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Sister Alyssa Nicole Escalante

California Carlsbad Mission

451 W Bobier Dr

Vista, CA 92083

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hola from the Dido!

Well Hello!

Muchisimas gracias por los fotos y los emails tambien! You are the best. Papi also sent me a foto this week of Ariana and Michael and I from when I was probably around 8. Fun memories J

I loved the letters from the Primary children in the ward this week too! I will definitely write them back today. Sadly, I only have a few minutes because I had to catch up on some other emails, including writing my trainer Hermana Ruiz who just got back home. It was great to hear from her, but post-mission life doesn't sound so fun. I think I'll just stay on my mission forever. Is that cool?

We are experiencing so many miracles, and it's all because Hermana Bennett has such great faith! She really is so great and I feel so spoiled to have her as a companion. Training is going well and she is progressing a lot. We set a baptismal date with Luis and picked up a few more investigators and were able to have a lot of lessons this week. We are having about the same about of lessons that Hermana Sheffield and I had, but now with 5 less hours of proselyting time (due to training), so it's pretty awesome.

The Gonzalez family came out to a family home evening (FHE) last night at a member’s house, so that was super exciting! We will be going to Mass with them this Saturday and then they will (hopefully) be coming to church with us on Sunday. Great fun. Oh, but the FHE! It was actually pretty slow getting started and pretty awkward. The members were late and not even home when we showed up and the other members were very late. The ward mission leader (WML) hadn't assigned anyone to give the lesson so there was no lesson planned due to miscommunication, so the zone leaders (ZLs) and I threw together a skit with the kids, watched a Mormon message, Elder Herrera shared a scripture, and we had a great lesson after all! I love that Elder Herrera is in my ward and my Zone Leader so I still see him all the time. It's great. It's fun being with Hermana Jones in the same ward too! I think she kind of resents me though…and loves me. It's hilarious.

I still don't know President Kendrick very well, but so far he seems pretty great. Due to time, I will talk about him and Sister Kendrick more another day. I don't know much about the rules changing and getting Ipads, but that would be pretty convenient. I'm kind of stubborn though and don't like all the changes, so hopefully our mission gets those after I leave. That would be nice.

Sounds like you are having lots of fun keeping busy and I hope you have some great trips! I hope everything is well with the whole fam and that M,J,&D find a place very soon J

I just want to tell you how much I love the Book of Mormon. Seriously. It's so amazing. We read it every day in language study, as well as my own study in the scriptures and I am just blown away at how amazing it is every time. The more I read it, the more I realize how perfect the gospel is and how blessed we are to have the Book of Mormon. It makes so much sense and I just love how much I feel the Spirit as I read and study it. I will never stop learning from the Book of Mormon.

Sorry this is so short. I love you and will write more next week. I promise.
Te quiero muchisimo!

Hermana Alyssa Nicole Escalante

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