Monday, September 26, 2016

Austria's baptism

So this week was good. Hermana Castillo my companion is so cute. We have a lot of fun. Also, I'm getting pretty brown. We are right next to the beach where the sun is the strongest and when I went back to my old area yesterday everyone commented on how much tanner I was :)

I got to go see Austria (one of my investigators in Villa Verde) get baptized. IT WAS SO CUTE. I may have cried. :)There is a picture of us attached. I also got to visit some of my recent converts there. I miss them so much!

We are Preparing for October 22nd when we will have 100 people baptized in the beach of Bocachica (two zones combined) It's going to be way cool. I'm super excited.

My area is good! Trying to find more people to teach. No worries. They will come if we are obedient and working hard :)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Ten months, new area, new companion

Transfers were last week. The week before I got transferred we got robbed.  Someone came during the night and reached into the open windows and took everything within reach.  They took my quad that I got for my baptism when I was eight with my patriarchal blessing and a few other things inside it and my camera cord, so that is a bummer.   Lesson learned, don't leave things by the open windows.

I am now in Los Frailes 2A with Hermana Castillo. She is super cute. She is from Panama. I am training her and she is doing great.  She speaks no English so I am sure I will lose even more of my English since I will have no opportunity to speak it.  She has the pink shirt in the pictures.  We live with two other Hermanas, they are great. 

This area is good.  It needs a lot of work.  We don't have a ton of investagators right now, but we will find some people!

For my ten months the other sisters surprised me with a cake thing. They were hiding in the bedroom and scared me super bad. 

One thing I studied this week. Moses chapter 7. I loved it. It shows how much our Heavenly Father loves us. You all need to read it.

Today we went to Tres Ojos. It's some caves that are very cool and  IT'S IN MY AREA.  I put the pictures and a video of it at the bottom.  Also, the ocean is in my area. Pretty cool. We can't go but I can see it when we proselyte.

Video from Tres Ojos Caves

Monday, September 5, 2016


Bueno, this week was fantastic.

Tuesday we went to the capital. TACO TUESDAY IN TACOBELL and also KRISPY KREMES.  Then I did have to get a shot in my other hip. On the brightside, I feel awesome now.

This week was crazy. There were so many frecos, which means guys who catcall you from the street. Hermana Jackson gets them like crazzzy. It's hilarious. 

We are making juice everyday and I love it.  I feel so great!   FITNESSSS. We are still working on actually doing physical activity in the mornings but we end up just stretching.

We are going to complete two families in our area this month :) The familia de Jose Juan. Which is him, his wife (who we have to marry) and his three children. We are so pumped. We also have a husband and wife Jesus y Austria. I am so excited for them, but this is week six in this transfer and I'm feeling like I will leave this area. We will see if I will be here to actually see the baptism :(

It seems like all the new people that we have found only speak Creol, so teaching is really interesting. I am learning a bit of Creol. 

Great week with Hermana Jackson. We will know about transfers on Saturday. We are hoping that we will stay together again.

Love you all,
Hermana Shepherd