for the next 15 hours!!!!!! Also I have a bag of mexican cookies in my closet that are screaming at me to eat them, but we our on a fast!! #HardestThingEver

Sunday August 3

I cant even begin to tell you all how much today has been amazing! I so needed this breather!! It was like a breath of fresh air! We attened our church meetings and just studied all day, (No lessons thank goodness!) And just hung out with our little familia District all day. Also I got called as our Districts 14 pianist! So life is good, me and my companion are allowed to go play on the piano for a hour everyday!!!!!! Oh by the way I got to meet Elder Octaviano Tenorio today!! He is a amazing speaker! Go read his talk from the 177 General Conference!! Or watch it on

Monday August 4

So good news we were able to answers Ramoirs questions and we also got him committed to reading the book of Mormon, We asked that when he found out these things were true if he would be baptized and he said he would!!!!! And we were able to have a nice visit. Can I just tell you all that I know that prayer works!? I know that you all are praying for me, to be able to learn this language! I will tell you that it is working!!! I'm learning like crazy!

Also Me and Hermana Crone started doing yoga every morning so that might also have something to do with my happiness!! OH!! Guys I can receive letters here, ask my mom for the address!!

Tuesday August 5

Finally My P-day!!!
So today we had a new group of missionary's arrive, they were here from mexico so they had family dropping them off. I am not going to lie that when I saw this one mother hugging her son and crying me and my companion just broke down in tears because we realized how much we missed our own family's!

Well I have to get going as I have to go practice for a show we are doing tonight but I love and miss all of you so much!!

Hermana Bell

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