Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mucho amor de su Hermana Kjar

August 31, 2009

Como anda familia? Mom, thanks for your email. Yes I do read my patriarchal blessings often because I am hoping that those blessings will someday appear. Haha, I guess I need to seek them. I got your package today from Matias and he said that I have the most beautiful family... and I agree!!

THank you so much for everything, we are going to make cookies and fruit pizza with the cookie mixes. My companion almost died when I gave her the shirt. SHe told me she is going to kiss my mom and thousand times if she ever meets you, I told her I would do the same if I could see my mom and dad and family.

THe weather has been amazing this week. I want it to stay like this and not get any hotter. It is spring and all the trees are blooming. THis morning was amazing, we were able to walk to the beach, which is only 5 blocks from our house and run along the beach. Well, I did while my companion watched..hehe. It is sofunny we are such opposites in so many ways, but it all works out. She doesn't like sports, is majoring in chemistry, is dramatic, and has a short temper.It just makes me laugh sometimes. Anyways, I ran along the beach in perfect weather and watched the sun rise.

This week we found some really good investigators that are moving along. One lady is named Sylvia and her boyfriend is a member. She told us she is a strong catholic and she was confused with the feeling she felt in our church and in our discussions. She described it as an urge to start crying, but we all know what she is feeling. She is really sweet. WE are also teaching a cute old man, ps, the old men here are even cuter than in the US and there are more of them!! He will probably be baptized on the 13th. Also we found a family!!!! THe mom and her 4 children are really interested but it won't be an easy road. I love teaching families though. It is so powerful when they can read and pray together. Jessica has yet to be confirmed but she said Atonio has been better this week. We have had interesting things happening in our ward. Many people are being offended, and sometimes it is really frustrating especially when we bring investigators. But we have already seen a change since we came to the ward. WE have lunch planned with members this whole week, and that is unheard of for Pompeya!!

Last night we had an interesting experience. We went to go visit an older member who is alone and was feeling sick. She didn't look to good and we felt we needed to take her to get checked. SHe didn't want to but we took her anyway. After 3 hours of testing and waiting we found out she has a bad case of pnemonia and has to stay in the hospital for a while. People can only visit her if they are wearing masks and she is on oxygen 24-7. So today we were also running around doing all the paper work for her medical stuff and we are exhausted. But really she has nobody!!!! I don't know what she did before she was a member. It is amazing the support this church provides. Her name is Amelia and she loves her dogs. Everyone has dogs here and love them more than there kids sometimes. THe first thing she said when they told her she was sick and had to stay in the hospital was: Mis perros!! she was so worried about her dogs, wow!!

The work is moving along and everyday I am more grateful for your support and the way I have been raised.

Love you lots, cuidense
Hermana Kjar


August 24, 2009

Familia, gracias for all of your support. I got letters from a lot of you and feel very blessed to hear that you are all doing well. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Mattias. He is awesome and I am surprised he said that my Spanish is good because their family saw my lack of knowledge from the very begginning. haha.

WEll this week I have realized that the mission is a roller coaster of emotions, seriously!! My companion was sick this week, so for 2 days we were in the house. I decided to make a really big Book of Mormon to use to contact people in the plaza. So I did and it turned out really well. On Thursday we had all of our District in our area working. WE had one elder wear the book of mormon and the rest of us gave out Bofm in the plaza. It was really fun and different, me and my companion are trying to find different ways of contacting people because knocking doors isn´t working very well and the members are really struggling right now. Then on Saturday we finally got a hold of Jessica and had a lesson with her. We cried together because she has suffered so much and Atonio is very abusive. We kind of suspected when we called us really mad last sunday that something was going on and Jessica wasn´t safe. BUt there is not much we can do. SHe is trying to find a house to move out but she is scared and I don´t know if she has the guts to make the move. She told us is wasn´t important that she was being beaten because she has been her whole life. She feels like it is her fault. BUt we tried to get into her head that she is daughter of God and deserves more. Also, that after much tribulation comes the blessings. SHe has so much faith and has no family or parents to protect her. She told us that she wants so badly to have a mother to tell her she loves her and to hug her. It just breaks my heart and I realize that my life is so easy. But she told us that she was going to show up for sacrament and be confirmed, but that didn´t happen and we don´t know what´s up. So please continue praying for her.

Right after out appointment with her Fabiana and Omar called us to tell us that they werent´coming to church and they didn´t want to continue learning more. We were shocked because they are so close to quiting smoking and had so much faith the day before. BUt Omar said he prayed again and felt a bad feeling. We told them it was ok,, that everyone has their own time. THey haven´t closed the door though. They still want us to visit and they are still praying.

Pompeya is doing fine, we have really been working hard with our relationship with the members. My companion is great and is teaching me a lot. I love it here and have made some incredible friends.

WE have been running in the mornings and working on our exercises, my body is starting to get tired, I need to exercise. BUt I am fine and healthy.

Did you get my package from Ali and Lincoln? THank you for your package you sent with Mattias, I can´t wait. Who do I have for Christmas? And Mom and Dad what year were you married?

Muchos besos y abrazos, Te amo muchissimo!!

Hermana Kjar