Monday, August 17, 2015

New Adventures!‏

Well, transfers have happened and I LOVE it out here in Flora Vista/Aztec!!! My companion is amazing, we already have had some funny experiences, and things are moving forward like crazy!  I love it :)

Things about Flora Vista:  It's not pronounced Florida Vista like I thought.  Though it still sounds like it in my opinion.  But there's SO MANY white people!!!!!! It's so extremely weird!!  I loved working with Natives, but this is pretty great as well. We stay super busy.  The people out here love missionary work and it's fantastic!  We have scheduled appointments basically every hour of the day (meaning like... 6-7 appointments?  maybe?)  where in Shiprock we had 3 or so scheduled daily.  If that.  We did a lot of tracting out here.  But the ward members also absolutely LOVE to feed the missionaries.  It's insane a little.  So I've come to the conclusion that I'm basically going to become majorly obese out here. The food is delicious, but I think I've had a salad maybe twice since being here.  I never thought I'd be so happy to see a bunch of lettuce and vegetables.  It might have been a little sad at how happy and excited I got over it.

My new companion's name is Sister Kyleigh Steele!  (I think that's how you spell her first name... I just know it isn't the normal spelling like Kylee.  That would be too easy.)  And she's AWESOME!  She's been out 14 months and is amazing.  We have very similar teaching styles so things are going really really well. I love it :)  She's from Oregon... and... I don't really know what else to tell you.  She's the oldest of 3 kids, played soccer in high school, went to BYU-Idaho for a semester (the same Fall semester I was there)  and is just great.

Funny story of the week:  There was a person that was given a calling on Sunday and when she was sitting down from being sustained by the ward she sat on a little boy's face.  We were sitting on the row behind her and I couldn't stop laughing.  I felt bad, but it was so funny!  Reminded me of when I watched someone sit on some newborn kittens after standing to say the prayer. I think these New Mexico people have a strange habit or something.

But gosh, I don't even know what else to say.  I'm doing well, loving life, loving the mission life and the growth that's going on in myself and those around me, and we're just staying super busy.

I hope you all are doing well!  I love you!
Becca :)

PS and I lost my wallet.  It's no good.

1 comment:

  1. You are correct, Sister Becca! Flora Vista means "The View of Flowers". Although Florida sounds similar, it's not quite the same.

    Happy missionarying!