Monday, May 2, 2016

"Hi, do you sell CHURROS?

Hola everyone!!!!
Como estan?! All is good over here!!! This week has been great, we have been doing a lot of finding this week and are trying to find some new investigators! Ramon got confirmed this week and it was so great :) :) We have plans to have an FHE with them tonight. 
   Sister Hibbard and I have had some crazy experiences with crazy people on the streets of Los Angeles, definitely un-forgettable experiences. Sister Hibbard continues to study and is learning el espanol mucho! The other day we were both craving some churros and so we were looking everywhere for some churros. We found a taco stand and she went up to the stand, and said "Hi, do you sell churros?" and the latino worker replied "Que?" so she repeated and said "do you have CHURROS?" "Que?" she said again and then I, asked her, understanding that the worker had no idea what we were asking for and I said " tienen CHURRRRRRROS?" with a accent on the R and she said "Ohhhhhh, no, no tenemos churros" hahaha Sister Hibbard and I died laughing because she apparently wasn't saying the word churros in Spanish by adding the rolled r, therefore the worker didn't understand her. I continue to tell her to have patience and it'll come! Hahaha she is doing great. We are teaching Graciela still and today we have plans to teach her the Word of Wisdom so wish us luck! She loves her Cuban coffee :) :) 
      I also had a cool experience this week, as we went to the family history library up by the mission office this week to go help our recent convert, Jose Dany start his family history to have names to take to the temple. As we were there, I learned so much and gained such a stronger testimony of the work that we do with genealogy. It's something I really want to do more with when I get home from my mission. Families are eternal and as we as missionaries help people be baptized,  and help them do family history and complete those saving ordinances we are literally gathering the house of Israel. How cool is it!? I love the mission because it has opened my eyes to things I never really thought much about. 
   We have exchanges this week with our STL's and interviews with President Weidman so it shall be a week filled with great things and miracles. I continue to LOVE the people here, LA 3rd is the best. I cannot wait to talk to you all on Sunday! It shall be great! Happy early Mothers Day to all the wonderful mothers in my family and friends. You truly are amazing. Thank you so much for raising us, we wouldn't be the people we are now without you, and I wouldn't be on a mission without the love and support from my mother. Like Jeffrey R. Holland shared, in the General Conference last October, "...that no love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child." I love you all!!!!
-Hermana Abreu 
Us and Graciela 

Us at the VC with Jose Dany, Hna. Chicas and some VC sisters

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