Monday, May 8, 2017

"Oh, we're halfway there...Oh, Oh Livin' on a Prayer"

As you can see by my title this week.... I hit my halfway mark!!!! I can't believe it! In some ways, it feels like I have been here forever and in others I feel like I just got here! I am so glad I have had these 9 months to learn and grown and I can't even imagine how much more is to come. 

So, to start out telling you about my week I will write about last Monday. We went on a hike as a "Zone Activity" but nobody came besides us and the Elders that also serve in our ward so we called it "Most of our District Activity". The rest of the Zone was just being lame but they missed out cause.... WE SAW THE OCEAN!!! It was very very very far away and there was a lot of pollution so we had to try really hard to see it but IT WAS THERE!!!! It was crazy to remember it does exist. 

This Thursday we had a quick little drastic change in the mission that we are calling "The Purge". President has decided to completely change our music policy where we can only listen to Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Classical, and LDS songs by LDS artist. It has been a big change for all of us because we listened to a lot of other Christian Music or groups like Enya. This has actually been a great experience to get the text about the change and then have Hermana Nelson and I look at each other and begin to go through the CD’s. There are many blessings of being exactly obedient! It was cool to have all the missionaries go home and have a pile of CD's that were labeled "yes we can" and a "no we can't" pile.  Exact Obedience brings Miracles!

This week we also had an amazing lunch at Rafael’s mom's restaurant! It was sooooo good, she is an amazing cook! We sat in the restaurant and read in the Book of Mormon with Rafael and then went and had another lesson with an investigator in a Starbucks down the street that day. It was an exciting and interesting lesson.

Sunday, we walked Rafael to church which was a little far but his mom didn't want him walking alone so I rode his scooter for half the time. We came riding into church in style! :) Being a missionary is always an adventure! I hope you are all going to have a great week and an awesome Mother’s Day! Also, if you see my Dad wish him a Happy Birthday, he is going to be --- years old!!! ;) Haha Love you guys and have an awesome week!

Hermana Hadley

We visited the Primary this week and got a picture with all of them :)

Zoom in really close and look past the pollution and you can see the ocean 
right infront of the back mountain...I promise it is there.

On our hike with the Elders

How the Elders actually felt about us making them go on the hike! 
Just kidding they loved it!

Eating amazing food that Rafael's Mom made at the Restaurant

The Cake Picture from a post 2 weeks ago finally arrived! 
Made for a Relief Society Birthday Celebration