Thursday, December 12, 2013

Santa Elena!

Hola de Santa Elena!!
I made it safe and sound to my area, it's in Peten Santa Elena, where all the ruins are! Needless to say I'm super excited, pdays will be awesome! It's been so long since I've been able to write, lo siento! I got a new companion, her name is Hermana De Leon, she is from Guatemala, but she speaks pretty good English. I'm her first Norte to train so hopefully I represent the US well :)
The trip up here was interesting! So we had a 4 hour bus ride to Coban where we met the President and his wife, they are the BEST! I might have cried with Hermana Curtiss when she bore her testimony and I talked about my fam :) I miss you guys so much! Then she fed us tortilla soup with lots of rice, ahhh it was delicious! Then we stayed with some hermanas overnight because my area is abotu 7 hours away from Coban and we left yesterday morning. That trip was very interesting. We crossed a river on a 'ferry` had some luggage fall out of the van, but we recovered it and yeah.. it was just a long day! When we got to the house we were pretty disgusted.. the Elders that lived in it previously obviously didn't know houw to clean, Hermana De Leon said that that's the worst place she's lived in, so at least it can only get better from here, right?! After seeing some of the houses of members today I can't even begin to complain about the cold shower, bugs, or anything else because at least we have a floor and we don't have pigs and chickens pooping at our feet! Last night the mission leader took us around to some of the members houses, it was so fun! I couldn't understand everything, but they were very excited to have us in their home! One lady fed us, we were starving so it tasted really really good!
Today we went shopping for food because we had nothing and then went contacting. Ahh it's kinda surreal, but it's way fun! I wish I knew more spanish, but I keep telling  myself to be patient! The president told me he sent me to this area because he thinks that my energy is needed up here! Haha I'll bring all the energy and positivity I have! They only have a branch here, but the members seem to be very helpful!
I love you all so much and I will talk to you more on my P-day which is Monday. I got a call today and they told me that I had a very worried momma and I needed to write home :) Love you all, thank you for all of your support and prayers!
Love, Hermana Brems

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