Hermana Kiley Eliason

Prolongación Adolfo López Mateos #98A

Colonia Trojes de Alonso

C.P. 20116 Jesus Maria,

Aguascalientes, Mexico

My email address: kiley.eliason@myldsmail.net

Monday, May 19, 2014


This week was pretty much a perfect week in the mission :)  Nothing huge happened, but everything went so smoothly and I am truly comfortable here with Hermana Flores.  We both like to work hard but have fun along the way- it makes the time fly by!

We have been walking a lot because we focused on using the ward lists to encounter less active members.  The ward list is super outdated so sometimes when we knock on the door, the new owners inform us that the person we are searching for moved over 13 years ago or passed away 7 years ago.  It is kind of a hassle, but at the same time rewarding, because if the less active person doesn't live in the address we visit, we ask if we can stop by and teach the new owners (and most of them accept the invitation!)  So we gained 5 new investigators this week to begin teaching!

We ate pigeon eggs this week...tasted just like regular eggs,
but super tiny so we each ate 5! haha

The only bummer about walking a ton, is that is has been scorching hot Hermana Flores introduced me to the saying "me quema mi coco!" (which means "my coconut is burned!" or my head is getting burned)  It is amazing how happy I am here.  Although sometimes plans fall through, or we are tired we both help each other look for the positive.  We are constantly smiling or making each other laugh and we have become the best of friends.

Hermana Flores wants to study English in school when she returns, but is using her time with me to begin practicing. I t is a lot of fun, and she has been picking it up quickly. 

During a lesson with the Velazquez family we watched the Restoration video, which describes a bit about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon.  Samara (one of the 2 little cousins) took my hand and placed it on her lap and then announced to everyone "este es mio" which means (this one's mine).  I truly adore all the children here.

This week there was a big motorcycle event with a huge dirt course
and this is the day after (before there was tons of people,
music, and easy ups set up!)

Oh, one day for lunch with the Gonzalez family I was enjoying my tacos until one of the Elders commented on how good the meat was, and how Hermano Gonzalez prepared it.  He then proceeded to tell us it was a mix of several meats including cow tongue....yum ;) haha

We helped Hermana Lupita pack up her house to move.  We used newspapers to wrap up her glass cups and plates and pretended we were wrapping presents for each other and practicing for Christmas. Hermana Flores and I both LOVE Christmas even though it is super far away, we sometimes sing Christmas hymns in the mornings ;) haha

Well, that is about all the news I have for this week. I am loving the mission and learning so much each day.  I keep you all in my prayers and hope all is going well for each of you.  I know this gospel is true and can bless the lives of everyone.

Quote of the week: "God does notice us, and he watches over us. But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs." - President Spencer W. Kimball

Con mucho amor,
Hermana Eliason

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