Monday, January 4, 2016

Lookin' Good 2016 Letter 1-4-16

New Years Day 2016

New Years Eve

Hernandez Family

Hernandez Girl

With Raul, our investigator, and his family

Hey skillets! I hope this New Years has been great for you as it has been for me! 

This week we’ve been in a trio with Hna Barton (an Hna that was in the CCM with me), which was so fun because she is absolutely crazy and fun. It also was cool being able to learn how to teach with three instead of two because it sort of put us out of our comfort zones. 

New years eve was a super slow day because everyone was out of town or having parties or drunk, so we helped an investigator prepare like 1,000,000 tamales. Then we got to eat some after which rocked. Then that night we ate more tamales with a family in our ward. Then we went to these recent converts house where they fed us the infamous menudo. Menudo is a soup with COW STOMACH. It didn´t taste te-herribly awful, but the texture and just how it looked was nasty and I am not a fan and will not be bringing the recipe home, thank you very much.

After that tragedy we created a cranberry juice/sprite drink to toast to New Years. Hna Pelico, Hna Barton and I were running around our house like a bunch of crazies at midnight on New Years because we didn´t know what else to do. Then naturally after a day of eating tamales, tamales and cow guts we felt inclined to make goals on eating healthier and exercising better in the mornings. We made other, more mission-focused goals too.

Now about the work.

The holidays have kind of hindered the progress of some of our investigators because they´ve been out of town or busy. One in particular is Paty who is around 55. Her testimony is growing lots already and she has accepted a baptismal date but it fell last week when she didn´t come to church (because she didn´t dye her hair). She really is super awesome though and sends us texts all the time when she´s reading the Book of Mormon to ask us questions.

We have a new investigator who is progressing really well. His name is Raul and he is the son of some recent converts in our ward. He accepted a baptismal date but didn´t feel very ready. Then when he came to church, the lesson in principles of the Gospel was on baptism and was seriously PERFECT for him. I think he´s feeling a lot better about it now. I´ll let you know next week.

I hope this week goes well for all of you. Also I really hope you don´t have to eat cow stomach. Plus also, good luck on your goals and everything for New Years!

Con amor,
Hermana Hauck

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