Hermana Greenhalgh

Hermana Greenhalgh

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Break-ins, Service and Pooper the Kitten a.k.a. Popito - Letter 10/27/14

Buenos Tardes Todos!

Este Semana fue muy bien! Tuvimos mucho oportunidades servir este semana! Ojal√° que ustedes les gusta mi email esta semana.

Well this week has been awesome, we have had many opportunities to serve, and lots of crazy happenings as well.  A little weekly run down of things:

Monday &Tuesday: were pretty normal.  I received my Halloween package! By the way THANK YOU Mom! We also had District Meeting and then pretty normal for the rest of the day.

Wednesday: We had our first lesson with a young guy named Gerardo.  We felt prompted to pass by his house so we followed it, and had an amazing first lesson with him. We invited him to be baptized and he
said he was going to pray about a date! Finally a little success. This area has been difficult for missionary work lately, we have had many people drop us and fall off date. But Sister Johnson and I continue to
look for the miracles. So I found out I more than likely leaving Casa Grande. 6 months is a long time! Transfer calls are this coming Sunday, so I will let you  know what happens.

Thursday: I went in exchanges with Sister Rawlings in my area. We went on another LARC hunt, didn't have too much success, but talked with a few former investigators. Later that night we went to the church for English Class.  It fell through and we have to cancel it! So here's where the email gets weird....

Friday: a few hours after leaving the church Thursday night from English class, the church was broken into and the people destroyed it. The other sisters and I drove to go see all the damage. 5 windows were
shattered, doors shattered, door knobs broken, and file cabinets destroyed. All they found was a 150$ phone cord and took that. It's really sad that people feel the need to destroy such a beautiful building for money. Well better news...later that night we had a lesson with the Habana Family she made Arros con leche!! I also got the recipe. :)

Saturday: SERVICE!!! So Sister Johnson and I woke up at 5:00 and headed over to a members house and helped them set up for a garage sale, we finished at 7 headed to the church and the two elders and us cleaned the building and all the broken glass. After we finished we headed to this huge "Make a Difference" service project and painted brick fences and covered graffiti. I love service, literally I wish I could do
more! Later that night we had dinner with the Montelongos, then went proselyting in our area. We found this small gray kitten and she followed us for a good 30 minutes, then we named her and parted ways. The reason behind the name popito or pooper is she had to stop every 10 steps to use the bathroom.
 
Sunday: CSI... Pretty much Sister Johnson and I figured out what happened to the church, and I want to be a CSI person when I get home!

Well that's all I got for this week!

Con Amor,
Hermana Greenhalgh



Monday, October 20, 2014

Letter 10/20/14

Hola Familia y Amigos,

Estoy muy agradecida por este semana, fue muy bien y divertido! Yo tengo mucho fotos para ustedes! Ok, I will speak in English for a little bit but I sang at another baptism, and then did a vocal recording for Presidente Sellars because he loves that song. Earlier in the week we went on exchanges, I went to the English area, and later we found two new solid investigators Gerardo y Shadey! Yesterday
Hermana Johnson and I spoke in Sacrament... Yes in all Spanish whoop whoop! Fue muy bien!




Monday, October 13, 2014

If it's not one thing, it's another... The day I almost died! - Letter 10/13/14

Hola Familia y Amigos,

You're probably wondering what's up with the title of this email... Well you will have to read and find out. I'm glad to hear that everyone had a good week, and everyone is enjoying the Fall in Idaho!  I miss Fall at home, here in Arizona it's finally cooling off to the 90s which is really nice. I never thought I would be wearing sweaters and jackets in 80 degree weather, but in fact I am! So here's my weekly round up of things:

Tuesday: Today we interviews with President Toone! They were awesome, he is so inspired and the BEST Mission President that I could ever ask for. We also got trained more on Facebook, and how to Skype
people! After the training Sister Johnson and I went to Taco Bell for the celebration of hitting 6months!! After lunch we headed back to the church and listened to President Toone's training. Sister Toone asked
my companion and I to make popcorn because they had a surprise for all of us. Sister Johnson and I made over 12 bags of popcorn and headed to the chapel. When we got there they announced we were going to watch "Meet the Mormons!" We got to have a private screening of it before it entered the theaters. It was soooo good! I encourage you all to go watch it! The last person they show will probably make you cry because it made me cry. It's about a missionary leaving home... So grab some tissues and head to the theater.

Wednesday:  Today we had Zone Meeting, and training. After Sister Johnson and I had our first Skype lesson!!! We taught Phillip, a guy in our area, and took some screenshots of it. Later that night we drove
over to an investigators house and were saying a prayer before we walked in. When we finished the prayer this little boy had this creepy grin on his face was staring right through the window!!  Scared the daylight out me!
    
Thursday:  Today we had another Skype lesson with a kid named David from Georgia, he was friends with Sister Johnson at college and isn't a member. It was a weird lesson... But it's ok! Later we headed to AZ
city and had a lesson with a less active member, and after had dinner with Hermana Bautista! She made us lasagna, spaghetti, bread, salad, cake, and ice cream... There was only two of us...

Friday:  Today we had weekly planning, and after Sister Johnson and I went to Big Wa for lunch.  After lunch we went on a finding adventure to find more people to teach! Later Tatianna Carr, a member in our ward came and practiced a song with me for her little brothers baptism the next day. The day went on and that night Sister Johnson and I decided to use whitening strips after we had finished planning... Anyways I
accidentally fell asleep with them on and woke up a couple hours later and found out I had swallowed one.. Well it was stuck in my throat.

Saturday:  Today after figuring out I had swallowed the tooth strip, my throat was really tight and I could hardly breath... Well I decided that I would be ok and just let it go. Later that day I sang at two baptisms, and my throat was getting tighter and tighter. Later that night I decided I better call Sister Toone and ask her what to do. She called the mission doctor and he told me to eat a banana, and just try to get the strip out of my esophagus. Sister Toone sent Sister Johnson and I home early that night so Sister Johnson could watch me and make sure that I didn't cough or stop breathing.. She said if it gets worse to head to the ER.

Sunday:  Woke up this morning gasping for air, and Sister Toone advised us to head to the ER.. We arrived at the ER at 7:27 am, they quickly took my vitals and did an X-Ray, next they put a camera down
my throat, and finally they gave me this IV with medicine to dissolve the strip in my airway. We spent 5 hours in the ER over a white strip... CAUTION...DO NOT swallow them!! Well I'm alright now, it's moved down and I still have some pressure in my chest when I breath, but the doctor said it would go away in a few days. Don't be alarmed! I'm doing great! Sister Toone calls me every few hours to check on me and my companion has been helping me with everything.

Skype with Phillip
We LOVE the rain!




Monday, October 6, 2014

Six Months Down, One Year To Go!! - Letter 10/06/14

Buenos Dias Todos!

Another week has come and gone, and I hit my 6 month mark! I can't believe that a year from today I return home! My mission has flown way to fast! I'm excited to see what this year brings and the experiences as well! This week has been fantastic we went on a LARC Hunt! (Less active, Recent Convert) So in the spirit of that I wrote a little song "We're going a LARC Hunt, going find a good one!" just like Going a bear hunt! Anyways it's pretty good and I will send the lyrics another day!
 
How is everyone doing? I hope everyone is doing well, and enjoyed the AMAZING General Conference! I absolutely loved it, and received so much comfort! I took 21 pages of notes... YEAH it was that good! I think my favorite talk was from Elder Jorg Klebingat about taking responsibility for ourselves, I thought that was awesome it chastised us all enough to make us want to change! It's great we can all improve! 
 
So for this week I don't have a ton to write about because everything I remember was from General Conference! One cool experience we had was our investigator Margarita was able to watch the last session when Elder Bednar spoke! It was the perfect talk for her because he addressed it to the investigators and non members. It was like a spiritual kick in the face! <<< My companion and I use that term "Spiritually kicked in the face" a lot!
 
Some things that I have accomplished this week is finishing the Book of Mormon for my 6 month mark, I start it tomorrow in Spanish and I'm going to try to finish it in 20 days! Elder Bednar promised that if we read the Book of Mormon in the language we are trying to learn we can become fluent! Yes, I accept the challenge! I need all the help I can get right now!

Well that's all I have for this week sorry it's short!  I love you all and have a good week!

Con Amor,
 
Hermana Greenhalgh
 
NEW TOILET BRUSH!!  YAY!  We finally got a new one!
In N Out for lunch with the English Sisters
This is from Selia Sanchez!  She is so cute!