Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hola familia!
Can't believe another week has passed. And next week is fast Sunday so I will only have 15 more after that. WHAT?!!
I GOT MY PACKAGE!!!! Thank you so much. My shoes are already dirty so they are being put to good use. I was excited to see Easter candy. Mmm so good. And the minion shirt is the best. Thank you.
Also I recieved 3 letters. But I know there are more sitting in the office cause at the meeting Hermana Fortuna commented on how I had a ton of them in there and was unhappy that they didn't bring them to me. She said something else but I can only understand so much Spanish. Hopefully I will get the rest this week cause on Wednesday we get to go to the temple! YAY!!!!
So an intersting experience this week. I was feeling pretty lame after our meeting on Wednesday because they had my companion and I do a practice in front of every one about teaching baptism. Well I was as usual, the only person in the room that doesn't speak and understand Spanish very well. I actually felt so embarrassed after that I cried. I work so hard and yet I just can't get this. The process is always so hard. So we left the meeting and got on the bus and took a leap of faith. We pulled out our hymn books and sang a song, then separated and taught as many people as we could. Well guess what, all by myself in Honduras I got 2 contacts. I was so proud of myself. We normally don't even get two contacts in a regular day. Heavenly Father was definitely helping me to remember to be confident. Cause I can do this. I just need to be patient.
We were fed what I call the plantain nachos for our weekly dinner at a members house. Not even kidding I am seriously started to fall in love with the food. It is so good. I haven't had a single food here that I hated.
I got sick for the first time here yesterday. It was not fun. So I couldn't go to church and my companion had a member stay with me in the house so she could be with our investigators at church. I was in bed so I didn't even see this woman, but apparently she got bored and she washed ALL of my laundry. All of it. Like for real. It was the sweetest thing. And we had people calling to check on me and some even brought medicine for me. I am so blessed that this ward has taken me in. La Paz will always hold a special place in my heart. It is so frustrating, but oh so worth it.
The Pila, for clothes washing, and dishes, and water for the toilet. 
I know this church is true. I am so grateful for the blessings of this gospel. It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to be with my family forever and a privelage to teach this message to others. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I finished it yesterday and was actually sad that I didn't have more to read. We have so many blessings to gain from reading and studying the scriptures and I am grateful for the opportunity to do so. I love this gospel and I love this mission.
Till next week,

Hermana Moyer
Hey everyone!!
First things first, clumsy Cherish still exists. I worried so much about losing who I am, you know the silly, goofy girl that makes people laugh. Well it's not gonna happen. So the other day I bought some super glue to fix one of my two pairs of shoes. I'm sitting there trying to put the lid on this glue and suddenly glue shoots out the side of the lid, onto my face and into my eye. Yep, I got super glue IN MY EYE. How crazy right? I have inlcuded a picture of my beautiful face today. We called the nurse and she was freaking out because she had never heard of something like this. It was actually kinda funny. So she is panicking and I'm like uhm I have no clue how this happen, and my companion is trying to figure out what to do. We ended up going to the pharmacy and just using eye drops and within a couple days it was fine. So no worries. All is well. Just so funny and random. I have no clue how I do these things.
Super glue eye. 
You'll be happy to hear that my Spanish is improving rapidly. My companion likes to tell me that I am stubborn and that is why I have such success. It's true though, I am so determined to do this. I have talked more and more in each lesson. Well, when we are lucky enough to have a lesson. But it is getting better and I am so grateful.
The work here is hard. People really just don't want to hear it from us. So they set up appointments and then they will hide or refuse to open the door. The other day we went to a house and we could see her sitting on the couch shaking her foot and she flat out ignored us. But I constantly remind my companion that it is going to be okay. They just aren't ready to here us yet. So we walk a ton. I always think of the pioneer children song. You know they walked, and walked, and sang as they walked. We sing too, though I will admit that we are silly girls and currently sing Miley Cyrus, The Climb, because when climbing up a mountain, you just have to sing a song about mountains. Hey, at least it is inspirational right?
The beauty of Honduras... minus the trash

The other day we kinda got frustrated and we did what any smart girl would do, found the first house selling chocobananas, bought and enjoyed them, and got back to work. It's strange living here where people literally sell you stuff out there house. Like you look for a piece of paper by their door that says they sell it and just walk up and buy whatever. It is different. They other day we went to a restaurant which was really just the garage of a house. They serve the food out the window and you can see their bed. It was weird. But oh my was the food good. I had like nachos but the chips were fried plantains. Oh my. I am actually enjoying some of this food.
Good side of poverty... marbles, kids out home were never outside and here they draw a circle in the dirt and play marbles together. It is so cool that they are out and about and their families get into it. I enjoy seeing the simple side of having a good time.
This week I have been reading in Helaman 10. I was reading about Nephi and how the Lord gave him the power to decide what the people needed. I thought about what I would do in that situation. I would never be able to wish famen upon anyone as he did. But as I thought about it and my purpose here, I know that I would just love them. No matter who they are or what they do in their life, I can just love and serve them to the best of my abilities. In the end, whether or not some one accepted my message or not, at least I tried with pure intent to help them.
I love this gospel and I am grateful for the opportunity I have to be here. I only have a year and a half to enjoy this adventure and I have decided to take every advantage I have to take it all in. All is well and I miss you all so much. Be safe and be happy. Love you!!!
Hermana Moyer

Hey everyone!
What a blessing it was to talk to everyone yesterday. Seriously, it was the best thing for me. I really appreciate all the support from each of you. The signs were absolutely amazing and so thoughtful.
This mission is hard. I am dealing with so much that I don't know here. The people really like me because I am a gringa and so they give me a lot of attention and I have no clue what they are saying half the time. Honestly this whole thing thing is a struggle. but I am learning so much and there is no way I would ever quit what I have worked so hard for. I know that I am being blessed so much here. For example, my shoes gave me some crazy blisters one day, they hurt so bad. There was one on each big toe at least the size of a nickle. I was worried about them opening and bleading and making a mess in my only pair of shoes. Well I woke up the next morning and the were pretty much healed. Like there really wasn't anything there. It was incredible. I have not gotten sick to the surprise of pretty much everyone. There are sisters that have been here for a year and still get sick at each change. It has been a huge blessing to be healthy and well enough to just get out and get to work. I have never been a morning person and I wake up each morning dreading the day ahead. It is hard to get going and be positive. But as soon as we step outisde our door and get to work, nothing else matters. I can't wait to really lose myself in this work. Because of this whole language barrier though I am too often lost in my thoughts of what I miss. With time all will be well.
So creepy, the other day our investigator was wearing a shirt that said in English "We record when no one knows we are watching" with a pciture of a camera. I just thought that was the creepiest thing ever. Like if he knew what it said maybe he wouldn't wear it.
So in each lesson we start out with a song. Well the other night my companion picked a song but got it confused with another so she was singing the words to a different tune. I just followed along cause it wasn't like the investigator knew. And he wouln't have known, had she not realized and started laughing. So I was laughing, and this poor dude just kept singing all by himself. It was so bad.
Anyways, I miss yall so much. I have to go wash my laundry and buy food now. Whoo.
Know that I know this church is true. There is nothing more important in this life than family and Christ. Through Christ we can all be happy in this life. We can achieve anything (even living in another country for 18 months.) I am so grateful for this opportunity that I have. It is the hardest thing I have ever done but it has already changed me for the better and will continue to do so. The Book of Mormon is a huge source of strength. I am so grateful that we have the ability to read and learn from the examples. This life is a blessed one. I encourage all of you to pray. Pray daily, and kneel both in the morning and the night. It will help you so much.
I love you and miss you like crazy. Only 16 more fast Sunday's though so I am going to take advantage of each and every one. :)
Till next week,
Hermana Moyer