Hello beautiful people,
I continue to miss you all !
This past week we found a new friend called Storm Doris. We found her on Thursday 23rd February, and wow, she was powerful. Okay, maybe not a friend, but what, the British have names for their storms. It was truly horrible though, imagine f r e e z i n g cold rain that might as well have been snow, and the winds were ferocious. We survived though.
But hey, it is now the week for spotlight on Sister Tamayo. Recap, she was born on the 13th October 1996, so for those who can’t do the math, she is 20 years old. She was born in Ecuador but has lived in Spain for the past 16 years. What is truly amazing is that she has learned English because of her mission, however, she has had three Australian companions, so her slang is hilarious. She uses the term ‘heaps’ as an exclamation. So if something goes wrong, you will hear her yell ‘oh heaps !’. Bless.
I use her Ecuadorian culture as an excuse for so many things. We went into Aldi the other day to shop, and she had £13.40 of change. And by change, I mean pennies and pence. So imagine lots of 1c, 2c and 5c pieces. She literally held up the whole queue which seemed like a lifetime, however, she had no care in the world. I had to just tell everyone that she was Latina and she just didn’t understand. She does understand though, she has been in England longer than I have.
Moreover, her weakness is her obsession with Maltesers, milk and chocolate cake. She is absolutely addicted and everyone knows about it. Therefore, we went to our weekly appointment with the amazing Cooper family, and our friend Sinead made her a Malteaser chocolate cake.
I say all of this with humour, but know that I have learned so much from her and her powerful testimony.
And I would just like to leave you all with my testimony. I know that there is a God, that he is our literal Father in Heaven. That he loves us and knows each of us personally and perfectly. I know that he continues to reach out to His children today through a prophet and that the priesthood or the power and authority to act in God’s name is upon the earth today. That those keys are held by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In fact, this week I received a blessing that I am going through a conversion of my eyes becoming spiritual eyes. It is difficult, but I am really learning to see everyone, including myself as to how the Lord views me. I have been praying for humility and charity, and I know as I continue to act on my faith, I will be able to see change. I know that prayers are answered.
Off to Stoke today, for Pday.