Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Last week in the CCM

Hey Everybody! I thought that I was doing alright this missionary go around.......turns out that I was wrong. Today we received the last email that Aushlynn will send us from the CCM. She will be flying out to Piura on the 15th of December. Because I am naughty.......after she sent me her letter....we emailed back and forth a few times......I know.....I just can't help myself. Well, anyway....after she said goodbye.......I broke down and cried.........for about an hour. I thought that I was okay with her being in Peru. I guess it turns out that I am okay with her being in the CCM in Peru. Her being in Piura and in the mission field in Peru is a whole new level of anxiety for me!

But........Aushlynn is super excited to get out there. She is ready to spread her wings and fly so to speak......I guess that I am going to have to learn to live with it.........AGAIN! Anyway, this is what she had to say this week.

Hola Familia!

This week has just absolutely flown by. I feel like I was just writing all of you 2 days ago! This week was pretty crazy. We are winding down here at the CCM. I am so ready to get out of here but I have seriously spent every day with my district and I have grown to love every one of them. It will really be an emotional goodbye with everyone. Good thing most of them live in Utah and I can see all their homecomings.

Fast Sunday was this week so nobody had to speak but everyone had the opportunity to share their testimonies. Missionary’s testimonies are so crazy powerful it’s insane. I have been cursed by my mom. My mom and I are just emotional every time we bear a testimony. It is quite sad. I really am a baby lol.

The spirit is so strong here it’s unreal. This week was just full of lessons and teaching my investigators. My Spanish has come a long way since the first day I got here. I use to write out everything I was going to say in Spanish and now I am just writing like the topic and just spewing Spanish it’s crazy. The gift of tongues is real. There is still a lot of things I need to learn and grammar is really hard for me but I am working every day and will probably for the rest of my mission haha.

Monday night we had a Christmas devotional and all the people from the offices and their families came and all of our teachers and their families came. It was all in Spanish and I understood almost all of it. I was pretty proud of myself.

I sang in the choir with a couple of Elders from our group and Hermana Pay. We sang silent night and it was so beautiful. When my dad blessed me with singing on my mission the lord really has haha. I find myself singing all the time here.

They have put up Christmas lights on all the trees here and have tried to make it feel like Christmas here which is so sweet of them. It makes me miss home for Christmas.

It’s starting to get really hot here because it is starting their summer here. You can usually tell what the weather is going to be like in the mornings. If it’s cloudy and cooler it will usually stay like that. If it’s clear skies you know it’s going to be blazing hot and if it’s cloudy with like rain (really it just mists here it’s weird) then it’s going to just be warm and perfect that day. The sunsets have been so beautiful here lately. Today has been the hottest day we have had here so far.

Today was our last time at the temple! It was so powerful. It really is such a beautiful temple. I have really gained a testimony about temples while being here in the CCM. Never take advantage of the temple if you have one close because lots of people here would give anything to have a temple close by. They really are so humble here.

Well I hope everyone is having a good Christmas season back home. It’s definitely bittersweet being out here away from family and friends during the holidays but I am surrounded by some pretty awesome people.

I hope all is well.

Love, Hermana Brown

Aushlynn and her District. It is going to be so hard for her to say goodbye to these good missionaries!

Aushlynn and her district after the Christmas devotional. Also, her teachers from the CCM are on the ends.

Aushlynn's district all purchased USA soccer Jerseys. She is part of a real soccer team! HaHa

They are pretty serious about it....they all put their names on the back of the Jerseys.

Some of the sisters from Aushlynn's district after the Christmas devotional.

Hermana Brown and Hermana Pay in their sic jerseys.

We can't have a blog post without a selfie from Aushlynn. Looks like she is saying...HEY!!

Aushlynn is the best sister ever....she bought Dyllon a USA soccer jersey...she says the World Cup will just be starting when she gets back from her mission and wanted him and her to be prepared. I am so excited for non-stop soccer games...not!

1 comment:

  1. Good thing I got my letter off yesterday to her, she should get it before she leaves, now I just have to remember to send the rest to the mission home in Piura! Sure am proud of this sweet young lady, she is doing awesome so far, and I know it will just get better as she goes forward! Look out Piura, shes is gonna change you!