Monday, April 24, 2017

what a random week


Let us jump into the week!
Monday! We had a zone activity at canyon lake- a rich, private community around the giant canyon lake. Some members in the english ward there have lake access from their backyard. So there was food, ping pong, and fishing! I casted the reel or whatever it is called once! so now i have gone fishing! I wasn't a huge fan. The weather was so nice and we were so tired that I could've just laid down and slept. For hours. It was so nice and peaceful! 

guest pass to get into canyon lake. what's my name? "Hi, I'm Hermana School."
canyon lake!
canyon lake!

we both have USU shirts but neither of us are going there. oh well!

Afterwards we went to drive home and our car started having issues. again. I would press on the gas and the car would hardly move it all. So we had to take it into the shop again. and since it was monday night, not a lot of people could help us out and drive us. So we cancelled our citas sadly and we looked through a lot of formers and tried calling them!
artsy hermana godoy is at it again

walking to pick up our lovely chevy cruz

Tuesday afternoon we were able to pick up our car. Luckily the dealership is pretty close to where we live! It was only like at most a 30 minute walk to pick it up. Elder Thorne, the guy in charge of the mission cars, told us he has ordered us a new car (2017 toyota corolla!) and he just needs to schedule a time to pick it and the other new cars up and get the tiwi (the check you speed moniter system) guy to come up and install them. So we are hoping we can pick up our new car sometime this week!
rumor is at 50,000 miles missionaries typically get new cars :)

Hna Godoy bought a new shower curtain for the apartment.
It is pretty epic. It has transformed our bathroom into the mountains. We took some really classy pics next to it (and the toilet). No buyer's remorse- I am positive. 

we got this super cool shower curtain this week

got to pose with it! we are one with nature

It seemed like everyone was headed to TJ this week (tijuana, mexico). That's what happens when Tijuana is just like 1.5 hours away. Our members, investigators, everyone went to mexico it felt like!
Like Maria! We found her home again! I think she was home for like 2 days this week and we found her there! She just headed back on friday to Tijuana and won't be back until after like may 10. ahh... the southern california spanish speaking struggles...... but it was a good lesson! Haha funny story. So we asked if she had been reading in the scriptures since our last lesson and she said yes. She said she read about chastity. We ask where, and she pulls out the gospel principles book from church. She was reading the chastity chapter in the gospel principles book! And she says, "Wow. it is really deep. but i like it!" haha! And yes she also read in the book of mormon. We've been reviewing with her a lot since we can't see her often right now. But she accepted a baptismal date! But we'll need to move it back since she's not in town right now. We gave her the address of the church near her in tijuana, and we are still waiting to hear back if she was able to go sunday.
We met this guy Jose Luis. We only were able to teach him for like 15 minutes, but he wants us to come back and teach his wife as well! He wanted to come to church with his family, but his work called him in last minute. We also had a potential who is only available sundaymornings, so we invited him to church but his gps took him to the wrong place. So we didn't have anyone at church, but we have great hopes for this coming week!
Our week was packed! But a lot of our citas had to be rescheduled for little emergencies (mostly work). 
Summer is here! Just kidding, summer officially starts sometime in June, but you could've fooled me! This summer I'll just have to tell myself, "si se puede!" "yes you can!". it is hot folks.
We think our car was over reacting, but it is summer time!

we are working with a couple cool less active families right now! they both have goals to go to the temple! one of them has a daughter who is 18 and last week she told the bishop she wants to go on a mission! She is a senior in high school still, but we're going to be asking her to come out with us!
Cute lady- we had this referral and we finally able to contact her this week. SOme men were outside and we asked if Paula was there. They said yes, just go inside. So we walk in the entrance to their laundry room and walk in the kitchen and find Paula. We set up a return appointment b/c she was making pan dulce at the moment. Then she gave us each our own pan dulce- fresh, homemade! yum!
NEBRASKA! I saw nebraska things 4 times this week- and I haven't yet in my mission! Paula's neighbor had a nebraska sign on their gate, we find a nebraska huskers car window decal later that day, and there are 2 streets her in lake elsinore called nebraska. it was crazy folks. who would've guessed! I'm still waiting to find a nebraska license plate
the Nebraska huskers just appeared out of nowhere this week

nebraska once again. There's actually 2 streets here in Lake Elsinore called Nebraska

 We did service this weekend. It was the annual Lake Elsinore Clean Extreme! Each year volunteers from the city come and they work on one project in the area to beautify and clean up the city. This year there is this wall by the sidewalk to stop people from falling down the hill and we painted it! apparently you can find lots of pics on facebook. We painted waves all along this LONG wall and some more artsy people painted birds and reeds, etc. We are going back in like 2 weeks to do touch ups apparently. 
The following 9 pictures someone other than Hermana Schooff posted on Facebook:

Can you see Hermana Schooff in most of these photos?

funny moment. We are at MCM (where the missionaries meet w/ their ward mission leader to discuss investigators, etc.) and the elders are talking about the part member family. The wife is a member and the husband is investigating. But the wife is being very difficult whenever the elders try to invite him to baptism. She keeps saying things like the lord has his timing and it is not time for my husband yet (weird coming from a member, but whatever). So the elders were telling this to our ward mission leader and he says to the elders, "yes the lord has his own time for us.... to die!" haha it caught us all off guard. 
We ended the week by picking up a family! They are former investigators and are from Guatemala! They have only been in the states for 10 months now and they speak some cool dialect called quiche or something like that. So they understand spanish pretty well and some can speak it better than others. And they are also trying to learn english at the same time. It is very impressive! 
One thing I thought about a lot this week is how the mission is really like life prep. It prepares you to follow a strict schedule, to focus on the needs of others, to work with anyone and everyone. You have a companion you don't choose, but you learn to live with and work with (and if you're lucky like me you get along with them all!). You learn to keep going even when you're tired. You really just become super prepared and develop qualities that will help you in your future with schooling, marriage, become a parent, your career, future callings in the church, bascially in every aspect of life! It is cool that even though my focus right now is to help those around me come unto Christ, there are so many things I learn and blessings I receive. And I know this is just the beginning.
Well that's about it for this week! Talk to you next week!

Hermana Schooff
a dirt road comp pic

artsy hermana godoy

seeking w/ faith in a random dirt road area!



we cool

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