Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 20, 2015

Buen día a todos! (o tarde o noche depending on when you read this)

This week Presidente Obeso visited Villarrica for our Zone Conference, which was awesome.  It's always pretty top notch when we can talk with Presidente y su esposa.  Haha, la Hna. Obeso is one of the funniest people ever.  She always stresses that as missionaries we need to do our exercises in the morning, and even though it's such a small thing (and even though a veces I would prefer to "meditate" and call it mental exercise) it makes a world of difference during the day if I've done my exercises and done them well.  So if you're a missionary or not I'm going join in with Hna Obeso and say "do your exercises!"  Trust me, you'll see a big difference in your day. :)

This week it rained a bit, but not too much.  From what the people have said it can rain for months straight here in Villarrica, so I'm soaking up the sun as much as I can before the rains start and don't stop.

The majority of our investigators got sick this week and we couldn't visit them, so that was a bummer, but we contacted and talked with a lot of new people this week.  A lot of people like to ask where we're from and I always like to have them guess, and the majority of people think I'm German.  Pretty cool, but that I know of I don't have a drop of German blood in me.  The only German part about me is that I grew up in Schaumburg which was founded by Germans.

Embarrassing moment for the week:  We were walking in the street one night trying to find the house of someone we talked with, and when we decided to turn around and head in another direction I tripped and fell, but boy oh boy did I fall.  With my backpack I probably looked like a turtle on its back.  Hahaha :D  The good news is that we were on a really busy road and only my companion, 2 pedestrians, and a car saw it.  Luckily it wasn't in the morning when basically all of Chile can be found on that street.  Haha :)

Keep reading your scriptures everyday and revisit the conference talks again!

Les amo mucho!

Stay sweet,

Hermana Coombs

April 13, 2015

Well, not a ton of time to write, but I wanted to share a few quotes:

"Patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!" - Pres. Dieter F. Utchdorf

And remember, "You're never fully dressed without a smile" :D

Have an awesome week!!

Keep on keeping on,
Hermana Coombs

Monday, April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015

Hope everyone had an awesome Easter!  I love this time of year because it focuses on the most important event in history. Christ really lived, really died, and really was resurrected. He lives and he is present in our lives.  I know it. 

General Conference this weekend was incredible.  I loved the focus they placed on the family and the importance of families.  I'm so incredibly grateful for each and every one of the family members I have.  You guys are the best!  I know that the messages were inspired for each and every one of us, and if you have the chance to read them or listen to them again take advantage of it!  Try to find ways and set goals to apply what you learned in your everyday life.

The decorations turned out well for the activity, and it was an awesome :)  We all had a really good time.

Last but not least we found out cambios.......
Hermana Espinoza and I are staying together for at least one more cambio :)

Love you all tons!  Keep on doing the small things every day. "By small and simple things are great things brought to pass."  

Con amor,

Hermana Coombs