This week was crazy. My trainee Sister Schobert made the choice to go
home so on Friday morning we got a call from President and he told us
that she would be leaving the next morning. So we spent most of the
day packing and cleaning up our apartment. So the next morning we
drove to the mission office and rode with President and Sister Taggart
to the airport. They told me I'd be spending the last two weeks
of our eight week transfer with the other sisters in my district,
Sister Galicia and Sister Jones and I love them and sister Galicia and
I have talked about how we are going to be companions one day since
our first transfer here so that was neat. So now I'm in a trio. Third
trio in the mission. And I'm also living in Tustin now instead of
On Saturday we had our Dia de Espanidad. It's a huge stake activity
where all the Spanish wards get together and party in the church
parking lot. Every ward makes some kind of authentic food and there's
lots of dancing from different countries. It was cool because you get
to see all the missionaries in the Spanish program and investigators
and ward members and stuff. And you get free food for being a
missionary and what not so that's cool. Pretty special. It was so hot,
I think I almost melted to death.
So on Sunday night, we were like, "hey, let's go sleep in the Santa
Ana apartment because there's a washer and dryer there!" And sister
Taggart said we could so we had permission and it's in our area since
we are now covering their area and my area . . . So we did it. We
pulled all of ours mattresses down from the beds and put them all in
the living room right next to each other so we can have a sleep over!
It was fun. Anywhoo so that night because we have electronic area
books we have to go get wifi to sync so our numbers reach Salt Lake
and our mission president. So right down the street from our
apartment in Santa Ana there's a Starbucks that you can just stand
across the street from and use their wifi for a minute to get it done.
So I've been doing that every Sunday night for my whole mission. So we
walk out there and try to get internet but then there was this guy
high as a kite standing about seven feet away from us staring creepily
at us. So we decided to go back to the apartment and call our
district leader and go sync with them when they could because they
live in the same apartment complex as us.
So we waited about an hour until they called and said they were
waiting for us outside. So we go down and they're talking to these
really nice people about church stuff and then up walks this guy in a
swimming suit and beer cooler in two hands and starts making fun of us and the
people we are talking too. And it wasn't a big deal because it happens
and whatnot and this guy was SOOOO drunk that he just didn't even have
So we just smile politely and try to leave, then these two drunk girls
come up and one of them comes up behind the elders and puts her arms
around them and they moved real quick and then she just starts going
at it swearing and saying awful inappropriate things and then the
drunk guy joins in too and it was pretty scary. They were both sooo
far gone. So every time we tried to leave they would follow us. After
a few minutes we just decide to walk really quick and get out of
there. So the guy starts chasing us screaming and cussing at us and so
our district leader just turned around and held out his hand and was
like "stop!" And they did. They stopped screaming, and stopped chasing
us. It was cool. We all felt like The Lord had definitely protected
us. So we decided not to go outside, not to sync there anymore. But we
still have to be outside after dark because we have to be obedient and
work and all but I think we will all be fine.
Bottom line: drugs and alcohol are stupid. They lose control and they
make you do silly things. Stay away!!
Anyways . . .
That was the excitement of the week. I'm really happy to be in this
companionship. They're really great and I think that we will have lot
of fun together and accomplish some amazing things!
Okay well have a great week family. I love you!!
Love Hermana May