Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014

Same old same old this week. I did play some ping-pong and foosball to mix things up during gym time, but volleyball is still the best (especially on the sand courts).

Well, some of my really good friends from my zone left on Monday for their missions, which was pretty triste.  I'm actually super jealous because as much as I love it here in the CCM I really want to be in Chile.  Less than 2 weeks left!

Variety is the spice of life, so to add some spice to life here at the CCM some of the Elders in my district and I have started competitions to see who can slide the farthest down the hallway by our class.  Hermana Coombs - infiniti. Elders - 0.  We did have one Elder who tried it and he fell and broke his collar bone... just kidding, no one's gotten hurt.

The plague round two hit the CCM and it did some more damage than last time.  One of the girls in mi casa is going home because she got so sick, and one of the elders in her district has been throwing up for fifteen days straight, so he's going home too.  It's super sad and they're both really bummed, but getting healthy is way more important.  Once again, shout out to Mom and Dad for my immune system.  It's holding up remarkably well.

We made some new friends in the comedor! Hna. Aguiñiga is from Mexico and her companion Hna. Galagua is from Peru.  They are both super funny and they're helping us with our Spanish.  It still needs a ton of work, but we can talk to them and have pretty normal conversations without too many problems.

Other than that, everything else here is pretty much the same.  I love you all and hope you're loving life!

Stay sweet,
Hermana Coombs

Thursday, August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014


So this week I got roped into singing in church because there are only two Hermanas in our district and they wanted someone to sing alto.  I am proud to report that I did not totally mess us up :)

All our amigos from volleyball left on Monday, which was pretty sad.  Every time we would play volleyball they were so funny, so it´s been pretty sad not seeing them every day. (But that hasn't stopped us from playing volleyball; it's still pretty much the greatest thing ever).

Some highlights from the week:
Elder Thomas tried hiding in a cabinet to scare our teacher and someone locked him in the there for a few min.  Haha, it was way funny.  Last night some Elders made a Jeopardy game to review some Spanish stuff, and Hermana Williams and I DOMINATED so hard core.  Haha we killed it.  The Elders were so ashamed to have lost to girls, but everyone had a lot of fun.  

I FINALLY GOT SOME LETTERS :D It felt just like Christmas morning!  Well, not quite, but it was pretty close.  Moral of the story a turtle is the sole employee of the postal service, but he does a wonderful job.

If anyone has some time I recommend watching "Men's Hearts Shall Fail Them."  It's a Mormon Message that our district watched last night and it's pretty awesome.

I love you all and hope you're doing amazing things!

Stay sweet,
Hermana Coombs

this is a funny joke our Hno. Salvador told us:
"What did the fish do in the water? Nada"

Haha get it? Nada = nothing, and nada = he swims

Oh well, I thought it was funny :)

My volleyball amigos
My amigas from the casa

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Family Letter 3 -- Aug 14, 2014

Well, the Black Plague hit the CCM this week, but I AM A SURVIVOR!

Thank you mom and dad for blessing me with a strong immune system.  Seriously though, everyone and their mother was getting sick down here.  Hermana Williams and Hermana Wilemon (she lives in the same room as me) both got sick and were out for a few days.  Because my companion was sick I had to stay inside with her all day for 3 days because I couldn't leave her in the room to die by herself.  But boy oh boy was it rough having to study in the dark for 3 days.  We ended up calling our room the Den of Death, and it is now probably my least favorite place in the entire CCM.

On the bright side both Hna. Williams and Hna. Wilemon are doing much better and are able to be out and about doing the normal schedule!  Other than that not too much happened this week, or we just missed it all.  Life here in the CCM is pretty much the same everyday with lots of classes, meal times, and gym time.  Speaking of gym, my volleyball skills are quickly improving because we play volleyball everyday.

I guess one exciting thing that happened was I became friends with some of the Latinas in mi casa, and they are all super funny.  They're helping us all with our Spanish because it still needs mucho work.

I love you all and hope all your wildest dreams are coming true!

Stay sweet,
Hermana Coombs

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Family Letter 2


First off, I´m sorry I didn't email you last Thursday like I said I would.  I guess that wasn't actually in the schedule like I thought it was.  Oops
But wow! I have so much to tell you all!  On the way to Mexico City I talked to a six year old from Mexico in Español and she said my Spanish was pretty good, which made me feel super cool.  But then I realized she´s six and said it was only pretty good.  Haha oh well :)  And don´t be offended but as I was going through the first day I hardly missed you guys at all.  It wasn't until dinner that I really started missing you, but then I missed you a lot. :(  Everyone says the first few days are the hardest but then it gets a ton better.  They are SO right!  By Sunday I was good as gold and loving it here.
My companion's name is Hermana Williams; she´s from Seattle, she´s also going to Osorno Chile, and she's pretty cool.  My district is seriously the BEST.  Haha everyone is super funny :)  I wish I could think of a specific story about them, but I can't right now. Lo siento.
My Spanish is improving a ton!  Pretty soon my friend from the plane will say that I'm actually good at Spanish!  Haha.  My grammar still sucks dog buns, but it´ll get better with time.
Random side note, a girl in mi casa knows Dana Cobb; they grew up together.  Crazy small world.
More about the CCM.   We have gym time everyday and it rocks.  We usually play volleyball with the elders, and it´s really funny because none of us are very good.
Mom, the food here is definitely sub par when compared to your cooking, but we did have tamales the other day.  They were sooooooo good!  And don´t worry, I'm still eating lots of food and occasionally getting food babies :)
We are in class for 5-ever everyday, which isn't as cool as dance parties or exploring, but it really isn't that bad.  You will also be proud to know that adjusting to the missionary schedule (in bed by 10:30, up at 6:30) was a piece of cake!
The weather here is usually really nice.  The first day here we were welcomed by a torrential downpour, and I was worried it would be like that everyday.  So far though it's only drizzled twice since then. (But I learned that my rainboots are magical and worth more that gold).  The campus is beautiful and you can even hear and see parrots up in the palm trees.
P-days really are as glorious as everyone says they are.  This morning our district got to go to the Mexico City Temple (well actually the visitor's center because the temple is closed) and it was BEAUTIFUL!  It was seriously so awesome.  The only downside is that you can only go once while staying at the MTC (or CCM in Español), so we won't be able to go again.
Quick shout out to Mom for the amazing packages, Katherine for her  super funny note, Stephanie for her superb letter, and Dad and Connor for being awesome!
I love you all a ton and miss you!!

Stay sweet,
Hermana Coombs

Family Letter 1 -- CCM arrival

Hola familia!!  

I made it to the MTC/CCM safely :)  I flew with a bunch of really cool and funny guys out of Detroit (but some of them were from AZ).
I don't have much time to email right now, but my p-day is tomorrow so you'll here from me more then.

Love you guys lots!

Stay sweet,

Hermana Coombs

PS. Stephanie would love it here. On the ride from the airport to the CCM I saw 52 slug bugs and 2 cruiser bruisers

PPS. they wanted me to give you this information
Your Missionary's mailing addres is:
Sister Hannah Coombs
09/09/2014 13A
Carretera Tenayuca-Chalmita #828
Colonia Zona Escolar, Gustavo A. Madero
07230 Mexico, Distrito Federal