Email on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.
Hola!! I only have five or so minutes to write this, so it will be real short. We only had half an hour to write today because we missed our Pday yesterday due to a spontaneous trip to the capital for visa stuff. All of the new nortes went and so it was a huge reunion of our CCM crew and it was such a tender mercy!!
We met up at the mission office in Xela Sunday night, stayed at the mission home and left on a 4 am bus for Guatemala City. The bus ride was 4 hours long and we were almost falling out of our seats because the roads are so incredibly windy. But it wasn’t bad! The visa stuff was quick and we got to see Hermana McKee, Wise, and Flewallen who are in the Este and Central missions! We also went to McDonald´s afterwards which was funnn, especially since fast food places here are gigantic mansion restaurants with cafes inside, two stories high, with attendants to help you with anything standing off to either side of the order lines, hahaha. The bus ride back was greeeatt. Hermana Howard and I sat next to each other and listened to church music and read General Conference talks to each other.
I only have a few minutes, but I want to share with you something that is so important in life, and especially on the mission. We can only receive blessings by being obedient. We can only be truly happy by being obedient. Obedience is the KEY to being truly free, happy, and powerful in the Lord´s hands. I love you all so much and fam, I’ll be sending a letter your way soon 🙂 And everybody who I didn´t have time to write back today, I’M SO SORRY! Everything is crazy here and time flies during email time…especially today only having 30 minutes. Count on a reply next week! I love you all! Thank you for being in my life.
P.S. Fam, SO GOOD TO SEE YOU ALL ON SATURDAY! It was so weird to not see Emily with you guys. Miss your face, Em. Hope you are doing so well 🙂