Monday, August 26, 2013

We Got Pictures!

Sorry I've been slacking over the last couple weeks, I've been super busy, but to make up for it, I have pictures to show you!

"These pictures were all taken outside of the CRE (cray) house. It´s a house owned by the church where we use the computers and do activities like TALL (language) and CRE (teaching ´less actives´). In the first picture I am standing behind my companion and my teacher, Hermano Chavez. The second picture has all the companionships: Elders Jorgensen and Wilkes, Me and Hermana Barba, Hermana Ostler in the back, Hermana Etherington in the front. Then Hermana Phillips (with the curly hair) and Hermana Outsen (the short blonde one). Outsen and Ostler are compaƱeras and Hermana Phillips and Etherington are compaƱeras. Then we have Elder Hansen (the tall one, he´s our district leader) and Elder Garcia. And then Hermano Chavez. We´re a pretty snazzy group ;)"

These next photos are the group photos outside the CCM
 Rachel is second row down from the top second in on the left side.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


         We got our second email Tuesday from Rachel. She loves the CCM, especially the food there. She said their is a lot of fresh fruit and a mix of American and Central American cuisine. Her favorite is the mango juice, because it's like "liquid mangoes."

        She said, "The spanish is coming really good. Sometimes I feel bad about my progress but then I remember that I`ve been here less than a week. I understand more than I speak, but I have been able to pray really well. I love singing the hymns because, even though I don`t understand, it helps my pronunciation."
         They have an investigator at the CCM, a man named Benjamin, who works there. He speaks some English, and they let the missionaries at the CCM help with the discussions. Rachel said that her and her companion sang for him, and he said they sounded like angels.
         She is at the CCM for about 6 more weeks, so write to her at the CCM address. You can also use  for free, and it sends your letters directly to the CCM.