Thursday, June 30, 2016

Still here family! Just got out of the hospital.:)

Hi mom and dad, we just got to the house of the President, and this is where I will be for the next couple of days to make sure everything is healing up well.

We went into the hospital at 10, and had the appointment at 11. No worries, we made sure to get there early, and waited for the President's wife to go up to the docs waiting room.
The doctor took me in and cleaned up really well..(I think that I had a little bit of Conejos dust in there..:)) and then she injected it with a little bit of local anesthia. After that, she used a dermatology punch to take try and get a good portion of it out. The punch looked like a green pen with a mini cookie cutter on the end. It hurt a little bit at first and so I asked her to put a little more nummy juice and she did. After that it was just a little pressure and she then took the big tweezers things (the same ones that dad uses to pick out his ingrown toenails) to get the rest out. She put it in formaldehyde which smelled bad and then stitched it all back up! All in all, it took about an hour to do everything. 

President brought some crutches and they were all waiting for me when I came out. I felt like I was with you guys and felt a little like crying because I was super grateful that they were there. They really are just great people. I love them. So, I will be here, eating the yummy food of Hermana Titensor until Saturday I believe. 

I have my next appointment to take the stitches out next Saturday. Right now, It still doesn't hurt but we are starting on a couple meds. I actually just have one that is called Keflex and a cream to put on it called Fucidin, and also Ibuprofen. I feel good really appreciate all your love and support for me during this time. I know that The Lord puts the little stumbling blocks in our way, and as I am sitting at the presidents computre there is a little quote that says "Temporary setbacks are overshadowed by persistance." I have no worries and am happy to have everything fixed up!! 

I love you so much cute fam, and also I just thought that I should tell you that my next p day will be next Tuesday, because we are going to be going to the Temple that morning!! 

Love you, 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Hello cute family and friends!!

Hello cute family and friends, 

First, I cannot even begin to express the gratitute that I feel to have support in my life. I know that I am really ungrateful and more than that, not too worthy to have great people like you in my life. 

I have been doing so well. But so so well at the same time. I love the mission, and love being a tool in the hands of the Lord. I am grateful to bring a new light and message into the lives of many. Over the past couple of weeks, I have learned a lot about hope. Hope is really just a really strong conviction, or trust that our Heaveny Father will hold true to what he has promised us. 

Hope is to work hard during this life that He lets us have and to trust that we will one day inherit the Kingdom of Him. As I have been pondering a lot about hope, a cool scripture from Ether 12 came to mind, that Hope is the real anchor to our souls. I know and have come to learn that that is true. I know that when we hope, we take that first step into the dark, with the surity that God will guide us from there. 

Right now, we are teaching a cool lady named Marina, she is Evangelica (I dont remebmer what that is called in English) but has been progressing a lot in these short weeks. She straight up told us that she knows that the peace that she feels when she reads the Book of Mormon comes from God, and that she is more hopeful, in spite of many trials that she has faced right now in her life. 

I really know that the gospel gives us hope in our lives. I love the scripture that is found in 2Cor 12:10 where Paul writes:

 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Is that not incredible?  Trials may be serious, but that is when we rely on the Lord, and He will make me and you, strong!

The restoration of the true Gospel of Christ is on the earth once more, and we are so blessed to be a part of this magnificent Church. 

I love you all, and I hope in some way or another, you all may have more hope this week!!
Maddi's new companion, she is from Guatemala
Hermana Beardall