Monday, December 10, 2012

hey everyone i got transfered today to salta!!! and salta is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! it is gorgeous. and it isnt nearly as hot as Santiago but i am going to miss santiago so much!!!!!! so so much.  i really felt like i had a lot more to do there until they called and said i had to go and then i felt peace. i felt ready but i still felt sad because i couldnt say goodbye to anyone. it was so sad.....
but now im here and my companion is hermana farr.... she is my first north american companion!  and shes new. im her madrastra.... (its stepmom... we call trainers moms and the 2nd companion stepmoms.... ) so its a lot of responsabiliy. but she is really great really funny.a dn we had such great adventure today!!!!!! haha.  so i came to salta with all of the people who are finnishing their missions. so i wouldnt travel alone.  but then we got to salta and my companion wasnt there.  her companion finnishes today too.a nd she was with her in the offices of the mission. and so iwent there. oh and i saw hermana ROJAS!!!!! oh it was so happy. i havent seen her in forever and it made me so so happy t see her. 

anyways... so we finally left the offices and waited like 20 minutes for a taxi and then we got to the apartment complex and we didnt have the keys!!! she left htem with hermana villena.  and we dont ahve a cell phone right now... so we had to talk to someone leave my stuff and go back to the offices and ask hermana villena for the keys. and she didnt have them either.  she left them in the door!!!!! ahhh so we had to find a way to get in... it was fun and we had to get kind of creative.. now i feel like i am here for a reason.  like i need to be here to help somone.and i love my companion so much.  ;) shes great.

hmmmm..... i was thinking about something i learned this week that would lift you all up spiritually but im not sure. the only thing that i can think of its the talk from elder uchtdorf  "forget me not"  i love this talk. it always helps me a lot but one quote really touched me this week and helped me be better.  it says:In the meantime, be thankful for all the small successes in your home, your family relationships, your education and livelihood, your Church participation and personal improvement. Like the forget-me-nots, these successes may seem tiny to you and they may go unnoticed by others, but God notices them and they are not small to Him.

i really like this a lot because i like how it says that maybe the changes, the miracles you see are tiny. so tinyt hat nobody notices the changes but it says taht they are NOT small to the lord.  none of our successes. the little changes we make are small to the lord. he says that "by small and simple things are great things brought to pass...." i know taht this is true. i know that he love s us and rejoices with us when we are making progress... no matter how small it is to everyone else.

i lov eyou all sooo so so much.
havea wonderful week
hermana applegate

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