Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Week 21: Goodbye Typhoid, Hola Root Canal!

So remember when I had to go to the dentist a few weeks ago because my teeth were bothering me? Well, the pain started becoming unbearable about 2 weeks ago.  I felt like the side of my face was throbbing, and it was super hard to talk in our lessons.  We went to a dentist in the ward, and she referred us to another dentist in the area. We went to him this Thursday and he took an X-ray of my teeth.  Turns out, the last time that I had a cavity, it was really deep in my tooth., and when they filled it, the filling was touching my nerves.  so this whole time there has been some friction going on, killing my nerves.  Or at least this is all what I understood in Spanish...haha. So I had a root canal right there, was super fun!!

So an update on one of our investigators Keyla!! Well, she is still not married with Antonio, but they are both doing everything possible to get married, so that she can be baptized. I hope that in the next 2 weeks they can do so that Hermana L. and I can see her getting baptized!!! They are both amazing.

Earlier this week, we had to go back to the doctor, for a check up on my 'Typhoid'. We brought my blood results and asked him to explain them.  He started to do so and came across the result of Typhoid (which was normal) and we could see from his face that he had made a mistake.  But he went on saying that everything was normal, and at the very end he said that I had Samonilla.  We are pretty sure that we won't be going to him again.  Its amazing how many people are dishonest! 

But ya, that happened, and I hope that I won't have to have open-heart surgery next! I hope that I will have more to talk about this next week! We were in the other mission when we went to the dentist so we took some pictures and enjoyed the time that we had.

Con Amor,
Hermana Boice

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Week 20: Happy Valentine´s Day and False Alarm...Maybe!

Happy Valentine´s Day Everyone!!

Well, we are thinking that I actually don't have Typhoid! About 2 weeks ago the doctor said that I had Typhoid from a call from the lab with my blood results.  After, we went to get my results from the lab, we took a look, and it looks like Typhoid is a negative.  We have an appointment tomorrow with the doctor, so hopefully we can clear all of this up.  But I am feeling normal and have been working.

We were able to go to the temple on Thursday with a member that got her endowments out.  She is a cute old lady, and super happy to get her endowments. That day we left the house at 10:30 to go, talk to her and help her get ready.  She wanted us to come back at 1 to leave to the temple, so we couldn't make it to our lunch appointment at 2.  We were in the temple until around 8pm and then we finally got to eat.  We were starving all day!!!

A bit of sad news.  One of the members of our ward passed away on Saturday morning. She was an amazing member, and did so much work for the temple. She submitted thousands of names, and did the work for more than 1,000 people.  We like to think about how many people were waiting for her to thank her on the other side.  On Sunday, we only had sacrament meeting, and everyone left to see her burial. After this, we did a Heart Attack to some members of the ward and taped lots of hearts on there doors with little notes.

That is all for this week! Hopefully I will have more stories next week!!!! 

Con amor,

Hermana Boice

Now we have more hermanas than elders in our zone! Awkward!
One of my new favorite things to eat! Salsa with jicama and mangos.
Hermana T. has a selfi-stick

Monday, February 8, 2016

Week 19: Knock Knock.......Who's There?.......Typhoid

First time at a Mexico hospital.
Well, I thought that my sickness was over, but it decided to come back and visit me all this week.  We were in a District Meeting on Wednesday and my face was super red and hot, and started feeling a headache come on again.  We decided to go to the hospital.  They gave me a check up and took some blood, and told me to come back the next day.  So we went to the pharmacy to pick up some medication, and went back to the house and stayed there until the next day.  We went back and sat in the doctors office, and waited for my results.  We found out that I have Typhoid.  Yay! We had thought that maybe I got it from something I ate in the street, but the doctor said that usually the symptoms show themselves around 8 hours after you eat something, and we had not eaten in the street for a week.  So, we think it was probably from food from a members house. The doctor gave me some more medications and a week of rest in the house. Poor Hermana L. is really stir-crazy, and super happy that we are back to work this week.  Sooooo, there is really not much to report this week, because we did nothing haha.  

On Saturday, we had a meeting with our mission leader in the night, but I couldn't leave, so we had to call the sister training leaders to come and do a split with us.  It was pretty late, so they ended up staying the night.  So we had 6 hermanas in our tiny apartement.  It was chaos.  And then the next day I spent my time cutting hair of
Hermana R. and her new haircut!
She looks really happy about it....?
three hermanas.  Hermana R. has really pretty long hair, and she has been thinking about a change.  So we all peer-pressured her into cutting her hair short.  It was super cute, but i don't know if she regretted her decision after or not.

I really enjoyed church yesterday.  I felt like the whole day was spiritually filling, with a lot of things to ponder. It truly is a time that we need to prepare for the rest of the week. Sometimes we may think that we can get through the week on our own, and it is true.  But it will not be a week with the Spirit, or help from the Lord.  If we want to enjoy our weeks, we need to start it out right, by keeping the Sabbath Day holy.  I know that we receive so many blessings when we keep this commandment.  Maybe we need to sacrifice watching our weekly TV shows or our homework and spend time with our family, but we also need to ask ourselves, what is more important?

I love you all and have a good Valentines Day!

Con mucho amor,

Hermana Boice

Sorry that the photo is late, but Happy Late Birthday Dad!!!!
Hermana T. did the Cuarto de kilo challenge! She is the second women to ever do it there and first sister missionary!
From right to left,
Hermano M. (our mission leader), Hermano C. (a member that always accompanies us to lessons), Antonio and Keyla (she is our golden investigator, we love them so much!)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Week 18: Murphy's Law and 4 months!


I am sure you are all wondering where I am, and who my companion is.  The hard and harsh reality is that I am now is Làzaro Càrdenas, the hottest and most humid part of the mission, I have been called to train a new missionary, and my new companion doesnt like americans, so she has not talked to me yet for a day.

I got ya didn't I? haha, thankfully, none of that is true!  I am still in Tlaquepaque and Hermana L. is still my companion!! It truly is a tender mercy for me.  For the past couple weeks, all I heard from my leaders and everyone was that I was going to train a new missionary, which scared me to death! In the future, I do feel like I will, but I didn't feel ready yet.  So for these past weeks I have been on my knees begging to not train, that I can stay with Hermana L. a little longer.  I truly do have a strong testimony about prayer.  I know that the Lord does not answer all of our prayers the way that we want, but when it's a true desire of our hearts, he listens.

So, remember how last week I was bragging that I haven't been sick yet? Well, the knock on wood didn't work. This last Wednesday we were at a members house at about 8:00 pm, when I started to feel super hot.  My face was super red and I had a bad headache.  They drove us back to the house and I didn't sleep at all that night. The next day in the morning, I threw up but after a bit I started to feel better.  but when we got to a members house for lunch, I started to feel really sick again.  Hermana L. kept saying that my face was really white, to which I said, "Pues sì, soy americana" But she meant that I was really pale.  I ended up spending 2 hours on their couch sleeping, and then we had to go to our Mini CCM activity at the church that was till 9.  I am sure that I was white as a ghost throughout all of it, and I really couldn't focus the whole time.  I ended up staying home Friday and Saturday.But thankfully I am all better now! We both figured that I felt better when I started raiding our fridge and cabinets for food in the night. :-)

New Hermana roomates.
I passed my 4 month mark whoohooo!! I am getting there.  Hermana D. left :( but its super funny because her companion in the MTC, Hermana S. is now coming to be companions with Hermana G. We have two hermanas that are living in our house right now because they are opening up a new area, but don't have a house, yet.  So they are going to stay with us. 

Funny short story, we were in a bus, and a guy a couple rows behind us pulled out his phone, and started talking into it in English, really really loud, "Hey Bro, ya, I´m just on a bus right now, ya, are we going to look at an apartment? Ya bro, im just in the bus......" It was realllllly obvious that he was faking it all, haha.

Well, that's pretty much all to report on this week, I think it's also because I have forgotten everything else, I cant even remember what I ate yesterday for lunch. I think all the gospel related stuff is taking over all of the other stuff in my brain.

Les amo!! Hasta luego!
Hermana Boice

In the mission, when someone ends their mission, they are 'dead'.  Elder M. ended his mission, so we had a little time for mourning.

I made a new friend, but he's not really the huggy type. (I took a picture with the house behind me also, it looks like something out of a spy movie).

I am in bread heaven!