Kiley Eliason is serving an 18 month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
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Hermana Kiley Eliason
Prolongación Adolfo López Mateos #98A
Colonia Trojes de Alonso
C.P. 20116 Jesus Maria,
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Monday, March 10, 2014
This week was CRAZY!
Hello family and friends! Hope all is well!
This week was CRAZY!
Monday: Hermana Ortiz wasn't feeling too great, so we taught a couple of lessons, then in the evening made "hot cakes!" They were really yummy, but quite a bit different from the pancakes I am used to. They were super thin and we ate them with some sort of cream - I honestly have no idea what it was, but it was super sweet and thick. Oh, and the night sky here is gorgeous! There isn't much of a moon right now, so I can see a ton of stars. Sometimes Hermana Ortiz and I just stand outside for a quick break to look at them!
Tuesday: A normal day. The main problem with teaching here, is that everyone works ALL day! They leave early in the morning and return late and night and don't get paid much at all. So, during the day, we sometimes teach in their little shops. But, the people here are so humble and friendly. They are hard working and have a lot of faith. In the evening Hermana Ortiz had one of her toe nails fall off! So that is something I get to look forward to... haha
Wednesday: We are going to move! Right now we are in the process of looking for a new house closer to our area because it is a 20 minute walk each way from our little house to the center of our area. Hopefully this upcoming week we can get a member with a truck to help us move everything. I will have to attach a picture next week.
Thursday: What a nightmare! I wasn't feeling too great after lunch, and after one lesson I could barely walk straight! I was nauscious and fevering the rest of the evening. Hermana Ortiz called the doctor and he told us to walk to the pharmacy and pick up some medicine for my stomach. I felt terrible and said a silent prayer that God would provide a way for me to walk the distance (over a mile in the cold) to the pharmacy for my medicine. After the first 3 minutes of our walk, a member in the ward drove up next to us and offered us a ride! It was a miracle! Because this member is never on our side of town and it was dark (around 8pm), so I am surprised he could even see us on the side walk! After throwing up, taking some medicine, and then sleeping like a rock all night I felt better.
Friday: It was the 81st birthday of Hermana Perez! A super sweet old member in our area! We helped her prepare this jello dessert and her whole family was in her house. It was so fun and I felt at home with all the smiling faces, music playing, and preparing food. This area is becoming a second home to me and the people are so warm and welcoming!
Happy 81st Hermana Perez!
Saturday: On Saturday we had a powerful lesson with Victor! He is getting so excited for his batism this month, and so am I! We taught the lesson with a member present and the member brought his 7 year old son, who drew on the chalkboard behind us the whole time. At the end of the lesson when we turned around it was a picture of he and his dad and the "misioneras!" We were all in the church and Jesus was on top. Super adorable right? haha
Sunday: [ My wonderful Mother's birthday! :) ] Church went really well, and we had 3 investigators show up! Now that my spanish is improving, I am able to understand most of the lessons and classes at church. I was able to learn more about the 4 books (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that make up the Gospels. It was actually really cool to be able to participate and learn in spanish about the gospel from the members! In the eveing we had Family Home Evening with the Bishop and another family in the ward. We sang hymns, prayed, had a lesson, then ate pizza and played a game. It was a lot of fun! I feel so comfortable with the people here and each day just gets better and better!
So all in all, life is great! I love my area, my companion, the people in general are great here and I am growing so much!