Friday, March 25, 2016

Another Week Come and Gone

Hola Familia,
Sometimes you feel like you have no friends and even the dogs hate you. But not the fleas. The fleas will always love you. Lol I woke up to shower yesterday and found a flea crawling on my stomach...
I got nipped by a dang dog. We were walking into the house of a less active and her dog came up and bit my ankle. It hurt, but no blood luckily.
If you get bit, you have to go to Valdivia to get tested (for Rabies). But this is only if the dog draws blood.
Dude,  need more warm clothes... I did not bring enough. The stinky thing is they get wet and we don't have a dryer. Just a hot stove like at the cabin...

There are stores... I just don't want to waste a p day shopping... haha lol but yeah, next week I think is when I'll have to do it. WINTER IS HERE!! BRING ON THE RAIN!
Jaja these weeks are starting to mesh together. People we taught 2 weeks ago, I thought we taught 2 days ago. Not much happened this week... I got Hermana Braithwaite sick, but we are both feeling a little better now. Just have the back end of a bad cough.

This week we went to visit a member in the country and IT WAS SO FUN! We had to walk for a while to get to her house and when we got there, she was cleaning wool from sheep. We helped her take out all the sticks and bugs and helped wash it. Totally can cross that off my bucket list. I’ll send pictures. Her house is so pretty and the view is amazing.

Friday night, our neighbors had a fiesta. A thin wall separates us. They woke us up at 4 am, all drunk and screaming, laughing, singing, banging on our walls. We asked them to please stop, but when we got back into our house, they just turned the music up louder and began saying nasty things about Mormons. The last 2 days have been really hard because we didn’t get any sleep. Thank goodness for p day!

I can’t tell you how much I love my mission. Seriously. Out of all the places in the world, I love Futrono. It is such a challenge. Every day I have the opportunity to choose to be happy and look at the bright side. Every day I have the opportunity to come to know my Savior a little better and His sacrifice for me. Every day I have the opportunity to fall to my knees and beg for the strength and grace of God. I have learned so much about love, patience, and hope. I have a new vision of the person I want to be and I have more confidence in my Savior than I have ever had before. I have felt the spirit so strongly many times. I wish you could be here experiencing it with me. I LOVE MY MISSION

Have a wonderful week! I love you all so much and miss you like crazy!


  1. Hola Hermana Hess! This is Tia Liz and Layla. We miss you a bunch. It is inspiring to read about your experiences and spiritual strength. You look so happy! Layla dice que esta muy orgullosa que eres su prima y que re extraña mucho. A ella le gusta cantar "soy on hijo de Dios" porque se acuerda el consejo que le diste antes de irte a la missiòn. We love you! Thank you for sharing your joy in the journey with us. I needed it.

  2. Hola hermana hess!!!! que lindo encontrarla en este blogs la queremos taaanto y la extrañamos mucho nunca la olvidaremos besos!!!!