Sunday, August 14, 2016

First Week of School!!

HEYYYY MOM. And family and Friends. :)

   This week flew by! How is everyone doing?? So good to hear from you! It sounds like this week was busy and fun! Ha! Im so glad you are doing well. Im glad you got my letters! I´ve met some great missionaries here and they were so excited to send off those letters when they got home. Im glad they didnt forget hahah.
   Thats a Little scary ken had an allergic reaction.. yikes! no bueno. Im glad she has such great doctors and nurses taking care of her. Of course she was telling them sorry. Typical Ken. ;) I remember when the doctor said she had leukemia and thats all she could say was how sorry she was. Keep reminding her that it isnt her fault! Thats just the way God created her body! All of the medical stuff thats going on is super intresting. Seriously how grateful are we to have such great technology, medicine and doctors right now in this time of our lives. We are so blessed! So so blessed. Our Heavenly Father has given us so much.
    Thats so fun Nate and Clint stopped by to see Ken. Those two are a riot. It was so much fun hanging out with both of them in high school. Im glad they are looking after Ken! Reggie and Hadlis house is so cute!!! Ahh even in good ol Santa Clara. Thats a dream. Thats so fun that they are so close! Will they be attending the 1st Ward or 5th Ward?
    I am so excited for Addie to start her mission! Thats awesome you were able to attend her farewell. Gracias for sending a package with Mason and Amanda!!! You are the best!
    SO this week was great! I dont know if you Heard but their was supposed to be a hurricane here. Our bishop and Ward members were sending out texts saying it was going to be super dangerous. But as the days went on we just had a lot of rain. My companion and I dont know a whole lot of what happened but it didnt come to Merida which is a good thing!
    MIRACLE THIS WEEK. Let me tell ya about our Golden Investigator Yasmine. Ah. She´s the best. She understands everything and is keeping all of her commnittments and just really has the desire to be baptized. The only problem is attending church because she Works most Sundays. Its ways sad because in order to be baptized our investigators need to attend church 5 times and pay their tithing. She´s attended church 4 times and so she would have to wait another month to be baptized. My companion and I totally felt like she was ready so we talked to our distirct leader and he said she could get baptized next week as long as she pays her tithing everytime she receives money and attends church when she doesnt have work. AHAHHH.WE WERE SO EXCITED. Prayers answered!!! Telling Yasmine was the best part. When we told her she could get baptized we all started to cry. The Spirit was sooo strong. This work is real!!! My first baptism in my mission is next week and Im so happy.
   So my companion and I have a pet lizard and cockroach. They only like to come out at night time which is super fun. AHHHH. I hate it. We dont know how to get them out of our house. There is no way im ever going to touch the lizard.. ha.. The cockroach.. yeah we try to use our shoes to smash but this Little bugger is so fast and likes to hide from us. HHAHA. Its great.
   I hope you all know how much our Heavenly Father loves each and everyone of you! He know you personally. We are created in His exact same image. He has eyes to see us, ears to hear us, a mouth to talk to us, and a heart to love us! I encourage you all to communicate with Him everyday. He wants us to talk to Him. I know that this work is all for the Lord. We all have the potential to become who he wants and needs us to become. It requires work but thats okay! Thats why we are here on the earth!!! I hope you all feel the love of God. Always turn to Him. He has given us SOOOO much. Family. We are so blessed. I truly am so blessed to have you all in my life. I hope you have a wonderful week. Remember who you are. Choose the Right. Be safe. Talk to you next week!! LOVE YOU.
Love, Hermana Gates


1) Hermana Guerras birthday!!
2) My zone!!

3) One of the hermanas in my zone is from El Salvador and made us all breakfast!
4) Favorite aisle in the grocery store haha. Cereal. All day everyday. :)
5) This is a bolis. FLAVOR: Corn... hahahah. Its like ice cream. I love the mango bolis but this one was a Little interesting hahaa. My compaion wanted it so I gave it to her to eat... haha.

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