Wednesday, November 13, 2013

a family tree...or more like a family grove

Reading true to the faith is sooooo good. It explains things well, simply, and bluntly. I recommend it to anyone and everyone. 

My recorder playing skills are growing where now I can play pretty much any song (mas or menos) on request (as long as I am familiar with it) including.....lady gaga, backstreet boys, hymns, ada,  little ...and the list goes on. 

Last week we celebrated my companion, Hermana Ramirez's birthday. We (hermana Ynjo and I) had bought her some presents and I made her a gluten-free, oven-free, birthday cake. It turned out really well and consisted of stacked pancake like things with sweet and condensed milk and frosting. It was a big hit. 

My gluten-free oven-free cooking is actually pretty good if you asked me. I made a pretty mean peach cobler today. I am glad that I can help my companion eat something that she can enjoy and know that there is not any gluten in it. I really like cooking and know about food. I think food science is a cool major to have that knowledge. 

Answered prayers through others. President Monson repeats his feelings of that the sweetest thing that he can feel is knowing that God has answered somebody's prayer through you. It is so special to get to be the instrument for somebody else's blessing. I have been on the receiving end of this grace, and I am very grateful for that. 

We had a meeting with one of our recent converts, Carlos. He is so adorable. He just turned 19 and is considering a mission! He shared with us some sad news that his brother in law was killed the other day (we heard about this and prayed for the family of whoever got killed, not know it was carlos' family) Carlos said that he was able to explain to his sister and family about the spirit world, and how he is able to learn about the gospel now, and that we will see our families again. He explained how Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us. Him sharing this experience was so touching. We had planned to teach him a lesson about family history and baptisms for the dead, which turned out to be perfect! He was so excited to hear that he can do these saving ordinances for his deceased family. He said how he has hundreds of pepole he could do. Apparently he has quite the family tree. His enthusiasm for missionary and temple work inspires me. I am greatful for his example. This guy is bien chilero (way awesome). 

Changes were declared sunday night that hna. Ramirez would be going to the capitol and I would end up finishing the second half of hna. Ynjo's training. It was really sad to hear that hna. ramirez had changes, but it wasn't too shocking since she has been here for 5 months or so. However, this morning we got a call from the APs saying that there were changes in the changes and that hna. Ramirez will be staying here for this transferr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yay!!!!!!!!!! We are super good friends and our companionship as a whole is really good. I was very happy to receive this news. 

I am learning more and more of who I want to be as a missionary. I am excited for my little sister to join me in the field almost exactly 6 months after I entered. We will literally be sister sisters. 

Thank you for all of the prayers and support! 
Love, Hermana Hutchins

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